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Mayumi Ogihara 荻原真由美
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I'm a self-taught pencil artist, originally from Japan, and currently living in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Born in 1965, happily married with two sons.

Art has always been a part of my life. Many of my family members have artistic and creative minds, and ever since I was a child, I have been influenced by their beautiful works.

I like all sorts of arts and crafts, but I particularly enjoy drawing. I've always been fascinated by the simple beauty of art created using nothing more than a pencil and paper.

In the beginning of my drawing career I was mainly working on portraits, but in recent years, I've discovered a passion and love for creating fantasy themed art. The majority of my artwork is done in graphite pencil. I also work with coloured pencils and other media from time to time.

Thank you so much for visiting! :heart:

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:star: Update :star:

Autumn crocuses are in full bloom in my garden, and some leaves on shrubs and trees are already turning bright red. Cool and moist air in the morning tells me that summer is passing. It's sad to think that it won't be long before our rainy season starts, but I'll enjoy this autumn beauty while it lasts.

I'll be participating in Sketch Fest this weekend, from Friday 12pm to Sunday 12pm in AKDT time. Original sketches and prints will be available in my gallery -…

•• My latest drawings ••

Elegance by MayumiOgihara Autumn Whispers by MayumiOgihara

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:star: The Favourite Showcase :star: :iconthefavouriteshowcase:

Mystery. Moon goddess by Vasylina Cat Portrait 2 by EsthervanHulsen

In My Nature by ltuininga  a koi by Schiraki luminaire by Leona-Norten Indulge by EmanuelMardsjo Daydreaming Fox by VikingWidunder Poetry by SamanthaJordaan Lady Fox. by Bea-Gonzalez Dream Catcher by ArdenEllenNixon

Vegas by Lorello Unnamedkiekeboe by erwtensoep

Heart Scallop by bigartisteArtBust of Artemis by LazzzyV Old fashioned roses by xxaihxx Dead Moon by IndigoblauMeredith by STelari Diamond eyes by GreeGW Ninfee LFF by Mantina

Lacrima di gioventu by Rafido The Day I Forgot About The Stars by weroni

Raven by Vilenchik Illidan Stormrage by AStoKo Horses - book illustration by IllegalHamster PERSIMMONS by Badusev Dream Big 2 by Antoshines 

Apple Flower by bigartisteArt resting on the past by kayaksailor

Dragon by EmanuelMardsjo Travellin' light by STelariCon raices muy profundas - 1993 by andresbestardmaggio Listen to the water by Italia-Ruotolo-Art Vigilant by VikingWidunder Blue Forest by hotamr Lonely Souls by youngmoons pencil practice by luceene-k

Timed out by LadowskaUnder The Sea by bigartisteArt

Aurora 13.09.14 by m-eralp It Came with the Rain by EccentricTeatime A natural beauty by KlaraDrielle Silent Things by Silvanne Strawberry study..oil on linen by xxaihxx  Fall in the Woods by Dusty-Feather

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:star: Enchanted-Visions :star: :iconenchanted-visions:

Enchanted Visions is a project created in 2009 by Amy Brown and Jessica Galbreth. It began as a simple, amusing game between two friends and evolved into something more... Every month a new theme is given to inspire the participating artists. The artists then create a new artwork for that theme. The only rule is that the art submitted must be a new artwork created specifically for the theme. Artists do not have to participate every month, and are encouraged to work on previous themes. Enchanted Visions is not a contest. It is a tool to help keep artists inspired, creating, and hopefully having fun.

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:heart: Monthly Theme (September) - In Between :heart:

In Between The Pumpkins SGG by sallygilroy In Between by RebeccaBrogden

:heart: Monthly Theme (August) - Hidden Treasure :heart:

Warrior Princess by ToriB Hidden Treasure by MysticFaeFantasyArt Hidden Treasure by Katerina-Art Hidden Treasure by RebeccaBrogden Hidden Treasure by Fanhir Enchanted Cottage SGG by sallygilroy The Honest Woodman by Monica-NG Hidden Treasure by MayumiOgihara

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I speak Japanese by Tifa22 Japanese Artist Stamp by ChiisanaENVY Canada Stamp by l8 Happily Married by StampsbyJen I love blue stamp by Paddy-fan
Traditional artist stamp by WhiteKimahri Support Pencil Art Stamp v2 by StampsLikeCrazy I love drawing stamp by Paddy-fan I Heart ACEOs by ClubACEO i love my pencil by lex-shadow

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Light-Lein Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love your art :D, it looks great and your skills are very good too :). Do you use references for it? I am always wondering if people are able to create all these differenet type of faces themselves or not.. I always end up with similar looking faces if I don't use any referece :S.

I hope to see more work from you  ^^, good luck with everything! 
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart: I do use references for poses or facial expressions, but not for achieving likeness. I used to draw from photographs, like celebrity portraits. Even with some of my older fantasy drawings, the faces do look more like the models from the reference photos. All those drawings I did in the past helped me to learn anatomy and details of faces/figures, and that practice and knowledge give me freedom to draw different faces ;)
Light-Lein Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that is really cool :D! Maybe I should use more references as well :). It is good to hear that you learned a lot from using them :), also for knowledge about faces and differences between them. Thanks a lot for explaining :D
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: Thanks so much for faving Mayumi! :D :hug: :la: :heart:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome <3
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional
:onfire: :squee: :onfire: :iconcollorllamapls:  :onfire: :squee: :onfire:

Thank you for the Llama :llama:

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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
ItsMaiHere Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! Your art is STUNNING :o
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
ptrckr Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: Unnoticed Issue #1.
Have a nice week!
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
Renegraphics Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You! :)
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :heart:
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