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Family Portrait: Take 3 (Merry Christmas) by chibiBiscuit Family Portrait: Take 3 (Merry Christmas) by chibiBiscuit
Merry Christmas, folks!

So Takai's wish for this year was to see me remake our old family portrait. A lot has happened since the last one - our last puppy, Vash, passed away, we've adopted two other pups, Arthur and Milly, and Kawaii has moved on to her own place while we've moved across the country. I've changed careers twice. We've grown as people (particularly Takai ;) ) and I feel like things just never seem to slow down for us. :la:

This time of year always kind of makes me think of how far we've come, so I want to say some quick thanks. Thank you to my friends for everything you've done this year. We wouldn't be here without you. Thank you to the people who have helped support us on Patreon - I know it takes a lot to donate even a dollar to someone, but that makes a big difference in our daily lives. Thank you to every single person who's taken the time to look at my art or comment this year. Every single one of you is awesome. I hope all of you, everyone out there, no matter what you celebrate - I hope you're having a great holiday, I hope you're keeping warm (or beating the heat for those of you south of the equator), and that you're all having a great end to 2016.  

Also, I want to write a special thanks to Takai - none of this would have happened without you. You drive me to be a better person, you love me unconditionally, and every day with you is like a chapter in my favorite book. Thank you for making it the best book ever.
 
In case you all are interested, here's the previous Family Portraits:

2011
Family Portrait: Take 2 by chibiBiscuit 

2007
Family Portrait by chibiBiscuit 



To give Takai a boost, help us both pay our bills, and get some cool rewards like seeing stuff ahead of time, please check out my Patreon.
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:iconfadedquality:
fadedquality Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
where did the cat go? did it get crushed and replaced with the new dog?
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. Takai mentioned it in an earlier comment, but Alfie passed away in 2015 due to FIV. We moved not too long after that, and then about five months later we ended up adopting Arthur, who needed a home.
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:iconfadedquality:
fadedquality Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
cool. well. not for the cat though. sorry about your loss
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:iconpovgiantess:
PovGiantess Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
I just adore you two! :)
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconpooru2090:
pooru2090 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017   Filmographer
Are you gonna make more drawings like these? Please tell me
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean with Takai and myself? I can pretty much 100% guarantee that. :D
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:iconpooru2090:
pooru2090 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017   Filmographer
Yeah because I love those drawings
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So most of what I draw is pictures of Takai and myself. I occasionally throw in pictures of our pony or WoW characters, but size difference and growth are always present in my art. :)
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Engirish Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww very cute
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Engirish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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hanatewate Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Well, I'm a bit late tuning in for Christmas, I do hope you had a nice one though.

It's nice to see another one of these portraits and you even did it in your older style! (At least that's what it looks like to my untrained eye)

You've improved so much over the years (I think I found your art in like 2010 so it's been six for me, it was actually kind of cool seeing your art style shift into what it is today) and I look forward to seeing you change and improve again for six more!

Also, gosh! You're going to need a bigger portrait couch for next time, the poor girl doesn't even fit anymore; she's already bigger than the whole dang sofa!

And I get it's rather late for this too but I also hope you had a great new year.
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chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I didn't intend to use a specific style, but I am trying to use more soft shading now that I have a setup that supports it. :)

I'm glad that you like my art, and that it looks like I've improved in the last six years! :D

And yeah... She is kind of crushing the couch. They don't last as long as they used to around her. XD
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:iconjpman478:
Jpman478 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
How sweet!
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconhappycraftsman:
Happycraftsman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaw this is so cutesy also its awesome that you put pics of your actual dogs there too :)
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad you like it! I really wanted to put some pictures of them in there, so while I was coloring I asked Takai to collect some for it. :)
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Happycraftsman Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^u^ aww well it fit perfectly :3
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:iconqrow92:
Qrow92 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Cool that you added that portrait with past photos of your dogs and of past drawings! :)

Such a sweet and heartwarming drawing! It's always uplifting to see one of the cutest couples I know of doing well! :heart::heart::heart:

P.S. That's a pretty big puppy! Perfectly fitting for a big girl like her! XD
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad you like it! In all honesty, Arthur is more medium sized, he's pretty strong though compared to me. XD
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tkckrys Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
This stuff is darn adorable, and jeez linking those earlier pictures its really amazing how your style has developed! I'm amazed at your progress! Your use of angles and dynamic poses is great, everyone's posed in a very natural comfortable way.

Very great job, and you two are always adorable!

Also... going to need some industrial couch upgrades soon by the looks of it!
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad you like it! I decided to try some different angles this time, and I think it paid off!

And yep. I think after this picture that couch is toast.
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:iconboomgts:
BoomGTS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Hope your holidays were fun!
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were! I hope your holidays were fantastic, too!
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daluna13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Lots of fun conversations about dogs during those streams
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lots of dog talk. :D
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Yoshieandpet Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student Writer
aw how cute :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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:iconyoshieandpet:
Yoshieandpet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student Writer
you're welcome :D (Big Grin) 
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SheikTheGeek Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Aw!  ^_^
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chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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yttyr Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
:D
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe :)
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:iconbazzkorg:
Bazzkorg Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
:D LOVE IT!!!!!!
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! :D
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:iconbazzkorg:
Bazzkorg Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
:) 
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:iconrussiansovietarmy:
RussianSovietArmy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student Artist
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! From Family of Petrikovs!
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope your holidays were wonderful as well!
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:iconrussiansovietarmy:
RussianSovietArmy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student Artist
<3
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:iconhakunaro:
Hakunaro Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you two~! :heart: Merry christmas everybody 
And of course to your two pups too~ :giggle:
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you had an excellent holiday season as well! :)
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:iconthepunkdective:
ThePunkDective Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Can't... Resist... Cyooteness!
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Resistance is futile!
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domthememe Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Merry Christmas, and thank you for making this wonderful art. May I ask for an updated height on Takai? I know it's been a few years since the last one.
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)

I am working on an updated measurement for Takai, so that stay tuned. I'll post it probably sometime next month. :D
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JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Santa Clause Merry Christmas and Happy New Year you two!Party 


Hey Chibi, You two must've used a "wide-angle" lens on your camera for this portrait shot. :)
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we could have seriously used a wide angle.... Our even a panorama. XD
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:iconjackurai:
Jackurai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Puppies! ^^

Also, that poor couch ^^;
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:iconchibibiscuit:
chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alas, this was that couch's last hurrah. It couldn't endure the pressure. XD
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