> Facebook Art Page
> Curious Cat - for those who want to ask me questions anonymously
> Discord Account (don't use much anymore)
> Goggle Plus (occasional use)
> Art Station (new and will rarely use)
> Pivix (rare use)
> Tumblr (occassional use)
> Skype (rare use - User Name: anisamazaki23)
> LinkedIn (rare use)
> Twitter (occassional use)
> Chatango (Only use this for people who want Commissions, Art Requests and/or Art Trades. I have no interest in chit chatting. Sorry.)
> Disqus (Also will be using here for people who want Commissions, Art Requests and/or Trades.)
Crunchyroll (had it for yrs, but never used it much)
FurAffinity and Furaffinity Forums (only gonna be using these for Commissions, Art Request and Trading. Also joined to fight against to Scam Artist bullshit going on, on it.)
> Redbubble (on standby till I get paypal etc)
Hello. What's Up? Nice to meet you
I'm a semi blind, Trinidadian Artist who suffers from clinical depression, but is able to draw a variety of art types. I mostly create Manga Work, (both original and fan art), Abstract Art, Nature Illustrations etc, all by using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop CS 6, my optical mouse and my ever always, malfunction Windows 8 Laptop.
I've been drawing for 15 yrs total, ( the first 10 to 12 yrs, I've drawn traditionally and the last 4 yrs and counting, I'd converted to and have been working my way up to becoming a good, jack of the trades, Digital Artist.)
I generally prefer working digitally, cuz it's much easier for me handle, (especially when it comes to lineart detailing), I spend less time cleaning anything, and it saves me some money. I mostly draw for fun, practice and experimental purposes these days, (especially in these last 3 yrs), but I do participate in Art Requests, Art Trades and Commissions when I'm in the mood to launch and conduct those Services.
In my spare time or if I'm in the mood, my hobbies are usually coloring other people's linearts, traveling around for fun, taking amateur photography via my mobile phone, doing research, watching films online (as part of the research I like to do. It's a habit I picked up cuz of my Animation Uni Days) and sampling/listening to music while I'm drawing/colouring - cuz I'm always on the look out for good music that I could use for Animation work later on.
MY MAIN ART SKILLS>
My Specialty Skills in the Art Field are: Manga Character Designing, (both original and fan art), drawing Still Life, creating Beaded Jewelry Crafts and making Abstract Art.
My Other Skills: Basic Comp Designing (Graphics), Drawing on Glass, creating Calligraphy, drawing Pencil or Digital Portraits, creating Vectored Works & Resources via Adobe Illustrator, drawing Mehindi Designs, doing simple 2D Animations and modeling objects in 3D (using Autodesk Maya).
(Erm, I'mma say this real quick, cuz I haven't finished my Rant Art yet > anisa-mazaki.deviantart.com/ar…, and I don't care if you think what I have to say is unprofessional or whatever, but I think it's important for some people to know, especially those who don't like my work, for those who coming here to critique shit they clearly don't care about or claim that they've seen artists done better work than mine in "2 yrs" etc.)
I originally joined DA on August 21st, 2009, after a friend of mine in Highschool, told me about this site and how I could come here and post my art, build my fan base, take on commissions, requests etc. (This was like after I got my first Manga OCs published in the local newspapers and I had written final exams etc.)
Now at the time, I was never very active on DA, cuz I had limited internet access and I had spent most of my time on a Forum Site or on Google Image Searches back then. I only got about 5 to 6 hours or less to do all the things I wanted and was able to, cuz back then I used to use an Internet Cafe (that I had to constantly travel to and from home) to get things done, (especially if it was for a school project....)
Sure, I had a Desktop at home that my mom got in 2005, BUT I couldn't use it much, cuz my mom was always bitching about anything I had to do on it -.- (despite the fact that she later claimed how she "bought it for me") and because we had dial up internet back then - so basically no internet access, so no updates for the computer etc - , all I could do on it was anything related to MS Paint, MS Word, playing games or scanning my traditional art into the computer. In addition to all that, I had to get a job or two and work eventually for a few yrs after I graduated from my Muslim Highschool, so having time to draw was cut down significantly.
I eventually lost my email and password, cuz I forgot (after I got hacked and had to change everything for security purposes) <.<, so since I couldn't get back into my first DA account, I rejoined DA via this account on Oct 2011 after my 2nd failed suicidal attempt, and I've been here still ever since, though mostly inactive.
I didn't get my own laptop, much less full internet access till I turned 22 on my birthday and got accepted to go University to study Animation, and I didn't get Photoshop CS5 etc, until I got into Uni and met people <.< I didn't start using Photoshop and teaching myself how to use it (slowly but surely, cuz I had classes), until Dec 27th 2013 during my first end of term vacation period, followed by some of Illustrator in 2014.
(So you can sit there and judge me all you want. I had less options and less freedoms than you or anybody eles you want to compare me to, yet still made my art somehow anyway. Most people would usually quit/give up their art in my situations.)
I have ZERO interest in "Critics" (or people who think they're one, but they ain't) and I have ZERO interest in getting criticism on my work, because I'm not interested in bullshit hypocrisy from simple, small minded people/trolls/bullies,
(especially if I didn't ask for your so called "advice/help" in the first place, and even more so, when you don't take that same advice you're "freely giving", to improve your own art, yet you insist on dictating what you think others should and shouldn't do, as if someone made you god/the boss of people.)
I'm also not interesting in making the critic's idea of art or their definition of "perfection" (and I sure as shit ain't here for their "entertainment" neither, cuz I got better things to do.)
My black ass here, (excuse the term), just wants to draw/paint/colour, be free and happy making my work the way I see fit for my personal enjoyment, AND make my money doing what I Love, in the way I know works best for ME.
Art for me is my form of freedom, a form of therapy (in terms of working things out, especially in bad situations in real life) and my way to express myself (given the fact that I grew up in an abusive home and live in a country that used to be Conservative/Traditional and used to be sexist/devalue you if you were born female and used to constantly dictate you from childhood to teenage yrs on what you should be, what to do, how to eat, how to dress, how to act, when to get married, bla bla bla -.- STEUPS - you get the idea.)
(So if any of that is a problem for you, especially if you're a "critic", well that's too damn bad. Find some other sucka' to harrass, yo. Or better yet, you have your own account/profile. Why don't you go back there and draw whatever the fuck you want and leave my black ass alone?? Ain't nobody asked nor dragged you to come here on my account or gallery. Just saying.)
I am not the only Artist on Deviantart, (much less the world), who doesn't give a fuck about your "advice/criticism" (especially when it's again, unwanted and there are warnings on the work, telling you in the shortest and harshest way not to be an inconsiderate, douche-bag), so please grow a pair and get a life.
From my point of view, if you have to complain about my art, be rude and inconsiderate about it, (as in to not consider that maybe I did things in the piece ON PURPOSE or that I prefer making my work in my methods rather than someone eles's etc), then you make excuses to justify why you think you should be allowed to critique my art on MY fucking account without considering my views etc in the equation, after I tell you my point of view, then understand that my art was NEVER made for you in the first place and never will be, (no matter what it is.)
And if me being PROUD of my hard work and achievements over 15 yrs as being a black woman living in a rather semi progressive country (that you know nothing about in terms of life style, cultures etc, cuz you didn't bother nor care to ask, before judging me), makes me seem like a I have "huge ego" to you, (especially when I point out that your work isn't any better than mine and you should take your own advice to fix your work instead of bothering me), then that's your damn problem. It ain't bothering me nor my fans, cuz at the end of the day, you don't know my life nor story, you don't care to know (cuz y'all don't ever ask) and you ain't me, much less know me.
I care only for the people who support/follow me on my Social Media Outlets. I care about those who like/enjoy and want my work, and I care about those who PAY me to keep making the work that I do, simply cuz I know that they truly care about me enough to make sure that I continue living, and they help me to prove my parents wrong about my Career Choice, cuz I have zero interest in doing anything other than just being an Artist in my own way, (despite the odds and what everyone eles is doing.)
If you ain't a supporter/follower of mine, then don't expect me to give a damn and treat you better/or like some queen/princess just cuz you "gave advice for free" that again, nobody asked for and you don't want to use for yourself. You ain't fucking helping me in anyway at all, what-so ever, cuz despite my semi blindness and other impairments, I'm actually generally pleased/satisfied and proud of my work, (if not happy.)
Just cuz you don't like my work or you have problems with it, doesn't mean you reserve the right to boss me around, (especially when you're not paying me.) And your critiques are not going to help me pay for my laptop when it really needs repair. It's not going to make sure I eat and take my medication. It's not gonna help me pay for medical bills, nor buy anything that I need, so fuck you and keep your critiques to yourself.
If an artist online WANTS critiques, then you should give them ONLY because that artist wants them/asked for them. And usually when an artist asks for critiques, it's cuz they're still searching for a style and method of drawing that they want to be happy with producing.
(Since I'm happy/satisfied with my work and the level that it's at, obviously you're not needed nor wanted. And to further prove my point, I now have between 7000 to 8000 followers combined from ALL my social media outlets - thanks to my haters, critics who got butt hurt from being rejected and of course the trolls > anisa-mazaki.deviantart.com/ar… I'm not trying to brag. I'm trying to prove a point. Considering that so many people so far in just a yr or two apparently like and support my work, while you didn't, again, this proves that I don't really need you and you're not really wanted if you're a critic. I'm just saying that the majority outweighs the few, so sorry to disappoint you.)
If you see someone saying that they're NOT INTERESTED in anyway, shape or form or to NOT CRITIQUE, then be respectful and keep your opinions to yourself.
There's no if's, and's or buts about it, cuz this is just Common Sense Social Media Etiquette (which some of you sadly lack.)
And just cuz you dealt with some artists who were ok with getting criticism or they didn't bother to respond to you (cuz most of the time, they're super busy and can't reply to everybody), DOES NOT MEAN that everybody eles is the same as them.
And just cuz some professionals treat you in a certain way, also doesn't mean all professionals are the same and whatever your definition of you think a professional is, doesn't make them more or less of what they are as professionals. I became a pro, because I worked hard for my shit and I sometimes sell my works for both a living and for profit.
If you can't handle the fact that there are different people around the world, who's cultures, views and back stories are different from yours, then you shouldn't be using the Internet in my opinion, especially if you're under 19 yrs of age, yet still act like a 5 yr old bratt or like trump generally, when you don't get something you want, or you have to pretend to act like a victim to get people to feel sorry for you and jump on your drama queen/king hate train - (you know who you are.)
Here's little more about myself eg stuff I like/my favs etc:
MUSIC TYPE >
Techno, Trance, Dubstep, House beats, Electronica, Trap Beats, Gaming and Movie Themes , Instrumental and Plain Orchestra Symphonies and Instrumental Rock Orchestra Mix.
Rock Music: Soft or Pop like from the 80's and 90's, hard (which is in between soft and heavy metal), some Alternative, some heavy metal, Gothic, Japanese Rock, American Rock and English Rock.
BANDS AND MUSICIANS (Popular/famous/known)>
Linkin' Park, Rush, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Foo Fighters, Scooter, Gackt, Lacuna Coil, Sirenia. Marlyin Manson, Nightwish (with the original singer), Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, REM, Prodigy, Theatre of Tradegy, U2, Coldplay, Tom Quick, Lion and Prime Beats, Klaypex, Tycho, Girugamesh, Gackt, OLDCODEX, Loners, She Past Away, and OPENED PARADISE...
Other (musicians) >
Tetrafusion, Ronngowisu Prihadi, Yoshinori Kusmoto (Japan) ^.^
GENERAL MEAT (that I'm ok with eating) >
Chicken, Pork, Beef, Fish and Shrimp... (very occasionally Lamb or Goat.)
FAVORITE FOOD/S > Trini styled Soup - (beef, split peas, chicken, fish or lime), Pizza, Spaghetti and Meat Balls, Lasagna, Baked Chicken or Pork, Pastelle (beef or pork), Macaroni Pie, Macaroni Salad, Trini Pelau (beef or chicken), Cookies, Chocolate, Rum and Raisin Ice-cream.
> Favorite Drinks: Cold Water, (real) Coconut water, Sprite and Mountain Dew.
ANIME (not necessarily created in Japan alone) >
Trigun, Trinity Blood, Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist, Black Cat, Rorouni Kenshin, Argentosoma, Fruit Baskets, Team Getbackers, Mew Mew Power, Final Fantasy 1, FF 7 and FF Unlimited, Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex and Full Metal Alchemist, Yu-Gi-Oh (first Generation), One Punch man, Bakugan, Death Note, Shadow Skill (2nd gen TV series), The King's Avatar.
AMERICAN/ENGLISH CARTOONS (Not necessarily made in the USA)>
Courage the Cowardly Dog, Grizzy and the Lemmings, The Real Ghostbusters, MIB Animated Series, Space Rangers, Adventures of Juniper Lee, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Jackie Chan Adventures, Loonatics, Xiaolin Showdown, Samurai Jack, Scooby-doo (generation 1, 2 and 3.)
Noridasu (no longer available) & Okamirai by Matsuyama Takeshi and Era by Wave.
Works by Michael Crichton such as Jurassic Park 1 and 2, Congo, Prey and The Sphere.
Works by Stephen King such as The Regulars and short stories such as Beach World, The Monkey and The Word Processor of the Gods.
Law and Order: SVU, CSI and CSI Miami, The X Files (old version), Maguyver, Hogan's Heroes, Gilligan's Island, Stargate SG-1, Almost Human, Z Nation and The Walking Dead.
Ratchet and Clank, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Plants vs Zombies.
THINGS i LOVE OR ENJOY USING:
The Internet, my laptop and mouse, Photoshop & Illustrator, Gems and Crystals, Nature [eg: flowers and trees, Sunrise and Sunsets, Rainbows, Rain, blue and cloudy skies, birds (eg ducks, swans, geese, song birds etc), butterflies, Mountain Views, fishes in ponds etc], colorful things, pretty things, Art in general (except nudity etc), Music, Games, Food and people who are intelligent, kind, understanding, and are able to relate and to hold a good conversation with me for longer than 1 to 5 mins or tend to write long paragraph replies with similar views to mine.
THINGS I DETEST WITH A FUCKING PASSION & HAVE 0% TOLERANCE ETC FOR:
> donald trump and his family,
> trump's Supporters/Fans,
> Most American Republicans,
> Most American Conservatives,
> Stupid/uneducated people in general,
> Neo-Nazi Supporters,
> "Ban the Immigrants" and "Build the Wall" Supporters,
> Hypocrites and their bullshit,
> Dishonesty/Liars and Cheaters,
> Prostitutes/whores (especially when they want to act like a victim when they "get raped"),
> Everything and everyone involved in the Porn Industry.
> People in the US who "want to keep their guns cuz of the 2nd Amendment"
(Like I'm sorry, but fuck you people. I care about the kids and people who died, the people who are affected by the issue and are still dying, just cuz your dumb ass is selfish and don't want to give up a weapon, which only purpose in life is to kill and cause harm to anything and anyone it comes in contact with just cuz the person in possession of it ain't mentally stable. You wanting to keep your guns and arguing about it like a punk ass bitch/coward, ain't helping the country at all! If Australia and Japan can live without them, then why can't you also grow a pair of balls and LEAD BY EXAMPLE? You're not the military nor the police. You're a regular Civilian. Consider that for a moment please. And Gun Control is NOT for Criminals, because that's the point why they're called "Criminals". Good people don't break the law and be considered good still -.- Gun Control aka Regulation is for you and people like you, because it's too easy for people to get guns in the US, even if they're a child. If a child can get a weapon, so easily, then clearly you have a problem and you're just making excuses not to address it, much less do something about it.)
> People who constantly pull the Race Card on everything - even on petty shit that ain't even racist in the first damn place - then they turn around and act like "the system is against them" (WTF.)
> Americans who tell my black ass that I shouldn't have an opinion just cuz I "don't live there."
Like I'm sorry, but telling me that, makes you sound extra ignorant, cuz you're basically saying that I shouldn't care about what happens to people in the US. Considering that I am Human, we all generally have similar/related problems to similar situations, (and the fact that I have family and friends in the US as well as 60 to 70% of my fanbase there, not to mention I get all my equipment and livelihood products from the US), it is natural for me to care.
When shit happens in other countries and you (as an American) have an opinion on those things, you don't see me telling you to "Shut up cuz you don't live there" do you!? So please stop telling me such bullshit, just cuz you're too scared to have adult discussion that not only concerns you, but everyone eles around you too.
> Drama Queens/Kings Trolls and their fucked up friends - ( especially if they're a "white", American adult, married and have 2, 3, 4, 5+ kids, but want to act like a bitch or one of their kids on a tantrum via the internet cuz they "got offended" Like grow the fuck up and get a life please. Ain't nobody got time for your bullshit! Especially when you have responsibilities and ain't want to take care of them.)
> And last but not least, People who use their friends to play their dirty little games and fight their wars for them, instead of them being a grown ass adult and handle their business on their own. You know you are.