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Trust me, there's more that should be here.

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I Am Sensei

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 7, 2014, 7:58 AM
Featured Works of Various Artists:


Been a long road to follow, been there and gone tomorrow, without saying goodbye to

yesterday... Are the memories I hold still valid? Or have the tears deluded them? Maybe

this time tomorrow, the rain will cease to follow and the mist will fade into one more today...

I know I've become more-than-scarce over the last few years, but I was having a great deal of fun being a teacher in Japan. Never being one to do things only half-way, I devoted myself to the task as much as possible, working stereotypical Japanese hours and filling the occasional gaps with martial arts practice and nomunication. Those were, to say the least, a fricken awesome five years. Even if my art didn't progress at all, I am now essentially fluent in Japanese and stronger than I ever was.

And I have a cat.

But now I am moving on from that path in my life and looking forward to other things. I hope to have more time for drawing, writing, reading, working in the yard and playing games. Not that I'm anything near a gamer, but I do like some and having time to actually play them without 4-month intervals between saving would be nice. For the time being, I will have a part-time job with no necessary preparation, so in essence I will only be working 1/3 the hours I was in japan.

I will miss my students and co-workers like the plague, and learning to live in the states again will be challenging, but there was nothing like that experience and it has shaped me into a better person with a wider understanding of societies and culture.

Current Projects:

:bulletblue: Zodiac (stalemated due to lack of inspiration)
:bulletblue: -aga spell personifications (stalemated due to dissatisfaction)
:bulletblue: Karate reference pics (stalemated due to..... well, laziness)
:bulletblue: forms (figure pose references)

Rules for my page and works:

:bulletblue:Rules for photo stocks:
You may use any of the stock photos in the stock photo gallery only.
Please notify me by posting a link in the comments section of the image used.
Please list your references and stocks used in the description of your finished piece (this should be common practice for all images used, not just mine)

:bulletblue:Rules for linearts:
You may color any linearts found anywhere in my gallery.
Please do NOT sell or try to pass it off as your own.
Give credit for my lines in the description of your finished piece.
Please notify me.

Please do not fave my desktop screenshots! That's lame! And counter-productive!
I do not thank for lurker faves.

:bulletblue:Random/amusing/entertaining or otherwise interesting comments on my page:


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I like to see the sun rise, I don't like headaches. I climb castle walls because they're there.

Current Residence: on a tatami
Favorite cartoon character: Gambit
Personal Quote: Yeah... or not.

Journal History


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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
Happy Birthday! Have a good one! :D
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
Happy birthday! :D
Annaivri Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
birthdays Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's October 16th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
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KimkahMakara Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Kingdom key - keyblade | Kingdom Hearts Happy Birthday! <3Sora - Pride lands | Kingdom Hearts 2 
Tsuchan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Guess what? I found my password and was able to log in!
Aoringo Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? I didn't notice...

*returns to zombie status*
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
KoufokuShimai Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Hi! So I'm posting from an inactive co-run account, but my personal dA is currently OminaterTheGreat. Personally I think that's a mouthfull, and I've been wanting to change my artist alias to AoRingo for a few months now. Would you be alright with that? So long as our art is definitely distinguishable and the R is capitalized? I figured I'd check if anyone else had that name and I'd be super happy if you'd let me use it too QuQ
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
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