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So I recently graduated college (BFA) and still deciding what I should do next. I really want to do some sort of illustrating (childrens illustrations) or I could do normal design work (logos, etc). I would have more fun illustrating but I'm sure it's hard to find those type of jobs...

I recently made my own ABC book (animal ABC's with tongue twisters!) If anyone wants to see a sneak peak you can do so here: (also purchase it if you want! )…

I've been told to go submit it to publishers but I'm scared it's not good enough :\

Anyway I want to build my portfolio up with illustrations and designs so I hope to be submitting a lot soon ^^ Thanks to all who are watching me and my work ^^

new sketch blog which archives my current project, an ABC animal book!

So finally. My website is up and running. All pages work. FINALLY!

Well, yup. School starts on sept 6. Hope I can get more on there :3
thanks for those who offered hosting ^^ I found a host though and my site will be up and running soon enough.

Here's the link for now :D

It will have my art, tutorials, and wallpaper versions of some of my art. ^^

School has been kinda crazy and I feel overwhelmed -.-; I don't like packaging design QQ I found out I hate crafting this together LOL I just wanna draw QQ *flees*
sigh so artwork and website are on a hold. The person who was gonna host my site ended up closing his site down. So I was left with no host >.<

Anyway I applied to a new host and hopefully it works out and I can get my portfolio up this time D:

Thanks for all the comments/favs/notes. I still read them all and appreciate it <3

I'm taking a lot of illustration classes this semester so hopefully I'll post them here ^-^
I've been tagged by :iconbbshadowcat:

1. Publish these rules.
2. Write 10 things about you in your journal.
3. Choose 10 friends and put their icon on same page.
4. Go to their pages and tell them their are tagged.
5. No turn backs
Tag: Anyone who feels like doing this - you don't have to do it you know :)

Alright..random stuff about me..

1. I'm super hyper around online friends but pretty quiet in real life
2. It takes a 2 hour bus ride to get to my school and I kind of enjoy it...
3. I have no job T_T
4. I'm currently playing pokemon red O.O
5. Im currently playing the mmo, Cloud Nine
6. I buy all my clothes from online stores
7. I still haven't worked on my website at all..even tho I was going to get it up this summer 8D
8. I have super short hair now @_@
9. I have lots of stuff animals in my room o.O
10. Gosh this is hard thinking of 10 things. /CHEAT

Here's some people I tag o.o

:iconyukiyama: :iconfainaru: :icongomadare: :icondefineprog: :iconinfinite-stardust: :iconsiyan:
I present to you all my dear friend....

:iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama: :iconyukiyama:

Yuki's a friend of mine who just recently made a DA :D Please welcome her to the community and check out her art ^^

So....I start school in 2 weeks :x I'm really not prepared all at all. I'm also getting my haircut tomorrow and I don't really want to...SIGH Dx

oo I changed my icon for the first time in 5 years *_*

peaceeee ~
Yeh I've been so inactive xD I've posted a few drawings up and expect more soon. I'll get my work up @__@

Well on my last day of my 2nd year in art school we had to give a presentation to 8 of the teachers + students. We had to show 10 pieces of art and 2 of them we had to show our process. It was a 10 min presentation with a 10 min critique afterwards. I gave me presentation and the teachers really liked my art :D They said I had a lot of diversity in my art so I can do many kinda of jobs. They told me to try and narrow down to a style I like tho over this summer so I guess that will be my focus :< But I'm just glad I got a positive response from the faculty.

Soooo I'll also be working on my website..finally...aaaahhh..Im so lazy XD
Hey guys! Yeah, you read the title. I'll be reopening a new portfolio website. It will include works shown and not shown on DA. If you can host my website, please pm me or leave a comment. I wont need much space :3 I've been looking around for a host so I thought I'd try here too.

Thanks guys <33
Well school starts Sept 8 so I wanted to get this one piece done :D I watched Howls Moving Castle like everyday for a week and just had to do a fanart x__x Other than that I'm playin Ether Saga and preparing for my classes coming up.

I just really wanna do a bunch of Studio Ghibli drawings atm o.o;


what Im working on...

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 13, 2009, 12:07 PM


I only have 3 more weeks of school so I'm a bit busy but I recently started on a new piece... I was just practicing my digital shading with a fish and somehow it turned into a full composition with concept and everything xD I'll show you a lil part of it... :o…


I don't know when I'll finish :o Prolly sometime after schools out...bleh..

*back to work* T__T

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whoa xD

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 23, 2009, 10:13 PM

Just noticing the new set up for DA pages xD It's nice but just weird for my first time browsing around. I'm sure I'll get used to it ^-^

Uhm just so everyone knows, I still do check my messages and come here daily :D I've just been too busy to do any personal works :< I do however have a 6 hour gap between classes now (lool) so I have some spare time to draw :D

My classes this semester o3o

- Design Fundamentals 2
- Digital Publishing
- Drawing 2
- Color Theory
- human sciences

^-^ I like my classes so far but my design fundamentals teacher is meh! >_< All my other teachers are awesome and I love the classes :3 wheeeeeeeeeeee <33

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Journal Entry: Mon Nov 3, 2008, 12:47 PM

Yeah it's been months since my last journal entry or deviation. This is because it's my first year in art college and its a bit busy. I've also been playing florensia so time spend online is spent there D:! I am however working on a new piece and will *TRY* to get it up when it's finished xD

It's not that i havent been drawing lately it's just a lot of my works are just more school related and not stuff I would like on my DA. D: But I still check DA a lot and hear your comments. I get a lot of people still adding me to their watchlist and I feel bad since I havent been updating ;_; But I just wanted to let you all know that I'm here and haven't abandoned my DA ^-^

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Journal Entry: Thu Jul 31, 2008, 8:42 AM

edit lol…

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Journal Entry: Wed Jul 16, 2008, 8:15 PM
  • Listening to: Ride on Shooting Star - The Pillows

Tomorrow I go to my Cornish College of the Arts orientation. I'm kind of nervous but at the same time I'm really excited. I'm just not sure what to expect. If it ends up being like my high school orientation I might shoot myself :< Our high school orientation wasn't even worth going to. But since this is college and all, I'm sure they will be a bit more mature and all right? D:

And woo V6 of DA. Guys like? ;D

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New Stuff

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 9, 2008, 6:13 PM
  • Listening to: Ride on Shooting Star - The Pillows

So I got my tablet connected to my new Macbook pro and wow I love it. On my old computer, shading with photoshop was such a hassle because it lagged so much. But on this computer, it doesn't lag at all. I'm in photoshop coloring heaven *o*

Here's a view of my new workspace in my room :D… *lol ignore the messyness* xD I'll get that cleaned up soon...sooonn.....

Well I hope everyones having a great summer so far. I'm going to be doing a summer drawing next so <3


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So I haven't been doing a lot of shading : Since I used to do so many vectors, my art style just doesn't involve much shading. However, for my next projects, I really want to incorporate shading. It's something I'm not that good at and I really want to improve over this summer D: With that said, I'm going to be practicing shading like a maniac D: If you guys know of any good tutorials for shading with photoshop, please let me know! *would like to know if there's any helpful tips* ;3;

If I haven't already told you, then I'll tell you now, I GOT A NEW LAPTOP :D It's a macbook pro. It's amazing and keeping me away from drawing D:

The built in webcam is fun >_>…

*you can see my mural!*

Let's play :D

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 24, 2008, 7:17 PM

Hm, I wonder what I think about you...

I'll answer these questions (for every person) if you leave a reply in my journal :)

a) I'll tell you how I know you and a thing or two about whatever you have in your gallery
b) associate you with something - fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.,
c) tell you something I like about you,
d) tell you a memory I have of you,
e) ask something I've always wanted to know about you,
f) tell you my favorite pic of yours,
g) in return, you must post this in your journal


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haha back again?

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 22, 2008, 10:19 AM

Well just updating my journal after a month of inactivity here xD I had my high school graduation/senior breakfast/friend stuff which took a lot out of me. I had to prepare all this stuff for grad night and I'm seriously just glad I'm out of that school D: I look forward to the art college so much :3

I've also been watching D.Gray-Man (loveeee <3) which has been keeping me from drawing and what not lately xD I really want to do a DGM fanart right now but I seriously don't have the time ToT (NUU ALLEN!)

So I've been thinking I may be cosplaying next year for Sakura Con as Shino (.hack)… I want this outfit but it's so expensive >_> Bleh. Anyone know where to get quality costumes for a little less money? D:

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Journal Entry: Sat May 31, 2008, 4:40 PM

I got back from a family trip in Oregon D: We went camping with the whole family. The aunts, uncles, cousins, the whole crew. It was an ok trip, but it rained so much that it just got depressing having to be hauled into a RV with 568457845765 other people. I mean, I love the rain, but it was freezing. I did, however, get some drawings done, one of which I just finished coloring today. Some others are just fanarts that I probably won't upload. Just glad to be homeee.

I also have about 2 weeks left of school. WO! I'm excited, but that also means I have to get all my work done...Dang xD Monday is senior skip day though so I'll be chillaxin at home :D

I'm also having a lot more fun with painter >_> It doesn't lag like photoshop and it's much easy to blend colors.

*off to play Mario Kart*

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