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Don't look at me - Ash by bertalina Don't look at me - Ash :iconbertalina:bertalina 22 12 Set Me Free - BANANA FISH by bertalina Set Me Free - BANANA FISH :iconbertalina:bertalina 20 2 Lest We Forget - WIP by bertalina Lest We Forget - WIP :iconbertalina:bertalina 5 0 Lest We Forget by bertalina Lest We Forget :iconbertalina:bertalina 13 5 Dieter - I Love Yoo by bertalina Dieter - I Love Yoo :iconbertalina:bertalina 5 0 Champion - WIP by bertalina Champion - WIP :iconbertalina:bertalina 6 2 Champion - Hera by bertalina Champion - Hera :iconbertalina:bertalina 10 3 WEISS SCHNEE by bertalina WEISS SCHNEE :iconbertalina:bertalina 49 4 RUBY ROSE by bertalina RUBY ROSE :iconbertalina:bertalina 116 4 Haru Portrait (Tablet Test) by bertalina Haru Portrait (Tablet Test) :iconbertalina:bertalina 8 0 A short break by bertalina A short break :iconbertalina:bertalina 14 8 What have you done by bertalina What have you done :iconbertalina:bertalina 14 0 I am your Queen - Cropped by bertalina I am your Queen - Cropped :iconbertalina:bertalina 9 0 I am your Queen by bertalina I am your Queen :iconbertalina:bertalina 19 4 Icari - Character Concept by bertalina Icari - Character Concept :iconbertalina:bertalina 8 2 Damien - Character Concept by bertalina Damien - Character Concept :iconbertalina:bertalina 6 3


Spring Bringer by yuumei Spring Bringer :iconyuumei:yuumei 4,099 44 Hanami by MAi-128 Hanami :iconmai-128:MAi-128 280 21 Silvya by MarinaPRIV Silvya :iconmarinapriv:MarinaPRIV 158 2 Yut Lung by 4MIWO Yut Lung :icon4miwo:4MIWO 30 43 Sketchdump 54 - Gouache Paintings (2017) by Laitma Sketchdump 54 - Gouache Paintings (2017) :iconlaitma:Laitma 68 38 Indomitable by dishwasher1910 Indomitable :icondishwasher1910:dishwasher1910 5,376 209 The seven deadly sins GLUTTONY by AquaSixio The seven deadly sins GLUTTONY :iconaquasixio:AquaSixio 2,115 52 No Sky, No Stars by Art-Zealot No Sky, No Stars :iconart-zealot:Art-Zealot 167 28 Photo Study #16 by FilipJKD Photo Study #16 :iconfilipjkd:FilipJKD 373 24 Bathe in Green by yuumei Bathe in Green :iconyuumei:yuumei 6,511 82
An Evening in Spring
We came out of the library to an evening rich with birdsong. The sky was painted with the mellow tones of dusk. Remember how we strolled, hand in hand, down to lay on the newly mown field. And we cuddled, my arms around you, yours around me.
Turning our gaze upward, our eyes drank in the deep liquid blue of the sky. The sun's warmth touched our faces, our backs. The clouds drifted and morphed. We talked about small things, fanciful dreams and distant memories. I found perfect contentment wrapped up in your arms, watching the world change and grow. I was at peace, in a state sweeter than sleep.
I looked upon your face while you wondered at the clouds, loving the chocolate colour of your eyes, the shape of your lips, your nobility and your gentleness. We had the whole field to ourselves, so naturally I rolled over, kicked off my shoes and said,
"We should play tag,"
"Tag?" You gave me that sceptical look. Aren't we too old for tag?
But I pulled you up and you pressed me close, kissing me
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A Redtail's Dream - Chapter 8 cover by MinnaSundberg A Redtail's Dream - Chapter 8 cover :iconminnasundberg:MinnaSundberg 536 24 The rosy night is past by thaumazo The rosy night is past :iconthaumazo:thaumazo 202 4 [Onmyoji] - Kisei by Claparo-Sans [Onmyoji] - Kisei :iconclaparo-sans:Claparo-Sans 1,379 22 Art Movement Gijinka Anime?!? by Cioccolatodorima Art Movement Gijinka Anime?!? :iconcioccolatodorima:Cioccolatodorima 1,869 144 Faith by samuelyounart Faith :iconsamuelyounart:samuelyounart 1,373 24


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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I just can't seem to settle down anywhere, so I'm always all over the place. I'm currently studying in Japan right now but who knows where I'll be next year.
Because of university I can't seem to draw as much as I used to, but I hope I can find my passion like in the past soon!



Here is just random journal entry of my life. I’m writing it down because October has been such a memorable month for me that I need to write down my feelings somewhere so that I won’t forget.

October...was very intense. So much happened, so much changed, and honestly, I don’t think I’ve experienced so much in such a short period of time.

At the start October I was so excited to join Inktober, and I was determined to finish it.

That lasted 7 days...hahaha.

Basically A LOT happened.

First, I started learning Korean, and my University happened to hold a Korean Speech Contest. My ambitious Korean friend then asked me.

“Hey!! Why don’t you try out for it? I’ll help you out.”

And the very enthusiastic and naive myself agreed easily.

The plan was for me to write the speech in Japanese, get him to translate it, and drill it into me.

It sounded simple enough...but reality was much different.

Trying to learn a whole speech in a foreign language you don’t know is such a big deal that I completely underestimated how intense the whole process would be.

I only had less than three weeks, so I had to wake up at 5:30 every day to spend 3 hours just learning a couple of sentences. My friend would then spend one hour fixing my pronunciation and intonation. I will then practice, as well as learn the next passage, repeating this everyday.

On top of that was school work.

On top of that there was also the university cultural festival coming up in which I was participating in.

On top of that I also found a part time job in a fine dining restaurant, which required A LOT of learning. But honestly, this part-time was the second most meaningful experience of October. I learnt a lot about dealing with people, and learnt to take responsibility for my own life.

...On top of that I was also teaching English every week.

I was basically working an average of 20 hours a week.

So I was dying.

It was so frustratingly stressful that at one point I wanted to break down and cry but I didn’t even have the time for that. Despite that I still spent at least 3 hours everyday practicing for my korean speech. For the first time I understood what 「死ぬほど頑張る」meant.

It got to the point that I just felt so blank and empty even when the speech was coming closer. I was just too emotionally exhausted that I didn’t know how to feel.

Two days ago was the speech contest and I didn’t get a place. I would be lying to say I wasn't disappointed. But honestly, the moment when I was on the stage and doing my speech, I felt so proud of myself. I was suddenly overwhelmed by all the emotions I suppressed for the last few days that I was on the verge of crying. My Korean speech was like a friend that I had many fights and fun moments together. I’ve practiced it hundreds, or maybe thousands of times, and the moment on the stage would be my last. It was like saying farewell to a long-time friend.

These emotions surpassed my disappointment by far. Despite the intensity of the preparation, I can say with pride that I am glad I took up this foolish challenge.

Now that that is over, I feel like I can finally breathe. For some reason I feel like something has changed inside of me and I feel a little different than before, though I don’t know what that is.

Now November is here, and I hope to focus more on my school work, my korean, my part-time job and make more of the opportunities to come!

Of course I hope I can have more time to draw as well!!

  • Listening to: 10 cm
  • Reading: Nothing T^T
  • Watching: GOT
  • Playing: with my life
  • Eating: Everything
  • Drinking: Coffee, coffee and coffee


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4MIWO Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ラマありがとうございますLlama Emoji-77 (Hi) [V4] あなたのBFのショーターの絵は素晴らしかったけど私には辛すぎてFAVできなかった。
お許しをBunny Emoji-07 (Emoji Cry) [V1] よろしければ仲良くしてくださいね~ Hide Under Rock By Mirz123 by linux-rules  
bertalina Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
私も描きながらすごく苦しんでいた( ノД`)シクシク…

4MIWO Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WATCHERまで、ありがとうございます 2015YupiANanEmote001 by YupiANan よろしくお願いいたします。
なかなか、時間が経たないと明るい絵が浮かばないですよね・・・・私も、まだ時間がかかりそう faint by Crystal-Nymph  
bertalina Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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astinbryson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I love your sketchy style a lot! I especially love your AoT works! Hope you have a wonderful day! <3
bertalina Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Comments like these really make my day~ >//<
astinbryson Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!! :heart:
Drayah Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!! :cake: :heart: :hug: :heart: :cake: 
bertalina Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! >//<
robbie-patterson Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
happy birthday
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