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5 Years at DA and Contest Results

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 24, 2008, 5:59 PM
Figured I'd post a little entry today since it marks my 5th DA anniversary.  Heh.  I can't believe it's been that long.  It really doesn't feel like it.  I love this site as much as ever.  I've met so many wonderful people here.  And just associating with so many artists and enjoying myself, I feel like my art's improved in a way it wouldn't have had I not found this place.  So, anyway, thanks to everyone who pops by for a visit from time to time, and thanks to the wonderful friends and acquaintances I've made.  It's been a great 5 years, and I look forward to many more.  I count myself a very fortunate gal for having met you all.  Yay!  :)

In other news... My annual Rurouni Kenshin contest has wrapped up.  Incidentally, this is also the 5th year I've been running the contest.  :)  We had so many awesome entries this year!  Thanks so much to everyone who participated:  artists, judges, and viewers.  Awards are posted here:  hakubaikou.com/contests/2008/a…

Links

hakubaikou.com ::: Rurouni Kenshin fan works site.
Commissions ::: Commissions are currently closed. Sorry!

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Contests - If you want yours listed, note me.

nJoo -- 2D Rock-off Challenge - biweekly - njoo.deviantart.com/journal/18…
Paranoid-Duckkie -- Coloring contest. Ends Dec 31st. paranoid-duckkie.deviantart.co…
Deviant-Contests -- Visit here for info on contests around DA.

Usage of My Artwork


My artwork is not stock imagery, so please don't treat it as such. ^_^

In a nutshell:
1. Don't alter/edit/mutilate my art.
2. Don't claim it as your own.

The following are fine as long as you don't alter my images. No need to contact me for permission:
  • Downloading my art for your personal viewing pleasure.
  • Using my artwork as your desktop image.
  • Printing out my art for your personal use (like putting it up on the wall of your room.)
  • Displaying my artwork UNALTERED as part of a picture gallery on your site. (It'd be nice if you gave credit.)


I would ask that you please do NOT do the following:
  • Other than re-sizing, please do NOT alter/edit my art. Do not crop it. Do not change the colors. Do not draw on top of it. Do not remove my signature. Do not add text over it.
  • Do NOT use my artwork as part of your website/blog/myspace background or layout design.
  • Do NOT use my artwork for banners, avatars, sigs, and tubes.
  • Do NOT claim my artwork as your own.
  • Do NOT take my art without permission and sell it for profit.



  • Listening to: E. S. Posthumus - Unearthed
  • Reading: Random fanfics
  • Watching: Hellboy 2 (again)
  • Playing: Uh... my piano
  • Eating: Edamame
  • Drinking: Chrysanthemum tea
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:iconeye-freeze:
Eye-Freeze Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congratulations :boogie:
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Heh, thanks! ^_^
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:iconkd1only:
KD1only Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
I'm lift with 4 months to be 5 years member just like u :D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Cool! ^_^ Congrats early!
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:iconkd1only:
KD1only Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
thanks :love:
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:iconf-ish:
F-Ish Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Yes! I won my warm and happy glow and that's really what matters! ^.^

It's no good if you're looking to the contest just to gain a prize. Because the feeling of 'losing' could be quite intense and unwanted. =( Instead, I think my technique improved a bit more after doing that. ^.^

I hope to enter next year as well!
*huggles banner*
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
:hug:

I always hope that people who didn't win a prize don't feel like they're losing. Because honestly, many of the non-prize winning entries are really wonderful. Some of my personal favorites didn't necessarily win a prize.

I hope you enter next year too. ^_^
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:iconerika-m-r:
Erika-M-R Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the 5 year anniversary. Artist such as you self really make this place a worth wild experience. :heart:
I also enjoyed this contest per usual; congrats to the winners :D

Erika
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks! :)

And thank you so much for joining in the contest. It's always a pleasure seeing what you come up with. Your art is marvelous!
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:iconerrantdreams:
ErrantDreams Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Grats on five years!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks! :)
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
5 years, congrats... I think I'm on 2 and a couple months....
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks! :)

It goes by very quickly!
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
And here's to many more :drunk:
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Yay, thanks! :)
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:iconkamiruchan015:
Kamiruchan015 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Unfortunately my entry didnt manage to get any awards, but it was a pleasure joining in on the contest.
Maybe I'll have better luck and a better entry next year--

i think the entries that won deserved it, and congrats to them
:)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thank you so much for joining in the contest. ^_^x

I thought your entry was really lovely. Beautifully colored, and kudos for doing a complex background. :)
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:iconkamiruchan015:
Kamiruchan015 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
of course, it was a great opportunity :)

Thank you, I dont usually do backgrounds so this was a bit of a challenge O.o glad you liked it
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
^_^
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:icontojisuzuhara:
tojisuzuhara Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for being here, Haku!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Dude, you're like one of the first people I remember meeting here! :hug:
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:iconparanoid-duckkie:
Paranoid-Duckkie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
You and the judges made great choices for the winners. ^__^x
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Oh, I'm glad. We had a really rough time of it this year. And I always feel a little bit of guilt for all the pictures that were awesome but didn't win an award.
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:iconzoanthia:
zoanthia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Happy 5th anniversary. Makes me wish I was here sooner to celebrate all of your others. This place is amazing and I'm glad to here you plan on staying that much longer with us. ^_^
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
I've never actually celebrated any of the others. They just came and went. I'm glad I actually noticed this one in time for once. Heh! ^_^
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Awesome! Happy 5th yr anniversary on dA! =D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Yay, thanks! :)
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Np at all! =D
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:iconfairytwister:
Fairytwister Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
are you really drinking chrysanthemum tea? D:

Just kidding. Happy five years!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Yes, why? Have you ever had it before? It's delicious. :)

Thanks! Yay! 5 years. ^^
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:iconfairytwister:
Fairytwister Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had chrysanthemum tea (from dried flowers) and am not particularly fond of it. I tend to prefer green and black teas, although I will drink barley tea ...
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
I love chrysanthemum tea, yay! I also love Earl Grey tea and wintermelon tea.
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:iconfairytwister:
Fairytwister Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm totally an Earl Grey or Darjeeling girl, although I will also drink barley tea and green tea :)
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:iconigorvieira:
IgorVieira Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
OMG! Five years?
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Ya! :D
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:iconobi-quiet:
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Wow, five years. Amazing isn't it, how time goes by.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Yeah, seriously. It really doesn't seem like it's been that long.
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:iconobi-quiet:
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
I've probably been here for a good three years, and you're right, it doesn't feel that long.
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:iconkamiruchan015:
Kamiruchan015 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
happy five years at dA!

ive been here about a year and a half now and love every bit of this site! :D

glad ive been able to meet great artists such as yourself!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Thanks! :) Glad to have met you too!

It's very nice here, isn't it? I love it when people stop by to chat. ^_^
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:iconkamiruchan015:
Kamiruchan015 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
^^

same here
its always good to hear form fellow deviants :P
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:iconemilynguyenart:
emilynguyenart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
LOL it's been a little over 5 years for me as well! Doesn't seem that long, yet I noticed I came a long way! I have to thank DA for helping me find inspiration and artistic friends as yourself!

And omg...so many beautiful entries for the RK contest :love:
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Yup, aren't they great? ^_^
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008   General Artist
I haven't been using this site for long, but I hope a couple of years from now, I'll feel the same way as you do now. ^^
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
The site is great, but it's the people that really keep things fun. :)
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:icondanhowardart:
DanHowardArt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
congrats :D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Hee! Thanks . ^_^
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:iconyahiko-chan:
Yahiko-chan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
awww... I didn't win anything. :(
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
But your entry was really lovely, Yahiko-chan. :) It happens every year... really beautiful entries don't necessarily get an award. It's one of the few sad things about the contest for me. :(
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