My sister loved art, and she loved interacting with everyone on this site, and meeting fellow artists at the conventions. I remember when she first discovered the online art community. She didn't have any local friends who were into drawing, and she was just giddy that she could meet so many other artists, right from her room. And of the people she met, many became good friends, as close to her as any other. I know for certain that my sister was very happy with her life, especially in recent years, and I thank you all for being a part of it.
As for this gallery, my family is retaining all rights to my sisters artwork, and I kindly ask people not to alter, repost, or publish my sister's artwork in any way. Her drawings were very personal to her, and she took great care to make them look exactly as she envisioned. And we ask that you respect her works as they were intended to be seen, here and on her own website. That said, we are leaving the gallery available for anyone to view and enjoy, and any proceeds from print sales will go towards a scholarship fund, set up in her name. (Details will be posted here at a later time.)
A link for those of you who asked about making direct donations to the scholarship fund... www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?…
The exact details are still being worked out. But the eligible recipients will be women in the USC film school, aspiring to become cinematographers. (The fund is being organized by some of my sister's closest friends from film school.)
zerocomplex -- Super Awesome Photography Contest. Feb 1. news.deviantart.com/article/64…
Pandemoniumswings -- Edgar Allen Poe contest. Dec 25. news.deviantart.com/article/60…
Paranoid-Duckkie -- Coloring contest. Dec 31. paranoid-duckkie.deviantart.co…
LeahCK -- Shyness contest. Jan 2. leahhimura24.deviantart.com/jo…
nJoo -- 2D Rock-off. Biweekly. njoo.deviantart.com/journal/19…
Deviant-Contests -- Info on contests around DA.
Little-Vampire -- #devart Happy Hour. Every other Wed. news.deviantart.com/article/65…
CGHub.com -- Lifeless Forest. Mar 31st. cghub.com/challenge
Save the Frogs -- Frog conservation. April 27. www.savethefrogs.com/people-fo…
CGHub ::: My CGHub.com profile.
hakubaikou.com ::: Rurouni Kenshin fan works.
Commissions ::: Commissions currently CLOSED. Sorry!
My artwork is not stock imagery, so please do not 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.
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2018: I found "Lovers on a Bridge" via TaiGekTou on YouTube. Totally fascinated by ambience of the gallery. Felt sad that it was actually one of the last artwork Hakubaikou would ever upload on DA.
2019: Found myself going back to this page again to see the gallery and get some peace of mind. Beautiful.
I loved your art on Deviant Art and on Gaia Online. I wish I contacted you earlier. You were incredibly inspiring to many people.
Seeing your digital artwork inspired me to feel confident enough in buying a tablet, and I am thankful for that. Images like 'Raesha' left me in awe. (Currently I'm studying at university and even picking up clients; of course motivated by what I had seen from you so many years ago.)
I've donated to your scholarship fund. May you continue inspiring other artists. <3
- An artist from Australia.
i loved her battousai pictures, which led me to discover her other beautiful works as well.. how she managed to capture and see things.
and my impression of her was that she was really generous and kind-hearted, coz i remembered that my sister asked her permission to save one of her pictures as a desktop wallpaper, and she was really nice about it too <3
I loved your RuroKen site. I lurked when I was in high school and watched it grow. The site was amazingly well done, style-wise, and it was so great for you to put on contests and bring the community together. Your art is amazing, but what I admired the most was that you were so involved. A fantastic artist who shares the love? Absolutely wonderful. I regret that I never got out of the lurking stage to tell you how much I appreciated your work-- both artistically and with the community. You made a lurker happy, and I know you made those who submitted equally glad to have a place to go. There's nothing new I can say about you, since I never really knew you, but I can add a number to the group of people who will miss your presence.
That is really sad, because i was just found her gallery today
and was looking forward to see more arts from,
but i guess that is not the case..
I hope that she is happy where she is right now.
Rest in peace
I'm sure the world mourns for the passing of this uniquely talented artist who, from the sounds of it, inspired many. As I only just found this gallery, I never got a chance to know her, but I still offer my condolences.
May she Rest In Peace, her soul forever drawing where ever it may reside.