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Always open for commissions, both for personal and commercial projects! Hit me up in a note if interested!

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Favourite Visual Artist
Brian Froud, Alan Lee, John Howe, Zdzislaw Beksinski
Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The 100, Love Death + Robots, Gotham
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Beast in Black, Delain, Enya, Eurielle, Gregory and the Hawk, Loreena McKennitt, Nightwish, Shinedown, Sonata Arctica, The Pretty Reckless, Within Temptation
Favourite Books
All of the works by HP Lovecraft
Favourite Writers
HP Lovecraft! Can't you read?! Gawd!
Favourite Games
Borderlands series, Rimworld, Dark Souls, Binding of Isaac, Planet Coaster, Rollercoaster Tycoon
Favourite Gaming Platform
Glorious PC master race
Tools of the Trade
Wacom Cintiq 27QHD + Photoshop
Other Interests
Goth asshole.

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Thanks! And yes, very much so. :) It's the one major benefit of working digitally.

And also I couldn't have made this one without using layers haha.

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JimmyNijs commented on Cursed by JimmyNijs

I bet this man just really really appreciates his privacy while doing his business.

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I honestly feel the same. I'm 25 now, going on 26 in October, and I had hoped to be able to make a living out of my craft by now, but, it's not happening yet. And when I see my younger peers just slamming art-homeruns one after another, it makes me incredibly frightened that I don't have a future.

My discord is always open to anyone! Normally you'd have to verify your phone before you can interact with the chat, but because I know you personally I'll just give you a role so you can skip all that hassle. We have a very small community as of right now, but we have a few fun active members. :) But if you want to trade personal discords that's fine too!

You're welcome! Someone's personal fashion style is something that should always be encouraged, in my opinion. It makes me so much happier when I can wear the things I want :)

And I'm glad I can inspire you! It honestly comes as a bit of a surprise to me because I feel like our art style couldn't be more different haha!

And I can totally recommend stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something different! It's such a great way of discovering more about yourself and the way you draw. That's why I have periods of uploading more silly fantasy creatures than gruesome eldritch beings and vice versa. And did you know that I have occasionally drawn incredibly cutesy stuff for children's books as well? Like no kiddin', it was an enlightening experience to draw something so different from my regular work! I feel like it helped me grow as an artist!

So yeah! Maybe some good advice! :D

I hope to see you on Discord!

Thank you so much for your kind words! That seriously means a lot to me, I had no idea I had people looking up to me, haha.

I've been feeling better now (maybe you have noticed because I've slowly but surely started uploading stuff again) but I still haven't quite found my "spark" yet, so to speak, however, I do feel like my break from social media did me a ton of good.

It's just so exhausting sometimes what is to be expected from an online artist. Upload new art everyday or you will never make it. Stick to whims of the algorithm or you will never make it.

I can focus on trying to upload new things every single day, but lose out on making money as most of my hours are spent on personal stuff, or spent all my time on commission work and losing out on the precious visibility on social media. I could barely enjoy any of my other hobbies because it felt like I could better spend the time on drawing new things. It's maddening, and I've began to notice my focus on social media started to take a serious toll on my work output and my mental state.

Luckily I'm doing a bit better now. I'm trying to stick to a personal schedule now so I can get most of the evenings and at least one day in the weekend all for myself!

And I think you should totally get those dresses! I actually ordered an incredibly fancy vampire cape from Punk Rave for myself, just for shits n giggles, and stuff like that makes me excited to start dressing up again!

But again, thank you for your comment. It means the world to me and I'm glad that people don't just see me as an online art-dispenser, but that they actually do care :)