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I hate having to fill out the little stars on DA's crit feature... they seem kind of pointless. Anyways... I have a few detail quibbles...

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  • Listening to: "Leave a Light On" -- Tom Walker
  • Playing: Breath of the Wild (escapism is wonderful)
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
I've gotten a few inquiries from people about whether or not I'm at A-Kon right now because they couldn't find my table, and the unfortunate answer is no, I am not there. I had to withdraw. For the first time in 13 years. And it is killing me softly.

As I've said in my last two journal entries here, I'm far more active on tumblr now. If you follow me over there then you probably know about this stuff, but for those who don't, my personal life has been a hellscape since October 2017. At the beginning of October I blew out one of the discs in my lower back and had to suffer through six solid weeks of level 11+ pain before I was finally able to have surgery two days before Thanksgiving. The herniation was so severe and compressed one of my sacral nerves so badly that my surgeon said the nerve was actually black when he got in there to remove the herniation and relieve the pressure. I'm still dealing with slight numbness and muscle tightness in my right leg due to the nerve healing, and I had to wear a stabilizer on my right ankle for several months after the surgery because the numbness was causing me to roll my ankle slightly with every step I took, which made it balloon up like a baseball every night without a brace. 

I was recovering all through the Holidays and didn't really have any Holidays as a result.

In January I went on my family's annual WDW trip and we all caught the flu and were stuck in the room for five days, and we then spent the rest of the trip feeling crappy because we were getting over being sick. I felt cheated because I really needed that vacation.

At the end of February my oldest sister, Michelle, passed away from liver failure at only 51. Anybody who has been following me for a long time will remember that I lost my middle sister, Angeline, to breast cancer in January of 2010 at only 41. I am now the only child my parents have left. 

On the DAY that we buried Michelle's urn in the family plot at the cemetery, we found out my sweet little dog, Sushi, had late stage lymphoma with only a couple months left to live. She's only 9. Our last dog of the same breed lived to be 16. This isn't fair. 

So with all of this coupled with the fact that Sushi is at the end of her life now, I just didn't have it in me emotionally, mentally, or physically to do a huge convention and I had to withdraw from A-Kon. 

I fully intend to be back for A-Kon 2019, and hopefully in a better place mentally and emotionally if life will just leave me the fuck alone for five minutes.

:bulletblue: Follow me on tumblr to see life updates, picspam of Sushi, WIPs and other art stuffs. :bulletblue:

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KrisCynical
Kristin Bergh
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
BFA in Illustration
Ringling School of Art and Design

Freelance Illustrator, Designer, and Colorist

Hello there. I'm Kris. I've been drawing since I was three years old and grew up with every bit of art supplies I could ever want thanks to my incredibly supportive parents (who didn't say "Oh, God, where did we go wrong?!" when I told them I wanted to go to art school for college). I earned my BFA in Illustration from Ringling where I met some amazing artists in my classmates and learned some amazing things. I now work as a freelance illustrator, designer, and colorist for individual clients as well as Brown Cow Productions and ARC Interactive. I specialize in children's illustration but can do just about anything a client could ask of me including graphic design. I enjoy illustrating stories and conveying emotion in my work through facial expression, body language, and movement. I also love playing with light and shadow.

When I was growing up I didn't really have any other artists around me to learn from despite how hard my parents searched for an art tutor for me. Because of that, I'm always happy to help younger artists through answering questions about art school or giving constructive critique when asked. While I don't sugar coat my crits, I'm not mean, either -- I do my best to offer solutions and suggestions for art books and artist resources in order to encourage improvement. If you would like for me to critique something for you, don't hesitate to note me!

On the fandom side, I draw fanart in my free time for my own enjoyment and dA is where I showcase it all. I am also crazy about Inuyasha. It was my first true anime love and over 10 years after first discovering it, it's still by far my favorite series. Kagome and Inuyasha are my OTP which is why 99% of my Inu fanart is of the two of them. I'm best known in the fandom for drawing them in my own style rather than the anime canon style, or at least that's what I've been told.

Oh, and contrary to what most people on dA assume, I am not a boy!
I have the boobs to prove it.


"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
-- Robert Hughes


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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Happy belated Birthday!
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Vanna1994 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Happy Birthday!! ^.^
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totuio Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Airborne Party Have your cake and eat it too Party Airborne 
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Notros Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Happy birthday.
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A few days from today, the history books show an entry.  An entry of mystery, and portent, as the great powers came down upon the Earth, and, in accordance with the wishes of the mighty King Kong, granted the world a boon.  That boon was you.  And lo, let it be said to all that you are to be wished a Happy Birthday upon that day, with the most excellent and amazing of cakes to partake in! :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too
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dragonboy1092 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hello
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UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Kristin! :party: PARTY HARD 
I hope you've had a fantastic day! Birthday cake  icon
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BookWorm6 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!! birthday cake 
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
Happy Birthday! Black Forest Cake with candles 50x50 icon
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DrawtoonzStudio Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :party: :cake:
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy birthday. :party:
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Notros Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
Happy birthday.
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
History records that, just days from now, a tremendous upheaval took place as the ground cracked and broke apart, tornadoes spun counter to their nature, and even Godzilla bowed as you appeared upon the Earth to grace us with your art. And so it is wished upon you to have a Happy Birthday on that day....and a most excellent cake. :D (Big Grin)  Have your cake and eat it too
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't logged into dA since sometime over last summer so I'm just now seeing this comment. Thank you so much, that really made me smile! I needed that really bad. :heart:
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome!  That was the goal, and if you needed it, then bonus boost! :D
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MorikoTheHalfAngel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you at AnimeFest this year by any chance?
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, I unfortunately wasn't able to get a table. I wanted to because of the Yuri on Ice staff being there, otherwise I've kind of given up on AnimeFest due to management changes and the fact that as an artist you have to pack up all your stuff every night which is really hard on my back (which is actually injured right now so I would have been screwed even if I had been able to snag a table!). If they ever move to a venue where the artist alley is in a locked room at night like A-Kon, though, I may try to come back. :)
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MorikoTheHalfAngel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty! And I hope you get to feeling better! There's always next year. :)
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SamBiswas95 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Do you also take point commissions? 
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry but unfortunately I do not. Points don't pay the bills. :lol:

I do take regular commissions via PayPal, though.
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SamBiswas95 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist
Ok fair enough.
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Yellows-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Student Writer
do you take requests?
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I unfortunately don't take requests.

My work is how I pay my bills, so I can't really afford to do requests. I'm always open for commissions, though! For pricing information please contact me at KrisCynical (at) gmail (dot) com.

If there is ever a time that I actually do take a couple requests in the future for inspiration, though, please be sure to keep an eye on my tumblr account (same username as here!). I'm far more active on tumblr and will post a notification over there if I ever take a request. :meow:

Thanks so much for your interest! :)
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Yellows-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Writer
okay and youre welcomeMeow :3 
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LSPcosplay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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