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Come find me on tumblr too, yo.
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • Sep 28, 1984
  • United States
  • Deviant for 20 years
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My Bio

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. 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, please don't hesitate to note me! On the fandom side, I draw fanart in my free time for my own enjoyment. My gallery is mainly dominated by Inuyasha, Legend of Zelda, and Yuri on Ice with a smattering of other game and anime fanart here and there along with the occasional cake decorating photo and client work.

My other main outlet is Tumblr, so check me out over at the blue hellsite, too, for Zelda theories and other fandom-related shenanigans with a dash of personal life update stuff.

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

Favourite Visual Artist
Jim Warren, C.F. Payne, Rodel Gonzalez
Favourite Movies
Across the Universe, Back to the Future, Aladdin, Anastasia, Pretty Woman, UP, Tangled, Ever After
Favourite TV Shows
I don't watch TV that much anymore, honestly, other than Outlander. I'm one of those pesky Millennials who is killing TV by getting most of my entertainment from YouTube.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
OneRepublic, Bastille, Adam Lambert, P!nk, Sam Tinnesz
Favourite Books
Outlander (specifically the third book, Voyager), The Time Traveler's Wife
Favourite Games
LoZ: Breath of the Wild and Ocarina of Time, Stardew Valley, Xenogears, Katamari Damacy
Favourite Gaming Platform
Currently? Switch.
Tools of the Trade
Creative Suite CS3, Wacom Cintiq 22", blue mechanical pencil.
Other Interests
Illustration, Yuri!!! on ICE, Legend of Zelda, Inuyasha, fanart, music
Yes, I'm still alive. 2021 was far more kind to me than 2020 was, but that's not saying much. Blah blah blah, my mental health has been in the toilet, blah blah blah, y'all likely aren't interested in that. lol As for the new thorn? NFTs. From the moment I first heard about online artists having their work taken and minted/stolen without their consent to be sold on NFT marketplaces like OpenSea, I knew I would eventually get hit. I just didn't anticipate it happening so soon. A few days before Christmas I was notified by one of my very longtime followers over on Insta that two of my old Inuyasha pieces, Can't Take it In -- Colored and Winter Gift, had been stolen and listed on OpenSea. Then on Christmas Eve I was informed that a third piece, Midnight Moon: Renji, was also stolen. I found out about that one because of deviantART Protect. I know I've bitched and complained about CORE ever since it was instated for it not being worth the price tag (and I still don't really think it
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I just had to get that old entry off of my front page since it was over a year old. My life isn't a hellscape anymore. I'll type something more significant later. lol
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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
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Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake, the fangirls hijacked it!
Happy B-day, m'lady.;)
My very best wishes to you for your Birthday!! :hug:
Happy Birthday!!!! 
Happy Birthday! Loved the cake, BTW. birthday cake 
Happy birthday.
In a few days, it is going to be a relatively normal day...for most.  But not for you.  For on that will be a good day to revel in the moment that you were cast down upon this Earth, summoned and placed here by the mighty Odin to share your talents and your creativity with all.  Let thee rejoice and enjoy this time, and know you are wished a Happy Birthday!  May many more follow!

Also, Odin sends cake, blessed by King Kong and delivered by Godzilla!:D :cake: