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Hateno Morning by KrisCynical, visual art

Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • Sep 28, 1984
  • United States
  • Deviant for 17 years
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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

Favourite Visual Artist
Jim Warren, C.F. Payne, Rodel Gonzalez
Favourite Movies
Across the Universe, Back to the Future, Aladdin, Pretty Woman, UP, Tangled
Favourite TV Shows
I don't watch TV that much anymore, honestly, other than Outlander. My summer TV guilty pleasure is Big Brother.
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, 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, Hidden Mickey pin hunting/trading in Disney World
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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But there's been art! Lots of figure skating art! Yeah! If you're not into Yuri on Ice, though... sorry. Can't help ya. And I'm not really sorry. The main point of this post is to remind anybody who still watches me here on dA that I have a tumblr account where I am far more active. It's right here, also as KrisCynical. I'm going to be uploading the old InuKag artwork that dA axed all those years ago due to their asinine "epilogues don't count" witch hunt policy very soon. So if you're not into Yuri on Ice -- which is what my blog is primarily about along with some politics -- there will be some Inuyasha thrown in there as well. All of my
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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: