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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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phishbells Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2004   Photographer
awesome gallery
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outshined Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004
Hey man, welcome to DA! Your artwork is excellent... I wish I had the line precision you have.
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RollerBoyjeremy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi~ As a former Disney Employee, and one recently laid off in August 2003.... Here is some info. :)

Continuing Walt's Legacy

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (January 8, 2004) - Legacy Animation Studios, a new
animation production studio in Orlando Florida, opens its doors in Winter
Garden, Florida close to Orlando later this month. The studio will offer a
full-range of traditional hand drawn (or 2D) animation services for film,
television and commercials. Legacy was established by a group of animators
and artists formerly employed by Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida.
Legacy will also be dedicated to developing original properties for
television and film. In time the studio hopes to produce its first feature
film project.

"We believe that traditionally animated films are still a viable form of
entertainment," says Legacy Animation Studios Directing Manager, Eddie
Pittman. "Our goal is to create quality animated films with compelling
stories and strong characters and to continue Walt Disney's legacy of hand
drawn animation."

The Legacy team has the talent to back up their claim, with the combined
experience of over 25 animated films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty
and the Beast, Aladdin, Mulan and Lilo& Stitch.

Pittman has worked on such animated features as Mulan, Tarzan, and Lilo &
Stitch. He has taught for the renowned Computer Animation program at
Ringling School of Art and Design, and his popular drawing classes taught
around Central Florida have been recommended to aspiring animators by Walt
Disney Feature Animation Florida. Recently, he directed Legends of the Night
Sky: Orion, the world's first full dome (360°;) traditionally animated movie
for AV-Imagineering.

Also joining the management team as Creative Director is veteran assistant
animator David Nethery. Nethery has nearly 20 years of experience as an
animation artist, most of those years at Walt Disney Feature Animation. His
credits include such characters as "Meeko" the raccoon from Pocahontas,
"Mushu" from Mulan, "Cobra Bubbles" from Lilo & Stitch, and most recently
"Tug" and "Koda's Mom" from Brother Bear.

Legacy currently has three projects in development including a short film
that will begin production in late January 2004.
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes, Legacy Animation. I've heard quite a bit about them in the last week or so. I'd definitely work for them... at least someone has the insight to know that 2D animation isn't dead. It's just suffering from plot deficiency.
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thoughts? Hmm...

Well, to start with... I'm Kristin Bergh. I'm an artist, and within the next few years I'll hopefully be able to tack on "professional" to the front of that if all goes according to plan.

I'm currently a freshman Illustration major at Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida. I have hopes of being an animator after graduation, eventually getting into Disney Feature Animation. I'm a born and raised Texan, so having to relocate to Florida has been a little tough.

I have two main websites right now. All of my artwork can be found on my main art studio, Kristin's Studio, at [link] . All of my Harry Potter work can be found on the currently dormant Chamber of Keys, at [link] . It isn't dead, mind you... just dormant. I also have journals at the following places:

uJournal: [link]
LiveJournal: [link]

My current obsession is the anime series "Inuyasha", original Japanese with subtitles, of course. ~_^ I'm also into Harry Potter, Aladdin, and various other movies and animes. I like playing RPGs like Final Fantasy X and Zelda when I actually have the time to sit down and do so.

I also complete the Aladdin fanfic partnership Nevi Publishing, the other half being my best friend Evi. You can find our work at Kristin's Studio as well as [link] .
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sarabi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
it is my regretable task to inform you that after this cow movie that disney is puting out, they will no longer be doing traditional animation. i know, i'm an animation major right now myself and that's what we've been hearing.
however if you can prove me wrong i'll love you.
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think I have the material to prove you wrong right now, but I know that the Cali animation studio is still up and running. I've heard about future projects, but I don't know what style of animation they're in. True, right now it looks like I'm going to be stuck with television animation since I really do NOT want to work for DreamWorks for personal reasons.
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sarabi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
they're going 3d to go head to head with pixar...at east that's what the rumor mill is saying. I wouldn't mind not being an animator persay, but i'd love to be a character designer ^_^
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sarabi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, i'm gonna stalk you now. *nods*
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Yamita Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh, nice first pics! Welcome to DeviantArt! *keeps an eye on you*
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PerfectDark4242 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004
Welcome to Deviant Art! Great first picture!
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