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TheKenzai1987

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Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
  • June 22
  • United States
  • Deviant for 19 years
My Bio

Born in Singapore, but raised in the United States.


I am a dreamer at heart, and creating worlds and writing character bios have always been my form of escapism since I was a teen. I originally started drawing cartoons in the Federator style, but after college, I gradually switched to manga due to influence from series like Bleach, which I still draw in ever since.


Despite being born ethnic Chinese, I am a proud Japanophile (major fan of Japanese culture). Manga has been my gateway to Japanese culture, and I love anime, especially fantasy types like Magi and Shoukoku no Altair. Recently rediscovered my love for the Gundam franchise, especially in the After Colony continuity (Gundam Wing). I also like J-pop songs, and I am a major seiyuu buff. Expect me to mark out if I hear a familiar voice in Japanese (favorites right now are Hiro Shimono and Asami Seto).


Proud supporter of the Washington Capitals and Baltimore Ravens.


Favourite Visual Artist
Tsunako. the character artist for Neptunia, Fairy Fencer F and Date A Live
Favourite Movies
Have not been a movie buff for a long time.
Favourite TV Shows
Mobile Suit Gundam (like many, I got my start from Wing),
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
GRANRODEO, L'Arc~en~Ciel, KANA BOON, TM Revolution, basically any band/pop group that contributed a song to Gundam
Favourite Books
Do manga tomes count? Cop out and say all the tomes in my collection are my favorites
Favourite Writers
Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, Chris Wraight, the top 3 Black Library writers at the moment
Favourite Games
Genshin Impact, Granblue Fantasy, Dragalia Lost
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Pencils
Other Interests
RTS games, drawing characters, creating my own games and manga
Hey everyone! Kenzai here. If you are taken by surprise by this journal title, I do not blame you. However, due to circumstances surrounding DA, I feel like I have to take precautions in order to save my own brand which I have been building for nearly two decades. Most of you are aware that DA had once again changed their terms and conditions, and there is a straight up ban on anything depicting underaged characters in compromising positions, especially female characters. Look, while I am definitely against anything related to hurting children, the way this was done was not only out of left field, but also seemingly on a whim. Considering where DA is based at (AND I live in the same cesspool, f me), I have to wonder exactly who is it that this new ban is targeted. Is it to sponsors who are obviously against NSFW content for branding reasons, or a small but VERY vocal group of narcissists who only exist to tear down others? Another thing that irks me is just how vague the definition
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Reminder that any new art is currently now on Pixiv. I am sure some of you have missed out, so here is the link to my Pixiv account, and a sample on what you have missed here. Pixiv Link: https://www.pixiv.net/en/users/30092056 Sample: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/110722304
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For future references, is it fine if I keep 3D characters in T or A poses?

29 votes
Keeping it in T or A pose is fine
Give them a dynamic pose first
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can you do commissions?

I have my career to think about, so no time for commissions and such any more. Sorry.

Hadn't seen your post about moving over to pixiv and really thought you'd disappeared, glad to see new art from you again!

Your birthday was yesterday, and today is both Sonic the Hedgehog 32nd Anniversary and National Belly Button Day? That must be pretty nice. Hope you had a great birthday and are enjoying today too.