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I know I was very active a few years ago. I posted several times a month, at least once a month at some times. But then my art started fading out. This year I have only submitted 5 digital drawings. And it's now August. Last year, I was able to scramble together an art summary and I was surprised I even had enough drawings. 
It's true, I became more busy with full time work and living abroad in Japan. But I also was severely depressed and struggling. It only got worse as time went on. Recently, I was hospitalized and I'm proud to say that I have made a magnificent recovery. Being on medicine has helped clear my head and my emotions so much.
I think you will all see more of me from now on. It may take time for me to post more, but I have been making ALOT of art! 
I want to give a big THANK YOU to every one who has favorited, commented, and followed me here even though I wasn't active. It means a lot to me!!
And lastly, if you are depressed, anxious, struggling with emotions - reach out to friends, family, go see a doctor or therapist. It is worth it. YOU are worth it! 
  • Listening to: The Rasmus
So, recently my Rashiku Ikimashou Redraw fanart got shared by a Sailor Moon fan page on Facebook, and one of my friends shared to show me that she randomly saw my art floating around. That's pretty cool, and I love finding that people like my art enough to share it on a page. I decided to peek at the comments.
Turns out, it's being sold as a messenger bag on Amazon. I'd link it but, I would like to avoid any purchases of this item.
I did not authorize them to use my artwork.
While I realize it's fanart and I don't own the rights to Sailor Moon, neither does the bootlegger selling the bag. I'm rather disappointed that they would exploit me. It's no one's fault but my own, though. I released the image as HD as I could, and offered a download of it.
I'm tempted to put watermarks on my drawings, now.
But that really doesn't look good...
It really doesn't feel good and now I understand how other artists feel when this has happened to them in the past. 
I don't think Chinese sellers are going to stop doing this any time soon, though.

Ugh.
Commissions CLOSED by SailorGigi
EDIT: CLOSED FOR NOW

Hey all! Thank you SO MUCH for following me!! And the favorites and the comments and llamas and all your lovin'!!

Info you need to know:
$25 single character
+$15 for each additional character
Standard size 8x10 in, 200dpi, unless suggested other size
Full body or waist up, whatever you want
Standard background (white, solid color, gradient, borders)
Tool used: PaintToolSAI

Send me a note if you're interested. If you're not sure if I would draw something, just ask me ;)

I really am looking forward to drawing for you guys, and since I'm very, very unemployed and poor, commissions would really help. I wish I could just do free requests but anxiety tells me that is not going to help my situation! Even though I'm sure you guys have AWESOME ideas and I DO want do draw them D:

What's new with me besides being poor and opening commissions? Not too much, except my boyfriend is coming home to visit in a few weeks and I am SO STOKED. He's been in Japan on the JET Program since the end of July so words really can't convey how much I miss him. I am so proud of him!

So I want to get the ball rolling on my end with commissions and online work (getting back into freelance translating). I'm such a lazy ball of anxiety and I don't want to be that anymore D:
  • Listening to: Glassy Sky
All settled in at the hotel for Acen weekend!
I'll be cosplaying:
Haruhi Suzumiya (Kouyouen version)
and Sailor Moon! Thinking of using my natural hair instead of a wig. My wig is sorta beat >.<Acen 2015 by SailorGigi

Commissions?!

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 24, 2015, 5:46 PM
I want to do the whole "I'm open for commissions!" shindig but I'm not sure how many people would ACTUALLY be interested. Llama Emoji-56 (Hiding) [V3] 

Thinking I'll do my usual digital anime style art, but also some traditional sketches and Copic drawings.

The whole pricing process has got me all discouraged, though. I need a lot of money because I'm brokeandunemployedanddepressed but I don't know how much I'm worth and I had an old guy tell me not to undersell myself and then I see all these cheap commission prices in the forum and WHAT DO I DO Llama Emoji-07 (Hopeless or Scared) [V1] 

Yeah.

So tell me if you're interested, and I'll try and figure something out.  Llama Emoji 35 (Desire or Want Something) [V2] 

And I promise I'm super nice and funny and I won't be rude to you Llama Emoji-62 (Rawr I'll get you) [V3] 

Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 25, 2014, 9:34 AM
I hope you all are having a great day with family and friends! 
And if not, I hope you are at least enjoying your own company and maybe some yummy food <3

A big THANK YOU to UItimate for gifting me 3 months of premium!! Pikachu waves 
I could FINALLY change my username!!! 

Goodbye, MusicalGrl1016.... It was fun! 
Say hello to SailorGigi, everyone!

Bear Emoji-31 (Hello Hi) [V2] 
Merry christmas everybody 

Sig changes by SailorGigi
A while back (a year? two years?) I started signing my name as the first signature, which is AC for my initials. I remember trying hard to not make it look like an anarchy sign >.>. There was also a version that was a star, I think? Oh boy  I don't even remember. Before that, I would sign my name in cursive (but I hate my signature, it's not pretty. I have friends who have amazing signatures and  I just look at it in awe).


I may (may not?) start signing my art with this new GG signature. GG stands for "Gigi" which is what I used to call myself when I was learning to talk. It's really the only nickname I have, besides "Ang" which is kinda ugly (If you haven't seen my profile, my first name is Angie).

I've made the change on Twitter and Tumblr, making my username "SailorGigi", and I plan to change that here when I get Premium again.

I was also playing around with a design that was 2 G's, the first was backwards, and adding a V stroke between them to make an M, somewhat spelling AMC (my full initials)  but it really just looked like an M with two dashes on it..  Which could have stood for MusicalGrl1016, but I've had that username since I was probably 11 and I plan on changing it...so that design was botched.

So! I may become GG to you soon, or rather, SailorGigi.
Thank you so much for following me!!!
I got some Copic markers!!! Yayyyyy :bounce: 

It's been so long since I've really had fun doing traditional art! Now that I kind of get how the markers work, I am able to do more and more with them. 

Copic Sailor Mercury by SailorGigi  Copic Sailor Jupiter by SailorGigi Copic - Sailor Venus by SailorGigi Copic - Sailor Mars by SailorGigi Copic - Sailor Moon Crystal by SailorGigi Copic - Chibiusa by SailorGigi

Man, these are so fun. My style is sorta all over the place by the time I get to Sailor Moon and Chibiusa. I guess that's expected when I have Crystal in mind ( OH MY GOD THAT LEAK OF THE NEW EPISODE IS AMAZZIIINNNGGGG)
Hello! Not sure if anyone really reads this BUT just wanted to say I've been more active on tumblr, posting sketches and reblogging art and Sailor Moon things, so check it out! sailorgigi.tumblr.com

It's finally summer vacation, and I'm done with school! But now I've been working my part time job more, working out, and being kind of lazy... A physical job isn't my thing! It tires me out quickly >.>
So, I'm searching for jobs (still) and hopefully I get my butt into gear and apply to some soon... It's so scary though!

Luckily, I've still been sketching a little since I've been running the breakfast room at work (I literally sit there and listen to people eat). Aside from waking up at the butt-crack of dawn, it's a pretty good gig! Ha!

Anyway, I don't know how often I'll be on here. Deviantart was all weird yesterday and I couldn't even comment on things! I don't know what was up with that!
  • Watching: NANA
I suppose I should update, since my last journal was awhile ago...and I have only drawn a few of those on that list! 

I'm graduating May 17th, and I have a lot of late assignments I'm working on...and I'm just so swamped.anxious emoticon 

After graduation, I'll be looking for a full time job where I can use my Japanese skills. I have no idea what I'm doing. 

So, hopefully I'll be drawing more once I'm caught up with school...I think I'm going crazy since I haven't had a project in like 3 weeks The Seriously Evil Laugh 

My Plans

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 12, 2014, 10:45 PM
I think I'm going to beef up my digital drawings portfolio, and then dive in to the world of commissions. 

I have no idea what I'm doing in regards to commissions.:compare: 

I do, however, know what I want to draw before I start. I'll need to show what I can do, so I'm going to work hard at the list I made. I'm also going to try to do settings. I have no idea how this will go.

My list:
Princess Sailor Moon
Neo Queen Serenity /Queen Serenity/Princess Serenity
Group (all/inners/outers)
Princess Kakyuu
Tuxedo Mask
Wicked Lady
Galaxia
Amazoness quartet (circus/senshi)
Mistress 9
2013 Sera Myu

Haruhi Suzumiya (bc I miss her)
Cardcaptor Sakura

Okay, I have no idea if I'll get to all of those. Maybe halfway through I'll try commissions.


Stuck on the East Coast!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 5, 2014, 4:00 PM
Okay, I want to do more drawings but I'm currently stuck over in Maryland. I miss my tablet T.T I didn't even bring a sketch book....totally regret that! I made a long list of drawings I want to do, but I haven't started any of them >.<

I think in a few months I'd like to try commissions for the first time. We'll see how that goes!

The first best friend hijack of the year:

Also, I love Amanda very much.

And butts.


Thanks, Amanda! 


It's early Christmas morning and I can't sleep. Hopped online to find that someone gifted me 3 months of premium membership! Thanks, anonymous giver. I'll try to make the best of it ;)
Experimenting with live streaming if anyone is curious. ^.^

www.ustream.tv/channel/musical…

currently working on a drawing of Sailor Uranus and Neptune
As usual, ACen (Anime Central) has left me incredibly inspired! I had a fantastic weekend hanging out with friends, seeing Kalafina live (IT WAS AMAZING), going to meetups, and looking at all the merch @.@

It's also summer vacation, and I've got lots of time to myself which means: more drawing! I had a busy end to the semester so I couldn't really work on a project, but I did manage to fill many pages of my sketchbook :D

There are so many things I want to do this summer: draw, make music, watch anime, movies, play The Sims 3, hang out with friends...
This is going to be great!
  • Listening to: Kalafina
I'll more than likely be drawing some things next week (and probably this week too, hehe) because - SPRING BREAK!!! Pretty happy.

My laptop got sick and I had to take it to the doctor (I mean to ITS on campus) so I was without it for a week...they had to wipe it so I'm re-installing a bunch of programs (and the Sims 3!).

I had a few ideas while I was without my laptop, but I've forgotten them already...

Anyway, that's all that's new around here.
  • Listening to: MUSE - Muscle Museum
So I organized my folders and put a lot of the old drawings from high school in a folder called "Old Misc. Works" so if you want to see my really old kind of bad drawings (okay they're kinda good) feel free to leaf through it. I just find all those old works hard to look at and they're kind of embarrassing, but I've had this account for such a long time (7 years?!) that I couldn't part with them. So they get their own folder.
Some of them aren't that old but I didn't think they were good enough to be in the other folders.
I also got rid of my "Drawings" folder altogether! So all of those are in the new folder.
I think I've finally found my niche and I will probably stick with digital drawings. However, I'm dabbling in Copic markers but that will probably never go anywhere...
One of these days though, I'm going to break out of this art phase (not permanently) and go back to music. Not sure when that'll happen. I'll keep you posted.
Classes start tomorrow for spring semester. I'm taking 5 classes, but I plan on making new art at every opportunity!!  when I'm not studying Japanese, Japanese translation, art history, design fundamentals, or Greek Mythology, I'll be drawing drawing drawing!!!
Also, I added an art major to my studies! I think I forgot to add that! So I should be plenty busy with art.

PS, I changed my avatar to a drawing that I haven't finished yet. Dunno when that will get posted, I'm having issues with the BG *shrug*
  • Listening to: Doctor Who(Girl Audio DUBSTEP REMIX)
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Eating: Bananas are good
A cintiq 12WX.

OH MY GOD

That is all. Goodnight.
  • Listening to: Calendar - Panic At the Disco
I'm thinking of deleting some old work to give my deviantart more of a theme, and to keep the quality works up. I think it would look better to be more consistent. Either that, or maybe I'll create a new deviantart to put up my higher quality work, and keep this for the memories.
I've really progressed since I created this page. It's only natural that I'm a bit attached to the older works, even though they're kind of really bad ^.^"
Or maybe I can just sort the old stuff into a folder on here and tuck it away.
Thoughts?
  • Listening to: The Battle for Everyone&#039;s Souls - Persona 3
www.animenewsnetwork.com/press…

I am happy to read this. Very. VERY. VERY HAPPY.
The prequel, Sailor V, is also being printed. This basically looks like Japan's 2003 re-release, but in English. That means: Sailor V, Sailor Moon, and 2 books of short stories. It also means: the new artwork! I own the 2003 Sailor Moon books in Japanese, but I plan on buying these English releases.
YESSSSS.
Hopefully this will cause a re-dub, or re-release of the anime :D