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Thanks guys All gone!

Hi!  I'm not super active on here, but I realized that lately th codes have been hard to come by apparently?

I have 7 invite codes from who knows when that I'm giving away, no strings attached.

DM me on twitter if you're interested

doing design for bts washi tapes, and possibly another design if I finish!
kaeryi and I will be at artist alley table c18!
come find uss

Axmap by sleepypandie
check here for info:…

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I'll be tabling at colossuscon solo and sakuracon with kaeryi  this month! So excited, but also so much prep to do >w<

Anyone else going to either of these? hehe
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I'm opening doodle chibi commissions as a break from hw and con prep >w<

full info can be found here:
thanks for participating and congrats to hannamii >w<


Despite many things happening, I have a lot to be grateful for this year!
- I got to meet my full art group (crouton crew!!) at AX this year ; m ; (i love you guyss)
- visited europe for the first time and had a blast
- started an online shop
- reconnected with one of my closest friends in korea and saw jeju island

So I want to give back a little, especially since I was reminded by someone else doing a similar event that to check my point balance, and I still have some left!

1 mini chibi art + 1 month core membership

Ends january 1st midnight PST
I'll be using a random number generator to roll for the winner!

- fav this journal
- watch me (please don't watch just for the giveaway)
- comment with something notable that happened to you recently! (good, bad, silly, anything!)

 [ mini chibi ] yian by sleepypandie

I can't get sound working for now sorry >w<

stream rules:
- no offensive links/language, keep it PG
- no self promo without permission
watercolor chibi - $20*
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*single character, includes simple background and small handheld items
- 6"x8" canvas
- only includes an HQ scan at 300dpi
+ $5-$14 for shipped original - check here for pricing: Breakdown of shipping costs

digital chibi - $20*
[ chibi ] pokemon sun and moon by sleepypandie  [ chibi ] ccs: sakura by sleepypandie  [ chibi ] youmu - touhou project by sleepypandie 

*single character, varies depending on complexity of character/props
+$5-7 for simple background and / or large props
+$15 for additional character in the same image (digital only)
4"x6" canvas at 350dpi

will not draw: complicated backgrounds, furry, full nudity

terms of service:…

All artwork is for noncommercial, personal use only
All payment is through Paypal invoice system only

- Reference(s): (images only, no text only refs)
- Type of Art: (digital or traditional chibi)
- Additional Information/Details: (character personality, pose specifics, etc.)
- Paypal Email:
- By sending this form, you agree to my Terms of Service and are the owner of the paypal account in question.
Upcoming conventions that I'll be tabling at:

- ColossusCon (Pleasanton, CA - April 8)

- SakuraCon (Seattle, WA - April 14-16)

- Anime Expo (Los Angeles, CA - July 1-4)

anime expo artist alley b06

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 13, 2016, 5:48 PM

I'll be at Anime Expo Artist Alley at table B06
Please come visit!

Half Sheet By Sleepypandie-da698q7-e by sleepypandie   [ walkies ] animal crossing, nintendo, league by sleepypandie  league of legends: ahri bookmark by sleepypandie  eevee macaron party by sleepypandie  [ chibi ] bts stickers by sleepypandie

[ chibi ] steven universe stickers by sleepypandie  [ chibi ] (added more!) overwatch girls charms by sleepypandie  Alpaca Tea Time by sleepypandie

some printed things that I'll be selling~

Leftovers will be put in online store after AX

My Workspace and Traditional Art Supplies!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 15, 2015, 9:15 PM
Hello! Introducing my workspace/desk and art supplies today *U*
I realized that my old faq is really outdated and wasn't that complete to begin with.

This is just a general overview focusing on things I use most~ I might continue with more in-depth reviews later.
Keep in mind it's taken me 7 years to collect/buy this much!

If you're just starting out your collection and want advice, scroll down to after the pictures

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Here is a panoramic view of my desk!
I'm trying to find nice shelves to put on top so I can put more things on it.

On the left on the floor you can see my cubby with larger paper/drawing materials that don't quite fit right now ; n ;
On the left of the desk you can see my surface pro 3, work laptop and intuos medium tablet.
Also my desk lamp, copic colorless blender bottle and penholder with misc items like lead, pencil sharpeners, rulers and writing things.

02 by sleepypandie

On the right side of my desk I have ~200 copic markers
(72 inherited from former art major - square copic markers
and the rest bought over 5 years - oval copic sketch markers)

I use the lid boxes of the copic markers to store things!
One of the 'boxes' of markers is actually a lid thats 40% full of markers and the rest is refills of colors I've use a lot.
I keep refills and extra pens I don't use as much in the other boxes
Pens I use a lot are in the open metal case

the water colors and waterbrush are the Koi Water Color Field Sketch Travel Kit (24 Colors)
I keep smaller paper pads and sketchbooks in the bin on the right!

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close up of pens I use a lot! (from left to right)
Morning Glory Mach Campus Ink Pen 0.28mm (my favorite for inking sketches, will bleed with copics)
- white jelly roll (detailed highlights)
- 0.3 Graph600 pentel pencil - HB lead (detailed sketching)
- ZIG cocoiro letter pen, extra fine sepia (another favorite for inking sketches)
- staedtler mars plastic eraser
- (3) copic multiliners - 0.2 black, 0.3 sepia, 0.3 black (favorite!)
- (2) Deleter neopiko-color - warm gray 3, warm gray 1 (for toning sketches/inks)
- faber-castell pitt artist pen - warm grey III 272 (darker grey tone for brown toned paper sketches)
- (3) derwent graphik line marker - sepia, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5
- pentel pocket brush pen
- mono zero eraser - 2.5 x 5
- regular 0.5 lead pencil - 2B lead (general sketching)
- faber-castell pitt pastel white color pencil (soft highlights on brown paper sketchbook)

Advice for just starting out

disclaimer: these are just my personal opinions, so please take them with a grain of salt!

general tips

You DON'T need all the most expensive art supplies, just enough of what's quality and what works for you

look and try supplies in your local art store, don't just buy online.
I recommend some brands here, but they might be imported in your country and more expensive

If you're on a budget, don't save up for a huge set of markers without trying them out first!
This doesn't just mean trying them out at the store for a few minutes.
Try to borrow some to use, or buy a 3-5 set of skin tones or grays (always useful)
and use them for a while to get the feel of them, especially expensive markers like copics.

There are so many marker brands, not just copics sketch markers!
faber-castell pitt artist pens, deleter neopiko, tombow brush pens, prismacolors, and more
(those are just ones I've used)

Color pencils can be just as useful as markers, and are generally cheaper per unit!
They also can be used on more 'general use' paper instead of having to buy more expensive paper.

Look for sale /marked down merchandise in person at art stores.
(I went to the art store 2 days ago and 9 x 11 strathmore smooth bristol board pads of 20 sheets were $3.50, usually around $8-9 from what I remember)

recommended supplies

(this is with a student budget in mind)

1. non photo blue pencil
( when you scan an image the lines from this pencil don't show up, so you can use it as a base sketch if you're a messy sketcher like me who likes cleaner lines )
- faint blue lines in photo: Scan 8
- no blue lines in scan: KarLouiie

2. regular 0.5 mechanical pencil with 2B lead, and another with HB lead
(if you can afford it, try 0.3 mechanical pencil with HB lead, but they're a little pricey)
- I like to thumbnail and loosely sketch with 2B lead which is softer and darker than HB lead
- HB lead is lighter and harder and doesn't smudge as easily which makes it good for detail

3. white jelly roll
(for highlights/finishing touches/little mistakes in inking)
- nonbrand white gel pens are fine too as long as they have opaque white ink.
- I tend to like jelly roll because of the consistent quality

4. Morning Glory Mach Campus Ink Pen 0.28mm
at $2.00 a pen these are my favorite affordable ink pens
they don't hold up well if you watercolor/markers on top, but they are a really fluid, easy to control and create nice thin lines

5. inking pens
to start with, black copic multiliners or sakura microns are a solid choice.
I use 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 widths the most.

6. black ink + brush
(if you plan to fill in your sketches with solid black, black ink is a lot cheaper than using sharpie or inking pens)
- Higgins Black Magic Waterproof Drafting Ink
- cheap paintbrush

7. grey marker(s)
if you enjoy toning your sketches, 2-3 grey markers might be a good idea
Copics are nice, but a 12 piece gray set will run you $50+, and you probably won't need all those shades in the set, especially the darker ones.
I recommend deleter neopiko warm gray 1 and 3 (brush pen and fine tip with alcohol based dye, blends better but dries faster) 
~$3.50 a single marker at an art store 
or faber-castell pitt artist pen warm grey III (ink brush pen, waterproof, dries more slowly but doesn't blend as smoothly)
~$3.75 a single marker at an art store 


If you have any questions about art supplies, please leave a comment and I'll try to reply *U*
I've tried tons of pens, paper and markers, so that's mostly what I know.
I don't work with paint at all besides a little watercolor and I don't have color pencils anymore, so I'm limited in that way.

Up next? (I have a lot left to say ; n ; )
- watercolor and copic marker centric supplies
- paper/sketchbook reviews
- inking pens reviews + finding the perfect sepia colored pen
- opinions on marker brands

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yumebon species info

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 5:02 PM


Yumebon are a closed species belonging to kaeryi and sleepypandie.  We do not claim to own the idea of kemonomimi species or dream guardian inspired species with bells, but this is our specific take on all these elements combined with a story and a name.


A yumebon is a dream guardian of sorts.  Their presence encourages happy dreams and helps prevent insomnia.  Larger and more powerful yumebon are able to ward off or fight off nightmares.


Every time a child has a dream, a dream bubble forms.  These bubbles are usually not fully formed, and are slightly transparent.  Occasionally an amazingly happy dream bubble forms, and if it pops, a little yumebon hatches!  Only a bubble with enough substance will hatch a yumepon, not every dream bubble will hatch.

Once hatched, a yumepon will go journeying for any owner, they do not always choose to stay with the dreamer that hatched them.

At the time of hatching, a yumepon has all the energy from the amazingly happy dream bubble, which will fuel them until they find an owner.

Yumebon hatch fully formed for their given level.  As they gain more power and get closer with their owner, their appearance may change!

bells / chimes

Yumebon have no specific design elements, as their appearance is based on the dream that they came from.  The one treat they all share are a bell/chime of some sort that they wear as an accessory.  This bell connects them with their owner's heart and by extension, allows them to find their owner's dreams.

An owner is the only one who hears the chime of their yumepon's bell.  If the yumepon loses its bell, they won't be able to find their owner.

features / size

Yumebon come in all shapes and sizes.  

Low level common ones that encourage happy dreams are around ~10cm tall.
Low level ones are usually kemonomimi in appearance and take features and design elements from children's favorite animals.

More powerful yumebon may be taller or more close to human size and can have weapons or items to fight off nightmares.

first meetings

Yumebon are all individuals that have their own personalities and likes/dislikes.

As a new owner, your first course of action is to touch a fingertip to your yumebon's bell to sync your rhythms.  Then your yumebon will be able to find you in your dreams!


Yumebon do not need to eat, they are fueled by the energy and color from happy dreams.  Some of them do enjoy the taste of human food though.

To care for your yumebon, please sleep regularly and love yourself!  The positive energy in your dreams will keep them healthy.  A yumebon with a sleep deprived owner will slowly lose its luster and energy.

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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 11:40 AM

  • How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    too long OTL...profile says 8 years, but I've only been really active for 3-4

  • What does your username mean?
    pretty self explanatory? ; n ; a sleepy panda

  • Describe yourself in three words.
    lazy lazy lazy

  • Are you left or right handed?
    right handed

  • What was your first deviation?
    Happy Sushi by sleepypandie
    I'm cringing

  • What is your favourite type of art to create?
    digital art!

  • If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    landscape painting/fantasy environments

  • What was your first favourite?
    I cleared my favorites a while ago, but it looks like
    <da:thumb id="24267191"/>

  • What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    digital art of people /lol

  • Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    too many options...also too embarrassed to mention anyone

  • How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    crouton squad has greatly improved the quality of my life.  I now constantly need holy water.

  • What are your preferred tools to create art?
    photoshop, wacom intuos touch medium

  • What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    random cafe camping! I'm so productive with limited wifi ; n ;

  • What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    when an art idol follows you/comments on your work /cry

share your improvement/progress!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 30, 2015, 5:13 PM

Hello! >w<

I just thought it'd be fun for you guys to share your improvement stories/art and stay motivated!

You can share a story, or thumbnail some before and after art!  Or share your improvement memes

In my case I haven't done an improvement meme in a while ; n ;
I need to do one this year!

This is yian from when she was created in October 2014  and recent July 2015

[ minishi ] Yian by sleepypandie[ chibi ] yian by sleepypandie

My coloring style and proportions have changed a bit I guess~

Let's improve/practice together! <3

instagram for traditional sketching/inks

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 26, 2015, 1:42 AM

First up I made an instagram for traditional art and sketches >w<

Please follow (if you like) and let me know if your have an art instagram you'd like me to follow!

I also post digital sketches and traditional art onto twitter

sketch trades? [ closed ]

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 5, 2015, 4:02 PM

Still getting used to my tablet so I'm opening 1 color or flat color digital sketch trades!

Iseul by sleepypandie
^ 1 color thigh up sketch

Corasketchpage by sleepypandie

^flatcolor sketchpage


- commenting/noting in no way guarantees I will draw for you ; n ; only picking a few maybe
- please complete your end of the trade within 1 month of me finishing my end

- I will be choosing one person at a time, and choosing the next once I'm done!
- I prefer artistic freedom.
- If you link me lots of text or specific poses, I am probably unlikely to trade with you.

if you're interested

please comment or note with

Trading for: (ex: thigh up sketch for thigh up sketch)
samples: (sample links of your art in the style you're offering)
reference(s): (of the character(s) you'd like drawn)
details: (personalities, things that can't be left out, etc)

what i'd like drawn

[ sketch ref ] yian by sleepypandie

[ heartpuff ] Cecil by sleepypandie…


  Sakuragxnina by sleepypandie

important update

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 2, 2015, 11:19 AM

Edit:  done with freebies

I hope you're all doing well!

Just doing an important update:

My 7(?) year old wacom intuos 3 has finally stopped working ; n ;
I just today got a replacement intuos pen and touch (because portability is important in my case)
So it'll take some getting used to and set up
It's a little bittersweet!

Since I need to get used to the new tablet I'm offering freebie icons!

[ bitty icon wall ] batch 3 up! by sleepypandie

For freebies:
- comment with best reference(s) of ONE character
- favorite this journal

I'll choose 1-2 characters to draw >w<

if you want an icon, commissions are open here:

Also I have an ongoing art raffle!