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Hello everyone.

I know that I've been gone for some time and only pop back once and a while. This will be changing from now on. I intend to start coming back over the next few months and right now I am trying to wrap up everything that I still owe people. I have had a really bumpy fist full of years and I think the worst is now behind me. As an update, I have moved out of my apartment (which was small and terrible.) The new place I am in allows me to have a craft room. A real room that's just for art so I am no longer squatting on the floor somewhere in a corner or sharing my computer desk with my art desk (that being the only desk that could fit in the room besides a bed.) I still have spinal problems and that seems to be with me for the rest of my life. However, I understand my limitations now and can easily work around them. I no longer have to work a 40 hour job that takes my energy, what little I had, away. I also no longer have numbness in my hand and so I don't have the dropsies anymore.(which I am very thankful for because I ruined many things just because my hand would suddenly just drop stuff.) It feels good to be writing this journal. To be honest, in those years that are now behind me, I struggled with some heavy depression. I started loosing my interest in art because it caused me pain to push myself with the injury I have after a long day at work. The weekend always ended up being about healing or sometimes staying in bed to cry because I just didn't want to wake up to the pain for another empty day. I understand it's a common response to chronic pain and a lot of people are going through worse than I am. But all of that is behind me now and over the last 4 months I have really started turning my life around for the better. I am really happy with my new studio and I have been working on art EVERY SINGLE DAY. And you know what?? I love it. I love that I have time again. I love having room to create. I am happy again. So anyways, I guess this is a life update to anyone who wondered what happened or where I went. 

Anyways! To the important stuff! I really do intend on returning into the social media spotlight. I plan to start posting work again and possibly return to commissions(though rare). But not until I get everything that I owe to the people I owe it.
I am currently wrapping up 2 major commissions. One for Escaron and the other for Kirinthecoffee (I am not good with names but those spellings look correct based off my recollection.) I also recall that I think I owe a $25 digital sketch to... drachlehur? and mamalucia... You know who you are. Beyond that, my memory is hazy but if we had an open trade or a minor art thing together, please remind me. I'd really like to clear up my plate honestly and leave no hurt feelings. I do recall I have a half trade with Torntethers out there. Anyways. I am looking forward to coming back. I will be cleaning up my DA over this next month as I prepare for my return. 

Additionally! I have a Tumblr and a Patreon 
I update my Patreon very often and I will occasionally ship doll prototypes out to my higher tier patrons to keep and optionally give me feed back for what I need to change.. I currently only have 2 patrons so I just sent them both a small doll prototype for a project I have brewing as a thank you because they have been with me for years now. My goal is to start doing stop motion but I need more backers to really dig into it. If I can get enough patrons I'd like to do random giveaways of artwork 2D and 3D as well as tutorials... but I know all of this will take time.
As for Tumblr, It's updated more then DA but it's still kinda dusty. I'll try to be better. Eventually I will return to twitch streaming but that's even further out.

I think I summed up everything I wanted to catch up on yea?
  • Listening to: The rain outside
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

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I Graduated from the Art Institute of Portland Sept. 2011 with my Bachelors in Media Arts and Animation, gearing towards Z-Brush digital sculpting and Stop-motion animation focusing on maquette creation and Stop-motion doll fabrication. I am 25 years old and have been sculpting every since I can remember, however, I did not sit down and really push myself to the limits until I made a miniature sculpture called shinerai. That sculpture was the birth of my miniature sculpting marathon....(?) haha Im on DA to make friends, lurk and make art for others.. what I do on DA is my hobby I guess you could say.

Vertaki@hotmail.com My E-mail for those who wish to commission me outside deviant art or have questions that for some reason cant be asked here. I try to read all my notes, but sometimes I just get very busy and don't keep up.

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Hello everyone.

I know that I've been gone for some time and only pop back once and a while. This will be changing from now on. I intend to start coming back over the next few months and right now I am trying to wrap up everything that I still owe people. I have had a really bumpy fist full of years and I think the worst is now behind me. As an update, I have moved out of my apartment (which was small and terrible.) The new place I am in allows me to have a craft room. A real room that's just for art so I am no longer squatting on the floor somewhere in a corner or sharing my computer desk with my art desk (that being the only desk that could fit in the room besides a bed.) I still have spinal problems and that seems to be with me for the rest of my life. However, I understand my limitations now and can easily work around them. I no longer have to work a 40 hour job that takes my energy, what little I had, away. I also no longer have numbness in my hand and so I don't have the dropsies anymore.(which I am very thankful for because I ruined many things just because my hand would suddenly just drop stuff.) It feels good to be writing this journal. To be honest, in those years that are now behind me, I struggled with some heavy depression. I started loosing my interest in art because it caused me pain to push myself with the injury I have after a long day at work. The weekend always ended up being about healing or sometimes staying in bed to cry because I just didn't want to wake up to the pain for another empty day. I understand it's a common response to chronic pain and a lot of people are going through worse than I am. But all of that is behind me now and over the last 4 months I have really started turning my life around for the better. I am really happy with my new studio and I have been working on art EVERY SINGLE DAY. And you know what?? I love it. I love that I have time again. I love having room to create. I am happy again. So anyways, I guess this is a life update to anyone who wondered what happened or where I went. 

Anyways! To the important stuff! I really do intend on returning into the social media spotlight. I plan to start posting work again and possibly return to commissions(though rare). But not until I get everything that I owe to the people I owe it.
I am currently wrapping up 2 major commissions. One for Escaron and the other for Kirinthecoffee (I am not good with names but those spellings look correct based off my recollection.) I also recall that I think I owe a $25 digital sketch to... drachlehur? and mamalucia... You know who you are. Beyond that, my memory is hazy but if we had an open trade or a minor art thing together, please remind me. I'd really like to clear up my plate honestly and leave no hurt feelings. I do recall I have a half trade with Torntethers out there. Anyways. I am looking forward to coming back. I will be cleaning up my DA over this next month as I prepare for my return. 

Additionally! I have a Tumblr and a Patreon 
I update my Patreon very often and I will occasionally ship doll prototypes out to my higher tier patrons to keep and optionally give me feed back for what I need to change.. I currently only have 2 patrons so I just sent them both a small doll prototype for a project I have brewing as a thank you because they have been with me for years now. My goal is to start doing stop motion but I need more backers to really dig into it. If I can get enough patrons I'd like to do random giveaways of artwork 2D and 3D as well as tutorials... but I know all of this will take time.
As for Tumblr, It's updated more then DA but it's still kinda dusty. I'll try to be better. Eventually I will return to twitch streaming but that's even further out.

I think I summed up everything I wanted to catch up on yea?
  • Listening to: The rain outside
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

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Happy Birthday!
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happy bday :)
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SinChei Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
you still do such a beautiful job... :3 aww
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Happy Birthday!
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :) I really like your Sculptures btw! Killer dragons!
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My pleasure! And thank you!
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