Draw a Japanese Mythological Character! Deadline TBA.
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What programs do you use?
I mostly use painttoolSAI, and PS to add finishing touches or use special brushes.
Do you do art trades, requests or commissions?
Sometimes, no, and yes. Best to check my art status here on my profile. I always keep it readily updated.
What gives you inspiration?
Oh, usually music, or maybe something I watched recently. Mostly music inspires me, and paints pictures in my mind, and I won't rest until I do it! Often I play 'theme music' for whatever I am drawing, and light a scented candle or incense and have a good cup of coffee.
How do you get over an art block?
Oh gosh, the ever dreadful ART BLOCK.
Well. First of all, patience and time. I can't stress that enough.
Then find out what may be causing it. Is it because you have taken on too many commissions or trades and you're feeling the pressure? Or it just doesn't inspire you? Or is it because you're feeling down on your skills because you're comparing yourself to other artists you want to be like? Sit and think about it.
Depending on which is the culprit, act accordingly. I've gone through both, often. For the workload problem, take some time to do something for YOU. Don't worry about your to-do list. Because if you don't do something that makes YOU happy, then you won't get anything done at all, anyway. Now, if it's because you're sad because you feel you don't add up to others, you need to have a pow-wow with yourself. It'll take time, but you're going to have to realize that your art is your own. Everyone has their own way of doing things and rate of progression. Comparing yourself to someone else is unfair to oneself, and unrealistic. If you feel you need to improve somewhere, find a tutorial or try asking an artist you look up to. In the end, you have to find happiness with yourself and understand that you are you, and shouldn't feel you have to be like other people. That is what art is. A form of self-expression and feelings. Be proud of that!
What anime/manga do you like?
Slayers / DragonBall & DragonBall Z / FullMetal Alchemist / Gundam Wing / Ah! My Goddess! / Vampire Game / InuYasha / Ayashi no Ceres / Lodoss War / Escaflowne / Neon Genesis Evangelion / Yami no Matsuei / Bastard! / Bakuretsu Hunters / Revolutionary Girl Utena / Death Note / Shingetsutan Tsukihime / Higurashi no Naku koro ni / Samurai Champloo / Tactics / Naruto / Ao no Exorcist / Spirited Away / Ponyo / Laputa / Howl's Moving Castle / Arrietty / Grave of the Fireflies / My Neighbor Totoro / Princess Mononoke / AND MORE.
Can we be friends?
I always love meeting new people! Don't be afraid, I don't bite unless asked. ;D
I appreciate them all!
It made this birthday the best I have ever had!
You all are just so many kinds of awesome.
I would like to say an even more special thank you to those that sent me gift points.
Because of you I was able to purchase some deviantWEAR for my wardrobe!
And also a special thank you to those that gave me a cake badge!
I know those don't come cheap. Now I have Om Nom Cake!
A bigger thanks to those that joined in the #communityrelations chat event with me!
I had wanted to host a chat event as a way for me to personally celebrate my birthday, by having fun with other deviants.
It was a ton of fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself-- even when the server broke down!
Thank you to these ladies who took time to help me and host it with me!
It couldn't have been more fabulous!
And the BIGGEST thanks of all goes to those that gave me gift art!
These meant the most to me.
I know you both are busy gals, and have lots of things going on in your lives and many things on your agenda.
They were amazing, and you are... just so amazing to me..
Once upon a plotOnce upon a time, in a country far away, lived a beautiful princess by the name of Suzuhara Sumire. Like all princesses, she was expected to grow up to be a mindless birth station and little else. Everything would have gone well had she not been cursed by the evil enchanter Orobas.
Orobas himself had foreseen an interesting future for Sumire, and as such he cursed her with high intellect, a strong, healthy body and a wilful attitude. Her parents beseeched all good magicians to give them the mindless birth station they wanted, but the only thing they could do was to help them get a second daughter who was exactly this and nothing else.