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Absence as of Late

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 20, 2014, 6:53 PM
Well I have been extremely busy with school+commissions+being a full time mom especially since its getting to the holiday seasons again.  I know I havent been so active here D:

Once my hubby decides to stop  putting off the time my son is supposed to start school Ill start being more active again. Once hes off to school ill start up doing live stream on a daily bases for commission/doodle time, as well as Ill be able to do more NSFW pieces since I wont have a two year old looking at my screen every few mins.

Naka-Kon 2015 in Kansas City!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 6, 2014, 2:02 AM

 

So let’s talk Naka-Kon 2015 convention that will be held in Kansas City. This is a convention that I had went to during my high school years; it was my very FIRST convention I had ever attended. I had attended each year it was started since 2004 when it was held at KU Campus. Sadly I had stopped attending after leaving for college, and soon moving to Singapore. 

 

I remember attending that first year, barely anyone was there but the one thing I remember was being in awe of those artist that were doing booths.  I remember thinking how brave they were for having so much confidence to do that and even draw in front of crowds of people.  The one thing that has stuck with me since then was that I wanted to do that someday. 11 years later and here I am trying to get a booth at Naka-Kon convention. I did get an email response back from them, but I am still waiting on the final response as to if I am accepted to have a booth in artist alley. Out of all the conventions that I could possible get a booth at here in Southeast Asia, I would give them all up just to attend and booth at Naka-Kon.

 

Anytime this month I can hear a response back from them, as soon as I do I will be updating here so that if anyone is in the USA and is able to attend then they could drop buy.  I will be selling acrylic charms, some new designs I am working on along with Bookmarks, stickers and more.  I am keeping my hopes up to hear a final yes from them!



Anyone with a tablet had this problem??

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 7, 2014, 12:29 AM
Okay well I had gotten a brand new Wacom bamboo pen and touch tablet last year from an employer to do work with, well I have been taking great care of it,even made it a padded case which I keep it in when not using, and It has NEVER been dropped. Recently I have been trying to use it, just like normal and the sensitivity is all out of whack, its having trouble detecting when i switch to the end of the pen verses the tip and so forth. I did go and download and updated to the latest drivers for it but still the same issues. So I had went ahead and put all the tablet/pen settings back to default, still the problem persists. I cannot do any sort of artwork that needs pen pressure for it while this problem persist :[    

Has anyone with a tablet ever had this issue before??

New stuff in my Shop!

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 27, 2014, 7:19 AM
Hey guys! 

I just wanted to let everyone know that over at my redbubble shop; we now have duvet bed covers available!  I am still in the process of fixing all my designs to fit on the covers, some are already done as of now.  The duvet covers come in twin, queen, and king sizes; also if you did not know their are matching pillows/pillow cases that you can purchase as well.

Disliked for Singaporean Dentist

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 12, 2014, 5:04 AM
..I want a tooth pulled but I want to be knocked out when they do it D:  Singaporean dentists dont have the stuff to put me asleep.  The tooth is far gone (was cracked when I had braces at a younger age and didnt know it till half the tooth was missing last year.)  D: I dont want to go threw the pain staking of having a filling, and than sumtime down the rode have it fall out and have to get it redone.  Its the very back molar *not like i use it lol*  Think I might have to wait till I actually go back to the USA and get it pulled than cuz I know they are more than willing to knock me out LOL

*Has a big fear of dentist/doctors*  >:|


Anyways..to deal with the pain I have been guzzling mouthwash religiously throughout the day, and popping pills when its too bad.

New GPU+Windows

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 3, 2014, 11:37 PM
Alright..well I am almost back up and in business of doing digital work ~w~;....   The new GPU installed just fine, I was so happy to figure out how to do that shit, even if I had to watch tons of videos and read guides to give myself confidence before hand haha.  Sadly after installing and everything my Windows version said it was out of trial period.  Now story behind this is when I thought my pc was like dieing, or virus or sumthing my sisters hubby gave me a copy of windows student edition becuz I could not (still cant) find the 2nd half of my original windows 7 home edition 2nd disc ._.;  so..yeah  

Currently I am installing windows on it, so hopefully this goes good, no funky errors and I am able to start drawing my heart out again, I do have a typography and digital imagine manipulating courses this semester so I might decide to post up works from those classes as well.  I am really backed up on commissions so I will be posting up some of the commissions as well.  

Anyone Know?

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
@@; Well due to all the mishaps I have had lately, I havent been able to keep updated with things that go around online.  I noticed just today that the user :icong--unit:  has disabled his account.  Does anyone happen to know what had happened? Or why he had deactivated his account?  I did talk to him more than most people, so I was curious as to what might of happened or anyway to contact him by other means other than DA.  @@;  



In the meantime, I am almost caught up with school work *phew*  -w-;    but I got a buttload of actual work for my hubbys company to do. Mainly doing logo and web design for his clients.  @@; dunno if I will bother to post up that work here since I generally do not like this type of work lol.  D: Iunno maybe if I am bored enough I will post just to show =w= we will see..

Finally back!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 18, 2014, 10:55 AM
Alright, my net is finally back on *hopefully for good!*

Anyways I have alot of catching up to do, soon I will have a new GPU for my desktop so I can start drawing digital work again.  I no longer have a scanner (whole printer busted the day before the convention *gaaaay*)  so even my traditional work at most I can just submit crap phone photos of them lol.

Anywho, the convention went pretty well since I was working alone up till the last 3 hours of each day when my hubby would come help so I could take a break. Thou I did get extremely dehydrated the first day, not to the point I was in the hospital but enough to make me terribly sick the 2nd day. I still stuck with it thou! Did the whole convention day even thou I probably looked like crap from feeling so sick.  After the convention was over thou I started getting really sick, ended up running a high fever the next day that lasted for two days.  Fever finally broke today, but I ended up with low blood pressure and my hubby rushed me to the doctor after I had almost fainted while making dinner for our son.  Doctor pretty much prescribed me to intake alot of sugar to fix my blood pressure as well as tons of water and juice, or other sort of sugar drinks.

Besides all of that, I do feel I am better equipped with the knowledge and experience to improve in my own artwork and setup for artist alley at conventions.  I am hoping I can attend more, as I had did a really great job this first time and hope I can improve the next.

FAM'2014 Come visit me :3

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 4, 2014, 8:22 AM

FAM'2014 (funan anime matsuri) I will be there on June 14th - 15th with my own booth(#15) I have tons of stuff up for sale. I will most likely be doing live chibi commissions on the spot as well.  come check stuff out or just say hi.

btw thats not even all of the products in those photos, I still have tons more :3


no artwork for awhile

Journal Entry: Sat May 24, 2014, 11:35 PM
Well desktop had crapped out while cobey was ill. I had been trying to fix it only to finally figure out today that its my gpu that has gobe bad. Makes sense since its already 4 to 5 years old.  ._.;  so i wont be able to finish up the sao chibus since i had planned on doing more then just asuna for them.  Really dunno when i can afford a new gpu >.< 

absence due to sickness

Journal Entry: Fri May 16, 2014, 4:50 AM
D:  i havent been responding to comments lately and probably for the next few days.  Both cobey and my hubby are sick, high fevers and all. D:  Cobeys been sick for almost 2 weeks now x.o  hopefully this all will end soon.

Vote for me please :3

Journal Entry: Mon May 12, 2014, 7:27 AM
Anyone that enjoys or liked this chibi artwork I did a lil while back:  Kurisu Makise Chibi by ZeroJigoku

Could you please vote for it in the Steins;Gate art competition thats going on over at OtakuMode.com
Vote here---> otakumode.com/photo/4309293816…

Thanks so much guys! Hit the "SUKI!" to vote ^^;  im trying to win the tshirt :>

School+Quick Sketches

Journal Entry: Thu May 8, 2014, 3:53 AM
Convention/Quick Sketches
So I am in the middle of prepping myself for upcoming FAM con and I have been doing 20 minute sketches, trying to get it to the point where I can ink+color them all in 20 minutes or less so that I am able to take in postcard sized commissions at the convention with no problem with time.  So be prepared to see some uploads of a bunch of new sketches.
Feel free to suggest characters to be drawn, I am doing fanart since this is prepping for convention stuff.

School
Other good news, I was given a 10k grant for my school, but I had to enlist as a full time student instead of my current part time student status x.o  Which ultimately means that I will not have any time to draw outside of homework time ;A;   unless I were to skip a few nights of sleep during the week so I can draw new artwork for convention products etc. I have 3 more weeks left of this semester before I start as a full time student.

Doujima Event afterwards

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 28, 2014, 6:49 AM
Well, I had attended the doujima conscape with my hubby and son, thats why there were pictures of cobey dressed as pikachu posted yesterday.  Anyways I finally got to see exactly what people put up for sell, what seems to sell and rough ideas on prices.   You have no idea how worried I am about over/under pricing my own work once I do a booth at any con here ._.; 

I did see tons of button badges, like almost every artist had those available D; which is sumthin I cannot invest in yet, have to wait about a month or two before I earn enough money from redbubble sales in order to try and get a machine.  I was glad to see laminated badges, I was so unsure if those were even popular in this region, I knew of course they are in the USA.  So I will be working on designing a few of these with chibi artwork.  
I was a bit shocked seeing no one really doing any acrylic charms, I am assuming its becuz theres no one in this region even offering in acrylic charm printing/laser cutting services.  The one I ended up going through for my own charms was all the way in the UK and yeah it was kinda expensive, but hopefully worth the investment.

It was really inspiring seeing all the different artist, and their work; and really intimidating for sure.  Lol I feel like such a noob to some of those pros D:  but I just gotta keep working my ass off to improve myself, and hopefully I will reach their standards.

I also think I might be able to do well selling customized hats? Anime/game related of course, I would have to order fleece for such stuff thou so its something I will be thinking about becuz that would be a big investment.

tagged-sumthin i really never do

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:30 PM
Anyways, I never do these but figured Id give it a shot.
I was tagged by:  :icong--unit:

1) What's your favourite thing to do in your spare time ?
Take walks with my son, typically at the park. Coming from nowhere kansas and living in a huge city now really makes me miss nature lol. So yeah I try to go to the park to at least some form of nature away from all the concrete and man-made shit.


2) What's your favourite thing about art or poetry ?
The freedom of expression


3) Would you be willing to create a work of art with someone ? If so, who ?
Yes I would, would totally dig to do work with Tony Taka, or RedJuice, or Hyung Tae Kim.


4) What's your inspiration in life ?
Music


5) What was the happiest moment in your life ?
I havent quite figured that out yet.


6) Who was the last person you talked to on here ?
@@; I dont really talk to pplz on here. D:  


7) Are you a plaque rat ?
huh?


8) Are you an Emilie Autumn fan ?
No clue who that is.


9) Who is your favourite celebrity ?
Charlie Chaplin *dead guys count right?*


10) What brought you to deviantART ?
A few years of admiring an artist on here that drew dragons so I finally decided to join after getting my own scanner and able to show off work ive done.


Taking away financial Aide from Art INstitutes

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 16, 2014, 7:06 PM
Soooo...I went to login to my classes today to check on final results on my finals to find the page spammed with headlines like "Government taking away financial aide from private institutes."  This affects me, and my entire school "art institute of pittsburgh" directly, I rely on financial aide to pay for my school ._.;  I dont know why on earth they thought it was a good idea to take away funding in the education department for the USA...

Anyways, if this affects you, love ones, or friends then please help and sign the petition so that this does not happen please ;A;


Save Student Choice: Petition
www.savestudentchoice.com/page…

Bookmarks for sale Locally

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 12, 2014, 10:24 AM
Alright, just wanted to let all the local singaporeans (or whoever visiting singapore)  that you can buy my bookmarks from this post:

at my shop cupboard at Toy Outpost & Hako at the JCube outlet, its on the floor above the skating rink. The bookmarks are on the left side on the wall next to the cashiers, you will see a bunch of other stuff in it as well since I share the thing with some other sellers.

They are $3 SGD each, all are laminated :)   Once I get my jumprings, and bubbled envelopes in I will be able to quote prices for buying online for the bookmarks as well as the acrylic charms. So be on the look out for updates ^^

Still having legal issues

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 4, 2014, 6:35 AM
:/  yesterday I came across more work stolen and being sold on tshirts, and mugs and such that i did not authorize anyone to do so. So far ebay has sided with me in taking the stuff down. Sadly...these pplz had already sold alot which is very frustrating as I am trying to make a living off my art lol...I have a high distaste and anger towards pplz that try to take advantage of artist posting their work online to this degree.

So busy lately

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:33 AM
._.  uuugh been so busy lately trying to push out popular fanart for this region so that I am prep to pplz liking in this region, on top of that im in school atm which im struggling in math D:<  hate math lol.