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  • Mood: Content
  • Reading: 100 Years of Solitude
Trying to get back into the swing of updating this thing more often. I've been doing a lot of traditional/realistic type things lately because of school but I never take pictures of them before turning them in :P haha. Maybe after the semester ends there will be an influx of traditional art in my gallery? Depends on how I feel about my stuff after getting it back I guess.

So how's everyone? (・ω・`)
  • Mood: Zeal
I'm gonna totally kick ass this year! :evillaugh:
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: All The Pretty Girls - fun.
  • Reading: Saint Oniisan
Next year is in just 2 weeks! I'm super tired from this past semester (and I'm pretty sure my chemistry classes brought my GPA down OTL) but still! I'm going to make the best of these last days of 2012! Time to draw draw draw and clean up my desk. I want to make a good impression with the Snake after all :P
  • Mood: Crazy
  • Listening to: RADWIMPS
  • Reading: Tower of God
  • Watching: Mirai Nikki
1. For each of the 20 10 first people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!

2. If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!

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1. :iconcrotchmund:
More. Chapter 1 Cover by crotchmundTravelers (Ref) by crotchmundPokecino: H-heat by crotchmund

2. :icontic-tac-tag:
Before-Incognito by Tic-Tac-Tag ♣ :thumb269982773: ♣ Winter is A-Coming by Tic-Tac-Tag
Tag is the bee's knees guys. EVERYONE LOOK AT HER GALLERY!!

3. :iconlumenizampel:
Do You See It? by LumenIzampelLet's play a childish game. by LumenIzampelIvy Azaltone by LumenIzampel

4. :iconsiregglington:
NARUTO: Have a Bloody Halloween... by SirEgglington
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WHOOOAAAAA. THUMBNAILS @__@!!!!!

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In other news, working on game assets and DAMMMMITTT art block. Thankfully I don't actually have to design anything since it's all designed for me already but it's still hard to draw :iconlazycryplz:
HEY GUYS. How's 2012 so far?

This new journal submission system still confounds me to no end and frankly I'm too lazy to learn how to use it.... ''OTL
Oh well. I'll get used to it some day.

But yeah. I guess I've been up to stuff.
Stuff to draw... more stuff to draw... and I guess a have some projects I'm working on too. Hehe. I want this to be a productive year.
  • Mood: Hungry
Stole this from :iconxjex-usagi: HA.

RULES
Check the bands you've heard of. Not just the ones you like.
Be honest people!
If you really have never heard of them, don't mark it.

ALTERNATIVE:
Breaking Benjamin [+]
Paramore [+]
Panic At The Disco [+]
Linkin Park [+]
The Academy Is... [ ]
Coldplay [+]
Three Days Grace [+]
Yellowcard [+]
30 Seconds to Mars [ ]
Chevelle [ ]
TOTAL SO FAR = 7

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COUNTRY:
Rascal Flatts [ ]
Carrie Underwood [+]
Leanne Rhymes [+]
Garth Brooks [ ]
Dixie Chicks [+]
Kenny Chesney [ ]
Tim McGraw [+]
Faith Hill [+]
Shania Twain [+]
Johnny Cash [+]
TOTAL SO FAR = 14

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EMO:
Hawthorne Heights [+]
Chiodos [ ]
Forgive Durden [ ]
Amber Pacific [ ]
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus [+]
From First to Last [ ]
Senses Fail [+]
Underoath [+]
Something Corporate [ ]
Hit The Lights [ ]
Dear Whoever [ ]
TOTAL SO FAR = 18

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INDIE:
The Hush Sound [ ]
NeverShoutNever! [+]
Death Cab for Cutie [+] AWW YEAH
Dashboard Confessional [+]
The Killers [+]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs [ ]
Hot Hot Heat [+]
Gym Class Heroes [ ]
Franz Ferdinand [+]
Modest Mouse [ ]
TOTAL SO FAR = 24

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METAL:
Slipknot [+]
System of a Down [+]
Disturbed [ ]
Metallica [+]
Guns n' Roses [+]
Lamb of God [ ]
Slayer [ ]
Hatebreed [ ]
Killswitch Engage [ ]
Children of Bodom [ ]
Arch Enemy [ ]
Behemoth [ ]
TOTAL SO FAR = 28

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POP:
Teddy Geiger [ ]
Ashlee Simpson [+]
Kelly Clarkson [+]
Jesse McCartney [+]
Avril Lavigne [+]
P!NK [+]
The Veronicas [+]
Daniel Powter[ ]
James Blunt [ ]
Natasha Bedingfield [+]
Ryan Cabrara [ ]
TOTAL SO FAR = 35

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POWERPOP/PUNK:
Hellogoodbye [ ]
Cute is What We Aim for [+]
Cartel [ ]
The Click Five [+]
Fall Out Boy [+]
Rise Against [+]
Good Charlotte [+]
Bowling for Soup [+]
Relient K [+]
Anti - Flag [ ]
Simple Plan [+]
TOTAL SO FAR = 43

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RAP:
Ying Yang Twins [ ]
T.I. [ ]
Paul Wall [ ]
TuPac [+]
Jamie Foxx [ ]
Ludacris [+]
Lil' Jon [+]
Outkast [ ]
50 Cent [+]
Kanye West [+]
Notorious B.I.G [ ]
Young Jeezy [ ]
TOTAL SO FAR = 48

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SKA:
Reel Big Fish [+]
The Specials [ ]
Caddies [ ]
Rancid [ ]
The Aquabats [ ]
Sublime [+]
No Doubt [+]
Madness [ ]
Operation Ivy [ ]
TOTAL SO FAR= 51

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REGGAE:
Bob Marley [+]
TOTAL SO FAR= 52

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ROCK:
Taking Back Sunday [+]
All-American Rejects [+]
Motion City Soundtrack [+]
Avenged Sevenfold [ ]
Angels and Airwaves [+]
Evanescence [+]
My Chemical Romance [+]
Drowning Pool [ ]
Green Day [+]
Blink-182 [+]
Madina Lake [ ]
TOTAL SO FAR = 60

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CLASSIC ROCK:
The Beatles [+]
Led Zeppelin [+]
The Rolling Stones [+]
The Cure [+]
The Who [+]
Pink Floyd [+]
Jimi Hendrix [+]
Queen [+]
Van Halen [+]
Poison [ ]
AC-DC [+]
TOTAL SO FAR = 71

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Multiply your total by 2,

Then Re-post this as:

I am ___% obsessed with music!


I amended the "SKA" section because Bob Marley is reggae, not ska.
GET IT RIGHT PEOPLE!!
  • Mood: Winter Downs
Semester is winding down!
Finals next week...

UGH! :faint:

I will get all those art trades done before the end on the year + one commission I still owe ''OTL
  • Mood: dA Love
Hello Everyone :heart:

Just dropping in to say Happy Thanksgiving!! I know that we should be thankful everyday, but this holiday gives us a convenient excuse to actually express our thanks.
Here's mine:

I'm thankful for anyone on deviantART who has stopped to look through my gallery or leave a favorite or comment on one of my works. I know that some people look at those things as just "statistics" but for an "unknown" artist like me, those stats are all I have to know that my art has reached someone, whoever they may be.
I'm thankful that I have my hands and mind and vision, so that I can keep drawing. And I'm thankful that I've met artists who are also trying to improve their art and we can all encourage each other and improve together.

Thank you!!
  • Mood: Crazy
  • Reading: Bokurano
2615 beautiful deviations to catch up on and a biopsych midterm tomorrow!! Kill me now!!!

:iconotlplz:
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: ¡Viva La Gloria! - Green Day
  • Reading: Calculus
What the hey :) I'd love the read the responses.

1. Your Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favourite Film:
5. Favourite Song or Album:
6. Favourite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of dA?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favourite memory of us?
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarkey) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Jet Lag - Simple Plan feat. Natasha Bedingfield
Today is the day that I finally have my own personal computer :)
Up until now I've been sharing with family members, but going to college soon comes with the privilege of owning my own computer to help me with studies/work/etc.

All that's left to do is get acclimated. Can't wait till I get used to this keyboard xD
  • Mood: Triumph
  • Listening to: Hang You Up - Yellowcard
HEY GUYS.

I JUST GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL 2 HOURS AGO.

:la:
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
School ends in one week. I still have a shit-ton of stuff to do.
I can't wait to get out of high school.

Can I go to the beach now?
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Eating: Halls
  • Drinking: Cough Medicine
Hey guys! :) I completed one of my life goals this weekend :)

My goal was to be a vendor at an Artist Alley before I graduated from high school.
I was really excited, but not really prepared >__>;;
But still, I had a great experience!
I was able to do a bunch of small commissions there, which was really fun :aww:

There were TONS of cosplayers (duh! It's an anime/manga convention)!! Hetalia, Akatsuki (from Naruto), the Varia (from KHR), Vocaloids and Chi (from Chobits) were really popular cosplays.
There was a really nice Professor Oak/Luffy that commissioned me! :blushes: She was very nice and also cosplayed well!
There was an Appleseed group that did well. And the lady a few tables away did a really good cosplay of Witch Hunter Robin. It was fun to see everyone all dressed up *v*
There was also some DRRR and lots of pokemon (and trainers too!) and Team Rocket!

There was one thing that was a bit disappointing though.....
Katekyo Hitman Reborn isn't that popular in Hawaii apparently >__> I couldn't believe how many people didn't know what it was..... ;______;
Another thing I didn't really get to experience was having tablemates.. Because our tablemates were always running around and cosplaying.
I also didn't meet other artists much. I was too nervous because there were so many good artists there *~*;;

I learned a lot about doing business and dealing with people.
It was fun to see a bunch of people I hadn't seen for a long time.
I also got some last minute print trades in before closing time! :> I will cherish them forever!

Ahhh *_* I think I want to sell again next year, but I didn't pre-register.... I have to the summer to think it over though.

Phew! :phew: What a good weekend!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Sunshine Girl - moumoon
  • Reading: Macbeth
These days I don't sleep anymore.
I'll take naps during school for 5-10 minutes during class and then 15 minutes during lunch (sometimes).
Then I go home and take a 2-4 hour nap.
And then I wake up, draw, and neglect my schoolwork.

Well..

I neglect it until the point where I'm forced to finish all of it at 1-3 a.m.
Everyday. (Pretty much).

Hey. On the bright side, I've been super inspired and motivated for art recently.
I got in contact with my best friend since 6th grade again.
It really had an impact on my motivation for drawing.
I feel like I could draw all day long.
I haven't felt this way since... who knows?

I feel stressed, determined, anxious, inspired, tired, and motivated at the same time.
It's great... in a terrible way.
  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Sunshine Girl - moumoon
  • Reading: Poetry
In psychology, there is a term called flow.
Flow is a state of mind in which you become hyper-focused on a task and lose most awareness of your surroundings, sense of time, etc.

According to Hungarian psychology professor, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, there are ten factors involved in the experience of flow (though someone in flow may not experience all ten at one time).
The my typical Flow arsenal includes:
:bulletgreen: Activity is intrinsically rewarding
:bulletgreen: Distorted sense of time
:bulletgreen: Lack of awareness of bodily needs

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Hmmm.
  • Mood: Outraged
  • Listening to: Fair-Weather Friend - AfterEverAfter
  • Reading: "After the First Death" by Robert Cormie
  • Drinking: Tea

♬ I'M IN A RUUUUTTT ♬

:iconfffffplz::iconuuuuuplz:
:iconcccccplz::iconkkkkkplz:


:star::star::star::star::star:

Please tell me something that is not a rabbit or a bear, and can come in either white, light brown, or antique white.

:star::star::star::star::star:

Thank you :')
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: "Free Bird" from Haibane Renmei
  • Reading: "The Stranger" by Albert Camus
  • Watching: Crossroad Gamers' Tales Marathon!
I'm done. I had my last presentation today. I did pretty good I think, but I don't know how long it was...
OH WELL. IT'S OVER AND I DON'T GIVE A RIP ANYMORE~~~ :heart:

Time for my well-deserved week of drawing. SPRING BREAK. HELL YES.

- Rei
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Near no Theme - Death Note OST III
  • Reading: "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
I've been drawing a lot of thumbnails for comic pages. Just need to get on the ball and actually draw them out so they're readable :nod: I'm feeling pretty good about the whole comic thing. I think I can get back into it.

On another note, I have an addiction project for psychology in which I can't draw for 2 weeks :dead: I know I'm not gonna make it xDD But I'm a little curious about how long I can last without going insane.

Also. Made matching icons with my sister :)
I've always wanted an excuse to make pixel art.

Got back into the painting groove today. I forgot how much I liked working with acrylics. Really behind in school work. All I want to do these days is draw.

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Have you guys noticed the Discoverbeta feature?

I think it's pretty darn cool.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Misa no Uta - Death Note OST III
  • Drinking: Tea <3
I used to make a lot of dinky little comics when I was little. Somewhere along the road of growing up, I stopped.

What happened? Well. Most of the comics I made in the past were actually a joint effort-- a never-ending collaboration. But I guess since I haven't seen my comic buddy for a while... I stopped.

But I don't want to stop anymore.
I want to make a comic.
I'm going to make a comic.
I have to make a comic!

I feel like I'll never run out of things to do. It feels great.