I've caught something, I probably didn't really notice it because of being stressed out from school.
I'm trying to do some more traditional stuff for my art portfolio. Lately I've been reading about how harsh art schools are being to not just students and faculty, equally it seems that it's become 'ok' for other more experienced artists to just trash a lesser experienced artist, rather then give a neutral critique and actually impart some knowledge to them so they can improve. Now in that same token...I remember ages ago, I had done some fan art for an artist I liked on deviantart, now they were by no means one of the top ones or even on the popular scale. Anyway I did it and oh she laid in on me. So after being chewed out, mainly about proportions and anatomy (even though i was like...16 at the time) I did cry and feel upset but I did decide I'd show her. Eventually in time I stopped following her because after a while I realized I didn't like her art as much and I especially didn't like her I'm better then you attitude she gave to everyone.
And yet, there are even better artists who are getting the same treatment. One artist I watch and adore was trying to go to an artschool near her but they treated her as if she had submitted crayon drawings from 3rd grade. I know that you have to be tough sometimes, and as instructors make artists focus on core points like proportion and anatomy before style because some people get hunkered down in their style and aren't willing to give it up, which will mess up everything.

Still being out and out rude and hateful....it's really not needed....
What I do end up kinda laughing about is how, right now people still treat 'anime style' as being inferior, and how it won't last, when if anyone has done enough art history or even really read up on artists there are always new styles that are at the time, not being accepted and later on, it's accepted only when they have something new to go. ''that's not art'' over. Even in saying that, there's always going to be art that you like and dislike. Honestly I don't see anything really behind contemporary art, some can be funny and witty but other times I fail to see what's so art-y about an inflatable pool full of bubbles (I honestly saw this at the contemporary art museum in Sydney Harbor. Even though I don't get it or appreciate it doesn't mean it's not art, because there are people who like it, understand it and do it.

oh dear I ramble too much.

BTW I so want Wii Fit.
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So relaxed *warning pic intensive*

siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh Finals are DONE! Over all I think I did quite well. Now I have some time off to myself. I'll work on some pictures and play on STEAM but more than that SLEEP!
My bed won't let me escape...not that I mind, but I do need to get a new comforter.

I changed the template I was using because I thought it made looking for links alot harder then needed to be. But I swear I'll post some art soon. Right now what I am delighted in are a few things I had gotten for my birthday. Which was ages ago by now.

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Exams and reading

The week of finals is here, I have a paper to write for a class on weds, notes to write for two exams and notes to go over for the last one ._. I really hope I pass them...I need too I REALLY need to.
aside from that when I can afford a break for the moment its usually just to read or maybe nap, two things I do like to do. Reading material, aside from homework tends to be Japanese Fashion Magazine scans. They are too expensive for me to physically purchase at Kinokuniya.
Other then that Just stressed out for how the end of this month or next month will go.
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White Day

Today (or yesterday, depending where you are in the world) is the 3rd anniversary that my boyfriend and I have shared together,
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Under the weather

I think I caught something... I have a really heavy cough and I feel like something heavy is scratching inside my chest. I'm feeling a bit more down because of this and stress with school.

I've done some chibi drawings one of my OC and the other is of Alice. neither of which are done.
The quality is bad for obvious reasons, I might tweak her face a bit more and I defiantly need to work on her hair.


And then theres the Alice chibi. I'm seriously thinking about making it into a shirt, for myself at least, since I have the iron-on transfer sheets. Who knows if people like the finished product I might offer to sell them.

I know I've scribbled on both previews a bit, my aunt complained she didn't see my name on the previous pictures, just my handle so I threw it on.

The second Boxset for Emma: a Victorian Romance came out....
I don't have the first one but I want them both, I loved the anime and I'd be so happy to actually own it
Aside from that all the goodies I've been reading about in KERA, EGG, SCAWAII, CAWAII, JELLY, Happie NUTS, and AGEHA has been so cruel. At least I can get scans of the magazines, I went to Kinokuniya and they wanted double the magazine price, I know we're in a recession and all but the JPY and USD are almost the same right now so I dunno maybe I;m being stingy but I'm not paying 10.00 USD for a KERA magazine priced at 480 JPY.
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Head Pain

Trying to keep a chin up, it's not going very well, however I feel a little better from the support I have from my special one . I doodled this testing out what supposed "pencil" brushes were out there for Photoshop7, no luck so far I really need to get my hands on PhotoShopCS4. In a weird way the doodle reminds me of Koge-Donbo*'s style.

on the fashion frount, oh god why do these shops make me want to cry
From Angelic Pretty:
Royal Loyal Jacket
Royal Pleated Skirt

From Baby, The Stars Shine Bright:
Blooming Snow White JSK
Karami ribbon onepice

Bad enough I'm into Lolita but also into Gyaru
Must lose weight...must find a way to juggle classes to get a decent part time job for all the stuff I'd like (fat chance really but let me dream, I am a girl too you know)
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Back to drawing...I'm getting there...almost there but still not there yet.
It's beginning to look very unlikely I'll be attending Fanime Con in May, I'll keep trying but it's very unlikely but at the very least I hope to be at Yaoi Con in September/October in San Francisco.
Back to studying =A=;...I hate Marketing
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Just too much

Not even after my first post, I find out that Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, have released a new dress that is just so precious. It's for their sub-division, Alice and the Pirates.
Gathers frilled JSK
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Getting there...

Finished my only commission I had left, I dunno if they will commission me again for some time. I sure hope they do though....
Lately, despite my posts I've become depressed, however this seems to make me want to loose myself in drawing, colouring or anything else to get my mind off of how I feel. Down side is all the other things that come with depression. I suppose I suffer from the stereotypical Artist syndrome. You're either very very depressed or your addicted to something or both.
*wry laugh*
Despite this I made some head way with some fan art I've been working on for Shugo Chara!, hopefully if I get a table at Fanime I'll be selling this as a bookmark or print.
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So behind

sooo behindd
I have all these sketches some were requests that I owe and others are fan art, I'm almost done with one private commission but heres hoping I can get inspired enough to finish these and get some commissions coming my way
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