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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 20, 2014, 11:51 AM
Seriously I'm gone for seven days and then DA changed everything!!  WTF?  Either way this new layout will take some getting used too.  Tell me what you think about it in the comments if you want~

So, those 2 artworks I was trying to finish so I could upload my entire pile of artworks that need to be shared, ended up turning into 10 more artworks.  I'll explain briefly~  I managed to get into contact with Dawn Merrin from Wizards of the Coast gaming based in Seattle.  My old teacher said she could see my artwork being big one day and she introduced me to Dawn Merrin, and overall I think that's very flattering but at the same time doubtful.  I don't like getting my hopes up because then I set myself up for failure.  Anyway, I understand that Wizards of the Coast gaming doesn't deal with anime artists and they deal more in realism, fantasy stuff you would see on RGP online games.  (They blantantly told me so and just assumed I was like every other artist...........:grump:)  She wouldn't mind seeing my work, if I didn't work in anime.  Naturally I'm a bit urked that I would just get a label slapped on me and passed along even though my style is semi-realism, but my stubborness demands me to prove the company wrong.  I work in many many other art styles and mediums and I like trying new things out, but because they don't know me, I understand they would just make a biased judgement, but all the same..........doesn't change how I felt.  So I was just making a few adaptations to my semi-realism style to get more of a realism style that they would like, and then later I need to make a portfolio and show it to them.  I'm not holding my breath seeing as how I've already been judged so it feels as if whatever I do will be futile, but right now I added on 10 more artworks based on realism style because of the principle.

Also I'm not giving up my semi-realism style that I use now nor am I gonna stop drawing manga/anime.  Took me a good 12 years to try and get my style down and I'm not gonna give it up.  So instead I'm making slight adaptations to my current style so that way I can easily switch between semi-realism anime and realism fantasy gaming art styles.

So that's why I didn't upload lately.

On to better news, I did manage to get a job~  It's part time at the Copy and Print center in Staples and so I've only had to work 18-22 hours per week, which still leaves me plenty of time to sit down and do artwork.  It's been a busy 7 days since I was last on DA, and so much has already happened :)  Needless to say I have a lot of catching up to do, so I'll be getting to that~  Feel free to tell me in the comments how the past 7 days have affected you guys in what ways!  I'd like to hear anyone else's stories :)

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God this layout feels F@#!* weird.......

Does anyone else like the New layout?!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 20, 2014, 11:51 AM
Seriously I'm gone for seven days and then DA changed everything!!  WTF?  Either way this new layout will take some getting used too.  Tell me what you think about it in the comments if you want~

So, those 2 artworks I was trying to finish so I could upload my entire pile of artworks that need to be shared, ended up turning into 10 more artworks.  I'll explain briefly~  I managed to get into contact with Dawn Merrin from Wizards of the Coast gaming based in Seattle.  My old teacher said she could see my artwork being big one day and she introduced me to Dawn Merrin, and overall I think that's very flattering but at the same time doubtful.  I don't like getting my hopes up because then I set myself up for failure.  Anyway, I understand that Wizards of the Coast gaming doesn't deal with anime artists and they deal more in realism, fantasy stuff you would see on RGP online games.  (They blantantly told me so and just assumed I was like every other artist...........:grump:)  She wouldn't mind seeing my work, if I didn't work in anime.  Naturally I'm a bit urked that I would just get a label slapped on me and passed along even though my style is semi-realism, but my stubborness demands me to prove the company wrong.  I work in many many other art styles and mediums and I like trying new things out, but because they don't know me, I understand they would just make a biased judgement, but all the same..........doesn't change how I felt.  So I was just making a few adaptations to my semi-realism style to get more of a realism style that they would like, and then later I need to make a portfolio and show it to them.  I'm not holding my breath seeing as how I've already been judged so it feels as if whatever I do will be futile, but right now I added on 10 more artworks based on realism style because of the principle.

Also I'm not giving up my semi-realism style that I use now nor am I gonna stop drawing manga/anime.  Took me a good 12 years to try and get my style down and I'm not gonna give it up.  So instead I'm making slight adaptations to my current style so that way I can easily switch between semi-realism anime and realism fantasy gaming art styles.

So that's why I didn't upload lately.

On to better news, I did manage to get a job~  It's part time at the Copy and Print center in Staples and so I've only had to work 18-22 hours per week, which still leaves me plenty of time to sit down and do artwork.  It's been a busy 7 days since I was last on DA, and so much has already happened :)  Needless to say I have a lot of catching up to do, so I'll be getting to that~  Feel free to tell me in the comments how the past 7 days have affected you guys in what ways!  I'd like to hear anyone else's stories :)

  • Mood: Annoyed

Back in Business!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 2, 2014, 11:18 AM
Woo!  Alright I got my laptop back, all clean from that stupid scammer crap and my files are safe!  YAAAAAYYY!  It always feels amazing to not only have your laptop back but also have your files not damaged from that virus crap.  Lappy hug 

So, now that I'm in business again, I'm going to finish up the 2 other artworks I was working on before this obstacle came my way, and then I'll post up my artwork load, including the traditional pictures I've been doing since my laptop was in the shop~  In the meantime, I hope everyone also is having an easy time not running into computer problems or scammer trouble, and I'll be around!~  :heart:  Later!

  • Mood: Cheerful

Video of the contest results

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 30, 2014, 4:27 PM


This is the contest results of the top 40 pictures, and I just wanted to share this with everyone!~  Now they are voting for the top 4 pictures on facebook, so go check them out :)  Apparently there were 650 entries for this contest, so the fact that I managed to place still blows my mind :faint:

Also I wanted to state that in the comments there were a few people claiming that most of the artwork was digital and that the way to win these contests is to be good at digital and that traditional doesn't stand a chance.  As for my opinion on that matter, traditional artwork has just as much chance as digital artwork.  So I don't want others to feel discouraged because they can't create good digital artwork or don't have the money to afford fancy software and pen tablets.  My picture was traditional watercolors and I know some good artists here on DA who make traditional artwork look even better than digital artwork.  So I hope no one thinks that way.  Traditional or digital doesn't matter in the least.  Each artist should go with what he/she is comfortable with and the talent while shine through the artwork regardless of what method and medium is used.  It's good to learn how to draw both, but to all the traditional artists out there, I wanna say that traditional methods are just as good and to not give up on traditional because others prefer using digital!  Keep drawing!  :w00t:

  • Mood: Awestruck
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This also features my two struggles, children and colored pencil drawings.  But I at least had some fun with this, getting the concept down.  There have been many recent weeks where I felt like this before and it is bothersome being not as enthusiastic or "down in the dumps".  So I decided to draw out that scenario.  Enjoy~
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:iconnoontimeblackcherry:
NoontimeBlackCherry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the fave! :iconflatteredplz:
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Rozen-Guarde Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  It's a beautiful picture!~  Seriously the background sold it for me! :D
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DENISEABIOG7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch senpai!~~ and again, I would like to thank you for helping me set up!~~~ >_< 
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Rozen-Guarde Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  :hug:  I look forward to seeing how you progress~  And you are becoming a bit like a friend to me, so what better way to stay in contact :)
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DENISEABIOG7 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!~~ you too!~ I'm looking forward of your new works!~
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Rozen-Guarde Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce:  Cool!  Highfive!  :highfive:
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greensalamander Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Omg love the bird running from explosion lolz
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Rozen-Guarde Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh, thanks!  I love it too :XD:  So cute and yet looks badass as he waddles away :)
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greensalamander Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Yea best pic. over :iconblushplz:
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Rozen-Guarde Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree! bunneh icon14 
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