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Looks like every two years I pop back in here to wave a hello. Hello!

I keep saying I will post art here again.. so here is something I did the other day. Getting tired of twitter.
I've gone back to doing art studies again, and started re-reading the Walt Stanchfield drawing essays.

Edit: I made a Dreamwidth account.   LJ's new TOS makes me nervous.   
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talks to self

I happened to look back at my old LJ entries, so weird reading them now because I was such a different person back then.

Nowadays I have this pinned to my desktop so it's the first thing I see every time I turn on my computer.

You have to make your own happiness, wherever you are. Your job isn’t going to make you happy, your spouse isn’t going to make you happy, the weather isn’t going to make you happy… You have to decide what you want, and you have to find that way of doing it, whether or not the outside circumstances are going to participate in your success… You have to be able to create your own happiness, period. People are as happy as they choose.

 Pretty good advice eh, I forget who originally came up with it.. but I copied it to my pinboard thing one day and it's been there since. I shall make an effort to post more things that make me happy here in future. Don't wanna get TOO old and sad and cranky.

 I have been reading Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn, and he writes beautifully. Good fantasy writing is a delight.
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Oh awesome! Looks like there are still some fine folk on my flist. How are you all?

I will probably start posting on LJ again. I miss the verbosity allowed in it, tumblr moves so so quickly and oftentimes it feels like I am talking into a void. Will still be tumblring of course, but yea sometimes I feel like talking to myself and LJ is still best for that.

 Anyway, I have a tonne of OT work from the office to finish up at the moment, so will be back shortly.

Good to see you all again.


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sticker designs for BATHS, and other places to find me

A couple months back I did some work for the electronic musician BATHS, aka Will Wiesenfeld. The best and most fun project I have worked on in 2010! Some of them were made into tour stickers, of which Will has kindly sent me a bunch.

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I haven't been using LJ quite as much as I used to, mainly the fault of places like Tumblr. I even have a few:

wratshit - my main personal tumblr
BRAST OFF! - Sengoku Basara art blog, shared with amei. I am also working on an ongoing comic about Basara Bankers here.
The Bagatelle Card Club - our boys in the band. All art of them are dumped here now.

Till next time!! <3333
  • Current Music
    BATHS - Sleepless
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Long overdue update, BASARA on the brain

I have absolutely no excuses for this overdue post about Comic Fiesta, our trip to Malaysia, and New Year's amongst other things. It is because of a bad case of Sengoku Basara fever, brought about by good friends tongari and kitmun during our trip to Malaysia just before Christmas. Anyway, more on that later.

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Now, pull up a chair and let me tell you about a little thing I fell for called...

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.

Basically, the game is set in Warring States period Japan and the gameplay is like Dynasty Warriors style, one man vs an army of THOUSANDSSSshsdhf. I have been a fan of the DW games for years but never really felt an urge to draw fanart of it, BASARA however..

Well it is mostly tongari's fault for gracing my flist and tumblr with all her beautiful Basara arts. sobsobsob

Ok this is definitely my last post of 2011 where I talk so much! Please enjoy my fevered BASARAAGH scribbles ahead!

Over and out,

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In keeping with my New Year's resolution, I have made a start on some sequential pictures.

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Our 50:50 artbook sold out!

Mailed out the last batch of international copies of our artbook today, that's all folks! Thank you again everybody who bought a copy of our book, I hope they arrive to you safely.

For those whom have registered their books, you can also use this handy website to track them. If you choose the "Track with Options" button you can track the parcel from your own local postal carrier when it arrives in your country. :)

Happy holidays! <333
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Last Batch of artbooks going out from Malaysia

Hello hello, here is the latest update on the 50:50 artbook.
We are now mailing out the last batch of books from Malaysia, after this any of the remaining preorders will ship from Australia. Postage rates will be different, so please pm either me or amei first if you are on the list and are still interested in getting your copy, so we can calculate the postage to you from Australia. :D

For all previous posts regarding the book, click here.

Thank you & Merry Christmas!