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(;ↀ⌓ↀ) Before I knew it, 2+ years just flashed right before my eyes.  
Also, DA's 'Core' thing got ridiculously expensive! ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ

To those who have visited my page and (for some reason) appreciated the artwork, thank you! 。:゚*+;(●´・д・`●);+*゚:。

In the time I've been away from DA I've explored other interests, worked deadly stressful jobs, and for a while I had a really tough time drawing anything I felt was any good, and slowly I felt like I had just become incapable or worse as an artist. That's still my feeling today. Drawing anime style stuff was perhaps not in the interest of my career or future, even though I used to enjoy it so much. I'm sure many of you here can relate to this.

Then I read Higashimura Akiko's fantastic Kakukaku Shikajika. I could relate to so many aspects of her journey as an artist. I've also had the same fortune of having really great mentors who have always encouraged me to do what I do best. But the one thing I took away from that manga was this:

"Just draw."

It's really as simple as that. I lost a lot of time because of the inadequacies I felt as an artist. I saw many people surpass me and I wondered if there was any point in continuing. Maybe I'd just reached the height of my potential. But now I realise it was just that I gave up too easily, and never really tried as hard as I could have. 
All the stress of my jobs also made me forget the joy and sensation of just drawing for myself. 

Seeing people here still taking an interest in me and my artwork, I felt a small little spark of what I used to feel back when I was super productive and passionate. Right now I'm just trying to find my feet as an artist again *trying to escape from this art identity crisis*. 

I've started on Inktober this year, and I'm doing pretty well so far in trying to just create something everyday. It's nothing as technically impressive as I used to do, but I'm enjoying getting my fingers dirty and going through the process of having a concept and putting it onto paper. (This was seriously difficult for me because I thought if I wasn't doing anything original I was better off not doing anything at all. I'd shut down my creative process and that just made it harder to get anything out)

It'll be a while before I do anything that I'd post here, but if you'd like to follow along on my adventure, I'm currently on Facebook and Instagram  (HINT: It's a Rozen Maiden special for Inktober today) so you can keep up with me there.

Again, thanks for taking the time if you've stopped by and looked at all my old stuff. I really hope to reach that level again soon. Hahaha (*;´□`)ゞ
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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Yo! I'm a digital artist from Singapore and I love all types of media arts. I specialize in Manga-style illustration and sometimes dabble in caricature. I'm also trained in graphic design (web & print). In my free time I play my PSP, watch anime and read.

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PikachanVA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is lovely my dear.
What do you use? 
kuridoki Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Pikachan, for digital art I use photoshop. Most traditional pieces are done in ink, watercolour or copics. :D 
PikachanVA Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh that explain the beauty of your artwork!
Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is lovely~
Windowing Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2015
Nice art! :)
LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
are you on hiatus or something?
Makanator Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
She's still active here:…
iateyourpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love what you draw! 
AwesomelyUnknown Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I was thinking of watching you after seeing the Rozen Maiden portraits, but the picture of Anise sealed the deal
arbaros Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello friend you still in there? 
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