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The Night Zine can be preordered here!

5” x 7.5” saddle stitched book
(Approximate size)

12 pages in total.
Printed on 90lb watercolour paper stock, and features 11 new images that explore the theme of night.

I will likely be hand-binding the books!

Preorders will be open until July 9th, 2014, 2p.m. EST.
Preorders will begin to ship out mid-July.

(Please keep in mind these are preorders, so it might take a longer time to arrive for those who may be changing addresses.)

*edit* I've made a catalogue of bigger prints on tumblr because not all of them will be displayed. maruti-bitamin.tumblr.com/post…
Please feel free to inquire at AN if something is of interest! 

Will be tabling with taybaiwoo at the Anime North Comic Market this year!

Table location is F15!

I will have the new art book “Daily”, as well as prints, zines, books, bookmarks, and hopefully some stickers. ^^

Hope to see you there! : )



I’m happy to announce the release of a new art book, “DAILY”!

It features 45 daily drawings made between 2013 and 2014.

5.5” x 8.5” Saddle-stitch book
Glossy/ 48 pages/ 14pt cover stock

Preorders are currently open on Storenvy
(Close on May 10th, 2014, 12PM EST)
All preorders will come with a bonus.

The book is due to ship out at the end of May, and will also be available at Anime North. (May 24th+25th) If you would like to pre-order and pick it up at Anime North, please write a message about pick up with your order and I will refund you the shipping fee. <: 


Put up a few more originals on online store!
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Also I just finished 4th semester of my graphic design program!
Hope to do many paintings over the summer! : )

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Dear Torontonians!

Botany Floral Studio at 626 College Street has started to carry these mini prints as well as my Terrarium Zine!

If you are in the area, please go take a look because the shop is absolutely gorgeous and filled with many neat plants and also terrariums!

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I put together a little terrarium zine! :)

It is 16 pages in total, 5.5” x 8.5”, and feature 13 terrarium themed drawings.

Currenly I am taking pre-orders on my Storenvy
Pre-orders will be open until November 24th, or until quantities last.

All pre-orders will come with a surprise bonus and zines will begin to ship out November 27th.

(Please keep in mind that international orders can take a long time for travel, and may not arrive in time for Christmas.)

I ordered some prism (shiny) bookmarks and they arrived today!

The bookmark are 2.75" x 6" in size, have rounded corners and a greyscale back!

They are now available for on my online store! : )

(And also at Toronto Indie Arts Market on Dec. 14th)

Each design is 2usd.

Shipping is 2 to Canada, 3 to US, and 4 to international locations flat rate.

p.s. Here is a video of how shiny they are. ^o^ instagram.com/p/gWhvUdSgmx/

Canzine announcement post!

The event will be this Sunday, October 20th, from 1pm - 7pm!
The address is 918 Bathurst St.

Entry fee is 5$

I will have:

Places / Wanderer art book
2 mini zines: Favourite things / Paper thin
Animals thinking about space 3 original paintings with mats
A set of 9 stickers
9x12" watercolour prints

Hope to see you there!


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Just a heads up, regarding some dates!

Book pre-orders will close on Monday, October 7th, 2013 12AM EST, and regular orders will start after that. 

Regular orders will begin to ship out October 14th, since it will take me some time to wrap up the orders.

Thank you so much for everyone who pre-ordered! 8)

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I've finished putting together my second art book, "Places"!

It is 5.5" x 8.5" in size, 40 pages, and features 38 paintings and drawings made between 2012 and 2013.
Printed on glossy stock, with 14+ soft cover.

Pre-orders are currently open on Storenvy.
All pre-orders will come with a set of unreleased mini bonus prints!

The orders will begin to ship out on October 11th, 2013.
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I will be at the Toronto Indie Arts Market this Saturday at the Gladstone Hotel!

I will have prints, buttons, art books, some screen-printed canvas pouches, and new business cards. ^人^ (Photos on Tumblr-> maruti-bitamin.tumblr.com/post… *there is some sound*)

Come check it out if you are in the area!
It is free entry before 11a.m., and $5 entry afterwards!

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Due to some requests, I have ordered another reprint of the "Wanderer" art book, and it is now available online at Storenvy.
The books should arrive to me in 1~3 days, at which time I will be packing and sending them off. <: 

For Torontonians, I will have the book available at the following upcoming events:

Toronto Indie Arts Market : Saturday, September 14th, at the Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street West. Admissions are $5, but free before 11am!

Canzine: Sunday, October 20th, 918 Bathurst Street. Admissions are $5.

I am also planning a new art book, and am hoping to have them available online and in time for Canzine, early October.

Thank you so much for the interest! 8)

p.s. Also, summer has come to a close and I will be going back to college starting tomorrow. This summer vacation was wonderful and productive. ;-; I hope everyone has had a good break, and good luck with school/ work etc!

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June 25th, 2013

I finished my very first art book, "Wanderer". C:

5.5" x 8.5" Saddle-stitch book

Features 25+ piece of original art made between 2012 to 2013.
The book is 32 pages in total, 14pt soft cover and gloss paper stock.

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Streaming (offline)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 9:24 PM
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Edit: Offline now, thank you for everyone who came to watch!!<3


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No sound at the moment.


p.s. My computer is in an awkward angle so I cannot type any replies. If you have questions please free to send me a message/note here! 8)





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Hello there! 8)
Sorry I haven't been updating this site much of late!
There were some internet glitches, but it seems to be fixed now and I will gradually catch up with messages and notes. C:

In any case, Anime North went swimmingly, and I really must say a big thank you for everyone who came to visit my table in the 3 days and making it the most amazing experience! ;;;A;;;
Here is the table I shared with table partner Don.

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I was surrounded by the sweetest people, and it was also really neat to meet many online artists in person! 8D

Also artratene surprised me with this little handmade cat. *cry*
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So now that I've had some time to inventory, and revisit the print shop, I have reopened my online store. koyamori.storenvy.com/
There are some prints of newer paintings, and also a few originals added. ^^

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  • Listening to: Hoshino Gen - Stranger
  • Drinking: Coffee

Anime North Comic Market location

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 7:50 AM
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Received location for Anime North!
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Will be at table F16 with dondumpingart.tumblr.com/.
Hope to see some of you there! 8)

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New Prints! + subscription?

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 6:07 PM
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Hello there~!

I just recently noticed that someone has kindly extended my deviantart subscription?
Thank you so so much, whoever it may be! ; A ;

Also, made a new batch of prints with the images below, and replenished some other ones on my Storenvy. koyamori.storenvy.com/
sakana talk by koyamoriirodori test by koyamoriTime by koyamori
sleeping dragon by koyamorifishbones by koyamoriwanderer by koyamori
ghosties by koyamoriparasitic tree by koyamorirain sounds by koyamori

The cyans have printed out darker and more saturated so please refer to the images on Storenvy instead of in this journal. C:

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Thank you!

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 7:34 AM
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Hello there~~

I didn't have a chance to check my inbox until now, so I just wanted to give a super ginormous belated thank you for all the kind birthday wishes and gifts! ;A;
Luckily last week was reading week (sort of March break), so I had a nice time celebrating with family and friends.^^
But now it's back to business with college and graphic design once more haha.
I am very much looking forward to the summer.

Hope everyone had/ will have a wonderful March break!

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A Tumblr Giveaway

Thu May 24, 2012, 8:00 PM
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Hi there!

In case anybody was interested, I am doing a print giveaway on tumblr. <:
maruti-bitamin.tumblr.com/post…
(Sound warning.)

If you would like them in the mail, just like/ reblog the post once each.

I will close the draw at 8:00pm EST Sunday, August 5th, and pick a winner. C:

Thanks for reading!




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Just a heads-up in regards to any possible confusion; I've changed my username from "deathofrats" to koyamori.

It's quite a strange feeling to have a new username after so long, but I think it is a good opportunity to veer away from a fan-inspired handle. (Death of rats being a little character from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. Regardless, I still love the books very very much.)
  
A friend helped with brainstorming the new username, which means "little gecko". :')
So  greetings from the new name~! C:

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Since I am not working that much over the summer, I will be open for some commissions like the example above.

Size: 6"x8"
Medium: Brush pen + Watercolour + Red pencil
It will be mainly B&W with some shading in colour, full body, and no background. (1 character per image, and non-commercial use)

Price: 30usd (Shipping is included.) Paypal only.

Some other examples: 24.media.tumblr.com/913b8180e3… 24.media.tumblr.com/05cf0f8137… 24.media.tumblr.com/d4842953b5…

If you are interested, please send me a note or an e-mail at maruti0bitamin@gmail.com with the following info:

Name of character:
Appearance: Visual references / Verbally describe

Thanks for reading! ^^

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Book recommends?

Mon Jun 27, 2011, 6:36 PM
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I've been trying to find some spine-tingling horror books to no avail.
After scouring some forums, I did buy some titles by Poppy Z. Brite and Jerzy Kosinski but they weren't really my cup of tea.
Can anybody recommend me anything scary to read?
(Not by Stephen King or Dean Koontz.)

This quote

Sun May 1, 2011, 10:32 AM
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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

-Ira Glass

Saw this on Tumblr and absolutely had to share it.
Oh, Ira Glass. *swoon*

Updated materials list July 12, 2014!

:bulletgreen: Paper :bulletgreen:
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)

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*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour

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*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)

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ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)

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Speedball nibs
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
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Globtrotter Travelogue
Great for mixed media

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I don't use masking fluid.
I heard the W&N one is good.

Trapeze contest winner!

Fri Feb 5, 2010, 1:46 PM
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Without further ado, the winner is.....

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Trapeze Injection by natsumi33:

I just love how she portrayed each of the Irabus and the disgruntled look characteristic of Mayumi-chan, and in such a fun filled and dynamic scene! :love::heart::heart:
Of course, there were so many great entries, it took me FOREVER to decide on a winner. >: (Kid in a candy shop syndrome...OTL)

A big thank you to all the participants who infused this contest full of creativity and whimsy!! :happycry::tighthug:

All of the entries-->www.deathofrats.deviantart.com…