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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. <:…
(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!

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:

  • Drinking: Milk Oolong Tea

Simple Mixed Media Closed

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 10:58 PM
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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:………

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

Name of character:
Appearance: Visual references / Verbally describe

Thanks for reading! ^^

  • Listening to: OYA

Book recommends?

Mon Jun 27, 2011, 6:36 PM
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: sakanaction
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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)

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

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

ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)

Speedball nibs
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.

Globtrotter Travelogue
Great for mixed media

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

Trapeze contest winner!

Fri Feb 5, 2010, 1:46 PM
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: Plant physiology text
  • Drinking: COFFEE
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Without further ado, the winner is.....


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-->…

+++Contest Winners+++

Sun Jul 5, 2009, 8:30 AM
  • Mood: Adoration
  • Drinking: COFFEE
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First of all, thanks again for participating guys~~:heart::heart::heart:
The turn out for the contest was fab, and after much deliberating and hair pulling (thanks for the helpful notes/ comments on msn :'D), here are the winners!

:rose:1st place:rose:
Daji the Temptress by ScartletV by ScartletV
Wonderful personification of Daji (Dakki)from Houshin Engi:love:

:rose:2nd place:rose:
Persephone by aeromachia by aeromachia
Persephone in symbolic colours and AMAZING painting skills. *A*

:rose:3rd place:rose:
Cerberus by dodostad by dodostad
A most haunting illustration of Cerberus, and excellent atmosphere.

:rose: 4th place:rose:
competition entry myth by kaede-kasumi by kaede-kasumi
Hercules, Meg, Pegasus, Hydra, all in one spiffy package.


Athena Glaucopis by solfieri by solfieri
Beautiful rendering of Athena and her symbolic elements.

And since I suck at narrowing entries down, I've added a section for special winners. You'll be receiving an ink sketch in digital format. Unfortunately, I cannot mail them to you because I am becoming increasingly lacking in funds as the summer progresses. OTL

:rose: Special Winners:rose:
+ Kodama + by A-Xofia:thumb128227741:White Lady by faQyLa Vita Fugge by RakiuraThe wood nymph... by tyleramatoArtemis by Ak-kU

I will be noting the winners right away.^u^
If you are up here and do not receive a note, please poke me about it!

All the entries can be seen here.  They are really excellent so please check them out! :heart:

Contest Entries (95)

Sat Jul 4, 2009, 8:24 AM
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The contest is officially over! :iconkermityayplz:
I seriously was not expecting this many entries, so thank you so much to everyone who participated! :hug:
It's going to be really hard to choose the winners, but I'll try my best..;u;
If you would like to help with the judging, (since I might very well be biased and all), please feel free to note me with your top 4 picks in order. :3 Help would be greatly appreciated. <3


Draw your favorite fantasy or mythological figure.(Or animal if you so wish.)  
This can include myths, legends, novels or other media outlets, or even someone from your own story. (But keep in mind this is not a character design contest.)    

:bulletyellow:1st place
One 9x12" bw ink drawing…
Two smaller drawings with any medium of your choice.…
A bookmark…
A pencil sketch
2 random 5x7" prints

:bulletyellow:2nd place
One smaller drawing with any medium of your choice.
A bookmark
A pencil sketch
2 random 5x7" prints

:bulletyellow:3rd place
A bookmark   
A pencil sketch
2 random 5x7" prints

:bulletyellow:4th place
A pencil sketch
2 random 5x7" prints

The originals will be sent to the winners<3
(Unless you don't want to reveal your mail address, in which case you will get a high-res scan)

Winners will also be featured by Hellobaby and taeliac:heart:

Aphrodite by XpresslifeTifaThe wood nymph... by tyleramatolink by IchobanaRose:thumb114182495:The Third Story - Fairy Land by ayakaro:thumb114652737::thumb114908580:Demons by AnhDangDevon and Fawn by IchobanaRoseMermade by williamsosaDryad by ChantelslullabyUra Prince Of Demons by IchobanaRoseadoration by ChantelslullabyZexion Colored 1 on background by narutofanficfanaticThe Fay by shmegan:thumb117717428:ace of spades by gaatarJerzy the Knight Slayer by Alira14:thumb118392953:Persephone by tyleramatoLight As a Feather by dismaldaydreamerMelidious Mermaid by Sagatarius677ApArt: Bi-Luminescence by Krayonela:thumb119310212::thumb119403717:Fairy by LucineHellinson:thumb119508078:Valkyrja by KemielLeda and the Swan by Jazine:thumb120310043:Phoenix by taeliac:thumb121145307:Eris by Hina-chan8Persephone by aeromachiaMother Nature by wistful-moonLa Vita Fugge by RakiuraRapunzel Focus by LucineHellinsonMermaid - Peace by kawii-chan14Cerberus by dodostadMYTHICAL FIGURES CONTEST ENTRY by cinnamon89competition entry myth by kaede-kasumiNinetails II by avodkabottleIsn't it your house? by Alira14Daji the Temptress by ScartletV:thumb123209309:Temptation by Kiwishu+ Kodama + by A-Xofia:thumb122938781:WITCH by dodostad:thumb122857472:.:The Pythia:. by Chimeria:thumb125985027:Ama-Terasu by HandsThatDancefreshwater by robotfishPan and His Flock by sanoshinnaWu Song by Sk3tchit:thumb126907017:Athena Glaucopis by solfieriVampiress 2 by LucineHellinson:thumb127159507:Queen Thirrin by DibbzyIn a magical forest... by Daqsking of the fay by starry-girlHere's a Cloak by laer5:thumb127627476::thumb127579980::thumb127773538::thumb127772370::thumb127763560:Echo by Demon1xomermaid by watermelonjunkieThe power of the Sea by sarinfaWhite Lady by faQyArtemis by Ak-kU:thumb127959627::thumb127882510:Trust Me... by RakiuraMermaid by merQueenThe Price of Beauty by DoomsDaeContest: Qilin or Kirin by neocoolstar:thumb128099018::thumb128238511::thumb128227741:Nigihayami KoHAKU Nushi by checkered-BOXERSSorrow by awesomesakuraLady in violet by Alira14  

:bulletred:Cool contests by others:bulletred:
Sucka-Fish's self-portrait contest…
Kiwishu's suit/tuxedo contest…
cuongqtran's draw me contest…

Kiriban 111 111 caught by aryiana:heart: