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p.s. Thanks for the kind words on here! : ) College is fast approaching finals season...! Good luck everyone..!

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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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Anime North Comic Market location

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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*

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Changed a bunch of things in this list since it was super outdated and I stopped using a lot of those tools. *A*
Please feel free to ask any questions on here and I'll do my best to answer. :)

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


:bulletgreen:Watercolour:bulletgreen:
*GRAHAM/ W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
(I like transparent colours in both non-staining and staining.)
*STAEDTLER watercolour pencils (I mainly use #76 (v.d. brown) for lining.
*Dr. Ph. Martin liquid watercolour

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*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink

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*Round: size 1~4 for drawing details
I use ESCODA (synthetic nylong) but only because it was on sale.
*HAKE brush: Useful for doing washes on large areas.

:bulletgreen:Masking Fluid:bulletgreen:
*DEMCO frisket masking fluid.
I don't use it anymore but it is an option.

:bulletgreen:Nibs:bulletgreen:
Don't know how to describe them so here is a picture.
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
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:bulletgreen:Miscellaneous:bulletgreen:
*Dropper/ squeeze bottle: Good for making interesting and spontaneous effects on paper.
*Straw: Can make splattering/ branch patterns when blown on a patch of water.

Trapeze contest winner!

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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…

+++Contest Winners+++

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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.

AND

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

:rose:FANTASY/MYTHICAL FIGURES CONTEST:rose:

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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.)    

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

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

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

:bulletyellow:4th place
A pencil sketch
And
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:

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Aphrodite by XpresslifeTifaThe wood nymph... by tyleramatolink by IchobanaRose:thumb114182495:The Third Story - Fairy Land by ayakaro:thumb114652737::thumb114908580:wasteland by scoutingDemons 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 dismaldaydreamerApArt: 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 sabannaWu 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:.: The Nature Potion :. by sweetmimiTrust 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  

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Kiriban 111 111 caught by aryiana:heart: