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No more art will be uploaded on this account.

I'll still check back for club updates and stuff personally but other than that there will be no other activity. Everything I have not finished and prizes that I have donated to various contests are still valid, I'll just be uploading them on my new account.

If you guys still want to follow me, please watch my new account. If not, it was a pleasure.

And as always my TUMBLR is here: aitogi.tumblr.com/ aitogi.tumblr.com/ aitogi.tumblr.com/
Aww yeah guys chibi keychain commissions are officially open~

**Here is a sample of what my chibis look like: .chibi samples. by yumebanchi
note: regular chibi commissions without keychains are also open~

**More information about hagane vocaloid keychains + other keychain commissions here:
.hagane keychains. by yumebanchi


Almost moving account day *sob* will be moving right after everything settles down.
Hey guys~

You may not know this but I disabled my other account I originally had for commissions.

I made a new account at :iconyumebanchi:

I'm going to be uploading all of my newest deviations on there instead of here now. It may be a while before anything is up on there, though. Don't be surprised if you see a change in style because I've been experimenting a lot lately hopefully improving too but who knows. I won't disable this account since it still has all my stuff and friends on it and all but no more art after I finish the things on my to do list. So yeah, you can keep following me or just stop, I'll be posting a second journal with the new address later too for everyone else that did not catch this one lol

My tumblr is going to be for sketches/WIPS/speed painting/crap: aitogi.tumblr.com/

Commissions are still always open by the way~

That is all

**~Commissions Status~**

It's been a while since I last opened not that anyone noticed that I closed but I decided to open myself up to commissions again. I'll be moving to a new account soon also but for now I just want to finish up everything before I start anew again.

*All commissions are A4 size (300 DPI) except chibis~

So uh if anyone is interested please note me!

**OPEN**

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2)
3)

**FINISHED**

:iconbrookie-tan: .Nanahime commission. by Brizz

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**Random life Blurb**

I've got about two weeks before the event I want to sell stuff at (my first one!) and very little done so I'm going to be MIA for a while, here and on MSN. Also going to make a new account for this stuff, but I'll still be on this one.

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*waves bye*

I will be finishing my commission before then though, :iconbrookie-tan: so you don't have to wait much longer~

OFF TO DO IMPORTANT THINGS

AND

:iconlyricanna: is currently having major financial issues and could really really use some extra money. If you can commission her or purchase anything from her journal, please do so: lyricanna.deviantart.com/journ…

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Imma going to keep track of my collabs on this page while I'm at it before I get messed up:

1) :iconspiritlullaby: color for one of my OCs/ lines (done!)  
2) :iconcyprinusfox: lines for Sakichi sketch (done!)/re-coloring


NOTES FOR ME

T&B LJ COMMUNITY Skyhigh project ---> tiger-and-bunny.livejournal.co… THINKING
:icontiger-and-bunny:'s contest---> tiger-and-bunny.deviantart.com… /GETTING EXCITE
  • Mood: Nervous
I have a serious problem with symmetry when I'm drawing. My right never looks like my left when I want it to and sometimes when I draw something with length the bottom part ends up titling to one side :/ I'm working on fixing it right now by drawing still-objects but other than that I'm not sure how else to work at it. Maybe I need to get a proper table or a raised platform? I usually have to balance my sketchbook with one hand and my desk and draw with the other because I cannot draw flat and that could be throwing me off. Either that or I just suck and I should just shut-up and keep practicing

Anyone else have this problem?

Other than that I just tried out a new illustration style and love it~ Will be experimenting more with it later. And I will be post my colored crap soon, I'm kind of just practicing and building up my pile right now. Working on prints and stuff on the side as well.    

Also, Anime Midwest 2011. I will be there as teenage!Barnaby from Tiger & Bunny vending stuff. Come harass pet my stuffed bunny. I'LL SEE YOU THERE

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Imma going to keep track of my collabs on this page while I'm at it before I get messed up:

1) :iconspiritlullaby: color for one of my OCs/ lines (done!)  
2) :iconlyricanna: Nana-himes by Brizz
3) :iconeluuza: :thumb214854977:
4) :iconperios: lines for Sakichi sketch (done!)/re-coloring
5) :iconkuliise: lines for ???
6) :iconkasutera: Collab Rainy Days by Brizz

Btw people who are doing lines you don't have to make it that clean. Or even ink it. Really. I don't even work with clean line-art when I color my own pictures so feel free to be lazy and just do something in pencil if you really want.

NOTES FOR ME

:iconmchlsu:'s Chocolate Pocky Gijinka contest! ---> colourmeyandere.deviantart.com… /WORKING ON IDEA
:iconthe-yaoi-harem:'s art-trade event---> the-yaoi-harem.deviantart.com/… /WORKING ON LINES
:icongodzilla23:'s contest ---> godzilla23.deviantart.com/jour… /LAUGHING MY ASS OFF
  • Mood: Lmao
  • Listening to: Just be Friends- zebra & rapbito
Edit 2: HAVE TO PRACTICE COLORING LIKE A BOSS will be probably dead for like forever tldr; maybe like the next two weeks or week and a half or so. If I don't go blind first I will have pretties when I come back I promise FIND ME ON MSN PLEASE I'll still be working on things. Really.

Edit: NEW COMPUTER HOMG SO MUCH SPACE FINALLY I WON'T HAVE TO CRY EVERY TIME I COLOR ON PHOTOSHOP /SOB

...*goes back to working on collabs*

I'm having trouble keeping up with deviations and stuff that people submit these days because of traveling and scribbling art and emoing to myself abut various things I don't want to talk about right now SO if I miss something of yours that you think is awesome feel free to spam me with it. Seriously.

On another note, Imma going to keep track of my collabs on this page while I'm at it before I get messed up:

1) :iconspiritlullaby: color for one of my OCs/ lines (done!)  
2) :iconlyricanna: Nana-himes by Brizz
3) :iconeluuza: :thumb214854977:
4) :iconperios: lines for Sakichi sketch (done!)/starting coloring
5) :iconkuliise: lines for ???
6) :iconkasutera: Collab Rainy Days by Brizz

Btw people who are doing lines you don't have to make it that clean. Or even ink it. Really. I don't even work with clean line-art when I color my own pictures so feel free to be lazy and just do something in pencil if you really want.

NOTES FOR ME

:iconmchlsu:'s Chocolate Pocky Gijinka contest! ---> colourmeyandere.deviantart.com… /WORKING ON IDEA
:iconthe-yaoi-harem:'s art-trade event---> the-yaoi-harem.deviantart.com/… /WORKING ON LINES
:icongodzilla23:'s contest ---> godzilla23.deviantart.com/jour… /LAUGHING MY ASS OFF
  • Mood: Lmao
  • Listening to: MAGNETS
I will be there this weekend. Selling things. In regular clothes because I'm too darn lazy these days to cosplay. See you there!

On another note I've been drawing so much this past week I've been getting nauseous. But I'm uber happy with the results. Every artist should do study work it really does help. :v
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: letter song- wotamin
OMG con this weekend in Kentucky. I will be there selling merchandise per usual. Probably going to be in the booth as magnet!Piko on Saturday as soon as I glue my headphones back together ... don't know about the other days I'm probably just going to be lazy and wear regular clothing.

Anyway brb after this weekend maybe pictures IDK
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: letter song- wotamin
MASSIVE ART BLOCK

IDEK nothing's helping. I've tried reading, listening to music, watching dramas and everything.

:C

I've also decided to try and go back to what I was comfortable drawing before I started my whole realism lolwut faze aka darker things might pop up on this account. I've tried the whole pretty/happy thing buuuut it's not quite working in the direction I want it to go so I'm going back to putting eyelashes on my boys and stuff like that. Going to let it flow freely and see what I get. Not that I can't have two styles or whatever but lately my recent style is getting tiring.

...I guess I should upload those ACEN photos now or something
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: letter song- wotamin
EDIT: Okay there is no way :iconkuliise: and I can rush our complete SB!cosplays in the little time that we ended up having to do them so we are moving onto plan B. We are probably only going to go with Gakuen! Hanbei/Mitsunari cosplays for Saturday but we'll see if we can even get that done orz

I'll be Magnet!Piko with Sekihan puppet on Friday and hopefully Gakuen!Hanbei on Saturday w/ :iconkuliise: as Gakuen!Mitsunari so if you are coming to Acen next week look for us~

That is all! I'm so excited rklgnjrg; this will be the first time I'm traveling by myself too so wish me luck ><

Will update with pictures after next week is over and I get home!

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Last day of university classes for me was two days ago. D: I AM STILL IN SHOCK. And still have no idea what I want to do with my life but that's old news blablablab, probably going to try and mature no four years in college wasn't enough and make sure my anxiety is taken care of before I jump into things. Probably going to try and find a job, maybe actually attempt some art selling here and there. Right. Onto the more exciting stuff.

:iconlyricanna: is taking commissions as her family members are in a health situation right now. Please support her if you can!

Finished my mask for Hanbei yesterday... that only leaves the clothes and the armor and the sword and... yeah basically everything else to do besides the wig. I WILL PERSEVERE and make it before Acen! Somehow. In the midst of writing my final papers for school and stuff.

Everyone needs to watch the movie Train Man. Watched it last night with my sister and cousin and whether you relate to it or not it's lovely. ;w;      

/WRITES PAPERS
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: From Y to Y- Nodoame
Participating in the FACE YOUR AVATAR and spreading the love on DA experiment as seen here--->  estunt.deviantart.com/journal/…

HI GUYS you get to see my non-cosplay face now 8D I'll keep it until I can get a better icon with my art in it lol

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SKETCHES-IN-PROGRESS

*:iconlyricanna:- SW3!Takeyoshi and Mitsugetsu [SKETCHING]

CONTESTS

:iconanime-turf:- Let Me Color Your World [May 31]
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Mukuro Attack! -Sekihan &amp; Yuyoyuppe
Not that I'm much busier than before but I might be slow on art things since I'm wrapping up the semester before graduation. Along with getting things ready for the ceremony AUGH WHY AM I WALKING , I'm also studying for the graduate school test (scores are good for a while even if I don't use them so I should just get it done and over with while I'm still here /shrugs) and getting ready for HELL YEAH ACEN crap I better get on those tickets. Not to mention cosplay. I AM SO BEHIND ON THAT SHIT it's not even funny.

Speaking of ACEN, current cosplay line-up is:

Friday: Casual Gakuen!Basara Hanbei (unless we are changing plans gahgahgah)
Saturday: Anime Version!Basara Hanbei
Sunday: ??? (Still have to figure out a way to get home l-lol, though if I'm going home with my friend this day will depend on when we want to leave... if attending I'll possibly be cosplaying Magnet Version!Piko (Nico Nico Singer) with a Sekihan hand-puppet O3O)

AUGH MUST STUDY NOW

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SKETCHES-IN-PROGRESS

1):iconladyoichi:- Tsukiya (OC) fav.me/d38lmx2
2):iconlyricanna:- SW3!Takeyoshi and Mitsugetsu [SKETCHING]
3):iconspiritlullaby:- Goemon brizz.deviantart.com/art/Sketc…
4):iconkuliise:- A Masamune brizz.deviantart.com/art/Sketc…
5):iconcyprinusfox:- SB!Magoichi [COLORING]

LJ REQUESTS

1):iconfightingoutside: -SB!Gracia + Sorin brizz.deviantart.com/art/Sketc…
2):iconjiali: -Taigong Wang brizz.deviantart.com/art/Sketc…

CONTESTS I PLAN TO ENTER

:iconoc-challenge:- Mythology [April 5] brizz.deviantart.com/art/Fish-…
:iconkickyourownass:- Different Art Style Challenge [April 21] [REALLY NEED TO START SKETCHING]
:iconanime-turf:- Let Me Color Your World [May 31]
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: DADA- RADWIMPS
Nothing much just wanted to say SPRING BREAK HOMG

Don't have my scanner with me but I will be finishing up all the sketches in a couple of days. Will have another random character design up too and hopefully some contest stuff and stuff I owe people in a week. I'll be on MSN TALK TO ME

Oh and listen to RADWIMPS' new album it's really good :heart:

SKETCHES-IN-PROGRESS

1):iconladyoichi:- Tsukiya (OC) fav.me/d38lmx2
2):iconlyricanna:- SW3!Takeyoshi and Mitsugetsu [SKETCHING]
3):iconspiritlullaby:- Goemon [COLORING]
4):iconkuliise:- A Masamune [COLORING]
5):iconcyprinusfox:- SB!Magoichi [SKETCHING]

LJ REQUESTS

1):iconfightingoutside: -SB!Gracia + Sorin brizz.deviantart.com/art/Sketc…
2):iconjiali: -Taigong Wang [COLORING]

CONTESTS I PLAN TO ENTER

:iconoc-challenge:- Mythology [April 5] [COLORING]
:iconkickyourownass:- Different Art Style Challenge [April 21]
:iconanime-turf:- Let Me Color Your World [May 31]
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: DADA- RADWIMPS
Nothing too terribly exciting. I stayed up re-designing Yukinaga's look last night until the wee hours of the morning. I'm still not done with it or anything but somehow it didn't feel all that bad spending that much time just on a sketch. It used to bother me a lot, how other people could sketch things so quickly that look almost exactly like how their finished artwork will be and I would take hours just to do the same thing. But now I think I can suck it up and say this: I suck at drawing. I have no natural talent for drawing. I just work really hard at it. And you know what, that's okay. Maybe one day I'll get faster at sketching, maybe I won't. It doesn't really matter anymore cause that's just the way I do things.  

Coloring on the other hand I'm getting faster and faster with. MAYBE IT WILL BALANCE ITSELF OUT ONE DAY HM.

Also, I realized I really hate the Goemon sketch I did after I colored it so I'm re-doing it WHAT AM I DOING somehow he's not translating as nicely on the page as I would like. Sorry I've been backed up in sketches guys, exams have been on the rise lately and my music class is getting harder and harder WHAT IS MY LIFE AND WHY DOES IT NEVER LET ME DRAW

AHH SO MANY CONTESTS TO DO SO LITTLE TIME MUST START SKETCHING ;A;    

... And if you couldn't guess already I'm re-designing my SW!OCs. Maybe not Takeyoshi's yet though, have to think of something for him first that says more pirate than naval captain. But yeah Yukinaga and Nana are getting make-overs now that I understand their characters more 8Db

HOLY CRAP SO MUCH SCIENCE TO READ THIS WEEK WHY DID I SLACK

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SKETCHES-IN-PROGRESS

1):iconladyoichi:- Tsukiya (OC) fav.me/d38lmx2
2):iconlyricanna:- SW3 Takeyoshi and Mitsugetsu [SKETCHING]
3):iconspiritlullaby:- Goemon [RE-SKETCHING WTF]
4):iconkuliise:- A Masamune
5):iconcyprinusfox:- SB!Magoichi

LJ REQUESTS

1):iconfightingoutside: -SB!Gracia + Sorin brizz.deviantart.com/art/Sketc…
2):iconjiali: -Taigong Wang [SKETCHING]

CONTESTS I PLAN TO ENTER

:iconoc-challenge:- Mythology [April 5]
:iconkickyourownass:- Different Art Style Challenge [April 21]
:iconanime-turf:- Let Me Color Your World [May 31]
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Man of Determination (Cantonese)- George Lam
**EDIT: :iconsubaru-s: is opening up commissions again to help pay for stuff! She's a wonderful artist and her prices are well worth the beautiful art she is offering so please if you have the money definitely go check her out/commission her! 8Db Details can be found here: subaru-s.deviantart.com/


I'm thinking of getting a new laptop soon, one that's specifically for art. The one that I have right now I can deal with when it comes to regular things like school work and Anime (though it's still kind of bad) but when it comes to coloring things on photoshop it lags so bad. Like seriously bad. How can I improve if I have to wait every time I make a brush-stroke it's ridiculous. ;A;

So I guess my question is does anyone know any brands out there that aren't too expensive and that work good with the needs of a digital artist? ;w; I'm probably going to get my cousin's input on this too but just seeing if anyone else has any suggestions beforehand.  

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SKETCHES-IN-PROGRESS

1):iconladyoichi:- Tsukiya (OC) fav.me/d38lmx2
2):iconlyricanna:- SW3 Takeyoshi and Mitsugetsu [SKETCHING]
3):iconspiritlullaby:- Goemon [COLORING]
4):iconkuliise:- A Masamune
5):iconcyprinusfox:- SB!Magoichi

LJ REQUESTS

1):iconfightingoutside: -SB!Gracia + Sorin brizz.deviantart.com/art/Sketc…
2):iconjiali: -Taigong Wang [SKETCHING]

CONTESTS I PLAN TO ENTER

:iconoc-challenge:- Mythology [April 5]
:iconkickyourownass:- Different Art Style Challenge [April 21]
:iconanime-turf:- Let Me Color Your World [May 31]
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: SW3 Character Songs
UPDATE 12/15/2010

ONE SLOT IS NOW OPEN. I am getting started with this over break so I'm cleaning out the list. If you know of anyone that might be interested please pimp for me.

UPDATE 2/13/2011

ALL SLOTS ARE FILLED! Thank you everyone for your interest in the project! Now time to actually start sketching...

RULES FIRST

*ONE OC PER PERSON. :C
*OCs must have at least one full body reference + weapon. Does not have to be colored, however if it is NOT colored you will have to provide a color chart of sorts. Sketchy is fine, just as long as I can make out the design.
*OCs must be accompanied by some sort of bio/short description of their history AND their personality. This may be in the form of a link to a bio or just a short (but DECENT) description of your OC underneath your reference of them. I will not draw OCs that have no substance to them.
*I will not draw any OC that I feel uncomfortable drawing. I also will not draw duplicates, AKA if there is already is an OC that holds a certain position (wife etc.) I will not draw another version.
*HOLDS are available if you wish to be in this but do not have a reference ready. However, I will relinquish your spot if there are people with actual references that do not have slots yet.  
*You may also note me with this information.

1) :iconspiritlullaby:-- Date Mego-hime [Daughter of the Mogami Clan/Wife of Date Masamune]
2) :iconlyricanna:-- Chosokabe Nana-hime [Daughter of the Saito Clan/Wife of Chosokabe Motochika]
3) :iconsengoku-no-tensou:--Raika Tsukishiro [Daughter of the Rusu Clan/Date Clan Retainer]
4) :iconladyoichi:-- Miahome Tsukiya [Daughter of the Miahome Clan/Date Clan Ally]
5) :iconbrizz:-- Murakami Takeyoshi [Leader of the "Noshima" Murakami Kaizoku/Mouri Clan Ally]
6) :iconbrookie-tan:-- Hirohata Tomoe [Tokugawa Ieyasu's Bodyguard]
7) :iconkuliise:-- Shima Sakon [Ishida Mitsunari's Retainer]
8) :iconpolyphenols:-- Kashinkoji [Sengoku Sorcerer]
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Red Soul- AAA
So. There are somethings in my gallery that are hella ugly and no you cannot argue that they aren't so um instead of moving everything I'm doing a srs bsn MASS DELETION. Tonight. Just to let you all know because if something is not there tomorrow you cannot cry about it. and the ones that were WIPS I'll try to finish someday :C

Sketches are still going. Just stuck for a little bit because of the details on the ones I'm working on.

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EDIT: PROGRESS WILL BE UPDATED SO I DON'T BACK OUT :|

1):iconladyoichi:- Tsukiya (OC) fav.me/d38lmx2
2):iconlyricanna:- SW3 Takeyoshi and Mitsugetsu [SKETCHING]
3):iconspiritlullaby:- Goemon [COLORING]
4):iconkuliise:- A Masamune
5):iconcyprinusfox:- SB!Magoichi

LJ REQUESTS

1):iconfightingoutside: -SB!Gracia + Sorin brizz.deviantart.com/art/Sketc…
2):iconjiali: -Taigong Wang [SKETCHING]

CONTESTS I PLAN TO ENTER

:iconkickyourownass:- Different Art Style Challenge [April 21]- [NEED TO GET STARTED D8]
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: SW3 Character Songs
... Right so I mostly don't tend to finish these but this time I honestly just need new things to draw to challenge myself as school starts again so BRING IT ON I'm offering er let's start with 5 free sketch + color things now so

COMMENT WITH REFS AND GRAB A SLOT IN THIS JOURNAL posting this on LJ too so no you cannot have two slots if you are on both 8'D

EDIT: PROGRESS WILL BE UPDATED SO I DON'T BACK OUT :|

1):iconladyoichi:- Tsukiya (OC) [SKETCHED]
2):iconlyricanna:- SW3 Takeyoshi and Mitsugetsu [SKETCHING]
3):iconspiritlullaby:- Goemon
4):iconkuliise:- A Masamune
5)

LJ REQUESTS

1):iconfightingoutside: -SB!Gracia + Sorin [SKETCHING]
2):iconjiali: -Taigong Wang

In other news Anime-Zap was... okay. Saturday was long and cold with lots of questionable cosplay but lots of lulz was had between us working at the booth so it was still enjoyable. I watched a bit of a bishie auction for the first time too and that was also LOL

I blame :iconkuliise: for making me start a ridiculous crack fan-fiction involving my OC SB!Takeyoshi so that might get posted within the week... other than that not much is going on, school is starting again but my schedule is pretty spacey so I'm not too stressed about it, even if graduating is making me anxious.   

OH AND PEOPLE I REALLY REALLY WANT TO COSPLAY WANG YUANJI FROM DW7 SHE IS TOO MOE SHOULD I ;w;
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: SW3 Character Songs
Yeah I'm going to be there this weekend selling stuff in the dealer's room... as myself ANYONE WANT PICTURES LOL this time. I was going to bring Gakuen!Sasuke along but since it's a very small con I don't think it's worth it to do all the wig styling and make-up for it.

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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: RADWIMPS
I am now co-founder of :iconishida-mitsunari-fc:

:iconkuliise: FORCED ME INTO IT CAUSE SHE WAS JEALOUS IDEASU WAS GETTING LOVE AND MITSUN WAS NOT

JOIN JOIN JOIN GET YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN

.V. OR I WILL HURT YOU

Other than that I've been sick and restless this past week so Christmas cards are going to be delayed. For a long time.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: D-Motion: Kat-Tun
EDIT: Just an FYI COMMISSIONS ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN AGAIN. 8D A couple more reference pictures of my work will be up within a couple weeks or so after I have time to finish them. Until then, GOOD LUCK ON EXAMS/PAPERS/PROJECTS GUYS!  

If interested please visit:  ai-to-gi.deviantart.com/

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Alright, for those of you who want to know what to draw me on my Christmas gifts I HAVE MADE A LIST FOR YOU to choose from since I probably will not be able to get references of my OCs up anytime soon:

1) Takeyoshi (SW or SB OC)
2) Mitsunari (SW or SB) or Sakon x Mitsunari (SW) or Motochika x Mitsunari (SW)
3) Hanbei (SB)
4) Ludwig (Ludwig Revolution) (references can be provided!)
5) Jezebel or Cassian x Jezebel (Count Cain) (references can be provided!)

Why yes I just recently got re-read my Kaori Yuki manga :heart:

Just making a list for what I have to draw for people over the holidays:

:iconspiritlullaby:- PRINCESS NARI CARD (SW)
:iconlyricanna:- MAGOICHI CARD (SB)
:iconfightingoutside:- IT'S A SECRET BIRTHDAY PIC + CARD
:iconkuliise:- SOMETHING CARD
:iconzahhomii:- SOMETHING CARD
:iconjoichiroll: -...SOMETHING CARD I THINK
:iconcyprinusfox: -SOMETHING CARD
:iconkasutera: Hanbei cosplaying as Tsuru-hime
:iconpolyphenols:- B-DAY PICTURE
Sengoku Basara FC- S.S. GIFT

I think that's it I hope I didn't miss anything...
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: D-Motion: Kat-Tun