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Well, my New Years resolutions this year were to heal myself socially and physically and I'm sort of getting there. Sorry that I've left a lot of the notes on the cultural thing from my previous journal hanging. I've been having anxiety moments freaking me out till recently- I have read them, and I do appreciate everyone's feed back, I'm just going to wait till next week to get back into that cause I have a little project to get done before the weekend's over :)

Stuff has been happening though- 

Good things:-
:bulletred: It's been REALLY hard to not put my name down for conventions, but I keep reminding myself that I'm not ready for them yet and it seems to calm my urge. This is a BIG something cause I use to do a convention every few months. That's ok if you have the energy to make new things but when you're selling 2 or more year old art and can't do on the spot commissions? Not so great :( So yeah- I'm being really good about not over taxing myself atleast on that front :3

:bulletred: I'm chatting to people a lot more on Skype than I use to (which was not at all), and I'm slowly getting in touch with a wider group of people that are wanting to connect with me. It's been really good to broaden my friendship range. It's VERY humbling to recognize how many people in my life care so much about me and my well being. And I care about theirs- I've just been too sick to handle both my issues and everyone else's till now. It's been really good with tightening current friendships too. I use to think that no one cared about my dietary requirements I'm having to live with now, but since I started paying attention to others, I realize that most are trying to support me cause they can see how much it affects my well being :)

:bulletred: It's been properly explained to me now that I'm dairy sensitive (intolerant?), atleast to a certain degree which has been big news cause I've been having cereal in the morning since the beginning of the year thinking I've been doing the right thing when it's one of the reasons I've been so run down. Since stopping having cereal in the morning my energy levels have picked up a lot, and I'm starting to draw again! :dance: IT sucks though cause now I need to start having breakfast again, but it's gonna have to be something I cook before I leave for work *sighs* Atleast I know now :/

:bulletred: Drawing in it's self has done a WORLD of wonder to pick up my mood. I'm a lot happier just generally now I'm getting even just sketches onto paper (I'm going through a lot of paper with un finished art >.> ), and although I'm not finishing much, I know I can always go back to it :) I'm going to update my sketch folder and I have a HUGE stack to go in there! Makes me feel productive finally :3 

:bulletred: People around me are being very supportive of me trying to get to bed earlier and although not every night is an 8 hour sleep night, I'm no longer doing the 5 hour nights and it is making a big difference. I think the best I can manage right now is bed time at 11:30pm, but that gives me 7.5 hours of sleep so hopefully my body can get use to this :D When I get use to this bed time, I'll see if I can scoot it to 11pm and get up earlier for breakfast. I don't think I'll manage the 10pm my homeopath wants me to do. I'm too much of a night owl ^^;

Not so good things:-
:bulletgreen: My mother's twin sister is getting worse as the days go on, and even though I'm handling the ordeal a lot better than I was before I cut out dairy, it's still VERY hard to see my mother dealing with it. She's on an even higher dose of morphine now- I didn't think she could have a higher dose but she is. My father says she could go any day now, and I'm a bit worried cause I'm going to Wellington this weekend, and my father is flying to Australia, and Mum is getting nightmares of going to the funeral alone. 

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Anyways, so I'm still on chill out mode for now. The research I've been doing is so that I can restart doing PseudoDragon, and this time make a proper job of it. Till now, it has been drawn un scripted, and usually to get me out of health issues rather than as a serious effort. When I restart it though, I plan to make a serious effort, and make it available for print as a decent sized graphic novel. I'm really keen cause a lot of the characters are from stories I've been writing since I was about 11 or 12, and are very dear to me. It'd be REALLY nice to finally get their story out there, even if it's an AU one XD 

Anyways- to those of you that have read this far- thank you for sticking by me through all of this. I know that many people have walked out of my life cause of the stress that the IBS has put me through, and it's left me with a lot of guilt that I'm still having to deal with, but knowing that you all have stayed with me despite all of this? It means a lot to me TuT And hopefully I can have a 100% positive journal from now on TuT
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Reading: Absolute Sinestro Corps war
  • Watching: Castle- Season 3
  • Playing: Ace Attorney- Dual destinies

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Susan Rugg
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
New Zealand
Hey guys- I'm a 30 something year old artist which enjoys fine art and making comics. I am a fan of a few fandoms, currently Green Lantern, Phoenix Wright, King's Quest / The Silver Lining, and Doctor Who.

I LOVE OCs- making them, writing about them, finding out other people's OCs, and drawing them.

I also LOVE ART. If you want to talk art, I'm always game to rattle on for hours about art equipment, techniques, books and stuff. If you want to talk about art or get critique, feel free to comment / PM me and I'm more than happy to give text wall responses :love:
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Have you ever had artistic burnout / art funk for a LONG period of time and got over it? 

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12 deviants said YES! (Please tell me about it- specially how you got over it)
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7 deviants said Yes, but mine is because I think my art is shit so I'm not actually over it :/
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5 deviants said YES! But life got in the way- I didn't struggle to draw once my time became free again
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5 deviants said Yeah- I play too many video games though so I don't get as much practice as I should...
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2 deviants said Yes, but I'm a writer (or some other art form) so my advice probably isn't helpful T.T (Talk about it anyways- I'm interested :) )
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2 deviants said Not really- hopefully I never get it :(
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2 deviants said Sort of.... Does this count? (Lets talk about it :) )

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:iconnebet-sekhmet:
Nebet-Sekhmet Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
-leaves more messages of love on your wall- <3
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*snuggles teh Kats with luff*
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:iconnebet-sekhmet:
Nebet-Sekhmet Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
-licks your face- How you been. :3
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Um... do you want the sad version or the happy version of that answer? :)
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:iconnebet-sekhmet:
Nebet-Sekhmet Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want the truth. :3 Message me any time, you know that. <3
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JennaveveRayenstone Feb 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
I have a few things to learn from you as far as detailed drawing is concerned. I love your work from what I have seen. I really appriciate the awesome notes you have been sending me and I'd love to draw OC's with you :D! It would be great to collaberate. I'm more of a Magiknight type who loves mixing Fantasy with Science Fiction. That's where I'm headed. :3
<3 Thanks again :3
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Admittedly I'm going through major art funk right now, so there's no way I can do any collaborations with anyone till I'm back together again, but hopefully I'll get over it soon and have some new art in my gallery TuT Till then, I'm glad I could make a small difference to you :)
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JennaveveRayenstone Mar 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yeah I'm going through an Art funk myself but you are an amazing artist. :) keep the great work up. ^____^
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chrisdog203 Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Delayed reply but it was really cool to catch u at drawfest, even if it was just for a little bit! Ur Tron pic was looking amazing and was cool chatting! Hope your doing well!
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Arkillian Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe man- I wish you could've stayed longer though! I was kinda dazed with the whole intro then dash off thing and I didn't get enough time to properly get my head together to be worth talking to ^^; 

Thank you :) The picture hasn't progressed much as my body has been reacting to foods I've been eating ,but it's not forgotten by a long shot! The goal is to have it done for my birthday this year (rather than last year! XD )- hopefully I can make that no problem! :love: 
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chrisdog203 Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem!

Good goal! I'm aiming to finish a piece of art per month! we'll see how it goes!
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:iconanonspecificcomicfan:

Okay, I swear I'm not a stalker but.....

 

You are totally by far my favorite person on this site! I happen to love reading Kyle Rayner and all of your art is just so amazing! It got even better wen I saw Ace Attorney stuff! That's my favorite videogame! So I think you're really cool and I think I love your stuff of all the GLs messing around the most.

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Arkillian Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe man TuT Sorry it took a few days to answer, I was kinda floored for a while there cause I don't normally get lovely comments like this and I got one on Tumblr too- was that you also? TuT I'm really happy that you like both Green Lantern and Ace Attorney also TuT They're all my little babies and I love them all so much TuT It's also really cool to hear someone that likes my art so much cause I have been pretty down about my art lately. I don't know how long that'll take to fix, but I'm working on it :nod:

Thank you again :hug: I hope I continue to please you ^^
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:iconanonspecificcomicfan:
The person asking why you were so perfect on Tumblr? Yush that was me.I am a dummy! And how could you be upset about your art in any way, shape or form? It's lovely! If you want to keep working on your skills, I'm glad to hear you're working for an independent goal. I don't see any issues with what you've drawn so far, but I'm happy to know that it might somehow get even better! And no problem. Hug 
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Arkillian Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man- sorry for the late reply on this T.T My body has been reacting SO badly to food I ate recently that I got crazy overwhelmed and stopped replying to stuff for a while :( 

Perfect is a bit of an awkward word to use for an artist ^^; I know that a lot of people shrug it off and it's super fun to use hyperbole to make someone feel really good about themselves, but perfection in art... I always get a bit awkward with that cause an artist that's perfect doesn't need to improve, and I really love trying out new things with art... if that makes sense? And I'm not upset with my art as such- sorry if I sound that way! With my dietary problems, if I eat bad it messes with my emotions and makes me get anxiety. MY homeopath is trying to get me to a point where I'm not so sensitive to foods, but it's really hard cause I keep getting 'forced' to eat stuff I shouldn't T.T *sighs* I also should go back to the gym too cause that will help with my job, and my health big time. Gotta be healthy to do that first though, ironically ;)

I'm really happy though that my art excites you :) IT excites me to draw and if I can pass that on, then that's all I could ask for. Thank you :)
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jeffreyedwards Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks for the fave
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AlternatingMutt Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Hi there, I thought you might be interested in this suggestion thread regarding comics.
support.deviantart.com/entries…
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Arkillian Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been asking for this for years. This is why Deviantart is so behind. Their coding is a mess of pretty shinny sparkles and they fail to cater for large niche markets like comics. I post my comics on Paperdemon so it's easier to read them when they're a year old cause Deviantart is such a clumsy medium to work with for displaying them :/ I hope DA listen to them. They sure as heck don't listen to me.
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SilverMonki Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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