Work in progress! 
(p.s. $5 print sale on my storenvy…! http://akimiya.storenvy.com/)

Work in progress! 

(p.s. $5 print sale on my storenvy…! http://akimiya.storenvy.com/)

Working on a new one-shot!

Working on a new one-shot!

Learning Japanese for Beginners (with Aki!)

Hi guys! Finally made this video. (I got sick 2 times this summer so I wasn’t able to record narration earlier…)
Please look forward to more, and if you have any suggestions, feel free to send me an ask!
P.S. I’ll try to get better at narrating I promise;;

Process .GIF of the commission I posted last night!
The hardest part of this entire thing was painting the background; The water reflections on the cave wall kind of killed me haha

Process .GIF of the commission I posted last night!

The hardest part of this entire thing was painting the background; The water reflections on the cave wall kind of killed me haha

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

$5 PRINT SALE OVER HERE: ★★★STORENVY★★★
Store is open again, this time until the end of September, before I leave for Japan.
The reason for this sale is that I’m actually spending half a year in Kyoto for an academic exchange! I’m a bit short on funds and hope that this could help fill in the gaps! (>3<);; All help is very much appreciated.
Spend over $15 (before shipping) and get two free food pins!

$5 PRINT SALE OVER HERE: STORENVY★

Store is open again, this time until the end of September, before I leave for Japan.

The reason for this sale is that I’m actually spending half a year in Kyoto for an academic exchange! I’m a bit short on funds and hope that this could help fill in the gaps! (>3<);; All help is very much appreciated.

Spend over $15 (before shipping) and get two free food pins!

About comparing yourself…

It’s not uncommon these days to see fellow artists comparing themselves to others; especially to the most popular artists in their particular fandom or whatever. I’m guilty of this myself, and it’s not always a bad thing. Competition is good for the economy, and a healthy amount of competition is good for an artist, because it acts as a motivator to force yourself to improve.

However, it can be detrimental to your growth. The most basic way to explain it is that you become way too jealous and begin to focus more on popularity rather than your own art.

The best way to deal with this is to find and focus on your own goal. It may be similar to another person’s goal, but it will never be exactly the same, because we are all different people. Work hard towards that, and never let something petty like Internet popularity get in your way. Internet popularity probably won’t mean anything anymore in 5-10 years time, but the art skills you have worked to develop will be an asset to yourself forever.

I wrote this as a reminder for myself and also for anyone else who might need it! Hope this makes sense because it’s 1:30AM and I’m about to go to bed.

Thanks for 7k followers btw! :D HI GUYS I LOVE YOU ALL

15 min doodle! Watercolour and fineliner

15 min doodle! Watercolour and fineliner