Hi, my name is Mariel! This is my art blog. 
Currently open for commissions~
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ended up being some kind of tribute to my white-haired anime son :y

qpeura asked: I really would like to order a specific print from you, but I live outside the US. Is there actually any way for me to get that print?

Yes! I have a storefront on Storenvy where I sell my prints. You can order it there and I can mail it to you! If the picture you want as a print isn’t up there, just let me know and I can print it for you : ]

I bought that YGO “Duel Art” artbook at AWA this past weekend and I got the Bakura feelings, so now I’m drawing Bakura??? xD He was always my favorite…
I think I’ll make a post about AWA this year soon. I met so many cool people… they all made me feel legit as an artist and a person xD I’m so glad I went.

I bought that YGO “Duel Art” artbook at AWA this past weekend and I got the Bakura feelings, so now I’m drawing Bakura??? xD He was always my favorite…

I think I’ll make a post about AWA this year soon. I met so many cool people… they all made me feel legit as an artist and a person xD I’m so glad I went.

fujoshifeels:

lacrimode was at AWA this weekend. Imagine my deer in headlights shock face when I met the person who drew the 6 handed Aoba at my first con ^_^. I was super sad she was sold out of Clear on Saturday but after much begging and gross sobbing  I super surprised Sunday to find she had reprinted Clear and all was right in the world.  

I immediately took my prints to a frame shop when I got home. The lady at the frame place seemed oddly confused:

Store clerk: Oh are you here to frame some family pictures? Can I see?
Me: *shoves pictures at her* Yes, I need my baby Clear framed and this picture of my recently acquired stepchild Koujaku as well.

DEFINITELY go by her site and check out her work. She’s a super sweet person and if you like Koujaku you will get along just fine. (If you don’t like Koujaku you’ll still be good.)

omg!! xD it’s so cool seeing my drawings in a frame! i’m so happy that you’re happy with them! thank you!

Hello guys, I”ll be at Anime Weekend Atlanta this weekend (Sept 26-28), at D12, along with my good bud Phantomseptember at D11!

I’ll have old stuff and new stuff, like that Rin (maybe Satsuki?? xD) and my Kamen Rider books (only 6 copies) xD 

Please stop by and grace my table with your presence : D


Ask not the sparrow how the eagle soars!

this was pretty hard for me, it took a long time and i’m not sure how i feel about it haha but i’ll just offer it along with ryuko at awa

Ask not the sparrow how the eagle soars!

this was pretty hard for me, it took a long time and i’m not sure how i feel about it haha but i’ll just offer it along with ryuko at awa

bornbymidnight:

BBMN’S PENCIL COMMISSIONS OPEN!I’ll draw mostly anything except morally dubious things (extreme violence, criminality, rape, nazism etc..)Romance is fine but I won’t draw graphical intercourse this time!Original (Or your friends’) characters are prefered! If interested contact me through the message function or email: yossraelsaid(AT)hotmail.com
Questions are welcome as well! :)
Ten slots are available for now (might change depending on demand)!Slots are counted by commissions, not commissioners. So one person is eligable of taking a maximum of 3 slots at a time.1. TAKEN2. STANDBY3. STANDBY4. STANDBY5. STANDBY6. STANDBY7. STANDBY8. STANDBY9. STANDBY10. STANDBY

bornbymidnight:

BBMN’S PENCIL COMMISSIONS OPEN!
I’ll draw mostly anything except morally dubious things (extreme violence, criminality, rape, nazism etc..)
Romance is fine but I won’t draw graphical intercourse this time!
Original (Or your friends’) characters are prefered!

If interested contact me through the message function or email: yossraelsaid(AT)hotmail.com

Questions are welcome as well! :)

Ten slots are available for now (might change depending on demand)!
Slots are counted by commissions, not commissioners. So one person is eligable of taking a maximum of 3 slots at a time.

1. TAKEN
2. STANDBY
3. STANDBY
4. STANDBY
5. STANDBY
6. STANDBY
7. STANDBY
8. STANDBY
9. STANDBY
10. STANDBY

isnri asked: Oh my--! That's amazing! You went to SCAD? I'm currently enrolled in the Savannah campus now. That's awesome to know... I guess cause I've been watching your art for a while now and I've been wondering about you as a person a little. Just wanted to say. Peace out! :)

Oh!! I hope you’re enjoying it! I went to the Savannah Campus as well. I had a lot of fun meeting people; I met my best friend there. I didn’t do so well academically because of stress, so I had to drop out. But man I had a great time socially xD

I was in SCAD for Illustration. What are you there for? I knew a lot of people who went to SCAD for Sequential Art, haha

artist ask answers :]

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I think I received most of the questions in the list, so i don’t think I need any more xD

1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?

Definitely digital.. but I’d like to be good enough at trad one day. I’m amazed by people who can do both really well.

2.How long have you been drawing?

I’ve been drawing ‘seriously’ since I was in middle school!

3.How many classes have you taken?

I’ve only taken an AP art class in high school, and I attended one year in art school, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I didn’t learn how to draw from those classes though.

5.What’s your favorite thing to draw?

My favorite thing to draw are… really defined male bodies, homoerotic boy’s love situations :y , plants, skeletons, and lately robot type things!

6.What’s your least favorite thing to draw?

Rooms in perspective because i don’t know how :U

8.Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?

For fun, but hopefully one day I’ll be a professional!

9.How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?

On a good day, 6+ hours, on a bad day… maybe 30 minutes xD I try my best to draw something every day.

16.Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?

I draw.. less. Back then it was poor quality stuff though, just doodles in my sketchbook. But I suppose that’s how I got to this point in this ‘artistic journey’ lol

17.Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?

Only on things I look like I’d know about haha, like.. bodies and stuff. Other than that, not really. I don’t really have any credentials to my name, I’m just an “artist on the internet” right now haha.

19.What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?

Hands and rooms in persPECTIVE. //crumples//

20.What is the easiest thing for you to draw?

The easiest thing for me to draw are human faces. It makes me wonder how many faces I’ve drawn over years..

22.Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?

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These pictures are about one year apart, so I think I’m doing fine.

23.Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?

Half and half xD

24.Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)

Honestly I do feel jealous of other artists but not because of their art. xD More like their achievements and stuff.

But usually when I see someone’s art and I really love it, I save it to my computer and look at it later and try to see what I like the most about it. Then I try to use that thing i like in my future drawings.

So I can’t really say I’m inspired by them… more like influenced? It’s important to have self-motivation, instead of relying on inspiration and stuff.

25.Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?

I never draw in silence because it’s awkward… So I usually have TV or Netflix or some show I have saved on the computer (aka Kamen Rider…) running in the background while I draw. Sometimes I listen to LP’s on youtube, like TheRadBrad or cr1tikal (I LOVE cr1tikal’s videos SO MUCH)

30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

I draw nowadays because

  • I want to make the ideas in my head a real thing that i can see and interact with
  • I want to share my interests and what i love with other people; i want to use my art to find like-minded people
  • It’s a habit xD i can’t not draw…

And I figure if I get better with drawing, I can be more effective getting my ideas across, that’s all : D

the prints for AWA came in today : D these are the 11 x 17 poster things

i hope someone buys the one of Stang up there x”D i’d hang it up in my room myself cuz it’s one of my favorites