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Thanks guys~!

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 9:28 AM


Thank you guys for all the lovely birthday messages!! ; v ; I wish I could reply to everyone!
Thank you as well for the lovely drawings~ ;//u//; Every birthday I like showcasing them, so please enjoy~ thanks again everyone ;;u;;

Happy Birthday Ocean by KateyGoldenMoon Oshan's Birthday Present! by OtakuSyra To My Best Friend by J-Mirakuru Happy Birthday Ocean! by PinkSkullsAndRibbons Oceantann~ by genacinth boop another birthdayyy by LittleLonelyFawn








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New Improved FAQ!

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 10:59 PM


Hello guys! Considering the last time my FAQ was updated was MARCH 17TH 2012.............. I think it needed to be refreshed.
If you have any questions that aren't on here you may ask me, but please read them thoroughly before doing so. Thanks!

LAST UPDATED:  April 20th 2014





G E N E R A L

Q. What's your real name?
A. Allison... but don't call me that ;;

Q. How do you pronounce Oshaikeuchi?
A. Oh-shy-ee-keh-oo-chee

Q. How old are you?
A. I don't specifically give it out, but I am out of college.

Q. Where do you live?
A. Ontario, Canada

Q. How long have you been drawing?
A. Around 10-12 years

Q. Do you sell at any cons?
A. I go to Anime North, FanExpo, and Otakuthon almost yearly. I am working on expanding a little more out west.

Q. Can I purchase your manga at Barnes&Noble/Chapters/Indigo/etc?
A. Sorry no, but you can only purchase it through my personal store

Q. Please draw so-and-so for me?
A. I do not on any circumstances take requests! I have commissions open sometimes, so keep an eye out for them! (I am currently planning on opening them for June-July 2014!)

Q. Can you make a tutorial on ___?
A. I would love to have more time to make tutorials. Whenever I do, hair will be the first thing I'd like to tackle because people have requested it for years. ;; Sorry!

Q. Can we be friends? Can I have your MSN/skype?
A. As much as I would love to be friends and have chit chats with all of my watchers, I'm a busy girl ;; But please know I love you all!

Q. Can you check out my drawings and give me some tips?
A. This is another thing I wish I could help you all on. Sometimes (once-in-a-blue-moon kind of sometimes) I will review/critique art posted on my livestreams (as per request), but it's very hard to give so many individuals different advice when really it is all the same in the end.

What do you want to be able to draw good? Think about an artist you want to emulate, and think about why you like their art. Now, try think about what you need to do to learn those things and achieve that level. Learn things that will make your art better -- study light sources, anatomy, and different styles. Think about where and WHY you are placing your lines where you place them. These things may not seem appealing, but you will really benefit from them in the long run.

Q. When you start sketching something, do you have a general idea of how you want it to look (pose, theme, clothing, etc) or do you just start drawing and think it up as you go?
A. My strongest pieces conceptual-wise usually start with an idea ahead of time; but once and awhile a random sketch will turn into something alright.

Q. Do you have any other hobbies or interested? 
I love fashion, singing, dancing, working out, cooking, and gettin high. Yup

Q. Where do you get all your clothes?
A. oceanchan.deviantart.com/journ…

Q. I want to sell at my first convention and need some advice!
A. I got this question so many times, so I made an article about it on my blog, here! ^v^



C G I N G


Q. What programs do you use for your digital colouring?
A. Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop CS5

Q. Do you have to buy these programs? Where do you get them from?
A. You're SUPPOSED to buy them... ;;

Q. What tablet do you use? How much was it?
A. I use Wacom intuos4 medium, and it was $250. I bought it used.

Q. What tools do you use for lineart/colouring/blending in SAI?
A. I use the Ol Water tool to lineart/sketch in SAI. For colouring, I use the pen tool for filling, and the brush for blending.
My current ink settings:


Q. How do you colour your lines in SAI?
A. Set your lineart layer (must have ONLY lines on it, no flattened image with a white background) to preserve opacity. Then colour away.

Q. How big are your canvases?
A. Usually 5100x3300 pixels for printing size.

Q. What are your brush/blending settings?
A. I can't answer this because I don't have one set of blend settings. They are always changing. And I don't mean like "I use this setting for the eyes, and this setting for the face" I mean they change every tenth stroke or so. It depends exactly what I'm doing at that moment. Sorry! ;;



V I D E O S


Q. What do you use to record your screen?
A. Hypercam2.

Q. What do you use to edit your videos?
A. Previously Windows Movie Maker, now Sony Vegas Pro 9.

Q. How do you record your copic videos?
A. Most of them are just my laptop screen tilted down (the webcam is internally inside the laptop) and looks down upon the drawing. Then I flip the recording in a editor.

Q. How do you speed up your videos?
A. Previously used the "double speed" feature on WMM, now I do it in Sony vegas Pro (I think you press shift or caps or tab or ctrl....and drag it to the left lol. I forget which one it is ;; )



M A N G A  &  P R O D U C T


Q. Where did you get your manga published?
A. I self-publish all of my books at local print shops.

Q. Where do you print your prints/stickers?
A. Prints are done locally. As for stickers I have used two suppliers, RockinStickers (vinyl) and JiMiAgency (paper).

Q. How do you come up with stories/create characters?
A. I don't make as many stories as I used to, but-!! I believe some of the most interesting characters are based on real people with real faults and real traits. So when I make an OC, I try to base it on someone I know and the way they think/their motives/points of views.

Q. What is your manga-making process like?
A. When I have a story, I making thumbnails for the pages (by chapter) and write the script when I'm making the roughs for the panels. Then I sketch the the pages according to each thumbnail, then ink, and tone.

Q. I'm selling at my first convention and want to know about making products!
A. I got this question so many times, so I made an article about it on my blog, here! ^v^


If anyone else has any questions I should add, please, ask away! >v<
:heart: :heart:








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Artist Feature!

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 8:52 PM


Hello! My front page has been a little dead lately, so I'm going to liven it up with some great artists I follow! Some of them you may heard of, others are imo very underrated. That being says all the art is amazing, so please enjoy!

:iconescume:
Aerial by escume February by escume Elsa by escume Belle by escume
Absolutely breath taking watercolour-styled portraits, and the artist is only 20.



:icontknk:
cover 2 by tknk Pony by tknk hatsune miku by tknk trick shoes by tknk
Beautiful girls and Korean fashion everywhere.



:iconqueenashi:
80shiji by QueenAshi Berrylicious Bath by QueenAshi AT: Gardenia by QueenAshi
I am all over these colours & lineart~!



:iconikr:
Comm: rerolune by ikr Comm: H0peh by ikr Comm: RanNiwa by ikr POP bunny by ikr
I looooove her style... it's so clean and fresh I could die.



:iconalexisneo:
LET IT GO by alexisneo Mother of Dragons by alexisneo PPG 2014 by alexisneo nonon jakuzure by alexisneo
A very good friend of mine; I will pimp her art 'til the end of time.



:icondesiree-u:
:AT: All Hail the Fluffy Queen! by Desiree-U :CE: Beautiful as a Rose by Desiree-U :HBD: La Mia Preziosa Fragolina by Desiree-U :CM: What a Pretty and Rare View! by Desiree-U
Her lineart is to die for and her style is moe level 10000000.



:icongabber-princess:
Raving Mimi and Birthday Bash Nyami by GABBER-princess Thank You Carina!! by GABBER-princess FEED ME by GABBER-princess Commissions Open!! by GABBER-princess
A cute and psychedelic style. I love the mix of these two, it always creates something unexpected yet great. Love all the colours too!



:iconbunni-purin:
Sakura Kinomoto by Bunni-purin Blooms by Bunni-purin Shimakaze by Bunni-purin
It's unfortunate she doesn't have much up right now + is on hiatus, but her style is really put together! I hope she comes out with more soon ~



:iconapricot-crown:
Tokyo Mew Mew by Apricot-Crown Cardcaptor Sakura Fanbook Wraparound Cover by Apricot-Crown Super Sonico by Apricot-Crown Sagittarius by Apricot-Crown
This was the winner of my Fight Like A Girl contest I had earlier this year! Her style is so unique. It has a retro kind of flare. Plus, magical girls~!



:iconnaschi:
Dancing on the Stars by Naschi Colors by Naschi Sailor Jupiter Makoto by Naschi
I freakin bow to this girl u/////u Such amazing traditional art!! She is definitely on Arina levels. She has her own published manga, too!



:iconartifedex:
HBD Tinaaa by Artifedex LB: Shimapan by Artifedex Yes, I want to build a snowman... by Artifedex KLK: Let's Go! by Artifedex
An old and good friend of mine! The style reminds me a little bit of my (very) old style. ;v;

Hope you guys enjoyed and found some new great artists to watch! >w</ :heart:








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Hello guys~ this will be my final update on Fight Like A Girl.

All copies have been scheduled for send out and every person who ordered has been notified via email (psure to the email everyone paid with -- I'm using Storenvy's 'mark as shipped' notifications, but I think it's been being iffy; like people not getting their emails).

If you did not receive your email and are concerned, feel free to let me know with the email + name you ordered with and I will tell you when your scheduled shipping date was.

There is only one copy left that hasn't been sent out/notified; it is because I am waiting for a response (name is under Angela P -- if you are out there please get back to me~ otherwise I'll have to do some deep digging through my DA notes uuu)

Copies are still for sale here, although they are going much faster than I expected lol ;;;

Thank you everyone for supporting this project. I really hope you all are pleased with the book and the work I put into it. u////u
I'm very grateful to have such supportive watchers. I hope you guys will continue to support me and follow my upcoming work. ; w ;










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Finally, all the books are in!! If you are following my Tumblr however you might've already seen all this hehh



I started packaging them over the weekend and am going to try and get all the pre-orders shipped out between today and Friday.



^This is the Monday and Tuesday shipment piles, but I have still so much more to go @ 7 @ ;;; 

As I package everyone's order, I have been sending out emails to let every individual know the date of when their copy will be shipped. Please be aware that I have been sending these notifications to the emails of which you paid with.

If you have not received an email yet it means I’m still packing an processing your order (which I hope to complete by the end of tomorrow, by the way!)

As for as shipment times go, this is very important that everyone is well aware so no one thinks their package is lost:


-Packages shipped to Canada & USA will take 5-10 business days max, but it is not guaranteed so please allow some time after.
-International orders are the unfortunate long one; they will take 4-6 weeks to reach you (it was the cheapest method unfortunately, anything quicker is like $20+...)

Please be aware that once the packages leave my hands at the post office they are no longer my responsibility. I am not responsible for lost mail. That being said, I've never actually had a package go lost in the mail.

 

Now that is all said and done!! "Fight Like A Girl" is now fully up for sale in my shop, here! I will only have so many copies for so long and then I probably wont be getting any more printed since I am moving on in my artistic endeavours~ so now is your best chance. uvu

I will also be selling these at Anime North 2014, if you wanted to pick up a copy there~ u7u.


Thank you all ~!









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Yooo~~!!
So I'll be at Toronto ComiCon this weekend with my partner, :iconphoonty: !! I've been sharing my art tables with such an assortment of artists these days, it's really great.

Unfortunately, I will only be there Saturday & Sunday because I'm going to the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concert in Toronto Friday. What a terrible date for everything to be lined up at.... @^@ Is anyone else going to the KPP concert??

I'll post pics and such * 7 * Hope to see you guys there!!








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Anime North Table!

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 8:16 PM


Hello!!
I'm happy to inform that (once again..) I got a table for Anime North this year! I'm really thankful for how lucky I've been every single year. ;;; I feel like my luck has got to run out some time...
I'll be tabling with my pal :iconalexisneo:; please also check out her Tumblr. More info to come!

Con-G ended this weekend. I had a good time! I was really pleased to have so many people stop by and recognize my work. I also met some really cool people. ; w ; Thank you for these memories!!

My table from the con:


Also the proof of the book should be coming in this week. Thank you everyone for your patience and as always, support. :heart:









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Con-G Table Location!

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 1:42 PM


Hi all, I'm going to be at CON-G this year (in Guelph)!
I wont have my artbook, but I'll have some prints from the artbook as well as the stickers I posted yesterday.
Hope you will stop by~! :heart:










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Fight Like A Girl Pre-Orders OPEN

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 12:10 PM



Main Info
Full Colour/Perfect Bound
Size: Letter size (8.5x11)
56 pages on gloss paper
Price: $35 USD/CAD

Content
25+ pages of unseen work
12 Guest artists
9 pages of bonus content (comics, sketches, and walkthrough)

Guest Artists
:iconakimiya: :iconalexisneo: :iconlavender-ice: :iconhitsukuya: :iconyukikachan: :iconpeachmaiden: :iconcosmolade: :iconcherriuki: :iconslugbox: :iconharukatsune: :iconmagicalsakura: :iconapricot-crown:
Many thanks to all of these talented induviduals!! I'm very honored to have them be part of this project. ; w ;

Shipping Costs
Canada- $8
USA- $10
International- $12

These prices are for standard post only; if you are getting your book mailed internationally, it may take up to 40 days to reach you. If you would like a faster shipping option it is $8 extra, please let me know.
Note; I am not responsible for any lost mail! However, I have never actually had any problems with lost mail.

Payment Methods
-Paypal
-Cash/check through mail (USD or CAD only)

How To Order
If you are paying via Paypal, please purchase through my Storenvy HERE.
If you are paying via cash/check through mail, please fill out this form and send it to oshaikeuchi@gmail.com under the subject 'Order'.

Name:
Email:
Number of copies:
Payment method: (cash or check)
Mailing Address:
Extras: (Signed copy, anything from my shop, etc...)

I will then reply to you with a full total and where to mail the cash/check. Replies may take up to 24 hours, please be patient, thank you!

Previews

Full Moon Holiday by oceantan  <da:thumb id="432860142"/>
fight like a girl by harukatsune Fight Like a Girl artbook PREVIEW by YukikaChan F.L.A.G. Preview by MagicalSakura Magical Guitars? by hitsukuya
fight titans LIKE A GIRL by Lavender-Ice Fight Like A Girl: Guest Art Preview by cosmolade FIGHT LIKE A GIRL by alexisneo Fight Like A Girl: TMM Preview by cherriuki
Pretty Cure Speedpaint: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnyNOK…
Tokyo Mew Mew Speedpaint: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhQz-O…
Tumblr tag: magical-lolita-ocean.tumblr.co…


★Let me know if you want it signed. It costs no extra! Thank you!!









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Feb 1st Update

Shit you guys. u__u!!! Last 5 hours of the contest, and I got 30 entries. You're all so amazing ; u ; And I really appreciate all of the effort everyone put into their entries. Really it touches my heart//// I am going to have a difficult time deciding the winner. Whoever I decide upon, I want to sincerely thank every one for their efforts!! You all did an amazing job.

On the topic of the winning entry, I was originally going to contact and judge the winner today, but I have a lot on the go this weekend + I am still waiting on some of my guest entries (plus I still have a couple of days left of work myself ^7^;;;.) so I will be announcing the winner either on the 2nd or the 3rd. Or the 4th. Depends how crazy my schedule is I suppose ehe.
HOWEVER pre-orders for my artbook will still be opening tomorrow!! ; v ; So I will make a journal all about that! Thank you every one for all of your support. I am very happy to be getting back into the art community again. Thank you :heart:




Hello guys~! 
My magical girl artbook "Fight Like A Girl" is scheduled to be done by the end of this month (hopefully...) and I'm finding myself with an extra page... I could fill it, but, every project I do online I really do like making it interactive with my watchers. So I'm going to give everyone a chance to join!! \*o*/ I don't have much to give in the way of prizes, but I thought at least a chance is better than none. ^v^

The art book I am releasing at the end of the month is a magical girl fanart book, so obviously, the objective of the book is to draw magical girls! \^7^/ ~*
Please make sure to read everything thoroughly before submitting your entry.



Rules


- You can draw fanart of any of these series EXCEPT FOR: Kill La Kill, DN Angel, and any of the weird hentai on the list lmao
-If you have a particular series in mind that is not on the list, please verify it with me first
- This is a fanart book, so I am not accepting any original characters, sorry.
- You are allowed to enter fanart you may have previously drawn (only if they are the right qualifications)
- It must be in full colour
- With out without a background are both accepted
- You are allowed up to three submissions
- It can be done in any medium you like, digitally or traditionally
- The file must be 8.75 x 11.25" 300 dpi for printing (this comes up to 2625 x 3375 pixels) BUT your uploaded file does not have to be this large
- Please make sure you have the high res file available.
-No gore, violence, nudity or sexuality in your entries.



How to Join


- Upload your entry onto Deviantart, stash, or Tumblr and note it to me.
- You can also e-mail me your submission to: oshaikeuchi@gmail.com
- Also let me know what series it's from since I may not know (lol)
- You do not need to upload the full res images, just make sure they are available upon request



Prizes


1st
- Your work in the artbook
- A free copy of said artbook
- An original sketch from me

2nd & 3rd
- Original sketches from me



End Date

February 1st, 12AM EST
Good luck to everyone entering!! I'm super looking forward to seeing everyone's entries!! ; v ;



Current Entries



Entries given via stash or email will not/cannot be featured.
In the name of the moon... by MouseyPeach Contest Entry: oceantan by AruTeru Kaname Madoka by XxPandaxStarxX Become a Magical Girl! by lilpinkpeach  CE Fight Like A Girl:Shugo Chara! by ZombiekinzFight Like A Girl Entry by bunny-bexell
Saint Tail Fanart/Fight Like A Girl contest entry by MagicofManga Puella Magi Madoka Magica FIGHTING by kristen-chan14 Sugar Sugar Rune by Kaleillia Fight like a girl by kylixM  The Best of Super Hero Friends by cutiechan08 Sword Princess by Renho-Prodz 
CE: oceantan by miniezebra Who is Sailor V? by CIC-Studios Wedding Peach_Love Angels by CIC-Studios Sailor moooooon by xxSelly Birds of a Feather by Chileaf Contest Entry Fight like a girl: Sakura CardCaptor by ossaky
Penguindrum Galaxy by freehuggz Magical Girl by Blademic Unlock Your Heart! [Critique please!] by quila111 Time by LittleLonelyFawn CE: oceantan by c-star-rawr Sailor Moon by yesmimiuniverse
Infinite Existance by OceanFalcon Princess Tutu by angeliIy Ichigo Momomiya by Syertse Contest Entry [Rune rune sugar ] . by 8AmyEmo8 I'm a DREAMER by HeadlessMaid Yuu-chan by randomfangirl1
Goddess Madoka by darkmadbunny Homura Akemi!! by SteelWing1 Contest Entry: Illyasviel Kaleid ver. by SteelWing1 Lunatic Charm by Osa-Chi Vividred by Osa-Chi Moon Sailor by HopeyCakes 
Guardian: The Second by maiyouka [AT] Tsukino Usagi by AruTeru Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne by Apricot-Crown Sayaka Miki by pipskitts204 Ultimate Madoka by maryfraser Sailor Moon by maryfraser 
Platinum by maryfraser ''Fight like a girl'' contest- Pretty Cure by elegant107 ...:Hinamori Amu:... by Espliego Oceantan Contest Entry by BubblesBo Kaname Madoka by Leopardpath101 ~I M a d o k a I~ by AkasukiTheCat 
+: Ultimate Madoka :+ by AkasukiTheCat Cardcaptor Sakura Fanart by vitorsanches Always, Somewhere by AnnieTheWhimsical Sailor V by Alligator-neesan Amu by ryuzaki7 Madoka for a Contest by ErinPrimette
Galaxy Goddess .::Print Available::. by LadyNekochan Forever Eternal - Sailor Moon by littlefluffyusagi Tokyo Mew Mew Ichigo Fanart by UsagiPyon-chan Goddess by Pan-tan Night Duty by Himechui Ojamajo Doremi by semie78
shugo chara amulet heart by THE-SOUXNOA-SISTERS Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Archer by zera-lumaniam Hanon by ChocolateJuju Mami Tomoe by CaeliTantibus9 Fight like a Girl ! CE by baniraa CE: Tokyo Mew Mew by MangaFox156
Sayaka and Mew Mew Mint (ocean contest entry) by YumiMyNinja Lyrical Tokarev, Kill Them All ~ !! by CRYPTERS Sailor Moon by SailorMochi CE-Sakura Hime Kaden by SarirumieHomura Akemi by YukinaEstebannPuella Magi: I'm always here for you... by LemonPoppySeedMuffin 
CE-Ichigo by Jadeykinns Amulet Spade by PiyuuCheri Dokidoki! Precure - Cure Sword by Moerin-Satsuki A granted wish by makorie Wish by PinkLoliCatThe Magic of Love by sakuraGx4nina
Luchia by hazelnoix Madoka Magica - Dark Matter by KIn00b Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Take my Hand by CoffehKittehFluff Tokyo Mew Mew by semie78 Madoka magica by potatoe-sama Hyperdimension Nep: Planeptune CPU Purple Heart by CoffehKittehFluff
Mahou Shoujo Magica Madoka by Rue-Yuuri Credens Justitiam by Hitomi97 She'll Steal Your Heart! Kaito Saint Tail by FluffButtDoge Cardcaptor Sakura: Soaring on Cloud Pink by EzmeAG98 W.I.T.C.H. Fanart by DrawnWithLove07 CE 2: oceantan by c-star-rawr
Madoka Magica - Contest Entry by haloheart D R O W N I N G by Kiyou-No-Mi Zodiac P.I. - Contest by xXxInuyashaLoverxXx Smile Pretty Cure: Good or Bad? by Moonfan77 Madoka by littlefluffyusagi Kamichama Karin Chu by xAyumi-chanx 
Sayaka and Oktavia by mafebun Mew Mew Power! by Michiyo--ChanC.E- sakura the card captor by karsisMF97Madoka Kaname by nekotan3 Contest FLAG Cure Beauty by ichigofan123The Dash by misscoca-ine
Contest entry - Moe tan- Ink by adeadhero Magic Knight Rayearth Fanart! by LisaLove12 Homura Akemi by Eloquent-Phony  Powerpuff Girls Z - FLAG Contest by YerBestFriend99 Madoka Magica: Sayaka's Boobies by LemonPoppySeedMuffin UTENA: The Rose Duelist by MiriamDott
.: Fighting Together :. by tasha-chi Fight Like A Girl by Minccinojuic Heartcatch Precure! by nuxi-chan ~Magic Chocolate~ by Birdz555 Cure Peach~ by Puffyko Sakura Descends! by Queen-of-Butterflies
CE :: FLAG by nepheloid Sailor Moon by PirateNinjaAssassin1 In the Name of the Moon by smarticles101 SAilor mOOn by luckydraws Madoka Gadoka Magica Lalala by luckydraws The Witch's Labyrinth - Sayaka by luckydraws
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne! by W0lfStarL0ve Hop Step Jump by Keeyko FLAG contest entry: Ties to the Throne of Yord by kuroi-alexielfx3 nature by moochiiz Sayaka Magica Madoka by snowsteel Sailor Chibi Moon by Draconine
Little Witch Academia by MrWolfyCloud ~Fight like a girl!~ by housemaid Madoka Magia by bleach12324 Dokidoki! Precure contest entry by Lovely-Pink-Rose Saint Tail by Frills-Of-Justice Amu Chan Fan Art by UsagiPyon-chan
initiate survival strategy and fight like a girl! by miicha-desu Homura Akemi (AKUMA) by Phadme My real self, you idiot! by Apiikipa Pretear by Apiikipa Fight Like a Girl by LyssPandaNinja Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya -FA by DennisLego
Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? , Let The Magic Begin! by Streleven Stardust Witch Meruru-Fight Like a girl by Sikki-Sato Magicure!~ -Fight Like a girl 2 by Sikki-Sato Lost In Time by AmikaMangaka Fly away by Gretechan Come dance with me? by HaruBlossom
Ultra Hapupu!~ by NummyCandy Opposites by Sakura-DomotoI Am... by punyorin Hand in Mine~ by Chileaf SAE MAHO TSUKAI TAI by Kimine-kkk Fight Like a Girl! by Usamimi-kun
Princess Tutu by Yum-i Card Captor Sakura (Ocean's Contest Entry) by epicAnnaaaa Ultimate Madoka by Xattuo Cardcaptor Sakura by Kongari Puella Magi Madoka Magica by Kitanya Swan Lake - Princess Tutu by Kitanya
My Heart: Unlock! Version 2 by Nuyy93 I wonder who i'll be? by sakuraGx4nina Card Captor Sakura fanart by Canariam Amu Chan Fan Art by UsagiPyon-chan Saint Tail by Sant-Hanako Get The Canons Ready by AKA-Osuke
Madoka for Oshaikeuchi's Contest by misheru Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica by YumiMyNinja Pointy-eared cake by melaniemidnight Irma by semie78 Madoka Goddes by AirShine Mew Ichigo. Fight like a girl. by Tophilicious
Doremi by YukaNoHimawari Magical Old-School by WallyTheWaffle FIGHT LIKE A MOON PRINCESS,SAKURA-CHAN!!! by chulycool Sailor Neptune by zeldaandmidnafreak

Contrast by Seizure-Salads Magia by IKM218 Magic Knights by CIC-Studios Guardian by maiyouka God Madoka by TheKiwiSlayer Magical Doremi by Cheapcookie Magical Wind by Himechui Contest Entry: Bee And Puppycat by DigitalKelby Mami's Dream by SaitoYakushiRainy Day Man by jemaica
Cardcaptor Sakura [CE] by Neko--Chann Luchia Nanami by SkywardFi CE: PPG by CobaltCupcakes Homesickness by leylaana Sailor Chibi Moon by leylaana 
Sailor Jupiter by leylaana MADOKA KANAME by Phadme Princess Tutu by Frills-Of-Justice Dokkan by ChibiDynamite Ah NO! Not this one again!!!-Bee and Puppycat by EtherealX-P
Neptune and Purple Heart by YumiMyNinja Princess Serenity by Kitanya









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Fight Like A Girl Contest WINNERS

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 10:23 PM


Hello!! Firstly, sorry, I am actually editing an older journal to post this because I don't want to put my pre-orders off the front of my page ehe. So some of the comments don't match up > o >;;;
Pre-orders are now open here, by the way!

Thank you everyone who joined the contest!! I got nearly 150 entries....... so it was extremely hard to choose... ; o ; I love them all and I'm very honoured to have everyone take part in this. Thank you very much!
I am very happy to now announce the winners~

1ST PLACE
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne by Apricot-Crown
From the moment I saw this entry I was extremely impressed. I am a composition-whore, and one thing I was very nitpicky about for choosing a winner was how good the winner's image will look on a page. This is everything I hoped for and more! I am really happy to have Apricot-Crown as a part of my art book, and I highly suggest everyone go check out her retro-moe art.

2ND & THIRD PLACE
Saint Tail by HanakoVermillion Contest entry - Moe tan- Ink by adeadhero
The CGing on HanakoVermillion's pic is just lovely. It's soft and graceful, and I cannot take my eyes off the hair. Very honored to have this artist take part in my contest, thank you for your entry!!
adeadhero .... were you pushing my loli buttons?? LOL;;;; Seriously, I love this pic u////u I love the colours and I was happy to get a Moetan entry!! (I think this was the only one...) Thank you, your style has great potential so please keep it up :heart:

Notice to the three winners:
Please note me with what you would like sketched along with your mailing address!! ; w ;

ICHI'S PICKS
Fight Like A Girl by Minccinojuic Time by LittleLonelyFawn Saint Tail by ShadedAstral
1. Hehe, my boyfriend really loved this entry (as do I). Thank you for this lovely entry and interesting composition!!
2. Both Ichi and I agree that LittleLonelyFawn's is very interesting. With a couple more years under your belt we agreed that your style could be both polished and unique. :D
3. A very exquisite entry from ShadedAstral ~~ the composition is really beautiful and the scatter of balloons are perfect!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
CE: oceantan by miniezebra Platinum by maryfraser Fight like a Girl ! CE by baniraa Ichigo Momomiya by Syertse Sailor V by Alligator-neesan Pointy-eared cake by melaniemidnight Saint Tail by Frills-Of-Justice UTENA: The Rose Duelist by MiriamDott Cure Peach~ by Puffyko Sakura Descends! by Queen-of-Butterflies <da:thumb id="430227815"/> Credens Justitiam by Hitomi97 W.I.T.C.H. Fanart by DrawnWithLove07 Madoka magica by potatoe-sama Lyrical Tokarev, Kill Them All ~ !! by CRYPTERS

Rainy Day Man by jemaica

Thank you again, everyone!! ; w ;









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Back from surgery (again)!

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:26 PM


Sooo.. I had yet another surgery yesterday.

I wasn't even expecting it! I had a checkup planned yesterday to see how my pacemaker battery was doing, and the doctor told me I needed to have it replaced within the next two months before it dies.

(A pacemaker [via Wiki] is a medical device wired up to the heart that uses electrical impulses to regulate the beating of the heart. The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart's natural pacemaker is not fast enough, or [in my case] there is a block in the heart's electrical conduction system.)

The doctor continued on asking me, "have you had anything to eat today?" in which I went.... "???"
I had only had two spoonfuls of yogurt that morning... and then she told me she was doing pacemaker operations that afternoon, and was able to get me in.

So I went in for a checkup and I came out from surgery with a new pacemaker. : | Ok then!

The worst of it (which was last night) is over. Unfortunately though, they needed to slice through my pectoral muscle to put in the pacemaker and now I'm having a rough time using my arm to do daily tasks u_u And it's quite painful.
Fortunately for me it isn't nearly as bad as what happened in January, and I should be healed in about a week. u7u I hope. hehe.

And now I'm good for 10 years! Because that's how long these things last ^7^-

I hope everyone is having a good holiday!! I may be opening up commissions late next month ;;owo;; So keep an eye out for it if you're intersted. ///<3

PS. Thank you to everyone who joined the letter project. I had a really fun time with it. I still need to write up the letters tho, ehe.









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Christmas Letters Project! (CLOSED)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 10:34 AM



Contest now closed! I have contacted the six winners via note.
Thank you everyone for entering! You're all sweethearts ; w ; :heart:


Hello, all~~ <3 Christmas is only a week away and I'm feeling very festive so I wanted to give back something to my watchers.

Something I've always loved is the idea of Christmas cards... but I don't know enough people to send out Christmas cards (LOL) so what I think is who would appreciate it more than my watchers. ^7^

Unfortunately I can't do it for everyone, so I'll do a draw for seven final people (I changed it).

The only rules are that you have to be comfortable giving away your address. xD; (You can live anywhere in the world.)
This probably seems ultra creepy, but it's not-!! I just want to spread the festive cheer and give something back to my watchers (something I haven't done in awhile).

To join, all you need to do is comment on this journal entry! ^v^

Holidays What you'll receive in your Christmas package Holidays 
-Hand written letter
-Three mini-prints
-Original sketch


The prints I'll be giving out are my portrait series prints (these are the only ones left in stock)~

Portrait Series: 02. Homura Akemi by oceantan Portrait Series: 01. Madoka Kaname by oceantan Portrait Series: 11. Megpoid Gumi by oceantan Portrait Series: 09. Octavia by oceantan Portrait Series: 08. Vinyl Scratch by oceantan 
Portrait Series: 10. Usagi Tsukino by oceantan Portrait Series: 07. Lumpy Space Princess by oceantan Portrait Series: 04. Finn the Human by oceantan Portrait Series: 05. Princess Bubblegum by oceantan Happy Easter 2013 by oceantan

Each winner will get three different prints(or less than, if you don't want three). ^//7//^
I'm looking forward to writing up letters /// Hahah I have such a stationery obsession, seriously.

It will end tomorrow night: December 19th, 10pm EST. ^o^

Good luck and Happy Holidays!! :heart:









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MILK (online manga) posted!!

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 11:57 AM


So I have good news!! And bad news.. LOL;;


The prologue of my original manga is complete and up online, [HERE]


MILK★ is about idol groups in the year 2275, and the culture and conspiracies that surround them. It's a very sci-fi setting, with cute girls and dystopian concepts (which I lllllllove ahhahaha) ~~ I love cute happy things that make me smile.. but I also love UNDER-LYING SECRET FUCKING WEIRD CONCEPTS *____* (what have I become)

Uhm, unfortunately, for the bad news.. OTL|||
MILK isn't something that I can keep doing as a manga format. :c (At least, not for now)
I did this prologue mainly as a personal goal to see how I could do and what I could do with it. I loved making it, but it is just too much work for not enough reward u___u Maybe when I have a stable income it's something I could tackle. Actually, I would love that. >o<' But until further notice, it's on hiatus.

The characters are still very important to me and I will probably continue to draw them :heart: So if you would ever like to draw them too, that's cool with me!! ^o^











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Just a little update about what’s been going on in my life lately! Since Idk, I haven’t been around. Stressuuuuuuuuuuu

I write most of my personal stuff these days on my blog, so if you have a Tumblr, you're free to follow me. :D (Actually most of this babble is shit I've pmuch already written in my blog LOL)

Lately, I’ve been trying to look for a job. I’m spending a lot of my time just kinda trying to get out and talk to people, approach others, take every chance I get, answer the phone when it rings, etc. Lots of things I never let myself do before (I am a very shy person; I have anxiety issues, etc). I think even just handing out the few couple of resumes that I have has given me even more confidence than I had two months ago. I may even have a potential interview! *o*;;

But I guess :iconalexisneo: is coming over tomorrow, so I’m really excited for that LKDSG.

Something I've mentioned on my blog, is that currently I am working on an artbook. >///< I'm not going to reveal too much yet since I don't know the deadline of it just yet, but I'm working really hard on it!! o`7o Also, sometime in January, I will opening up a contest linked to the artbook, so stay tuned~ ////

However (as usual,being an artist) money is still tight. OTL|||| Winters are really hard.
In the meantime, I am still (and forever) taking orders in my shop and used store! ^///^

If I have enough cash come pre-order time for the book, I may include a preorder bonus of some exclusive pencil cases, too. *o*; I’ll have to see!

Some WIPs for the project!:

 

   

 

Oh YEAH, and I am really, really, REALLY, REALLY into Florence + The Machine’s music. Like new favorite artist. The second album still needs to grow on me maybe, but omfg, I’ve listen to the first album ten times now. Absolute love!!! Jesus. I haven’t loved an artist this much since Ellie Goulding.
My favorite songs are……. lol, it’s hard because I love all of them.
Dog Days, Rabbit Heart, Swimming, Howl, Drumming Song, Cosmic Heart, Between Two Lungs, Falling, & Bird Song. Yesssssssss.

Thank you for reading. Daisuki to you all!










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Hello, everyone!! So I've been thinking about it for awhile, but I'm finally re-releasing my colouring book digitally! \o/
Originally this was a book I released in 2012, which came in physical book format and included a copic marker tutorial, which I still have up in my shop for sale.
But now it is available in my shop via digitally! \o/ So no shipping costs, plus you get the high res versions of all of the files! Plus, it's down 50% from the physical copy *uwu* (And the copic tutorial is included as well!)


The book includes over 30 linearts which I drew in 2012, so they have a lot more of my shiny-desu style (lol).
The files come in a zip in jpegs.


(After your purchase, a link will be sent to the e-mail you used to pay with via Paypal. If you want it sent to a different email, please note otherwise in the note section through payment!)

Thank you as always!










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Canterlot Con Nov 16-17

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 9:16 PM


Hello~! I will be attending Canterlot this weekend (a pony con taking place in Mississauga, Ontario!) and I will be selling all of my prints~ I'll be at table U!! Hope you'll stop by!! >7<'


This is my first con I've attended completely by myself.. (no boyfriend Ichi to help me lol) so I'm kinda nervous, wah~~
Actually, I've signed up for G-Anime and Con-G (wtf G's) in both Gatineau and Geulph respectively, so you may also see me there~

I posted some pics on my blog of some stuff I was working on tonight for the con, so here you go~

A new button stand!

/DISORGANIZED MESS

Yup, that's all for now. Ciaaaaaao~!! :heart:










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After I think a month or so of set-up... I finally have 'Ocean & Ichi's Closet' running! x'D

Story-time:
Ichi (my boyfriend) as us have been living together for three years now~ we've more or less discovered where we want to take our lives, and the things we need to sacrifice to do so u_u We need money and need to get rid of a lot of our stuff to make our moving process easier (whenever it is we are moving, hopefully within the next few years).

Anyway, I have a lot of my clothes up! Lots of fairy-kei, decora, wigs & accessories~
I also have lots of anime stuff, such as figures/posts/calenders/books/magazines!

I collected a lot of stuff the past 5 years... you could even call me a slight hoarder. > u >
But finally I am prioritizing my life, and I want all my old things to find happy new homes!! I hope that you will take a look at my stuff~

If there is something you really want and cannot pay by Paypal/credit card, I also accept cash through mail and check through mail, just send me a note and let me know!!
However, it is first-come-first-serve in payment.

Click below:


I also have this Chu Churam figure up on ebay. ^^ It's damaged, but I am trying to see if I can get some extra money for it before I put it up in the shop.


I also have my print shop which is always open, which you can click in the link section below.

Thank you so much always for you support~~~~~! :heart:





 


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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:15 AM


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Hi!! Today I'm pimping one of my friends and raising awareness towards a good cause~! Please check out my friends~!

:iconmzzazn: is doing discounted fundraiser commissions to pay for volunteer work at a Kenyan orphanage~ (please read all of the info [HERE] )
It's for a great cause and the commissions are butt cheap and she's almost reached her goal!! :heart:

Also, one of my online besties, :iconmagicalsakura: is doing a lot of great things with her art these days so I really want to pimp her out and share her shiny magical art with all of you ^o^

She is working on a game~ the demo is here:
Faithfully Yours: Demo1.0 by MagicalSakura

And she also just completed her first doujin-to-order (which I proof-read ww) which features NessoxFiona from Black Wolves Saga ' u ' I am not into otome games, but she is very much involved in the otome fandom, so if you are interested, please check out her work~!

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That's all for now! I am trucking away at my manga currently, hehe~






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Cons of 2013 I will be attending:


Anime North; May 24-26 Toronto
Anime Expo; July 5-6 Los Angeles
Otakuthon; August 16-18 Montreal
Fan Expo; August 22-25 Toronto





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