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Jeez, it seems like just yesterday, I was writing about how I was going off on my own, broadening horizons, yada, yada... I am pretty stoked to say now, though, that things have gone quite well over the last year. I'm working as a freelance graphic artist and getting a whole ton of new connections; it's amazing what hard work and word-of-mouth can do! Anyways, I don't have much in particular to report, other than that things are well on the work-front! I have some wicked new artwork coming down the pipe for a DJ friend of mine, and I can't wait to share it.



  • Listening to: Arcade Fire
  • Reading: High Fidelity
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: Homemade oatmeal cookies
  • Drinking: Copious amounts of caffiene

a new point of view

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 27, 2012, 2:09 PM

A broadening of horizons


After a relatively art-free year (disappointing, I know), I have decided to take my life in a new direction in hopes of discovering new inspiration. There's a big world out there, and lately my little niche is starting to feel like more of a confinement than anything else. Hooray for personal growth!



Also, Borderlands 2. That is all.





  • Listening to: Coheed and Cambria
  • Watching: Al Jazeera English
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: Miso Soup
  • Drinking: Copious amounts of caffiene

15,000 HAS BEEN REACHED!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 7, 2011, 10:53 AM

Congrats to 3CrazyCheshire for Catching My 15,000th Pageview


3CrazyCheshire has caught my 15,000th pageview! Woo-hoo! She has won a bust-up lineart of her OC Hanako, as well as three features from her Rina-Li gallery! Go check her out, because her 6000 kiriban is coming up!

... by Rina-Li Alice in Candyland by Rina-Li Sapfo by Rina-Li




As for Everyone Else...


Thanks to everyone who has supported me thus far; I am sure another 15,000 pageviews are not too far away! I know I'll never stop making art, so I hope you'll never get tired of it! Lurrrrve you all!




  • Watching: Al Jazeera English
  • Eating: Pho soup! Yum!
  • Drinking: Copious amounts of caffiene

All I Can Say is 'WOW'!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 12, 2011, 9:54 AM
Hello everybody! I just want to say how amazingly incredible you are! I don't think I've received quite as much reception to my work in the past few years on deviantArt as I have had in this last month or so! I actually cannot keep up with all the thank-yous for faves (dA spam-blocks me if I even try), so if I didn't catch you, thank you very, very much!

I also want to remind people of my upcoming pageview milestone contest! But I have to change the rules a little bit, because the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it's more fair for me to do it this way.

SO, the new rules for catching my 15,000th pageview are as follows:
- Take a screenshot of my page when it hits 15,000 pageviews.
- Send me your screencap (note me a link, or send it as an attachment to savaegraphics@gmail.com).
- Tell me HOW you found me on deviantArt!

The winner will get a bust (that's chest-up) lineart drawing of any character they choose! AND, as an added bonus, I'll feature three of your works on my journal!

Oh, and if you're not tired of me yet, don't forget to visit these other niches of the internet that I have begun to populate:
Visit My Website | Savae on Facebook | Savae on Twitter | Savae on Behance

OCTOBER 12th at 5:00PM: Wow, 100 pageviews in one day! I think this is a record for me!

  • Listening to: Mourning Widows - Furnished Souls for Rent
  • Watching: That Mitchell and Webb Look
  • Eating: Pho soup! Yum!
  • Drinking: Copious amounts of caffiene

SQUEAL!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 2, 2011, 12:14 AM
Who's engaged? I am! To the boy of my dreams!

...Pretty sure I feel like a giddy schoolgirl right now!

  • Listening to: Mourning Widows - Furnished Souls for Rent
  • Watching: That Mitchell and Webb Look
  • Eating: Pho soup! Yum!
  • Drinking: Copious amounts of caffiene

Facebook Contest!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 23, 2011, 9:00 AM
Hey friends! Who likes freebies? I know I do! Head over to my Facebook page and answer the polling question for your chance to win a free art print! Oh boy, oh boy!

And, because I am so generous, I'd like to remind you that I am still looking for someone to catch my 15,000th pageview! Whoever sees it first will need to hit up THIS JOURNAL and tell me how they found me on dA! That person will win a bust (from the chest-up) lineart drawing of any character of their choosing! Cool stuff!

:D Have a great Friday, guys!

  • Listening to: Al Jazeera English
  • Watching: Peep Show
  • Playing: Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy
  • Eating: Pho soup! Yum!
  • Drinking: Copious amounts of caffiene

WHO WILL CATCH 15,000?

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 7, 2011, 2:02 PM
Well, well, friends! It's almost time for another pageview milestone! 15,000 is coming up soon, and I'd like to think that's a pretty decent number to celebrate! The first person to catch 15,000 has to comment on THIS journal entry and tell me how they found me on dA. That person will win a bust (that's chest-up) lineart drawing of any character they choose! Exciting, right? Right!

In addition to this, I will be doing another contest soon over on Facebook! This contest will involve a whack of awesome print prizes revolving around my new series of work. For now, head over to Facebook and "Like" my page (found here: tinyurl.com/3bwhzyp). Contest instructions will be posted once the entire series is finished and made public.

Oh, and if you're not tired of me yet, don't forget to visit these other niches of the internet that I have begun to populate:
Visit My Website | Savae on Facebook | Savae on Twitter | Savae on Behance

  • Listening to: Al Jazeera English
  • Watching: Peep Show
  • Playing: Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy
  • Eating: Pho soup! Yum!
  • Drinking: Copious amounts of caffiene

Check it out!

Journal Entry: Wed May 11, 2011, 7:24 PM
Hey, hey, friends and watchers! I've created a Facebook fan page, where I'll be more actively connecting with people who like my work. Check it out, or better yet, become a fan! I look forward to talking with you!

www.facebook.com/pages/Savae/2…

  • Listening to: Chase & Status
  • Watching: Mythbusters
  • Playing: Nothin'!

The Art of Art-Make is Painfully Difficult.

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 21, 2011, 12:01 AM
So, I've pretty well been getting frustrated with my "skills" lately. It would seem that every time I draw something good, it's a doodle on a lined piece of paper in a notebook that I should be taking notes in... Every time I try to redo a drawing on the large scale or in an actual sketchbook, the anatomy just crumbles. I am getting pretty fed up with this failing business, I tell ya!

I am going to Calgary this long weekend to check out the Chase & Status DJ set. Perhaps I will soak up the atmosphere and turn it into something creative and funky, instead of just let it go. We'll see!

  • Listening to: Chase & Status
  • Watching: Mythbusters
  • Playing: Nothin'!
Hey friends, watchers, and friendly watchers! I have started up a new dA account to showcase the commercial and graphic design work I do! Don't worry, though (like you would), because I'll still keep this account going for all my art projects and so on.

Wanna check out my design account (and perhaps watch it as well for updates and the like)?
Go here: Savae-Indulge
  • Listening to: Baltic Pine
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: The First 48
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VIII (again)
  • Eating: Muffins
  • Drinking: Earl grey tea
For all my watchers (and all my visitors, too), listen to this!

I dare you not to get it stuck in your head.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4O8xU…
  • Listening to: Lots of different grunge bands
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: Parking Wars
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIII (Cie'th Missions)
  • Eating: Zucchini muffins
  • Drinking: Earl grey tea
Whew! 10,000 pageviews! Mallacore, who has been extremely supportive of me the whole time I've been here, was the one to catch number 10,000!

Thanks to everybody who has faved, commented, and checked out my stuff! I hope to be around for another 10,000 views! Woot!
  • Listening to: Lots of different grunge bands
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: Parking Wars
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIII (Cie'th Missions)
  • Eating: Zucchini muffins
  • Drinking: Earl grey tea
By :iconrachaebby:

You must post these rules.
Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
You have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
Go to their pages and tell them you tagged them!

1. I love my job (I'm a graphic designer), because it allows me to translate my passion for art into a career.
2. I am crazy for Final Fantasy, FFVIII in particular.
3. I have a love-hate relationship with Tim Horton's; I love my large double-double, but I hated working there!
4. White Oleander is my favourite novel ever.
5. I dislike fish, unless they're sitting on my plate.
6. I am never bored!
7. I drive a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. And I love to drive standard!
8. I am oddly fascinated by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen...
9. I highly value rational thinking, because it seems like fewer and fewer people are doing it!
10. I try to see the potential each day has and make an adventure of it!

I tag:
:iconmoneeka: :iconinvaderraf: :iconcluedog: :iconstacems: :iconwindinmysails: :icontwitchy-potfiller: :iconjsheaisaninja: :iconkamiluff: :iconvibrantx: :iconloon-dawg:
  • Listening to: Noisia
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: The First 48 and Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIII (Cie'th Missions)
  • Eating: Zucchini muffins
  • Drinking: Coffee. Always.

New Jorb

Journal Entry: Fri May 21, 2010, 4:38 PM
  • Listening to: Noisia and Fatboy Slim
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: The First 48
  • Playing: Boarderlands and Final Fantasy XIII
  • Drinking: Lots of Tim Horton's coffee. Large double-double.

Wull, hello.

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 7, 2009, 5:47 PM
  • Listening to: A whole lotta nothing...
  • Reading: I Am America (And So Can You!)
  • Watching: Canada's Worst Driver 5
  • Playing: Dissidia Final Fantasy and Borderlands
"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street; there's nobody anywhere that seems to know what to do with this - no end to it.

"We know the air is unfit to breathe, our food is unfit to eat. We sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes as if that is the way it's supposed to be.

"We know things are bad, worse than bad - they're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house and slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller, and all we say is: ' Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything! Just leave us alone!'

"Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad. I don't want you to protest, I don't want you to riot, I don't want you to write to your congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write... All I know is first, you've got to get mad. You've gotta say: 'I'm a human being, goddammit! My life has value!'"


Clubs:
ff8club - TheLegacyOfFFVIII - 100ThemesChallenge
  • Listening to: Evol Intent , Pendulum, Black Sun Empire, etc.
  • Reading: Therefore Repent!
I got a job for now as a cashier at a Shell station. I know a lot of people think that it's a shit job, but I don't mind. I've worked for a different Shell in the past and they treat their employees quite well (including the bottom feeders like me). I'm getting a lot of hours there already, too, so I should be making some decent money (sort of) soon enough.

I'm also gonna be seeing Arch Enemy in Vancouver on the 26th of May, which should be really exciting. I'm driving down with my cousin. Hopefully, I don't get the turds kicked out of me, because I'm pretty waify.

I am also working on a lot of art at the moment. I've got a ton of traditional work in progress that I hope to submit once I find a proper scanner. It's a lot different from what I usually do, full of colour experimenting and whatnot... I'm wondering what kind of reaction it will evoke. Hopefully my faithful watchers won't despise it. ;)

Hm. In any case, I hope life is going well for everybody and that all your summer dreams come true. Later.
  • Listening to: Arch Enemy and many others.
  • Reading: Not much. I've been drawing.
  • Watching: Mega64 and Homestar Runner
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts II
  • Eating: Those Green Giant pasta-in-a-bag things...
  • Drinking: Iced coffee from McDonalds, of all places.
You should.

Homestar... Runner...
www.homestarrunner.com
  • Listening to: Slightly Stoopid, Arch Enemy
  • Reading: http://maddox.xmission.com/
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: FFVIII
  • Eating: Edible stuff...
  • Drinking: Beverages
I feel like I've been having an out of body experience for quite awhile, now. It seems like time is sort of floating by, and I can't grasp it. I've been trying my best to keep on coming up with art and whatnot, but it gets pretty difficult at times.

The holidays just went by in some sort of rapid blur. Hell, my life since I moved away from home has been a blur. Everything is happening so fast, and as cliche as that sounds, it's true. I guess what I'm trying to get at here is that I'm bothered by how much fog is clouding my brain. I seem to be on autopilot... Functioning, but absent.

School's back in, now, another four months of my life locked into position. I know I can get through this; I made it through last semester, but I feel a lot more weary and weathered than before, when I was just beginning. The excitement's gone, and it's dawned upon me how little prepared high school has made me for this.

Just keep thinking on the positive side... I can make it.

On a completely unrelated note, I've been playing Guitar Hero 3 lately. My PSN name is Savae; maybe I'll see you guys around.
  • Listening to: Tori Amos and Tool
  • Reading: Therefore, Repent! a graphic novel
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Guitar Hero 3 (whenever I have time)
  • Eating: Edible stuff...
  • Drinking: Water
I just keep on going... It's quite a heavy course load, but I shall survive.

Additionally, I am doing the 100 Themes Challenge, now, variation 2 by foxnede.deviantart.com/ . If you're feeling lost for ideas, you should check out the challenge here: 100ThemesChallenge.deviantart.…
  • Listening to: Stabbing Westward and the Seatbelts
  • Reading: Textbooks for my course.
  • Watching: Looney Tunes
  • Playing: FFVIII!
  • Eating: Whatever I can...
  • Drinking: Mostly juice.