Currently Listening to: Domino (Jessie J)
Request, Trade, & Commission Status: Closed permanently. Sorry.
Photos of my koi, other pets, model horses, etc. can be found here --> raiha.deviantart.com/gallery/?…
100 Q & A about me and artwork can be found here -->raiha.deviantart.com/journal/1…
Wow…2 years since my last post. I meant to post something sooner but that never happened but this month marks my 10th year here on deviantArt. When I started here, I had recently begun college and art was my escape from the stress of classes. Never did I think I'd end up posting 1,000+ pieces and have over 65,000 pageviews. I thank all those who have provided me with encouragement, support and constructive criticism over the years. I hate to sound cliche but your comments have helped me improve as an artist and given me the push I needed to continue. Today, I'm still drawing but nearly not as often due to the demands of work and life in general. 10 years of life experiences, both positive and negative, happy and heart-wrenching, fun and not so fun have shaped me from the awkward college freshman I was when I started here to the confident and persistent adult I am today. I'm still around and checking deviantArt on a regular basis though I continue to be very busy with work, dog shows, personal things, and just life. As I am extremely busy and will be for quite some time, I regret to say that my uploads will continue to be very few and far between.
Another issue is comment content. While constructive criticism is tolerated and accepted, snide, degrading, perverted, and outright nasty remarks are not. Please refrain from posting such remarks. I really do not appreciate them and would rather not raise my stress level any higher than it is when I see them in my inbox. So far, these comments have been on my ORIGINAL characters. It's not a character from an anime/manga/videogame/movie so there is no guideline of how I should be drawing it, just my own. Their design is purely my own and I may do what I wish. I find it unnecessary for people to post such snide comments on something that they do not have any say over. I'm going to continue drawing my characters the way that I want. When posting, please consider the adage: If you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all.
Current Residence: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Favourite genre of music: Rock, J-rock
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Raiha,Yoji,Haru,Kira,Orochimaru,Jiraiya,Iruka,Hiroshi,Renji,Sano,Saito,Hiko,Haku
Personal Quote: When a person has someone important to protect, that's when they can truly become strong -Haku