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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 -->…
100 Q & A about me and artwork can be found here -->…

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.

:bulletpurple:Regarding Comments::bulletpurple:
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.

:bulletpurple:~~RAIHA'S FISH:~~:bulletpurple:

Japanese Koi: Enshoku, Izanagi, Kuroki, Yoen, Yoreki, Murakumo, Kareha
Sarasa Goldfish: Monty, Magma, Thunder,
Comet Goldfish: Stumpy, A'a, Pahoehoe, Kula, Ke'o, Iki, Lono
Wakin Goldfish: Kyappu
Red Bellied Pacu: Chomper
Buenos Aires Tetra: Malo
Australian Rainbowfish: Gibson
Bettas: Uakea, Maku'e, Kipuka
Albino Nigerian Bicher: Pete
Ropefish: Orochi, Ayame
Veiltail Angelfish: Angelica
Banded Leporinus: Turbo
African Brown Knifefish: Rufus
Striped Barbs: Pinstripe, Piping
Damselfish: Ouzo, Curacao, Lemonchello

As always, thank you for stopping by!  Mahalo Nui Loa!


The one who is koi obsessed
United States
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

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abcgumdrop Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I haven't talked to you for like a day......just isn't!

What's up?
abcgumdrop Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Well, I made an account on Model Horse Blab, but apparently you weren't online in time for me to get your referral username, sorry.... :(
Raiha Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
I'm also new to Blab, though I've been lurking on it for years. My user name is Raiha
abcgumdrop Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I tried putting that in and it said it didn't work!
abcgumdrop Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Wow! I love a lot of your artwork! I favorited a lot, but I didn't put as many comments. Let's just say, all the artwork I favorited was AMAZING XD I wish I could draw like that!
Raiha Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Thank you! Practice, practice!
DeadlyTigerwolfClaw Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
I really like your gallery, especially all of the Flame of Recca drawings! :D
Raiha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you! It is my favorite series. Been a fan since 2000.
DeadlyTigerwolfClaw Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Really? That's cool! I'm kinda new to the series but it's already one of my favorites. :)
Raiha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Yes. Flame of Recca is a good manga series. Unfortunately, rumor has it that the anime series was cut short due to budget problems and ended early and completely different from the manga.
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