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I noticed recently that there was an article about why bases traced from anime artwork should be acceptable by the DeviantArt community, which can be found here: While there is already an article featuring counterarguments, if you don't mind, I'd like to voice my own. Disagree if you will.
Now bases aren't a bad thing; there are many well-designed original pixel bases that pixel artists can use in their own original pixel designs, and that can be very helpful. There are also original body bases drawn to help people flesh out their own characters and whatnot. These are perfectly fine because they are ORIGINAL: the creator made them entirely on his/her own for the sole purpose of being used by others for reference, reference being the key word. The images that these "bases" the author of the original article speaks of are being traced from were not made for this purpose. Let me make some specific counter-points:
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Sometimes I draw things.

Other times I take pictures.

But usually I do nothing.


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Just a general update since my last journal was from September.

Politics are looking dismal for reasons I need not elaborate on, SMAP got hecking killed by their own agency, and I don't have a ton of motivation to draw. At least I can do something about 1 of those 3?

One of the things that's been keeping me from doing more digital art is a glitch in my Photoshop that makes all the toolbars and file windows go behind the main window every time I change my brush. I prefer the feel of traditional art, but I miss the flexibility and fewer limitations of working in digital formats.

That's not to say I don't have any digital stuff in the works...

(Surprise surprise, it's Katori Shingo)

On a more positive note, Into the Badlands! Now, there's a good action drama.
The first episode isn't the best, but the series picks up quickly. It's inspired by Journey to the West (which was what got me to watch) and pays homage to a lot of famous kung fu films. Plus, it features a diverse cast, a ton of interesting characters, and fight scenes you'd expect from a movie rather than a TV show. If you don't mind a little blood and gore, it's a great show, and I highly recommend it!

I haven't posted an update on my 55 gallon tank here since before I flooded it, so here's Utamaru the Sterba's cory learning that he isn't small enough to fit comfortably under the bridge:

I have 7 corydoras in there right now, and each and every one of them is fantastic.
Regular updates on my tanks are on my fishkeeping blog :fish:

Visiting Japan was fun (そういえば)! We got to hang out with family, stayed in Gifu for a weekend, ate a ton of convenient store food, and ended up going to 4 aquariums: Sumida Aquarium, Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Aqua Toto Gifu, and the Hekinan Seaside Aquarium. I even picked up some books and a Sakanakun weekly calendar:

I'll do my best to keep up with drawing! Sketches and more frequent updates are on my Instagram :D

Happy April, and I hope you're all doing well!
  • Listening to: Pink Lady - Wanted!
  • Reading: ポーの一族
  • Watching: Into the Badlands
  • Eating: Bacon


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SurrealCreativity Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i actually stumbled upon your page through deviant thumbshare, Awesome work dude!
Tanateis Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for returning my llama! It made me very happy, because I really like your art! And you sure take beautiful pictures too. <3
ShadowEclipex Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Happy Birthday,
From all of us to you!!~
We wish it was out Birthday
So we could party too!!~
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soyrwoo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Thank you! :boogie:
ShadowEclipex Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome indeed!!~
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Happy Birthday!
soyrwoo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Thanks! :D
DumbBlond101 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday
soyrwoo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Thank you!
DumbBlond101 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome
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