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Elfkin
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I'm a book cover/interior illustrator/comic artist. I manage to pay bills and raise a family doing this--So I guess that means I'm adequate at it. There are a lot of things I'm still learning, but I grow every day, so this is a win, I believe.

Right now I am busy with oodles of work of varying kinds. So if I seem missing here sometimes, it's because I'm VERY stretched out over a lot of projects. I spend an easy 14 hours a day in studio. But I do love dA and so I try to be here as often as I can.

I'm not a spring chick. I have one child in high school and one in college. That says it all. But I'm pretty young at heart. I still love all the things I did when I was a a younger woman. (Wait a minute, that may just mean I never grew up....) I also have (in no particular order) loads of cool friends, a cockatiel, several cats, a very tall husband, some tropical fish, an iguana and far too many squirrels (in my yard. they're wild, even if they do beg for toast).

My favorite tool is my huge Wacom. It's been dropped, burned, covered in drink and sent off to be repaired, SO MANY times that the wacom people now laugh at me. My second most favorite tool is my custom PC which has so much RAM and Processor that I can do my digital arts at super light speed. I am suspecting it can time travel--Haven't tried that out yet. I also love Photoshop. (Though not CS4. CS4 was the ugly, smelly, unloved Adobe changeling child) I'm currently using CS5.

I listen to a wide variety of music, but my heart still lies in hard core scene. You can take the girl out of the goth, but you can't take the goth out of the girl. Additionally, I have several "closet loves" in terms of music. Stuff I take flack for liking. My Chemical Romance is at the top of that list. (Hush. I've already heard it all.)

I don't do social networking very well. Tumblr confuses me, Facebook annoys me and I forget I even have a Twitter account. But I am in all three places, so if you find me there I'll try to keep in touch.

That's about me in a nutshell... If there's anything else you'd like to know, PM me.

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Whew! GenCon was super!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:20 PM


I've hit the ground running.


I'm back from GenCon and a visit to my family up north and today, in between trying to catch up to the MOUNTAIN of emails I have, I finished the inks for the final page of Sophie's 5 page comic commission for her DA2 Hawke and Fenris. This next week I start the colors.

I won't be traveling for a while now, thank goodness, and in between gigs, I will be doing more commissions. Melissa, yours is next!

GenCon was amazing. I met so many people....so many of C.S.Marks' fans. And it was great. It was crazy busy, but there was a strangely nice rhythm to it that kept it from being quite too much. I met a ton of great authors out there too. (Hi Matt!) And I got a really good feel for the GenCon Artist's alley, something I want to try myself next year. So next year I'll hopefully be attending with my own table, launching (if all goes well) Hadrian.

Hugs to all...



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Xenophile10 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2014  Student Writer
Happy Birthday! :cake::party:
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Happy birthday! :ahoy::icondoublehugplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconhappybirthdayplz::iconcarameldansenplz:
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EliseArainai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Happy birthday! :party:
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luciferusss Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Happy Birthday! cake:
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aelitacode59656 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Writer
Happy birthday!!
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Dankia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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Amasov Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Very best birthday wishes! :party: :cake:
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Chocolate-Pyrus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!!!!PartyHave your cake and eat it too Llama Emoji-74 (My kawaii cheeks) [V4] 
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Well, Happy Birthday! :party: from a complete stranger but I like your art so. :shrug:
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CarryPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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HorheSoloma Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Airborne Party 
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Freyfie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Please reply to my numerous emails and notes. I want my money back seeing as you never completed my commission. Ridiculous. 
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Dishtowel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I'm a little worried that something happened to her. I haven't heard from her since March... :/ My commission is over a year overdue too. 
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Freyfie Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014
Mine is 2 and a half years, so I think she may well just be commission dodging, considering she's been active here but not responding to me.
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Dishtowel Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014
Holy crap, and I thought mine was late (commissioned in March 2013 with what she said would be a "two week turn around")! What a shame... I have sent her tons of emails too and finally gave up. I didn't know she was active on here but I am not DA-savvy so I can't tell when people were last active... I did see she has a website with a phone number listed but I haven't tried calling...
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zodiac-firelion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Are you going to continue you sherlock fanfiction "Winter Solstice" 
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Didiher Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Loveeeee your style!!!
Great talent!!
:)
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Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
You have a nice gallery :) ! Love your FF drawings

Keep up the good art!
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KatsumiA Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Hey! Been trying to reach you via mail, but I'm not sure it worked, so I also sent you a message here. :) Hope everything is alright!
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Dishtowel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Did you ever hear back from her? I haven't heard from her in months either. :(
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KatsumiA Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
No =( =( Not at all... and I paid all the money already for two pictures. I have no idea how to get my money back now...
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mikah1337 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please tell me you do tutorials

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elfkin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Actually, I have been considering it.  Thank you for the nudge!
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Alexandra3105 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your art :D
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