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I’ve finally gotten around to create a Patreon page! 

www.patreon.com/ili104

I tend to keep posts about myself and general interaction to a minimum because I want people to come here for my art, not my ramblings. That does not mean that I don’t appreciate what you guys have done for me. I check for comments and shares daily and they make me all fuzzy inside. It’s just that I want to become known as an illustrator, not a marketer. 

Stupid pride aside, and being perfectly honest with you – I don’t like self-promotion. At all. When money enters the equation things have a tendency to become ugly really quickly, and I’m sure there are people out there that see this post and only see greed. So let me tell you where I’m coming from. 

Creating a Patreon is something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but I’ve been holding off because I didn’t consider myself to be good enough. I still don’t think I’m great, but my life situation looks a bit different now.

I’m standing at a crossroad in life where one path leads me to the path of grown-ups: a time-consuming job, with no spare time to talk about. The other path is one where I’m able to continue painting – doing this. I don’t expect to make a living wage doing this, frankly, but anything is better than nothing and there is no way I can keep this up as things are looking. 

If you like what I’ve been doing, and want me to be able to keep doing it please consider supporting me on Patreon. For 3$5$ or 7$ Becoming a patreon gives you access to the original .psd files, full size versions of the paintings that I haven’t uploaded anywhere, and a say in what or whom I paint next.

This basically ensures that I can keep posting 3-4 paintings a month, like I’ve done this and last year, and if things go well maybe even increase the pace. 

Something new is that I’ve gone out and bougth a video editing software, which allows me to upload the videos of me painting to YouTube, like the Asuka painting I uploaded this friday: youtu.be/oXOQ-gW3wWI. I’m also considering expanding into doing art tutorials where I dissect paintings I’ve done. Explaining what went wrong, and muse about potential solutions. I can’t tell you how to do things correctly – I’m not there yet myself – but maybe I could help you not commit the same mistakes I have.

Long post!

tl;dr if you like what I’ve been doing then please consider supporting me to ensure I can continue. If you don’t want to or don’t have the money I don’t hold it against you at all. We cool. Any amount counts, and I hope you’ll get something useful out of the deal as well. 

/ili104

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Julia Chang

Hello again. I've been suffering from a bit of an art block lately, probably caused by a mix of work fatigue and lacking the time in general to produce. These come in cycles though, and in general the best remedy is to just be stubborn and continue to try.

Anyway, I based this on her tekken4 prologue. A cool character with a fighting style that's still missing in T7.


If you want to support me (and get access to the full scale paintings & my random musings about art) check out www.patreon.com/ili104 

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Master Raven sketch
Just something quick and dirty I created this morning using a custom brush I really like.
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Sakura Haruno
Another experimental quicker painting where I kept to a very limited palette, and had a minimuim brush size that is much bigger than I usually use, trying to force myself to not get bogged down in the details. The point was to do exactly the opposite of what I did last week, where I went deep into details and texture, and instead here try and make something less "constructed" and more impressionistic. 

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Working hard to become a better artist! Finally starting to see some progress after a long time of nothing. Any comments or critique is more than welcome, no matter how harsh it is.

※I accept requests and commissions, but please be sure to check my past artwork to see what I'm comfortable with doing. My prices range from 50-100$ depending on the complexity of the piece.

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SkekKel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is so inspiring :) It makes me want to become better artist and each of your drawing brings smile on my face.
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ili104 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! It's a bumpy road, and I'm glad someone else than myself is getting something out of it.
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for becoming a member of :iconworld-of-capcom-club:
Celebrating over 6 years at dA!
Remember to treat other members well, and show support for your fav characters!
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IdaeroAce Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Hobbyist
You are ultimately so awesome! Love your arts! as Deydranos said, you should have more audience. There are soooo many hidden gems in here 0.0
p.s. I just found out about you from Eventhubs when I try to find someone else there lol
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ili104 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017   Digital Artist
That really means a lot to me.

I've been down with the flu for four days now, and after the first day I joked that it was the longest I've been away from the pen in more than a year.

Three days in it started to get a bit scary. I know my own track-record when it comes to running, and just skipping a day is often enough for me to lose interest. I've been practicing really, really hard for almost two years now and thought that giving it some distance might blow up the bubble. Thankfully on the fourth day I sat down, pen in hand, eager to get started on this week's painting, and reading your comment only enhances this feeling.

Thank you.
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Deydranos Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Your paintings are great! :la: You really deserve a much bigger audience than you have right now! You should try adding some of your work to groups, I'm certain more people would love to find you!

Keep up the good work, I'm really excited to see your progress, it's very inspiring :dummy:
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ili104 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017   Digital Artist
Wow, that's an extremely nice comment! Thank you :).

I know that I should be doing more promoting, spending time on the social bit too, but I still feel like my main focus must be on improving my art.
It's probably a pipe-dream -- and not only a tad unrealistic -- but I'd rather have people come here because they saw something they liked, not because I shoved it in their face. That said there's obviously a balance to be had though, and right now I'm being too much of a recluse ;)

I'll keep on trucking!
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Deydranos Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
You're very welcome! :dummy:

I've been in the exact same boat as you; unfortunately there's so many artists out there, you might go unnoticed - not because of a lack of skill, but because they don't even know you exist. I found you because you were in my "newest deviations" stack right at the start of the page, which requires a truckload of luck. Yet you have also made lovely fanart of Tekken characters and if you had posted them to like a Tekken fan group, I would've discovered (and watched!) you soooo much earlier. (That Alisa one is amazing by the way c: ) You're already miles above the average deviantartist, so IMHO, you're already attracting people because of your skill :la:

TL;DR: You want people to come to your page because they saw something they liked... But how can they determine whether or not they like something, if they have never had the opportunity to see it? :meow:
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ili104 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017   Digital Artist
Heh. Hence why I think that it's a balance.

You have to get lucky for sure, but you also need to have a product you can stand behind. I don't feel like I'm there yet, so right now that is my focus. I'll stay in my cocoon for a bit longer. 
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DreadBlueViper Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
nice works!! I hope you draw more SF gals
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