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Hi DA!

    Sorry that was an exceptionally long hiatus…(I hope you haven’t been waiting?? :( ) a lot has happened in the past two years, not so much art-wise, but a lot personally and academically. I have not been posting because a) haven’t made much art/lacking motivation, b) busy with school and other parts of life, and c) dilemma of DeviantArt.

    I have been contemplating for a while now, even before the hiatus, about the role of DeviantArt in my life. I am grateful for the social, motivational, blogging aspect of DA that has truly helped me grow artistically and personally in my formative years (I even wrote an essay about it for an art-related scholarship); however, I feel like there is something in the culture that I felt distant from as I grew older. I find it difficult to find tasteful and inspiring art, and there’s something else I can’t quite pinpoint…Also, I strive to eventually be a professional traditional artist and DA is not the most suitable place for this (probably I will utilize Behance in the future). There are indeed aspects of DA that I appreciate and have ultimately missed; sometimes I come back here just for the memories. I do not mean to criticize the DA community but am just voicing why I feel less passionate about it than before.

    Because of these doubts, I have debated about what to do…leave DA? Just keep my page, but be inactive? I wasn’t sure what to do, but I didn’t want to leave DA completely.

    Recently, I came upon a compromise. I will continue DA in posting the occasional fun sketch, fanart, or conceptual drawings while keeping my professional traditional portfolio separate. Chiakineko will be my internet presence, but I will continue art in a traditional manner in real life. DA will not be a main focus for me in terms of my art career, but it will be a place I will come for the community aspect. I still haven’t reconciled my love for digital art with my more intuitive, traditional, art-school approach to art, so I’m unsure what role art will play in my career…but we will see. Probably digital art will just be for practicality and fun while traditional art will be my true voice to manifest my vision. I am not saying one is better than the other, just that personally I feel more internally connected to traditional art. Maybe this will change, I don’t know. : P

    Finally, thank you to those who have supported me since I’ve entered DA. Sorry I haven’t been posting art! and thank you and hello to those who’ve recently started following my art and who I haven’t acknowledged. :) Kiriban is still on! I do not desire status or page views, but a kiriban is a fun and practical way to motivate myself to thank you guys. That said, I’m still not sure when I will have time to make some art to post. x__x

    Okay now I have to finish writing a paper…somehow I couldn’t get DA out of my head, so I had to write this in order to get back to work. xD

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Bullet; Green KIRIBAN @ 35,000 Bullet; Green
Thank you all for the love. <3 
If you catch it, please take a screen shot (press PrtSc, then Ctrl+V in Paint) and send me a note with the picture. You can request a character drawing (please provide refs if possible). :)

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ChiakiNeko
Chiaki
Artist | Varied
United States
Favorite medium: Watercolor
Traditional or Digital? I prefer traditional, but digital can be fun too.
Art style: ranges from realistic to manga style
Likes: cats, bugs, green, pokemon

I'm a very diverse (or inconsistant) artist, so you'll find my gallery cluttered with a variety of styles/mediums. I'm still looking for my personal voice and style, so please be patient with me. ^^

Thanks everyone for favs, watches, views, and support! <3 I may not thank you personally for a fav, but I will appreciate it :)

Lastly, I thank God for giving me such a beautiful talent. :')
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:iconmame-ozizo:
mame-ozizo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016   General Artist
No problem! Your work is really funny and I love your style XD
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:iconjillauville:
JillAuville Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the :+devwatch:, much appreciated :cuddle:
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner May 17, 2016   General Artist
You're welcome! I really enjoy looking at your photography!
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:iconellucianne:
Ellucianne Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Heyo! Just saying hello as a fellow bc artist. :) And that you are an AMAZING artist yourself. Very beautiful and inspiring pieces!!!
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner May 28, 2015   General Artist
Thank you XD You as well; please keep up the good work!
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o0MaYa0o Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fave ! And I can't believe i didn't watch you the first time I stepped into your gallery, let me correct that now !
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   General Artist
No problem, and thank you so much! I'm glad you like my work. :)
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:iconbakakinz:
Bakakinz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! Luffy Anime Emoji (Sho Happy) [V3] 
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   General Artist
no problem~:)
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:iconr9a:
R9A Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Thank you again!! :halfliquid:
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   General Artist
No problem :D
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:iconr9a:
R9A Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thank you for the favs! ^-^
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2014   General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconrussian-grassland:
Russian-Grassland Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
After looking through your art I thought you might be interested in the :iconsheducats:
:3
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the suggestion! Looks like an interesting group; i'll look into it :)
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:iconkettlequill:
KettleQuill Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   General Artist
You're welcome and thank you as well!! You have some really amazing work :D
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:iconkettlequill:
KettleQuill Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   General Artist
You're welcome! I enjoyed your gallery too, I can tell your going to go far! C:
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   General Artist
Ah thank you; that's really encouraging to hear! :D
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CristianaLeone Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Hiya! Thank you for the :+fav:!! :la:
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconrlhillustration:
rlhIllustration Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for re-watching my new account, and for the faves :3
Also, your work is incredible! How have I missed you off my watch list!!!??? I will fix that now :3
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:iconchiakineko:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   General Artist
No problem! Can't wait to see more
Oh my gosh thank you!! That is flattering and wonderful to know :)
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sculptor101 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the fave!!
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