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I absolutely *love* all these pictures. Be sure to take a look at them! ;)





  • Mood: Questionable
  • Listening to: airplanes flying in the sky
  • Reading: The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
  • Watching: Kill la Kill
  • Playing: Bioshock 2
Hey guys. I moved to Virginia back in February. I'm living with my friend from college, and I've been looking for work. I got a few commissions/contract projects, which is great, but my friend needs to move out soon, which means I need to move too, and no one's going to let me rent an apartment if I only have part-time contract work. So that'll be fun to figure out. :P 

I've been feeling bummed about my art lately. During my one year in art school I improved so much because my professors and classmates pushed me to do better and learn more. I almost wish I would've just gone to art school in the first place instead of having a one year program with my college. I feel like after that one year I stagnated and can't recover. I'm proud of a lot of my art from college, but stuff now is really...meh. I don't know. I have crippling self-doubt at least 50% of the time about my life in general, so that doesn't help. I feel like the art styles that I want to imitate are out of my reach. I'm stuck in one thing. I'm "good" at one thing but the styles I like take me hours and the result is mediocre. I can only see what I need to get better at, and I can't improve everything at once and it just stresses me out thinking about it. I know this will take time but it seems like I'm just aimlessly scribbling and never going anywhere. Sometimes I feel like I'm competing with my peers and without fail they surpass me. I'm happy for my friends' successes but I just don't know what to do for myself. I spend countless hours on paintings that no one really likes. And while I'm all for the whole "just do what you love and ignore everyone else" mentality, I can't help but feel sad about that. :P 

I apologize for this boring and depressing journal. I just needed to rant a little. I really do appreciate all my watchers. Thanks for sticking with me this long. I'll try make more great art so I can post it. :)


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Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Graphic designer, kind-of-sort-of illustrator and wannabe character artist. I mostly draw dudes and ladies and elves with fantasy armor and big swords. And my OCS from a comic I'm making that's taking one million years to finish. And fanart, but I'm a fan of a great many things so it's very sporadic. (Except for now, because I'm obsessed wtih GW2 so...expect lots of sylvari)

I do freelance work of various kinds, so if you want to contact me about that, you can send me a note here and I'll get you my actual contact information. :P

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Septentriones94 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch :D
DiegoCR Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav!! :D
Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
you're very welcome! :) 
yuralock Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
thank you very much for watching me!
btw, awesome webcam! :D
Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
haha thanks XD
Mithrandir29 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav !! You can see more on :… or contact me to have some of my works without logo (for your private use)

Have a nice day !
Cosmic-Cherry-Tree Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to :iconof-middle-earth:

It's a great pleasure to have you with us! :floating:
Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :) I'm sure it will be fun. 
Linoru-chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man, I really like your art style!
Plus I respect you coming right out and saying that you're christian. That's impressive! :D keep it up!
Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like my art. :) And yeah, I feel like I shouldn't hide it. I figure if people don't like me for that fact alone, that's their fault for judging me without prior knowledge of my character. :) 
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