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Susy Hsi
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
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:la: Hi deviants~! I joined dA to learn from fellow deviants and improve on my artwork.

:pray: I pray that one day I can learn enough to work on matte paintings for films, games and animations. My inspiration comes from anime and other artists here on dA. I love video games and archery related things, especially crossbows. I enjoy genres like fantasy and romantic comedies. I believe that we share what we love to our friends so they can feel the same happiness we get from it. I pray for people to get to know my greatest love, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I dedicate all my success and improvements to the Lord. ^u^

My favourite quotes:
"It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want" - Aristotle, Philosopher

"My job is to awaken the possibility in other people. My definition of success is not about wealth and fame and power, it's about how many shining eyes around me." - Benjamin Zander, Conductor

Current Residence: Vancouver, BC

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Donations are a great way to help me keep drawing. I'm grateful for any amount. Thank you to everyone that support my passion.

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When You Feel Uncreative or Uninspired

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 23, 2015, 5:24 PM
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Whether it's an art block or you're just having a bad time creating, these are the things we artists need to deal with often. There's a huge mix of feelings that I had to deal with over the years and I want to share some things that helped me get through them.

Analyzing Outside of Practicing

This one is a bit obvious, but it needs to be said. Even when you are not creating
something, you should be taking in things around you. Note things that will help inspire you later. When I'm watching an anime, I can't help but pause and take a screenshot of what makes my jaw drop. Usually it's background art, so that's how I realized I would have a passion in becoming a background artist. Figuring out what you respond to is an great way to find what you're passionate about and inspired to learn about.

The Pit Fall

The sudden feeling of being too depressed to continue your art is probably the hardest
hurdle for an artist. You feel like your art will never amount to something you admire or hope to achieve. You start judging your art. But don't worry, it's actually a good thing. It means your taste in art is growing. You have low self-esteem because you are criticizing yourself that it should be better. That means you are analyzing yourself and reflecting more, which is good. Here is a video that words this perfectly and I enjoy sharing it because it really helps when I'm down: youtu.be/E1oZhEIrer4

Do Something You Don't Normally Do

This doesn't mean you have to dive out of your comfort zone and try something you've never tried before. You can start comfortably with your usual topic of choice but then once you start your thought process of drawing it, try approaching it differently. For example, if I was drawing windows, I immediately think of square ones. Therefore I will try not to draw any of the windows squared. Try naming the first few things you think of when you draw a window and do none of those things. I think of "straight, squared, gleaming". Then I would draw windows that relate to none of those words. I would try drawing warped, dusty, and cracked windows.

Improving Something Else

If you're having an art block and you already tried drawing anything to keep going but it's not working, then try this. Pick something else in your life that you want to improve in. This could be something simple, like brushing your teeth more thoroughly so it improves your hygiene. Or it could be something that takes more time, like learning to cook something delicious. Just set your mind to improve something else about you. Once you've done it, you'll feel more satisfied and determined. This will naturally help you want to get better in other aspects. It relieves some of the pressure from trying to conquer your art block. Then go back and enjoy some time drawing again.

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I hope this list will be of help for someone. I still think of myself as a beginner artist even though I've been working with digital art for five years now. It is always easier to keep drawing when you take a look back and enjoy your own art. I don't have problems like hating my art because sometimes I still can't believe how far I've gone and it amazes me. So it pains me to see someone hate their own art. Remember to enjoy the time you spend doing something you love and God bless.

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Donations are a great way to help me keep drawing. I'm grateful for any amount.
Thank you so much!

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I will be changing the price for my chibi commissions soon. The price will be cheaper and will not exceed $20 for a chibi.

When You Feel Uncreative or Uninspired

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 23, 2015, 5:24 PM
Facebook | Tumblr | Livestream

Whether it's an art block or you're just having a bad time creating, these are the things we artists need to deal with often. There's a huge mix of feelings that I had to deal with over the years and I want to share some things that helped me get through them.

Analyzing Outside of Practicing

This one is a bit obvious, but it needs to be said. Even when you are not creating
something, you should be taking in things around you. Note things that will help inspire you later. When I'm watching an anime, I can't help but pause and take a screenshot of what makes my jaw drop. Usually it's background art, so that's how I realized I would have a passion in becoming a background artist. Figuring out what you respond to is an great way to find what you're passionate about and inspired to learn about.

The Pit Fall

The sudden feeling of being too depressed to continue your art is probably the hardest
hurdle for an artist. You feel like your art will never amount to something you admire or hope to achieve. You start judging your art. But don't worry, it's actually a good thing. It means your taste in art is growing. You have low self-esteem because you are criticizing yourself that it should be better. That means you are analyzing yourself and reflecting more, which is good. Here is a video that words this perfectly and I enjoy sharing it because it really helps when I'm down: youtu.be/E1oZhEIrer4

Do Something You Don't Normally Do

This doesn't mean you have to dive out of your comfort zone and try something you've never tried before. You can start comfortably with your usual topic of choice but then once you start your thought process of drawing it, try approaching it differently. For example, if I was drawing windows, I immediately think of square ones. Therefore I will try not to draw any of the windows squared. Try naming the first few things you think of when you draw a window and do none of those things. I think of "straight, squared, gleaming". Then I would draw windows that relate to none of those words. I would try drawing warped, dusty, and cracked windows.

Improving Something Else

If you're having an art block and you already tried drawing anything to keep going but it's not working, then try this. Pick something else in your life that you want to improve in. This could be something simple, like brushing your teeth more thoroughly so it improves your hygiene. Or it could be something that takes more time, like learning to cook something delicious. Just set your mind to improve something else about you. Once you've done it, you'll feel more satisfied and determined. This will naturally help you want to get better in other aspects. It relieves some of the pressure from trying to conquer your art block. Then go back and enjoy some time drawing again.

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I hope this list will be of help for someone. I still think of myself as a beginner artist even though I've been working with digital art for five years now. It is always easier to keep drawing when you take a look back and enjoy your own art. I don't have problems like hating my art because sometimes I still can't believe how far I've gone and it amazes me. So it pains me to see someone hate their own art. Remember to enjoy the time you spend doing something you love and God bless.

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Donations are a great way to help me keep drawing. I'm grateful for any amount.
Thank you so much!

Death Parade Poster by Liansa
Death Parade Poster
I love the opening of this anime and I highly recommend this anime to those that enjoy psychological thrillers and sentimental genres. My Death Parade poster is available in MRART's storenvy. Enjoy~ \(^u^)/

My other posters:
RWBY Poster by Liansa JNPR Poster by Liansa No Game No Life by Liansa

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MRART Storenvy
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Time Spent: approx 10hrs
Tools: Bamboo Fun Tablet + Photoshop CS5
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Blue Shell Mirror by Liansa
Blue Shell Mirror
A fun design for a cute pocket mirror available on our MRART's storenvy inspired by MarioKart8. The background is designed to represent the infinite blue ribbon and the checkered finish-line. Mariokart was my childhood game and I even won a DoubleDash tournament (*u*)b. My partners also designed very cute original mirrors as well, so I hope you check them out <3.

Other Designs:
Alpaca Mirror Design by Liansa

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MRART Storenvy
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You can also find me on:
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Time Spent: 3hrs
Tools: Bamboo Fun Tablet + Photoshop CS5
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Alpaca Mirror Design by Liansa
Alpaca Mirror Design
A design for a cute pocket mirror available on our MRART's storenvy inspired by my love for alpacas. I will be submitting more mirror designs in the future. Can you spot all the easter eggs? My partners also designed very cute original mirrors as well, so I hope you check them out <3.

Other Designs:
Blue Shell Mirror by LiansaSailor Moon Mirror Design by Liansa

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MRART Storenvy
Commission Info
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You can also find me on:
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Time Spent: 4hrs
Tools: Bamboo Fun Tablet + Photoshop CS5
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:iconkeimiu:
Keimiu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why hello there :iconlazyroseplz:
Just dropping by to say thank you for the gorgeous alpaca mirror :icondesireyouplz:
Hope to see you again at future cons <33
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Liansa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :meow:! Thanks for a great time and have a great summer. :la:
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Keimiu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg I was sitting at exactly 1000 watchers and u ruined it wow how could you
jks thanks for the watch bb *^* <33
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Liansa Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you're welcome xD 
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SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Writer
Hello hello hello!!!  This is the huuuuuug patrol and you're long overdue for a hug from Speedy! :giggle:
YOU ARE AWESOME AND VERY LOVED MY BUDDY!!
:icongigglesakuraplz: :iconmoesnuggleplz: :iconyuiglompplz: :iconslowhugplz: :iconrubcheeksplz::iconaawplz: :iconk-hugplz: Yayoi Takatsuki + Mami Futami Emote - Hug Tohru hugs Kisa-chan [V1]
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Liansa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the hug ; u ;b. Stay awesome Speedy <3!
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SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Writer
You too Buddy! K-On (Frienship Snuggles) [V2] :iconyuihugplz:
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SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Writer
Free hug from Speedy!! onion dance :iconyuiswayplz: :iconmoesnuggleplz:
Have a lovely day Bud! :la: :dance:
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Liansa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thanks Speedy :hug: Hope you have a good day as well.
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snowy-mist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Misc Emoji-04 (Happy Birthday) [V1] 
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