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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Watch me- I'll watch you back!

I don't know why, but a lot of people don't think I will talk to them for some odd reason! They always act so surprised when I answer back. If you ever want tips for art or if you want to give me tips, please just go for it! I love helping other artists grow with what experience I already have. And I am fully aware I have yet to become a master, even as a professional! Honestly, I don't think masters exist! But that's just me!

You may have noticed that a lot of my art repeats characters that you have never seen before! That is because I am working hard to write a book series. If you're curious and want to learn more, just ask! If you want to talk about your characters too, I'm totally free for it! ;D Just remember, I am slow to reply sometimes!

My artwork mostly reflects my characters from the world I created under the title Wanderlust. I still have a lot of work to do, but you're free to get to know me and my characters. My favorite gift is fanart! lol

ON A SIDE NOTE: I have cubital tunnel syndrom in both hands. So come winter, I probably won't post as often, but idk. You just never know!

Here's some of my other locations for posting (writing and such)
    So, I haven't told anyone here yet why I was gone from dA for so long. It's pretty personal, but I'm all good with sharing some of the basic elements of my situation. 

    I had that kidney stone back in October, which took a week for me to pass, and I still continued to go to classes. But I fell behind and became super stressed out. During Christmas break, I spent my days catching up in my Photography class and got my wisdom teeth out, which took a week to recover from. Upon returning to university I was already stressed out and didn't want to be there. I had to deal with a guy who wanted to marry me (but didn't believe in birth control and wanted me to homeschool the extensive number of children we were going to apparently have- which I wasn't about to do) and my grandmother manipulated my relationship with him, clearly desiring us to marry. I didn't, obviously. Well, my almost boyfriend of last year came back out of no where and was more psychopathic than before, sending me disturbing texts about me painting with my blood and whining how he had a dream that I wouldn't do weed with him, when in reality I wouldn't do weed in real life either. I really care about him, but he really scared me.

    Anyway, more stuff happened. I was in pain from my hand and I was falling behind in school so I got really depressed. I thought I would get out of it on my own like I had in the past. But it got worse. I wasn't going to classes, I didn't want to socialize. My social anxiety skyrocketed, to the point I wouldn't go outside. I was a complete wreck. Two of my professors sent out alerts to the Student Support Center, including a professor I was very close to. They were afraid for my psychological well being and all that. I wasn't drawing. I mostly played Skyrim 10 or more hours a day. I learned a lot about modding, but that aside, I was doing really horribly in being alive. Several of my friends abandoned me at this time, some of them attacked me. My friend Emma stuck with me and took care of me. A few of my friends got this crazy, bizarre idea that she was controlling and manipulating me. So they told me it was either her or them. I chose her. They hadn't done a thing for me since I had gone into my horrible state of depression and had attacked me over stupid misunderstandings. So my friends of two years ditched me and gossiped and hated me. 

    I don't really remember everything that happened, just that I was half alive. I almost dropped out of college and gave up on my career as an artist. I most certainly was the furthest thing from happy. 

    Anyways, there's more, but I'm not sharing that publicly yet. But the counselors are all really intrigued by my case because of some deeper details. I'm doing better now. I'm on an anti-depressant, a kidney pill (to fight stones), a medication for anxiety, and apparently I have slight Asperger's Syndrome. So if it doesn't seem I care enough, I really do care, and I'd defend you to my death. But don't expect me to seem like I'm completely enthralled with you, because I'm not capable of it. Hence why I only have like five friends in RL right now. lol which is fine. Life goes on. I'm okay, it's just weird that I have so much wrong with me all of the sudden. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, super slight OCD (apparently), super slight Asperger's, kidney stones, Cubital Tunnel, and ADHD. All this before my 20th birthday. Geez. Gotta love to be me. I have two counselors right now. And on Wednesday I'll have like five talking to me (because apparently my case is really unique due to some particular psychological details I didn't mention). 

    Also, just recently, all my community fish, (except my two bettas and the four baby zebra danios) have a freaky parasite that's almost impossible to get rid of. So I have to put them ALL down. My blue gourami, Cordella, my five black neon tetras that I just bought ($15) in February, my three zebra danios, my frog Merrylegs, my ghost shrimp Casper, my four (remaining) guppies, and my three brand new hillstream loaches. That's at least $50 in fish. Gosh.... it's the pits. That's for certain. 

But, hopefully this summer I'll be able to regain my footing and officially be on the upside of this monster. 
  • Mood: Questionable
  • Listening to: The Ravishing Genius of Bones- Album by Brian F.
  • Reading: Kamikaze by Yasuo Kuwahara and Gordon T. Allred
  • Watching: Shingeki no Kyojin
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Eating: Bread and Honey
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola


Sketch: Vasilis by Yavanni
Sketch: Vasilis
Vasilis is Anonymous's second uncle and the brother of Othraine. He is obsessed with the Black Dragons and moved his entire clan across The Vast, a sea within the Shadow Realm that is doomed to lead forever off to no where. All because he wished to find where the dragons left to. And he was right. So he spends his days associating with and studying the dragons there, along with the entire realm. He's very curious and rather ... odd for a Revived, having lost his acute interest in "being fruitful" so to speak. He also never received the antidote, so he remains blind. It is not known to anyone but his brother as to how he died. But he couldn't be a Revived had he not been dead before. Anyways... That said, here's a drawing. Woo. 
Sketch: Stranger and Anonymous by Yavanni
Sketch: Stranger and Anonymous
Just some doodles in my sketchbook that I carry around to my classes and such. IN FACT... that's where most of my drawings come from lately... Stranger is smiling.... For once. Anon is staring off at who knows what. I'm tired. Ugh. 
Two Swords by Yavanni
Two Swords
Okay. So I decided to draw Meta Knight and Kirby after like what..? Two or three years of abstaining from the Kirby franchise. I thought it would be really fun to make these simple characters have complex designs. It was a fun project. One of these days I'll do one for the Legend of Zelda. 

This might be a small sign that I'm actually back in the Kirby Franchise. Mostly because... I think I need a serious break from Wanderlust. It's pretty taxing. And I need to finish the Life of a Star Warrior. My little sister found it and read it and had ceased pestering me to complete it. So if not for everyone who used to read it, then for her. 

(Done with copic markers and Sakura ink pens by micron) 

Please do not copy/alter/falsely claim this art as your own. I don't use a watermark because I think that's lame. But if you give me an excuse to. I will. 
Shade (Concept Drawing) by Yavanni
Shade (Concept Drawing)
So I used copics to color and then shaded with a normal pencil. I really like how it came out. And I didn't use a ton of ink in this process of shading. It also diluted the colors, which I was counting on! Lol 

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TheDreadfulPencil Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch Yavanni! You have quite the talent there!
Zero1510 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch and the fav : 3
LordessSkadi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is amazing, super detailed and love the technique.
Thank you so much for the watch!
It means a lot to me, really.

Can you also help me by supporting my facebook page?…
It would be really appreciated! <3

Thank you again! ;)
MissPinku Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hope youre okay!!
O-Renzo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav :)
cyberex3 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional
Pandakat26 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

(Also I just realized I have comments from you from the end of september. Oi vey, will get to them soon so sorry for the wait! ---To be honest though, sometimes your comments are so beautiful and wonderful and insightful that I get intimidated. Need to put on some ninja gloves and respond! )
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NAMINEM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :iconsupertighthugplz:
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Piuna Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Yavanni! how you doing? how's your arm feeling? Just passing by to say hi! :iconsnugplz:
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OnatahDraw Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for watching me and for the fave x3Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] 
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