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derakisu

derakisu
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: March 3, 2021
Birthday: May 21
Country: Canada
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Last edit : May 6th 2020


I'm trying not to give up. ;_;

I have an ongoing RAK : Give me themes, I'll draw you an ATC.

Current status : [Closed]

Progress on current requests :

  • LilysMama : Still sketching
  • Mayje : Needs address
  • Ruie : Inked

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Please please please communicate with me if you do not receive something I sent and I haven't contacted you. I tend to send a worried note after a month in transit. I will make it right. Be aware I am shipping from Canada. I have had mail to the US take over a month to get there.

I drop my mail in a mailbox, unless a stamp won't cover postage. Mail is picked up from Monday through Friday. This means it's possible the postmark will show a later date than when I mark sent depending on when my mail makes its way to the local sorting center.


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I rate promptly : usually the same day I receive but sometimes I delay to the closest weekend after, only if it's hectic at work. I rate according to swap-bot's rating guidelines.

I do not give a heart for extras. I do not send extras for a heart. I do not decorate my envelopes. I want to keep my swaps as light as possible (and as requirements allow) to save on postage.

If I haven't rated you within a month of you sending, please contact me. It probably means I don't have your swap in my hands yet but you never know. Maybe I relapsed into my chronic problem of piling mail up until the end of the month.


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I strive to be a good host. Helpful advice is always welcome. Thank you to those who have commented and helped me along the way.

I like the idea of public swaps, if only to help newbies gather ratings, and will do my best to weed out questionable swappers and keep my swaps safe.

I will angel when necessary. All my swaps do mention "If you are interested and available to angel if needed, please let me know." This is meant as a precaution should I be unable to angel due to Real Life happening.

If you need an angel for ATC swaps, you can e-mail me with the theme. I'll probably be able to help. :)

Me, Myself and I

  • Programmer by day, crocheter and crafter by night
  • Very near-sighted (high myopia : around −10.00) 👓
  • 30-something unwilling to grow up too fast
  • Proud Montréaler by birth and at heart
  • Cat lover, owner of two (or owned by two)
  • Red wine over white 🍷
  • Sake, soju, umeshu
  • Craft beers 🍺
  • Coffee addict ☕☕☕
  • Aloe drinks and bubble tea
  • Tea leaves over tea bags, black and oolong + matcha
  • Compulsive doodler
  • Written/stamped postcards collector
  • Bookmarks collector
  • Avid Netflixer and Crunchyroller
  • Manga (and the odd scanlation) reader
  • Native French speaker
  • Sucker for homemade soaps
  • Going through a relapse of depression but I fight on ! 💪
  • A bit shy
  • New-ish to swaps (I used to swap often ~10 years ago)
  • Halloween, skeletons and skulls, weird creatures, things that go bump in the night
  • Ghost stories and ghost tours
  • Food in general, wagashi in particular + decadent vegan desserts and mug cakes, sour gummies, recipes, prints of food, #foodporn
  • Hand carved stamps and prints made with them
  • Victorian and Edwardian fashion
  • Mermen over mermaids, #mermay, also sirens
  • #inktober
  • Monoprints, collagraphs, block printing
  • Cat memes
  • Japanese themes, mainly food and yokai related + origami
  • Cats, otters and horses (including unicorns)
  • Black may not be a colour but it's still my favourite (green is great too)
  • Cacti and succulents
  • Magnolia, lily of the valley, lilac
  • Japanese maple tree and ginkgo leaves
  • Geometric, floral and Japanese patterns
  • Acrylic charms over enamel pins
  • Chiyogami and origami paper, security envelopes, maps
  • Notebooks and sketchbooks, blank over lined or dotted
  • Pens, any kind, any colour, anything I can sketch with
  • I ❤️ making lists

Favorite Crafts

  • Crocheting
  • Knotting friendship bracelets (plaid FTW !)
  • Creating ATCs
  • Sketching (digital and traditional)
  • Getting a very slow start on monoprints, collagraphs, and block printing
  • Sewing (...every now and then)
  • Trying to carve tiny eraser stamps (with relative success)
  • Sort of teaching myself watercolours painting (and sort of failing)
  • Folding the occasional origami
  • Attempting to make mead with a group of friends

ATCs information

  • Private swaps ? Yes please ! Contact me to set something up.
  • Time spent on an ATC : anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour between initial idea and finished product
  • I suck at backgrounds something fierce. I apologise about that. I'm trying to get better at it but it's a long and dark road.
  • There are no spoilers on my Instagram account. I only post process and finished product pics after my ATCs are in the hands of partners.
  • I prefer to receive hand-drawn/hand-painted ATCs but welcome everything. I am however not very fond of very bulky ATCs. I stick by the rule "If I can fit it in a sleeve, it's all good".
  • I prefer my ATCs in portrait orientation : 2.5" at the top and 3.5" on the side

Hand-drawn and/or hand-painted

  • Usual process : rough sketches and variations, final sketch (traditional or digital), colouring and touch ups
  • Usual tools : pencils, Inkscape, colouring pencils, watercolour pencils, Sharpies, Crayola markers

Collaged and mixed media

  • Usual process : rough sketches, prototype if needed, cut and collage, finishing touches
  • Usual tools : whatever's lying around

Manga/Anime

  • Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • Barakamon
  • Black Jack
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Danjon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon)
  • Gakuen/School Babysitters
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)
  • Ghost Hunt
  • Hoozuki no Reitetsu (Hozuki's Coolheadedness)
  • Hataraku Saibō (Cells at Work)
  • Kusumi-kun, Kuuki Yometemasu Ka? (Kuzumi-kun, Can't You Read the Room?)
  • Mob Psycho
  • Mononoke (not Princess Mononoke =_=)
  • Mushishi
  • One-Punch Man
  • Saiyuki
  • Sasaki to Miyano
  • Seinto Oniisan (Saint Young Men/Les Vacances de Jésus et Bouddha)
  • Silver Spoon
  • Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless),
  • Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust
  • Working!! (Wagnaria!!)
  • Yotsuba&

Classics

  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Lupin the 3rd
  • Pokémon

Oldies but goodies

  • Albator/Harlock
  • Moomins
  • Sous le signe des mousquetaires

Favourite characters

  • ❤️❤️❤️ D, Harlock and Black Jack
  • Vicious from Cowboy Bebop
  • Hoozuki from Hozuki's Coolheadedness
  • Jigen from Lupin the 3rd
  • The Medicine Seller from Mononoke
  • Ginko from Mushishi
  • Hakkai from Saiyuki
  • Ohta from Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Movies/Series

  • 13th Warrior
  • Castlevania
  • Clue
  • Cornetto Trilogy
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Black Books
  • Dans une galaxie près de chez vous
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Murdoch Mysteries

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Mobile games

  • AFK Arena
  • Questland

Video games

  • Etrian Odyssey
  • Ace Attorney
  • Soulcalibur
  • Streets of Rage
  • Professor Layton
  • Pokémon
  • Hotel Dusk
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

By proxy (I don't/didn't play the game but watch friends who do)

  • Baten Kaitos
  • Devil May Cry
  • Zelda

Favourite characters

  • Volga from Hyrule Warriors
  • Raphael from Soulcalibur

Other

  • D&D

Pokémon

Favourites

  • Arbok
  • Bulbasaur
  • Greninja
  • Honedge
  • Seviper
  • Umbreon

Types

  • Poison
  • Water
  • Steel

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🎨

  • Christian Bergeron
  • François Lapierre
  • Yoshitaka Amano (mostly his beautiful artwork for Vampire Hunter D)

📚

  • Les Arcanes du Midi-Minuit
  • Spirou et Fantasio
  • Les trois mousquetaires
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Discworld & Good Omens
  • The Craft Sequence
  • Vampire Hunter D

💔

  • Stickers and stationery (but I will send it forward to anyone who enjoys it more than me !)
  • Overly cutesy things (unless cat-related, cats make everyting awesome)
  • Anything with cow milk (I'm lactose intolerant)
  • Liquorice and anise
  • Drama llamas
  • Politics
  • Religion but I do admire the architecture of churches and other religious buildings
  • Being referred to as Canadian : I prefer Québecer for various reasons, one of them being a language issue that remains a great divide between Québec and the rest of Canada

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks again for your ATC! We seem to swap them a lot 😄 i'm not familiar with the series, but Artemis as a general character theme is very much among my favorites! Thanks!
allieo rated for CA : ATC Rainbow #4 : Green on Feb 17, 2021
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Comment: I love these little ladies :) Thanks for hosting this series.
Aurora1 rated for CPG 1 Sheet Zine #2 - Global on Feb 13, 2021
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Tamawi rated for GS : Intl ATC Pokémon : Steel type on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: I'm so happy you made this one. I didn't have Honedge in my ATCs yet. Thank you!
CraftyTara rated for COLOR Me Happy ATC #2 (Green) on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: Super cute ATC! Love my little demon girl! Thank you!
CrystalZ rated for CS: ATC Theme: Canadian #310718 on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: I love the artwork you did...your drawing skills are amazing! I am going to do some reasearch tonight on La Corriveau to learn her story.
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Comment: OMG, she's so punk. Fish nets, a club, tats, and plaid. Thanks for drawing her for me ED/derakisu. 😊
MissRich rated for COLOR Me Happy ATC #1 (Purple) on Feb 4, 2021
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Comment: 😇 Thank you for the AWESOME ATC!! I love the shades of purple you used and hand drawn are simply my fave!! 😇
Response: Thank you so much for that nice comment ! I don't know if the note said but I use Tombow brush pens for colouring. They have a really nice selection of colours. :)
ChristineMartinez rated for Bird ATC (9o96o #310372) on Feb 3, 2021
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Comment: I love how you incorporated the gnomes in the bird card. Fun!
Response: I couldn't help the gnomes. I also realised I need more drawing practice for birds ! lol
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Comment: Thank you for the card. It almost looks like a rubber stamp, it's so perfect. :)
Response: Whoa thanks for that extra nice comment ! It brightened up my day. 🌞
Keruka rated for AAA: Fox on Jan 28, 2021
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Comment: Foxes are one of my favourite animals and I absolutely adore Kitsune! This ATC is perfect and so beautiful. Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I love kitsune too, I never fail to sneak them in ATCs when I can. :)
Shoreart rated for AAA: Blue on Jan 22, 2021
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Response: Thank you for rating !
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Comment: Thank you for a very cool Sheik! I actually started replaying Ocarina of Time during the holidays, hahah. Good timing!
Response: Good timing indeed ! ^_^
mcorbus rated for AAA: Bright Colours on Jan 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely lady ATC :)
Response: You're welcome ! Thank you for the heart.
Curiouskitty rated for CA : ATC Neon on Dec 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun Neon ATC. I laughed so much - the outfit & colours are perfect! 😂 The background you used worked very well for the rain, great eye! ♥️
Response: It was such a fun card to colour. It's the second vesion of the background. The first had big drops of "water" but it didn't work so well. :)
peipeicl rated for TAC : Intl ATC Sender's Choice #1 on Dec 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for drawing Sai for me <3 I love him so so much!
Response: I wanted to draw something you might enjoy so I'm glad it hit the mark. ^_^
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Comment: I LOVE this atc!! Thank you - so creative and twisted:) LOL Thank you!!
Response: So glad you love it. I have a lot of fun drawing my lady vampires ! :)
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Comment: I don't know how you do it but you're stationary is just always on point?? Like I can't stop noticing all the personal touches you added onto your envelopes and memo pads, they're just so satisfying to observe! 😊 I absolutely loved the colors you used for Arashiyama and Marker, especially since they worked so well together! While I personally haven't seen that anime before, looking up the characters you drew definitely gave me nostalgic older anime vibes (and some much needed serotonin). 😌✨ Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC!!
Response: Thank you so much for saying all these nice things! Papuwa itself is very bright (and silly) series. A little dose of sunshine and laughs in every episode. ^_^
Tamawi rated for GS : Intl ATC Pokémon : Ghost type on Dec 6, 2020
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Comment: Yay yay yay! I love the Egypt-themed Pokemon. I developed an Egypt obsession when I was a preschooler, after my parents took me to a traveling King Tut exhibit. Apparently I started drawing mummies in their detailed wrappings. Ha! I hope you have a nice break. Catch ya next year!
Response: I went to a "Queens of Egypt" exhibition a few years back and it brought back so many nice memories of my childhood, when I was obsessed with Egypt. There's this short series, "Oh, Suddenly Egyptian God", streaming on Crunchyroll and it's a super cute take on the gods.
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the atc! I haven't read mushishi myself, but all the pictures I've seen look really interesting.
Response: It's one of my favourite series. Very mellow and heart-warming, it's a little island of quiet when you want to forget about a busy day.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 196 76 79
Completed Fives Threes Ones
205 208 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 8 197 0
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Comments

Frickenjazzed on Aug 1, 2020:

(Sorry for the late comment) Thank you so much for angeling the Ganondorf ATC! I love it so much!

Whippet on Apr 28, 2020:

Wow, we like some of the same Manga/Anime, also, we like some of the same characters. I hope we will meet up in ATC swaps as I'm working on ATCs showing Manga & Anime characters. It would be fun swap. - Kathy

user6937 on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you for my lovely green mermaid!

wolfeagle on Jan 22, 2020:

Love the "Ghost Girl" ATC. Thank you.

IDreamOfAfrica on Dec 3, 2019:

Thank you for drawing my BOY!!

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JuneRosebud on Oct 27, 2019:

Thank u so much 4 the cool Little Red Riding Hood ATC that u made 4 me=). I really like it!! Great job...

OrigamiGrace on Oct 21, 2019:

Pls check your messages!

Poohtat on Oct 18, 2019:

Wow, the Unicorn ATC you drew me is incredible! Thank you so much.

Mon1496 on Oct 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing atc! she is so cute!

crimsonfuligin on Sep 12, 2019:

Thank you for being a wonderful host. Organising these really great swaps and making them a really safe swap to be part of. Thank you for the angel ATC it’s very much appreciated and I really love it. Thank you. ☺️

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