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derakisu

derakisu
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: September 23, 2020
Birthday: May 21
Country: Canada
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PSA

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)

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

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  • 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: I love the Dark Magician ATC: he was always one of my favorite duel monsters, even before I got into Yu-gi-oh! The Baden ATC is so cool, too! I did play AFK arena for a little bit, and I really enjoyed what I little I played of it! Thank you so much! :D
user6937 rated for CA: Halloween ATC on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: I love her; she's so brave flying with ghosts (is that a black ghost smoking a cigarette - and what's with the red? Looks like a target, lol)
turnsoleluna rated for CA : ATC Recycle/Upcycle #1 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Really lovely card Elisabeth :) Thanks for hosting this swap.
Response: And thank you for joining ! ^_^
Onaki rated for ATC - 1940's Fashion on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for hosting such a fun series of swaps !
Onaki rated for ATC - 1930's Fashion on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: Another cute one!
Response: Thank you again ! :)
Onaki rated for ATC - 1920's Fashion on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: Such a cute ATC! <3
Response: Thank you !
9O96O rated for CA : ATC Rainbow #2 : Orange on Sep 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for a fun ATC swap derakisu. Your Autumn Witch illustration is wonderful. I'm impressed with the detail. I'm also impressed with your personalized note paper and your ATC sticker, and the envelope. You have an eye for design. Cool 'Haunted Canada' postage stamp. I'll have to look for those when I'm at the post office next time. Nice touch. Thanks so much! :)
Response: I wanted to be a graphic designer for a while and almost returned to school for a change of career. I love design so much. :) Oh, and I don't think these stamps are still available. It's from a set I found while cleaning up a drawer. I think they are from a year or two ago...?
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Comment: What an AMAZING ATC! I just love her! Thank you so much for bringing some sunshine to my day!
Response: Wow, thank you for such a glowing comment. I''m glad you love my little neon witch. ^_^
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Comment: This ATC is adorable, and his hiding place is so clever :D
Response: It was such a fun little scene to draw. Thank you for the heart ! :)
Bhindblueeyes rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #6 on Sep 10, 2020
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Comment: This ATC is amazing!!! I am super excited to add it to my collection!!!! Thank you so so much!
Response: Wow, I'm happy you enjoy it that much. I tried to pick things from your profile you might like, it's great to see I've hit the mark. :)
kromo rated for ATC - 1950's Fashion on Sep 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. very pretty drawing and painting.
Response: I'm pleased you find it pretty. ^_^ Thank you again for the heart !
kromo rated for ATC - 1910's Fashion on Sep 8, 2020
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Comment: Lovely drawings and painting. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart !
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Comment: thank you for the cool drawn ATCs! I really <3 them! Thanks for sending the backing for the previous swap and the bonus atc :)
Response: So happy you love them ! Sorry again for the oversight on my part about the backing from the previous swap. =_=
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Comment: I loved the yokai swap you mentioned I hope to join another like that... your beautifully drawn atc is wonderful ... thank you!
Response: It makes me happy that you find it beautiful. :) Thank you for the heart !
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Comment: Really cool yoshimori sumimura ATC! I completely understand why you would want to keep the atc :P Usually if I am doing a HD/HP ATC I tend to make 2 copies so I can keep a copy for myself. Thank you :) <3
Response: I don't think I have the patience to do two every time lol. I love sending ATCs out, as much as I like getting new ones. So many little treasures to be found. Thank you for the heart ! =D
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Comment: Thank you! 💕
Response: Glad you got it, thanks for the heart !
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Comment: Yeah for grey themes! Haha! X-D I can see we both had the same idea for our brooding boy. I'm a big man of gradient grey colors and love the way yours turned out. Thank you for a stellar swap! We'll have to do another private swap soon when I'm done with a bunch of work projects that are coming down the pipeline. Cheers! ^.^
Response: It was good fun limiting the palette and trying to come up with nuances. I'm slowly getting better at colouring, every ATC helps. Anytime for a private swap with you ! It's so fun ! Good luck with work. :)
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC :) I too enjoy the horse pokemon, though I'm less familiar with most generations past the second one haha
Response: I haven't played Sun/Moon that much yet to be honest. A friend further into the game told me about Mudbray since I love horses, so I looked it up. I love the design ! :)
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Comment: Merci pour l'ATC! Je main Peach aussi dans SSB! <3
Response: Ça fait plaisir d'échanger avec un autre francophone ! :)
allieo rated for CA : ATC Pick one #2 on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: When I opened the envelope, I could not have been happier. I needed that healer; times have been tough. I love the concept and how perfectly you rendered her. Very professional!
Response: Sometimes timing is everything ! I'm glad you got my ATC right when it was of use to you. Thank you for the heart !

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 162 55 55
Completed Fives Threes Ones
167 171 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 8 159 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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