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>w< Oh hey! My name is Arkelle.
:heart: :heart: :heart: Thank you so much for visiting my page! :heart: :heart: :heart:

However, as my art isn't really for everyone, I would just like to explain some questions you may have or things that may concern some people beforehand.

- I enjoy using highly saturated or pastel colors and high contrast. I'm aware some people may consider it "retina burning" and unrealistic, and that is often times what i'm aiming for.
- My art style is in the realm of anime, and I like it that way. If I wanted to draw everything realistic I would draw realism and not anime.
- Generally speaking, I prefer to draw humans rather androgynous. This seems to upset a lot of people. If you are one of those people then kindly read the bolded segment at the bottom of this page.
- I like to draw things of obscure, obscene, or socially atypical subject matter to broaden my own and hopefully other people's perspectives.
- Please understand that my art used to tell a story, often from a specific person's point of view. What I write or draw in the context of fiction is not meant to reflect me or my personal opinions.
- I prefer to tell stories in a blunt, unguarded, highly emotional, and often a very graphic way, so my art may be a bit intense for you, which is understandable.
- I typically draw things pertaining to my own original stories and characters. I do not do fanart very often and I have no intention of changing that.
- I typically like to focus on characters whom (compared to modern day real life) would be a minority; those who may not look, act, think, or experience things in the same way as most people do currently in real life.
- I do not draw to be the best, to be the most popular, or the most original. I draw to learn, to experiment, to broaden my perspectives, to tell a story, to show beauty in things people might consider grotesque, and because art is the one thing in life I can honestly say I love.

If you do not like my art or the subject matter that it may pertain to, I completely understand. It isn't for everyone and I respect your opinion, but thank you very much for your time!
T///u///T And thank you to everyone who does honestly enjoy my art and stories and thank you so much for all the lovely kind words of praise and encouragement you all give to me.


I don't want to have to explain this anymore, so read this:
I love androgyny, and prefer to draw people that way. I like the idea of people being PEOPLE and not so severely separated by the roles or stereotypes in which we place upon gender. If you haven't noticed, I draw everyone "pretty" not just boys.
Saying that "boys aren't that pretty" is stupid when it comes to anime because if you haven't noticed, real girls do not look like anime girls either. Its not a realistic art style, and I think people have the right to interpret things in whatever way they want.
I personally prefer a more ambiguous interpretation of gender. To me, gender is just a thing. It doesn't define people exclusively, and honestly the way most people interpret it is just silly. Girls can be tough, boys can be weak. Girls can be "ugly" and boys can be "pretty". And if you think someone is less of a person (or that it somehow makes them not part of their own gender) for that then you are an idiot. If that offends you, leave. I'm not interested in hearing your stereotypical definitions of gender, and how men need to be buff and strong and women need to be in the kitchen. If that is what you think, again, you are an idiot.



>W< EEEEE Hi guys!!~ Ahh, it seems like so long since I last did a happy update journal and....xD well it has been. //shot
TvT I've been meaning to make an update journal for a little while now, but I figured it would be best to do one around the beginning of the new year. *U* Speaking of the new year, YAAAY Happy 2015 everyone!! I hope you guys are as happy as I am to see 2014 go away. It certainly holds a spot for one of the worst years in my life OTL
^U^ I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season though! @ U @ Ohhh and i'd love to know what you guys got for Christmas this year, if you celebrate it that is~ *//U//* My best childhood friend came to visit for the holidays as he is in the Navy, and ASDFGHJKL HE GOT ME A NEW WII U!! @//A//@ Like, a brand new one! With special controllers too! And a bunch of games like Super Mario 3D World, Hyrule Warriors, Pikmin 3, and Windwaker HD!! @ A @ AHHH seriously he is way too nice, I can't believe that he got me all that!! I haven't had a ton of time to really play everything yet as i've been drawing and working on art stuff like crazy since Christmas, but asdfgh what I have played so far I love!! >W< I can't wait to play The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess sometime too as I've never gotten the chance to play it before. xD And now I can play Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of The New World and Rune Factory Frontier again after all these years. My original Wii broke like, 6 months after I got it years ago and I had never gotten a new one. ^//W//^ So yeah, i'm so super happy to have my lovely new Wii U to play not only newer games but also ones that i've missed or missed out on. >W< Best present ever!!~ <333
@ V @ Do let me know what you guys got as presents in the comments below!

TuT Haha, anyways, onto the actual updates. Its been a while and you guys know that I write textbooks so it'll be... kind of long. But I would very much appreciate reading it if you have the time <3

I'm sure most of you guys already know why I was gone for most of last year so I don't think I need to explain it again in detail, but I did just want to give a little bit of a explanation for those of you who might be new followers or who were out of the loop, and because Its very important to me to be honest with all of the lovely friends i've made and keep them informed when I do have big thing happen in my life that may subsequently effect them. If you already know about this, feel free to skip this part.
Anyway after I graduated High School in 2011 I almost immediately went to College for art, specifically for Video Game Art and Design. Idealistically, I loved the concept of being able to create video game sand art for them someday, which has always been a huge dream of mine. Unfortunately I was heavily pressured into going to college before I felt that I was ready and while I do greatly value the time I spent pursuing that and the knowledge I gained from it, if I had to make the same choice over again I would 100% not do it the same way. To be honest, rarely do I regret or resent things that happen in my life but going to college at that time is the one thing that I regret and resent my family for most in my life thus far. In 2013, two years of college later, I came to the realization that doing art for others of things that didn't inspire me was heavily draining my creativity and my desire to draw at all. When I realized that, despite the fact that I was "giving up" those two years I had invested, I knew that that I had to stop going to college for art lest I drain myself of my one true passion forever. To this day, I absolutely without a doubt believe that was the best decision even if others may not agree. Despite my love for video games and the prospect of being able to work on them as a career, I had to be honest with myself with the fact that drawing what other people want doesn't interest me in the slightest and despite being an amazing career it would end up bringing me no joy. In 2014, I felt relieved that I had come to that realization, however after the fact I also realized that I had no other direction in my life and I felt very lost. In addition to that, my creativity had been so drained from the years prior in college that for the first time in my life since discovering my love of art I didn't have the motivation to draw anymore. Drawing anything was such a struggle and often when I did force myself draw  I felt overwhelmed with the feelings of sadness and shame thinking of my "failure" in becoming a professional artist. Even though I knew I would be disappointing a lot of my lovely friends around the internet, I had to make the conscious decision to take time away from the art world to regain my focus and recharge myself creatively. In most of 2014 I was away for this reason. There was  definitely some huge lows in the last year for me, but as time progressed I began to feel a lot better and started to get my creativity back in part due to focusing on different creative outlets aside from drawing. In these last few months i've began to feel a million percent better and I'm starting to feel like my old self again. I still am not sure where my life will take me in the more distant future, but in this new year I've been given the rare opportunity to refocus myself to what I truly love and pursue my art as I see fit; on my own terms. Over the years i've built such a wonderful community and met so many amazing people whom i've had the honor of inspiring and influencing through my art and it hurt me tremendously to abandon you all for that time.

Again, i'm sure some of you already know about my plans to exclusively focus on my art this year, but since its finally 2015 now I want to explain it even better.
Some might call you "fans", but to me, all of you who admire me and my art, who encourage me, who genuinely love what I create, who continue to give me time and attention even when I don't know the right words to say thank you - you all aren't just "fans", you are all my friends. I've built this amazing community of friends on integrity and passion; on the things that I love and that I feel are important to share. Nothing makes me happier in the world then drawing things that I love and that inspire me, and I genuinely feel that even if its only in a small way, i've been able to spread my love and happiness to others and make their lives even the tiniest bit better. Sure, some of the things that I draw can seem gruesome and made with ill-intent upon casual glance, but underneath it all there is always a moral, a lesson to be learned, a story to be told, a perspective to be seen, or at the very core a person with looks or feelings we can relate to; whom we can see on a human level. I know it may seem pretentious to put such deep meanings on silly anime drawings, but know what everything I draw is with intention, even if it may not seem like it at first glance. A lot of people see my sincerity, and the amount of people who message me to tell me how much they love my art and how i've made them happier, included, or inspired by my aesthetic or message is countless. Its the most amazing and humbling feeling in the world, and to all of you i'm so incredibly grateful. Art is a truly amazing and powerful thing, it has the ability to inspire, influence, and motivate people like nothing else. I say it all the time, but there is truly no other power in the world that is stronger than the ability to inspire and influence people to do something of their own choice. Even if its only on a very small and insignificant scale in the scheme of things, I could use that power to spread bitterness and hate like so many people do, but there is enough of that in the world and I would rather spread acceptance, understanding, mercy, and happiness; the things the world truly needs.

I know i'm not the best or most popular artist ever and realistically it may be foolish to think that I can build a career on just my own art alone. But even so, over this last year i've truly realized what that you all mean to me and how happy I truly am when I'm drawing, writing stories and characters, making videos, livestreaming, and helping other artists in any way I can. When I made a Devianart and Youtube account I never EVER imagined how many people would come to love my art and characters. Just how many people care about anything I do or say. But every day, even while I was away, more and more people have become part of my once small group of friends, and I want to show how incredibly grateful I am to all you for that.
Like I've said before, I can't say how realistic of an option it will be in my life forever. I don't know if I will be able to keep making art and Youtube videos for you all forever, but I realize that I have a wonderful community that continues to grow each day and even if it may be unrealistic or foolish, I want to try my best to nurture that and see how it grows. Its a long-off dream right now, but even the smallest bit of hope that maybe in the future i'll be able to make a career of my own art on my own terms is just something that I don't want t miss the opportunity for. So, in 2015 I'm going to really be focusing my art, trying my best to grow my community and make even better art and videos for you all! :heart:

^u^ Lately i've been livestreaming again, this time on Youtube so that it is more easily assessable to the majority of people. In the streams I've been working on lots of chibi drawings of my characters for the purpose of having proper references. I've mentioned it before, but i'm working on making a proper website for my characters so that there is a neat, formal and easily accessible way for you all to see and read a bit about all of my characters. Or course, most of what will be there are things that i've said about them previously/ more general information as to prevent a plethora of spoilers (or leeching thieves from copying their stories) for the future, but you know. For the newer watchers or less-familiar people it will be a place where you can read a bit about them a bit if you are curious. A lot of people ask me about my characters and their stories etc. and a lot of what they ask are things i've already explained before. Unfortunately i've never really had a proper place to write down all of that sort of stuff and previously I've just explained things in the descriptions of my art or in livestreams which I'm aware probably makes it really hard for people to follow. ^u^ So yeah, it will be like a mini Arkelle's characters Wiki xD I will still of course write stuff in the descriptions of my art as I reveal more things about their characters, but I will also update the newly revealed information on the website so even if you missed it on a drawing you'll still know! Because of the site, and having a lack of proper references for my characters (OTL) i'd like to draw lots of references (chibi and normal) for my OCs over this year, so i'm sure that there will be a lot of livestreams/videos because of that xD
^U^ I'm also going to be doing a monthly series of drawings for the first time this year! I'm sure you guys all know how much I love drawing my OCs with flowers, so I've decided to do a traditional media symbolic drawing using floriography each month focusing on a different character of mine. >//w//< For those of you who read this journal, you'll be the first to know that this month is going to be of my OC, Shu!~ :heart:
TuT There are other things i'm thinking of doing, but i'm still working them out. I'm getting realllllllllly close to 10k subscribers on Youtube now and AHHHH I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO!?!? @ A @ I'd like to do something special for the milestone, but ack, i'm not sure what I want to do at all and i've been thinking about it forever! OTL

Also on a side note, for those of you who may not know, aside from drawing there is another creative outlet that i've become head over heels in love with over the last two years, and that is asian ball-jointed dolls. I've talked about them in the past and even shared a few pictures of them here, but i've since removed them as i'd like my Deviantart to focus soley on my drawings. ^u^ I do have a Flickr account now though, so if you also collect BJDs or would ever like to see mine I post pictures of them there. I'm really not a good photographer, but its been fun to learn and practice, and just to share more things in my life that are creative and I love! ^u^ I also make miniature flower crowns in doll scale that i'm planning to start selling this year, as well as trying out doing faceups commissions on BJDs and Azone dolls for other people as its something I really enjoy doing and would like to become even better at it~ I know a few people have asked me about that here, so just letting you know in case you've ever wanted me to custom paint a doll for you before, or you might like that in the future~ I still have no intention of doing drawing commission anytime in the future, but since faceups I have less emotional investment into than drawing they aren't nearly as taxing to my creativity to do for other people. Anyway, here's that linku desu xD :…

^W^ So yeah, anyways, i'm feeling sooooo much better and happier these days. I'm really sorry again that I had to take so much time away from you all, but I really did need the break and thank you all so very much for sticking with me during that time and being so understanding. I'm doing lots of creative stuff again these days and I couldn't be happier! ^//w//^ I'm so happy to be drawing and posting again for you all, and I hope that I can create lots of art and videos in this year that you will all enjoy! :heart:

...xD Oh, and also just wanted to mention that I post WIPS and doodles on my Twitter all the time as well as updates and livestream notices, so...ack I don't really want to sound like some king of salesman but if want to know all that stuff, Twitter is a great place to keep in touch with me!
e w e And make sure to tweet me #praisethemaize or anything corn related for no reason at all whenever you want. xD I'll greatly appreciate it haha <3333

Thank you all to much for reading all this if you did and really, thank you for being the best friends a person could have. ;//u//;
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farbwirbel Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so glad I found your page! I love your art! Especially the bright colors and cute designs ^_^
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Happy birthday Arkelle! :D :cake:
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