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Thanks for checking out, and feel free to stick around!

I appreciate the comments everyone have given me. As a self-taught artist, those compliments serve a huge motivational boost to me. I will try to reply to all of it, but if I don't, it also doesn't mean that I don't care about it. I certainly do acknowledge them. Honest. I just prefer to respond when I actually do have something to say, and not just reply for the sake of replying.

Keep calm and wear that smile of yours everyday!



I :heart: my watchers Stamp. by jugga-lizzle I Do Read Them, Honest! by crazylaura64 I appreciate all support :D by Timesplitter92
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September 27

Woah, two weeks just went passed.

So, today's my first book-out day, which means I get to go home for the weekend to rest before returning to the camp on Sunday. Hence, I'm able to type this (Slap self for being a Captain Obvious). 

Unfortunately, I would not be able to reply to everyone, but I just want to say that I'm absolutely grateful for the uplifting comments you guys had posted. Yep, I did read every single one of them, and it sure does helps to keep my spirit up.

Sadly, again, I wouldn't be posting any thing any time soon (exhausted from training), but I will try to get back to painting as soon as I can.

September 10

It's been so long since I wrote a journal entry that trying to type out what's in my mind is getting difficult, so I will try to keep it as short and to-the-point as possible.

Starting from 11 September, I will be serving my time in the Singapore army for two years as part of the country's mandatory enlistment act for all male Singaporean. I will be under "confinement" for the first two weeks, which means I will not return home from camp. It is only after that period that I'm allowed to book out every week during the weekends.
It sucks, because I will not have as much free time as I want to sketch, and my access to a computer to practice any digital painting (or to even internet) is pretty much limited to weekends only. It also means I would not be able to upload for the time being.

Nevertheless, I appreciate every single one of you that had followed me to this day. I'm not popular or anything, but that being said, having 4000 watchers supporting me is not something I had expected when I first joined dA. It keeps me going because I know that someone out there likes what I'm doing. You guys are a great motivation for me.I thought I would be able to upload more frequently before I go, but time doesn't allow me (and I procrastinate a lot.)

So, see ya guys for now! I will respond as soon as I'm able to touch a computer.

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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your landscape art! So inspiring :D
I really want to start learning how to do what your doing on Ps (assuming ur using Ps?) but I am just stumped as to where to start and how the brushes work. I use SAI atm but I just don't know how to use it well so i can unleash my full capabilities
How did u learn to paint and use photoshop? anything helpful would be GREATLY appreciated :)
Sorry for being so sudden btw :P
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aJVL Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You can start by visiting these two websites. 

bit.ly/1rGOhkC
www.ctrlpaint.com/

Try searching for "digital painting" or anything similar on Youtube. There are actually tons of digital painting videos out there. Also, when painting, I used references. A lot. (I think "A lot" is an understaement... Haha) I'm not pro when it comes to art, and as a self-taught artist, references are like my teacher.

Of course, all these would be in vain if you don't... wait for it... Practise! WOO 
I myself am still learning and trying to improve with each new painting. I think it boils down to how much you are motivated, and with that motivation, how far you are going to improve your own art. 
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ArKrArK Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Hi! :)

You draw perfectly and maybe you will be interested in this competition - mlp-fim-union.deviantart.com/j…
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aJVL Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I will look into that. Thanks!
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ArKrArK Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Ok, you're welcome! :)
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ArcaneNights765 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All your art is simply stunning, and I actually found you off of FiMFiction. Your art makes a beautiful border for the site!
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aJVL Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Oh man, I haven't been to that site for quite some time ever since most of the stories I have follow stopped updating. Don't know why.

Anyhow, thanks! Great to see someone who likes it.  
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OddMott Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever considered doing a picture with DJ-Pon3 in it? :?
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aJVL Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I think I had sketch out on paper in the past before, but the ideas I came out with had always been the common club and DJ-ing scene. I wanted to try for something a little more unique but never did get on with it. Sorry.
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OddMott Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, it's okay I understand. you know, I think it would be cool if
you came up with a pic of her out of the ordinary, that sounds awesome!
I'd support it if you did. :cd:
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