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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
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
aJVL Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You can start by visiting these two websites.

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. 
ArKrArK Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Hi! :)

You draw perfectly and maybe you will be interested in this competition -…
aJVL Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I will look into that. Thanks!
ArKrArK Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Ok, you're welcome! :)
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!
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.  
OddMott Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever considered doing a picture with DJ-Pon3 in it? :?
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.
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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