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Journal Entry: Thu Feb 4, 2010, 8:46 AM
:iconlizjowen:




Thursday 4th February, 2:40pm.

Just felt like updating my journal rather than restarting a new one, because it would annoy you all. See, that's how nice I am xD
I want to be a Graphics Designer when I'm older, and this year I'll have to apply for universities....so any tips and hints would be absoloutely brilliant. Also, I asked a friend and he said that I should start doing a portfolio. Thing is, I don't know what to put in there! Ideas? I am thinking of doing things like album covers so...ideas would be great. Truly and absoloutely wonderful. PleasePleasePlease help me! I only have a couple of months to produce a great portfolio Dx Help me!

And I've found something very interesting, and stole it off xmeirinx journal. It seems like a pretty good idea! xD Please fill this out in order to help me improve, but don't be too harsh Dx

PRO:
1)I like when you draw _______________________.
2)I wish you drew more _______________________.
3)I wish you drew more fanart of these series/character; _______________________.
4)I wish you did more original art of these characters; _______________________.
5)I love how you draw ________________________.
6)If you were to do a comic of/about I would be soooo happy; _______________________.
7)If I could get you to draw anything I'd get you to draw ___________________.
8)My favorite part of your work is __________________________.

CON:
9)I hate when you draw _________________.
10)I wish you drew less ___________________.
11)Stop drawing ________________!
12)Improve on ________________.

OTHER:
13)When I think of your art I think ______________________.
14)If I had to describe your work I'd say ______________________.
15)Your art makes me feel ___________________.

Saturday 30th  January 2010, 8:19pm

Hey!
:bulletpink:So I haven't commented for quite a while, and my last journal was depressing so I thought that I ought to change it :P
In my last poll I asked, "Do you HAVE to have photoshop in order to do good artist?" And I got very useful results. Thankyou very much to whoever answered my poll, it helped me a lot :D I've decided to try out the trial of Photoshop CS3, and if I like it more than GIMP I'll buy (or purchase from my friend) the 'real' version of it ^______^ Sai cropped up many times in my conversations with friends, so I might try that one out too.

:bulletblue:Does anyone know of any tutorials on drawing mecha, spaceships, etc? I really want to try out new things, and sci-fi is one of them :D It would be awesome if you could help me ^______^

:bulletorange:Eurgh, I still have a really really long to do list to complete, and when it is complete I could FINALLY start on my personal to do list xD Going to gather references for the time being, because I want my next not-on-the-to-do-list picture to be really good. If it isn't, I'll scrap it and start again :P Mwahahahaha.

:bulletyellow:I absoloutely adore the writers, artists and creators of the magazine ImagineFX; they are really helpful, and I inspired to become a better artist because of them ^____^

:bulletgreen:I really really want to improve my french! That's why I'm going to talk more french to french people and shizzle xD Must...improve...Does anyone know of any really easy french books? Or good french music? Or...ANYTHING FRENCH?!

:bulletpink: So I've done a little study on human skin, and I decided to pain a picture of my best friend Kirstie and...Human skin is really pink o_O I never knew just how pink it was! I read an interesting theory that it's because of the blood underneath your skin; when light hits you skin, the blood below is more viewable. Really interesting...

:bulletblue: Going to be changing my style a lil' to a more 'realistic' one, just for experimentation xD

:bulletorange: Today feels like a day that should be the beginning of a new year; I had totally deleted all the pictures that were really old and crap from my memory stick and...wow, I feel so much better! I could easily see how much I've improved, and clearing them out gives a whole lot more free space in my memory stick. I feel much better about my art, and I'm 'banishing' the old me.

Meh, pretty long journal to be fair.

Lizzie.

Recent  Works

Little Levi. by lizjowenSephiroth. by lizjowenA Magical Christmas. by lizjowenTo Protect. by lizjowenSnowboard Babe. by lizjowen

Self Feature Box
Just a little box showing the highest faved pictures in my gallery ^___^From most to least favourite top 5
Hello Kitty Nya. by lizjowenTo Protect. by lizjowenBlood on the Moon. by lizjowenAre You Ready? by lizjowenProcella Crystalli. by lizjowen

Friend Feature
Some features of my friends on DA! ^___^

:thumb149417500:I love youuu, he loves youuu by WNxDeBByGift by aionclip4500 kiriban by ClauiHappy New Year 2010 by Syndicth

Inspiration Artists

:iconmurasaki-hoshi::iconradittz::iconheise::iconlaverinne::iconhizuki24::iconred-priest-usada::iconeinlee::iconluciole::iconquantumsuz::iconmazjojo::iconkaze-hime::iconsyncaidia::iconqinni::iconayakohi::icontrenchmaker::iconemperpep::iconluleiya::iconprodigybombay::iconantifan-real::iconshilin::iconironshod::iconn-maulina::icontajii-chan::iconfakekimono::iconharukim::iconmarionette-ex::iconziyoling::iconsilent-order::iconlady-symphonia::iconenayla::icondark-spider:

Clubs

:icondragonspirit-club::iconwings-of-fantasy::icondaydreamersrealm::iconvictoriafrancesclub::iconrealm-of-fairies::iconwriteaway::icondigital-art-club::iconartofallclub::iconbelle-art::icondigital-artisans::iconrealm-of-fantasy::iconfantasy-fellowship::icondigitalartnetwork::iconphotomanips-club::iconxxfantasy-clubxx::iconallarts::icontraditional-artists::iconavaloncommunity::iconenchantedforest::iconxanimeheadsx::iconangelsofanimeclub::iconheartofjapan::iconanimeloverclub::iconowncharactersclub::iconthe-oc-maniac::iconhiredeviantartists::iconbluecrescentguild::iconkawaniclub::iconanime-artists::iconmangaacademy::iconyoungartistsgroup::iconloli-club::iconlolitafashion::iconkemonomimilovers::iconeuropeananimeartists::iconlolitaclub:

Stamps

Support Mysticthorn. by lizjowenSupport MysticThornStock. by lizjowenSupport princess-tarot. by lizjowenSupport Devilady-N. by lizjowenSupport Tajii-chan. by lizjowenSupport FakeKimono. by lizjowenSupport StarSophi. by lizjowenSupport Mkxkawaiix3. by lizjowenSupport Shalicious. by lizjowenMysticThornStock Stamp by DimagerDesign:thumb101069990:Commissions Open Stamp by izka197HA I'm Copyright Protected by de-MoteCute Anime Girls Stamp by Syrina-ish:thumb93870724:Narnia Stamp by Kezzi-RoseHello Kitty Stamp by RKdesign1314:thumb128963698:Stamp: GIMP Pimp by foxlee+Art Neglection Stamp+ by dantesgirlI support writing English by FragileReveriesfav-ninja by CookiemagiK

Skin by Dan4ArChAnGeL and jazzed up by lizjowen



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:iconllama-doll:
llama-doll Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
PRO:
1)I like when you draw everything *3* You've been improving with every piece :D
2)I wish you drew more backgrounds and harder poses! Get out of your comfort zone!! I use photos and its hard but it works!
3)I wish you drew more fanart of these series/character; err.............
4)I wish you did more original art of these characters; all your ocs!! (if you have any, im too stupid to notice T_T)
5)I love how you draw females :love:
6)If you were to do a comic of/about I would be soooo happy; anything!! Just happy things
7)If I could get you to draw anything I'd get you to draw haha, my oc scottie. I love your males *O* (or my other male ocs, :D)
8)My favorite part of your work is the colours!

We'll just leave the con version out :love:

OTHER:
13)When I think of your art I think beautiful shading!! I really do love your digital shading *3*
14)If I had to describe your work I'd say beautiful!!
15)Your art makes me feel so happy inside!
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Uwaaah thankyou so so so much doll *______* Thankyou! <333

Haha, you like my males, huh? ;) I shall draw more of them for you then :P I have hardly any males in my gallery o_O
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:iconllama-doll:
llama-doll Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I LOVE YOUR MALES> TEACH MEH. :D
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh! In truth, I really don't know how I do them o_O But I use this mannikin a lot of the time to get the body right xD With the face I draw them the same way as drawing females, but with squarer and thinner eyes :D
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:iconllama-doll:
llama-doll Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Hey thats a great idea! I have a mannikin and havent thought about using it. I shall do it naooos XD <33
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I ALWAYS use my mannikin, even if it's for just looking at the different shapes in the body xD I don't know what I'd do without it o_O <333
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:iconllama-doll:
llama-doll Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Hehe, I find it confusing!! I cant bend it well sometimes T_T <333
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here! That's why I normally search for photos as references too, and my mannikin acts as a backup XD
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azureseiharra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Here!

PRO:
1)I like when you draw girls.
2)I wish you drew more cute girls *_*
3)I wish you drew more fanart of these series/character; don't have any ;___;
4)I wish you did more original art of these characters; no idea OTL"
5)I love how you draw the eyes!
6)If you were to do a comic of/about I would be soooo happy; I don't think of something ORZ"
7)If I could get you to draw anything I'd get you to draw one of my OCs!
8)My favorite part of your work is the hair shades!

CON:
9)I hate when you draw hands OHNOES *gets punched by Lizzie*
10)I wish you drew less animals *___*"
11)Stop drawing don't stop!
12)Improve on hands and anatomy!

OTHER:
13)When I think of your art I think of cute <333
14)If I had to describe your work I'd say GREAT!
15)Your art makes me feel calm ^___^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh thankyou so much doll! :D I shall improve on my hands, and draw less animals *didn't knew that she drew many in the first place* :P
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:iconazureseiharra:
azureseiharra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
LOL! xD Yup ohwells good luck! :kiss:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Teehee, thankyou! :D I'll try my best to please everyone! ^_____^
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:iconazureseiharra:
azureseiharra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Awwhh hahha sure xDDD
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:iconazureseiharra:
azureseiharra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Awww dear, unfortunately I am not good in this Graphic Designing thing so I'm afraid that I couldn't help you with anything :iconotlplz: I'm sorry!

Good luck okay :forgiveme:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine sweetie! No worries about it <33333
Could you possibly fill out the form please saying 'pros; and shizzle? I wanna know what I could improve on, teehee :blowkiss:
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:iconazureseiharra:
azureseiharra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Owwhh okay! Sure I will send another comment to you :heart:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh thankyou so much doll! :heart: <3333
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:iconmusikfreak202:
musikfreak202 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
O3O oooooo being a graphics designer sounds like a lot of fun! 8D good luck with your portfolio ^^ I think you should do album covers as well :nod: and...um...idk what else O3O" maybe sketches and some of your artwork? :P idk :dohtwo:

PRO:
1)I like when you draw anything 8D
2)I wish you drew more fanart + dragons!!! 8D
3)I wish you drew more fanart of these series/character: any of your fave anime/manga characters ^^
4)I wish you did more original art of these characters: your OCs 8D
5)I love how you draw anything 8D
6)If you were to do a comic of/about I would be soooo happy; I'm not sure .o.
7)If I could get you to draw anything I'd get you to draw chibis (and maybe my OCs :iconblushplz:)
8)My favorite part of your work is the way you draw people, the detail you put into your work, and the BGs ^^

CON:
9)I hate when you draw (idk, I like all your drawings 8D)
10)I wish you drew less (idk again :XD:)
11)Stop drawing (idk)
12)Improve on poses/anatomy? I think they look good so far, but improvement is great 8D

OTHER:
13)When I think of your art I think of colorful + detailed
14)If I had to describe your work I'd say it's amazing how much effort you put into your drawings + the coloring is pretty ^^
15)Your art makes me feel happy~~~ :iconcheerplz:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is! I can't wait to start studying it :D It just looks sooo fun! ^_______^

Awh thankyou very much for filling out the form doll! :heart: I shall try my best to please you :D
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:iconmusikfreak202:
musikfreak202 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
ah I see :nod: good luck~ 8D :iconcheerplz:
you're very welcome ^^!!!
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:iconyumii--chan:
Yumii--Chan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
PRO:
1)I like when you draw Cute kitty stuff.
2)I wish you drew more Cute kitty stuff :la:.
3)I wish you drew more fanart of these series/character; hmm .. can't think of anything xD What ever you like ^w^.
4)I wish you did more original art of all of your characters.
5)I love how you draw females <33.
6)If you were to do a comic of/about I would be soooo happy; your original characters - create an original story :la:.
7)If I could get you to draw anything I'd get you to draw a ninja kitty girl :giggle:.
8)My favorite part of your work is: You know how to make things look cute/serious/happy ... The expressions C=.

CON:
9)I hate when you draw :noes:.
10)I wish you drew less :noes:.
11)Stop drawing :noes:!
12)Improve on maybe poses ... yours are great, but you can still make em better :D.

OTHER:
13)When I think of your art I think cute/fantasy.
14)If I had to describe your work I'd say I LOVE IT!! :XD:.
15)Your art makes me smile. <33
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Uwaaah you are sooo cute! *____* Teehee, my kitty stuff does seem to be wanted, hm, and the ninja neko sounds like an amazing idea o_O Might try it out xD
Thankyou so much for your review! I might just do a whole page for different poses xD Thanks sweetie! <3333
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:iconyumii--chan:
Yumii--Chan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
No problem :tighthug: <33
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:icondarktaru:
Darktaru Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Well, I wouldnt know too much about about a potfolio but if you can't afford your art school, ( cause it will be very expensive ) I suggest you get good grades to get a scholarship. Then worry about the portfolio.
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh okay, thankyou very much! I do hope to get good grades by the end of this year ^______^
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:icondarktaru:
Darktaru Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Yeah, very important, even tho it doesnt seem like it now lol
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:icondragon-knight333:
Dragon-Knight333 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Oh, I had to make a portfoli for an art school
they tend to like realism stuff, like charcoal, paints, clay, almost anything. Just kind of get away from putting anime-esque stuff in it, they don't like that so much, but like stylized realism? They love that kind of stuff (:
Hopefully that helps a little bit |D
oh, and photography is good (:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, do you think that I should do the same things for Graphic design? Because it is quite different from art >_<
Oooh I've been thinking of using my stock for pictures for posters and shizzle :D
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:icondragon-knight333:
Dragon-Knight333 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Haha, well, for Graphic Design I'm sure you could pull off a few pictures that are anime-esque, they just want to see variety in your art C:

And cool posters \o/
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh okay, thankyou so much! ^_____^
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:icondragon-knight333:
Dragon-Knight333 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
No problems C:
Glad to be of help
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:iconxmeirinx:
xmeirinx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:giggle: Filled it out~

PRO:
1)I like when you draw ________Female Characters in general_________.
2)I wish you drew more ________Darker themed pictures, not necessarily emo! :XD:_________.
3)I wish you drew more fanart of these series/character; ________I'm not a big fan of fanarts so nada :XD:___________.
4)I wish you did more original art of these characters; ______Not sure if it's your OC, but the hello kitty girl :heart:_________________.
5)I love how you draw _______Girls with frilly and draped clothes_________________.
6)If you were to do a comic of/about I would be soooo happy; _______can't think of anything...________________.
7)If I could get you to draw anything I'd get you to draw _____anything you want! :)______________.
8)My favorite part of your work is _______unique style of the character's face with lolita-like outfits___________________.

CON:
9)I hate when you draw _____Nothing____________.
10)I wish you drew less _____of Nothing______________.
11)Stop drawing ___of Nothing_____________!
12)Improve on ____Perhaps the curvature of a figure/body____________.

OTHER:
13)When I think of your art I think _____cute & pink_________________.
14)If I had to describe your work I'd say _____cuddly & adorable_________________.
15)Your art makes me feel ______like I'm a kid again~_____________.

I have weird ways to describe things... :XD:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh thankyou so much sweetie! And teehee, I have been thinking of making that kitty girl one of my OC, seeing as people favor her so much ;) Hmmm....
Thankyou so much for filling this thingy out, I'll be drawing more dark-themed pictures! :D Ooh and I LOVE LOLITA! xD
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:iconxmeirinx:
xmeirinx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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:icondandy-red:
dandy-red Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Many different things. You have to show your skills from every angle. So yeah albums would be cool. Another couple of ideas; wallpapers, redesigning a movie poster, the front of a website, a poster for apples XD You know whatever you can think off. Play with colours, random shapes, use stock etc. Make some traditional art too, human realism with pencils or water colours, or just simple a bed, tree, your pet (if you have one) X3 I'm not applying for grahpic design but comic/animation so I don't know much about that area.

Maybe you can check out this group; [link] I think there are quite some graphic designers there, maybe someone would like to help? And you could also make contact with the university you're aiming for, ask them what they would like to see or what they'd advise you to prepare.

I'm not sure if it's the same where you live. But here in Belgium some of the schools organise a sort of 'training days' There they will help you to get ready etc. Maybe look up if they have that in your area too?

I hope I could be of help! Good luck hun<33 :love:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you soooo much! I am planning on doing an album cover for my favourite band, Skillet, whose album is called Comatose. However I'm going to base it on another song (although it's in the same album) Whispers in the Dark xD
I'll check out that group rightaway! :D Thankyooou <33333:love:
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dandy-red Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I'm always happy to help=D Oh, that sounds like a very cool idea!:heart: I'm curious to see how it will turn out~
No problem~~ :iconblush--plz:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Teehee, thankyou! Thing is, I take aaaages before I actually can be bothered to draw something :P I still have to do prizes from like, October o_O
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dandy-red Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh xD:giggle: Kinda like me, I still have to start with art trades I agreed to make from like 6 month's ago XD
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lawls :P
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought you begin University at 18? o_O
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but I have to apply this September for it :)
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So yet? It's a little strange I think but anyway, good luck! ^^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh thanks doll! :D
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You know when you talked about posters...what kind of posters? >_<
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poster? I don't remember XD sorry!
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Yumii--Chan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I suck at French xD I've been learning for two years but .. meh .. :XD:

Good luck with your French and the to-do list ^w^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh! Why don't we talk to each other in french for practise? :D
Thankyou doll! :love:
I can't find any tuts about sci fi Dx
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:iconyumii--chan:
Yumii--Chan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Good idea, my sentences are going to be really .. wrong, though :XD:

You're welcome <33

I tried looking for them for you but I didn't find anything T__T
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