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Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:01 PM





www.patreon.com/shilin

I made a Patreon page at www.patreon.com/shilin! Your support will help me spend less time doing non-art stuff in order to maintain a living, and more time on actually creating more art, something I’ve been having an increasingly hard time fighting towards.

I am offering high-res flat images, layered psds, processes and more, things that used to be impossible to obtain from me. If there are perks you would like me to offer, feel free to suggest them!

Thanks so much for your support ;-;



Other news

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 4 now available!
:bulletred: Carciphona is also on Tapastic!
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2015

:bulletred: Toronto Comicon: Toronto, March 20-22
:bulletred: Sakuracon: Seattle, April 3-5
:bulletwhite: Anime North: Pending
:bulletred: Anime Expo: Los Angeles, July 2-5
:bulletwhite: Otakuthon: Pending
:bulletred: Fanexpo Toronto: Toronto, September 3-6

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


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Anj333 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
I love your art! It's beautiful! :D
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Mangustinowy Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hello there!
I don't really know where to start off with, I want to start drawing but don't know from where, what should I draw, or what type of pencil/pen should I use and stuff like that. Some people tell me to just draw something I have in mind but for that I would need to improve a lot and I don't know how. For example, if I want to draw dragons very similar to this one yuumei.deviantart.com/art/call… what exactly should I do in order to draw something like this?(sorry for the long comment and the link if they are not allowed ^^)
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shilin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
you need to forget about wanting to draw at a certain quality, it will take a lot of drawing for you to get there, and for that to happen you need to just start drawing first, no matter how bad something looks. Worrying about how to make things "look good" or "look like _____'s art" will just leave you stuck at not knowing where to start, exactly the problem you have now.

Take people's advice literally when they tell you to just draw something you have in mind. If you have nothing in mind, draw something that you see from life, or from a photo, that you like. build up the habit to draw frequently first, and as you draw more, you will find specific things that you might want to improve on that you can find the answers to (for example, "how do I use colours to make something look like it's glowing?" leading you to look up colour theory or how to shade glowing objects) rather than "I want my art to look like ___". That way you can slowly improve each aspect of drawing specifically, and you will learn how to teach yourself to become better no matter your level of skill.
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Skylar-Girl Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist
ah I can't wait to see you at sakura con again! >v<
this time I'm gonna buy posters from you! can't wait!
and I adore your comic very much!
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rashuvast Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your art style
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Umbrastar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!! What paint tool do you use????
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lavenderdomain Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
your art is awesome!!! /le watches
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snowdrago Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist
ur art is amazing~!!!!!!!!
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FriendlyTurtle Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
If only you could do personal commissions! QwQ
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meteormachine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Just got my hardcopies of Vol 1-4 a few days ago and they are fantastic.

It is really awesome that you still sign each copy, that little bit of extra time makes each book feel a bit more special.
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shilin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you got them safe and sound! Thank you for your support :D
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night-thyme Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're art is so fantastic, I hope I can get to be this good one day O.O
Its so inspiring, makes me want to work hard with my art ^^
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AndreaJens Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Compliments for your own web manga! I have started reading Carciphona and got amazed ;)
I wish you the best of luck with your comics XD
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shilin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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AndreaJens Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome XD
At the moment, I've read through it till the end of volume #4.
I have found it really interesting and worth a read ;) Both Blackbird and Veloce have deep personalities (even if for Blackbird you have to wait till volume #4 to have a true glance at it ;)) As regards secondary characters, I have appreciated both Sangyun Rae and Meron, the first being halfway between a relief character and a great king, the latter for the whole backstory;)
Sometimes, I've found fighting scenes a bit too confusing (especially when there was ice involved, since sometimes - being white - has been difficult to distingush).

Keep on this way ;)
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shilin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the generous comment ;-;
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SarahLuvsTurtles Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
When I saw that you drew Sona... La la la la 
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Superscarykitty45 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awestruck ._. by your works
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dwinardhika Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
OMG! your is so awesome. Love it ^^
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