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derakisu

derakisu
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: April 7, 2020
Birthday: May 21
Country: Canada
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PSA

Last edit : March 2nd 2020


I'm trying not to give up. ;_;

I have an ongoing RAK : Give me themes, I'll draw you an ATC.

Current status : [Closed]

Progress on current requests :

  • LilysMama : Still sketching
  • Mayje : Needs address
  • Ruie : Inked

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  • If you are a gamer or know a gamer, join or invite them to join the group Game Start.
  • If you are Canadian and love ATCs, give a think about joining Canuck ATCs

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Please please please communicate with me if you do not receive something I sent and I haven't contacted you. I tend to send a worried note after three weeks. I will make it right. Be aware I am shipping from Canada and the usual delays are :

Regular mail to the U.S.A

The delivery standard for regular mail sent from Canada to the U.S.A. is four to six business days.

Regular mail to an international destination

The delivery standard for mail sent from Canada to another country (except the U.S.A.) is four to seven business days.

Please understand that parcels take longer.

Lately, mail from Canada seems to take longer to reach US addresses. It may take as long as 15 days before delivery. As for international destinations, the more realistic estimate should be up to ten days.

I drop my mail in a street box, unless a stamp won't cover postage. Mail is picked up once a day. This means it's possible the postmark will show a later date than when I mark sent depending on when my mail makes its way to the local sorting center.

I do not send extras for a heart. I do not decorate my envelopes. I want to keep my swaps as light as possible (and as requirements allow) to save on postage.


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I rate promptly : usually the same day I receive but sometimes I delay to the closest weekend after, only if it's hectic at work. I rate according to swap-bot's rating guidelines.

I do not give a heart for extras.

If I haven't rated you within a month of you sending, please contact me. It probably means I don't have your swap in my hands yet but you never know. Maybe I relapsed into my chronic problem of piling mail up until the end of the month.


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I strive to be a good host. Helpful advice is always welcome. Thank you to those who have commented and helped me along the way.

I like the idea of public swaps, if only to help newbies gather ratings, and will do my best to weed out questionable swappers and keep my swaps safe.

I will angel when necessary. All my swaps do mention "If you are interested and available to angel if needed, please let me know." This is meant as a precaution should I be unable to angel due to Real Life happening.

If you need an angel for ATC swaps, you can e-mail me with the theme. I'll probably be able to help. :)

Me, Myself and I

  • Programmer by day, crocheter and crafter by night
  • Very near-sighted (high myopia : around −10.00) 👓
  • 30-something unwilling to grow up too fast
  • Proud Montréaler by birth and at heart
  • Cat lover, owner of one (or owned by one)
  • Red wine over white 🍷
  • Sake, soju, umeshu
  • Craft beers 🍺
  • Coffee addict ☕☕☕
  • Aloe drinks and bubble tea
  • Tea leaves over tea bags, black and oolong + matcha
  • Compulsive doodler
  • Written/stamped postcards collector
  • Bookmarks collector
  • Avid Netflixer and Crunchyroller
  • Manga (and the odd scanlation) reader
  • Native French speaker
  • Sucker for homemade soaps
  • Going through a relapse of depression but I fight on ! 💪
  • A bit shy
  • New-ish to swaps (I used to swap often ~10 years ago)
  • Halloween, skeletons and skulls, weird creatures, things that go bump in the night
  • Ghost stories and ghost tours
  • Food in general, wagashi in particular + decadent vegan desserts and mug cakes, sour gummies, recipes, prints of food, #foodporn
  • Hand carved stamps and prints made with them
  • Victorian and Edwardian fashion
  • Mermen over mermaids, #mermay, also sirens
  • #inktober
  • Monoprints, collagraphs, block printing
  • Cat memes
  • Japanese themes, mainly food and yokai related + origami
  • Cats, otters and horses (including unicorns)
  • Black may not be a colour but it's still my favourite (green is great too)
  • Cacti and succulents
  • Magnolia, lily of the valley, lilac
  • Japanese maple tree and ginkgo leaves
  • Geometric, floral and Japanese patterns
  • Acrylic charms over enamel pins
  • Chiyogami and origami paper, security envelopes, maps
  • Notebooks and sketchbooks, blank over lined or dotted
  • Pens, any kind, any colour, anything I can sketch with
  • I ❤️ making lists

Favorite Crafts

  • Crocheting
  • Knotting friendship bracelets (plaid FTW !)
  • Creating ATCs
  • Sketching (digital and traditional)
  • Getting a very slow start on monoprints, collagraphs, and block printing
  • Sewing (...every now and then)
  • Trying to carve tiny eraser stamps (with relative success)
  • Sort of teaching myself watercolours painting (and sort of failing)
  • Folding the occasional origami
  • Attempting to make mead with a group of friends

ATCs information

  • Private swaps ? Yes please ! Contact me to set something up.
  • Time spent on an ATC : anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour between initial idea and finished product
  • I suck at backgrounds something fierce. I apologise about that. I'm trying to get better at it but it's a long and dark road.
  • There are no spoilers on my Instagram account. I only post process and finished product pics after my ATCs are in the hands of partners.
  • I prefer to receive hand-drawn/hand-painted ATCs but welcome everything. I am however not very fond of very bulky ATCs. I stick by the rule "If I can fit it in a sleeve, it's all good".
  • I prefer my ATCs in portrait orientation : 2.5" at the top and 3.5" on the side

Hand-drawn and/or hand-painted

  • Usual process : rough sketches and variations, final sketch (traditional or digital), colouring and touch ups
  • Usual tools : pencils, Inkscape, colouring pencils, watercolour pencils, Sharpies, Crayola markers

Collaged and mixed media

  • Usual process : rough sketches, prototype if needed, cut and collage, finishing touches
  • Usual tools : whatever's lying around

Manga/Anime

  • Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • Barakamon
  • Black Jack
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Danjon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon)
  • Gakuen/School Babysitters
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)
  • Ghost Hunt
  • Hoozuki no Reitetsu (Hozuki's Coolheadedness)
  • Hataraku Saibō (Cells at Work)
  • Kusumi-kun, Kuuki Yometemasu Ka? (Kuzumi-kun, Can't You Read the Room?),
  • Mononoke (not Princess Mononoke =_=)
  • Mushishi
  • One-Punch Man
  • Saiyuki
  • Seinto Oniisan (Saint Young Men/Les Vacances de Jésus et Bouddha)
  • Silver Spoon
  • Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless),
  • Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust
  • Working!! (Wagnaria!!)

Classics

  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Lupin the 3rd
  • Pokémon

Oldies but goodies

  • Albator/Harlock
  • Moomins
  • Sous le signe des mousquetaires

Favourite characters

  • ❤️❤️❤️ D, Harlock and Black Jack
  • Vicious from Cowboy Bebop
  • Hoozuki from Hozuki's Coolheadedness
  • Jigen from Lupin the 3rd
  • The Medicine Seller from Mononoke
  • Ginko from Mushishi
  • Hakkai from Saiyuki
  • Ohta from Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Movies/Series

  • 13th Warrior
  • Castlevania
  • Clue
  • Cornetto Trilogy
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Black Books
  • Dans une galaxie près de chez vous
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Murdoch Mysteries

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Mobile games

  • AFK Arena
  • Juggernaut Wars
  • Knighthood
  • Questland
  • Terrarium

Video games

  • Etrian Odyssey
  • Ace Attorney
  • Soulcalibur
  • Streets of Rage
  • Professor Layton
  • Pokémon
  • Hotel Dusk
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

By proxy (I don't/didn't play the game but watch friends who do)

  • Baten Kaitos
  • Devil May Cry
  • Zelda

Favourite characters

  • Volga from Hyrule Warriors
  • Raphael from Soulcalibur

Other

  • D&D

Pokémon

Favourites

  • Arbok
  • Bulbasaur
  • Greninja
  • Honedge
  • Seviper
  • Umbreon

Types

  • Poison
  • Water
  • Steel

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🎨

  • Christian Bergeron
  • François Lapierre
  • Yoshitaka Amano (mostly his beautiful artwork for Vampire Hunter D)

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  • Les Arcanes du Midi-Minuit
  • Spirou et Fantasio
  • Les trois mousquetaires
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Discworld & Good Omens
  • The Craft Sequence
  • Vampire Hunter D

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  • Stickers and stationery (but I will send it forward to anyone who enjoys it more than me !)
  • Overly cutesy things (unless cat-related, cats make everyting awesome)
  • Anything with cow milk (I'm lactose intolerant)
  • Liquorice and anise
  • Drama llamas
  • Politics
  • Religion but I do admire the architecture of churches and other religious buildings
  • Being referred to as Canadian : I prefer Québecer for various reasons, one of them being a language issue that remains a great divide between Québec and the rest of Canada

Ratings

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Comment: 𝓔𝓵𝓲𝓼𝓪𝓫𝓮𝓽𝓱, 𝓶𝔂 𝓭𝓮𝓪𝓻, 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓷𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻 𝓬𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓪𝓶𝓪𝔃𝓮 𝓶𝓮. 𝓐𝓫𝓼𝓸𝓵𝓾𝓽𝓮𝓵𝔂 𝓼𝓽𝓾𝓷𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓐𝓒𝓣. 𝓨𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓹𝓮𝓻𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓪𝓵𝓲𝔃𝓮𝓭 𝓶𝓮𝓶𝓸 𝓹𝓪𝓭 𝓹𝓪𝓹𝓮𝓻 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓮𝓷𝓿𝓮𝓵𝓸𝓹𝓮𝓼 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝓿𝓮𝓻𝔂 𝓹𝓸𝓼𝓱 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓹𝓻𝓸𝓯𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓪𝓵! 𝓨𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓵𝔀𝓪𝔂𝓼 𝓼𝓹𝓸𝓲𝓵 𝓶𝓮 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓘 𝓪𝓶 𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻 𝓰𝓻𝓪𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓾𝓵!
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Comment: Your Zora is gorgeous! I really like the water effect you created, too! Thank you!
christy102194 rated for ATC - Free Themed #3 (HD/HP) on Mar 31, 2020
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Comment: Loved the UNICORN card! :D thanks ^^
fighterangel rated for 🌸 Anime ATC #1 🌸 on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: OMG! What an AWESOME ATC! I'm already displaying it on my shelf with all my other Sailor Moon goodies. ;v; I also love your personalized envelopes/note! That's so cool! I hope you're staying safe!! <3
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Plague Doctor (INT) on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: epic card!! I love that I got two that match color schemes by chance!
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Familiar Cats (INT) on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: I love your card!! the huge cat looks so comfy
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Comment: Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. Loved your choices of the themes and how you interpreted them. A pleasure receiving your cards :)
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Comment: (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃━☆゚.*・。゚ Thank You Elisabeth for another impressive hand drawn ATC! I absolutely 🅻🅾🆅🅴 it! Thank you for hosting this amazing swap! It was so much fun! You are such a talented host. Thank you! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: Oh ! I'm so glad you finally got it. I was getting worried over this little guy. I was going to write to you next week to arrange a resend. But yay, he made it ! ^___^
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Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Elisabeth for the (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ A░W░E░S░O░M░E ♫ ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ ATC that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. Nightmare is absolutely stunning! So professional looking! Girl you are so talented! Thank you for hosting this amazing swap! It was so much fun! You are such a wonderful host. Thank you! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I had a lot of fun drawing him, I wanted so bad to make him perfect. XD
monsbrick rated for AAA: Sender's Choice on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: Love it ED!! You are a great artist and the colors are beautiful too! I especially love the gold❤️🍒
Response: It was so fun to draw. I'm glad you like it.
CiCiHatter rated for ATC - Free Themed #1 (HD/HP) on Mar 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this gorgeous ATC!!...I love this night scene you drew....very cool!!...love how the castles get smaller....and moon is perfect!!...it's awesome...cheers!🌚
Response: So glad you enjoy it, I was trying to draw something you'd like. :)
parakeetmails rated for ATC - Mushroom Witch (INT) on Mar 17, 2020
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Comment: Awesome awesome artwork, thank you!
Response: You're very welcome. =D
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Comment: Thanks for the fabulous mermaid. You are a wonderful artist. I Can't even draw a stick figure lol
Response: Thank you. *^_^* I love this series of swaps. I love fantasy creatures so every one of them is a lot of fun to draw.
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Comment: Received my ATC yesterday. How cute! Great job on the detailing. Thank you very much.
Response: You're welcome. :)
sherylk3 rated for CS: Animal Series - Horse on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I love horses and had several for over 20 years. You are an amazing artist.
Response: Thank you. It was fun to have an excuse to draw a horse. I used to draw them all the time when I was a kid. Although back then, they looked like a sort of mishapen balloon with four sticks for legs. -_-
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #2 (HD/HP) on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: I love the Ginko card you made!! they fascinate me too because of how old they are.
Response: The city planted a lot of ginko trees along the wider streets. It's so lovely in fall when they turn yellow.
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #5 (HD/HP) on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome summoner!
Response: I had fun designing her. :)
canadarosebud rated for CA : ATC Tarot-like card on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: I like the gray scale colors, very nice Elisabeth. I haven't been on Swap-bot in a long time. But now I'm slowly getting back into my hobby.
Response: I'm glad you like my choice of palette. I hope you have fun coming back to swap-bot. :)
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Comment: You're scrafty turned out great! I sure wouldn't want to see him in a dark alley lol
Response: Thank you. I hope he's not lurking anywhere near me. XD
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Comment: I like your elf stone meditation 😆💖 You should not have "whatever 😑" -faced it, lol! And it was nice to swap with such a long time bot-er! Look forward to more in the future, you are very talented ☀️
Response: Thank you. It was a super fun swap. I hope we get other chances to exchange art. *^_^*

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 116 37 33
Completed Fives Threes Ones
124 125 0 0
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Comments

user6937 on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you for my lovely green mermaid!

wolfeagle on Jan 22, 2020:

Love the "Ghost Girl" ATC. Thank you.

IDreamOfAfrica on Dec 3, 2019:

Thank you for drawing my BOY!!

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JuneRosebud on Oct 27, 2019:

Thank u so much 4 the cool Little Red Riding Hood ATC that u made 4 me=). I really like it!! Great job...

OrigamiGrace on Oct 21, 2019:

Pls check your messages!

Poohtat on Oct 18, 2019:

Wow, the Unicorn ATC you drew me is incredible! Thank you so much.

Mon1496 on Oct 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing atc! she is so cute!

crimsonfuligin on Sep 12, 2019:

Thank you for being a wonderful host. Organising these really great swaps and making them a really safe swap to be part of. Thank you for the angel ATC it’s very much appreciated and I really love it. Thank you. ☺️

Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 23, 2019:

Hey I just want to say, I think you do a great job with your swap descriptions! They're very detailed, which is really helpful.

Trinket on Aug 8, 2019:

Thank you for the kind words about my Instagram pictures today, super happy to hear feedback about my art things. Thank you also for hosting some really fun ATC swaps.

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