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derakisu

derakisu
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: August 10, 2020
Birthday: May 21
Country: Canada
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PSA

Last edit : May 6th 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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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 a month in transit. I will make it right. Be aware I am shipping from Canada. I have had mail to the US take over a month to get there.

I drop my mail in a mailbox, unless a stamp won't cover postage. Mail is picked up from Monday through Friday. 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.


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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. 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.

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 two (or owned by two)
  • 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?)
  • Mob Psycho
  • Mononoke (not Princess Mononoke =_=)
  • Mushishi
  • One-Punch Man
  • Saiyuki
  • Sasaki to Miyano
  • 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!!)
  • Yotsuba&

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
  • Questland

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)

📚

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

💔

  • 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

MrsAlderman rated for Zines #1 (INT) on Jul 29, 2020
5
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Comment: I got your super cute Sofa Yoga! very relatable
Response: Easy yoga for everyone ! =D
ddoherty6138 rated for CS: Gnome ATC on Jul 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Elisabeth Of course I remember the “David the gnome” series. Your ATC is awesome. Very stylish envelope and note paper too.
Response: Thank you ! I love these little gnomes, I was glad to get an opportunity to draw something a bit in the style of David the gnome. ^____^
bluerose3 rated for CPG Handdrawn ATC - Global on Jul 11, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. I love this :) An usual tea party would be fun to attend.
Response: I'm so happy you love it ! It was fun trying to put together elements from your profile. :)
Karmi53 rated for CS: Animal Series - Pig on Jul 9, 2020
5
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Comment: Oh my what a cute pig ATC love those pigs so cute well done. That's a great idea using the tape. Thank you take care
Response: Thank you ! I had been wanting to do a bit of washi art so this card was a great opportunity for it. :)
turnsoleluna rated for CA : ATC Pick one #1 on Jul 7, 2020
5
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Comment: Ooh how I love this demoness you’ve created for the ritual makeup theme. Always a pleasure trading with you :D
Response: I'm glad you love it ! ^___^
canadarosebud rated for CA : ATC Washi tape art #1 on Jul 6, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank for the lovely Washi card.
Response: My pleasure ! Thank you for the heart. :)
draco rated for Zines #1 (INT) on Jul 6, 2020
5
rating
Comment: thank you. i can handle that kind of yoga
Response: It's the only kind of yoga I can master lol !
soyprincesa2 rated for Zines #1 (INT) on Jul 2, 2020
5
rating
Comment: This zine has to be one of my absolute favorites I have ever received! Thank you so much!!
Response: Wow, I'm glad you enjoyed it that much ! It was so fun to put together. ^_^
5
rating
Comment: What a cool ATC! i love Team Rocket... :D thank you so much!
Response: I'm a big fan of Team Rocket too. :)
5
rating
Comment: Oh man, this Vicious is so cool! Thank you so much for this stellar card! Actually finally getting enough anime themed cards to fill up one of the sleeves in my binder. :-D
Response: Super glad you like it ! It must be so fun to watch that page get filled up ! ^_^
Karmi53 rated for CA : ATC Mermaid or merman on Jun 24, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very well done.i wish l could draw like you, you did a great job. Take care
Response: Thank you so much ! :)
5
rating
Comment: thanks for the great card i love it
Response: Thank you ! :)
Poeprincess rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #2 on May 26, 2020
5
rating
Comment: This looks good enough to eat! Super job. Thank you.
Response: Thanks, it was fun to drool-- I mean draw !
5
rating
Comment: I’ve actually never hear of this game but your ATCs are amazing!!!
Response: Ha ha, the choice of game betrays my age a bit. I'm getting old ! XD
Itchy rated for . on May 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the really nice ATC, I love it!! :D Today I got happy when I got your letter, it has been a great day today, but it did my day even more!!Thanks! Emily
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the ATC ! :)
5
rating
Comment: Your Harlock looks so cool! :D Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you ! *^_^*
5
rating
Comment: Very pretty, took a long time to get, but worth waiting for. K
Response: I really stretched it to the last days to send, sorry. =_= I'm glad you like it !
Nevermore rated for ATC - Rat Queen (INT) on May 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this gorgeous ATC, I adore it.
Response: I'm so glad it's to your liking. It was such a fun swap ! :)
MissRich rated for 🌸 Anime ATC #2 🌸 on Apr 24, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Always a treat getting art from you! ^_^
Response: Thank you ! :)
Poeprincess rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #1 on Apr 23, 2020
5
rating
Comment: How refreshingly different! Love your creative devil diva. Thank you for being my partner.
Response: I'm glad you love it, thank you very much. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 141 48 48
Completed Fives Threes Ones
147 150 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 8 139 0
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Comments

Frickenjazzed on Aug 1, 2020:

(Sorry for the late comment) Thank you so much for angeling the Ganondorf ATC! I love it so much!

Whippet on Apr 28, 2020:

Wow, we like some of the same Manga/Anime, also, we like some of the same characters. I hope we will meet up in ATC swaps as I'm working on ATCs showing Manga & Anime characters. It would be fun swap. - Kathy

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. ☺️

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