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derakisu

derakisu
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: December 14, 2019
Birthday: May 21
Country: Canada
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Artist Trading Creations

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Last edit : December 3rd 2019

I have fallen way behind on the RAK. Life eh. I'll be working on the last ones ASAP.


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

Current status : [Closed]

Progress on current requests :

  • LilysMama : Rough sketch
  • user6937 : Linework
  • Mayje : Linework
  • Ruie : Didn't like it, will redo

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  • 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
  • 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?),
  • Mushishi
  • One-Punch Man
  • Seinto Oniisan (Saint Young Men/Les Vacances de Jésus et Bouddha)
  • Silver Spoon
  • Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless),
  • Working!! (Wagnaria!!)

Classics

  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Lupin the 3rd
  • Pokémon

Oldies but goodies

  • Albator
  • Moomins
  • Sous le signe des mousquetaires

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
  • Nonstop Knight
  • 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 do)

  • Baten Kaitos
  • Devil May Cry
  • Zelda

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

Malliecat rated for International Mega ATC Swap on Dec 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Oh my gosh these were so worth the wait 🥰🥰🥰🥰 I’m sad the first card you sent me got lost. But These beauties are perfect I love the them so much. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
WoodlandBanshee rated for CA : ATC Tree spirit on Dec 10, 2019
5
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Comment: THank you for this lovely hand drawn atc!
xthemasonsx rated for Intl ATC Black cat on Dec 4, 2019
5
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Comment: Your one of my fav artists! I followed your whole inktober& love your ig so getting something from you was so exciting! Lol . I loved how the kitty was the sorcerer! Most of the time they end up being a familiar to a witch .so I thought that was a very cool take on it. So sorry again for the late rating! I thought I had rated you love.my b! Hope you have a happy holiday season.❄
Response: It's so kind of you so say. I still fell like I've got a long way to go, LOL ! :) I guess when you have a cat, they tend to turn into the main character. I sure think cats would be very happy to summon bird friends. No worries, better late than never ! Happy holidays to you too. ❤️
BLUR rated for GS : Intl ATC Zelda : Link on Dec 2, 2019
5
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Comment: Love your card! Link is such a great character! ♡
Response: He's awesome. ❤️ Thanks for the heart !
5
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Comment: Great job! Thx!
Response: Thank you for the heart. :)
AmookIslandCreations rated for Deer ATC on Nov 28, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous Deer ATC! I love what you did with the white gel pen! Very wonderful! Brilliant to do a sweater! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad you love the idea I decided on. ❤️
CheyanneB rated for CS: Animal Series - Duck on Nov 26, 2019
5
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Comment: so very beautiful! Thank you so much!! I look forward to adding it to my collection :)
Response: I'm glad you like it. I love including origami elements when I can. ❤️
darcilena rated for CA : ATC Colour Palette #3562 on Nov 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Wow. Very creative Atc. I can't draw a stick man tho I love doing mixed media. Thank you:) Happy Swapping!💕
Response: For me, it's the other way around : I'm not so good at mixed media but I love to draw. :)
kayos rated for CPG Made with Markers ATC - Global on Nov 13, 2019
5
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Comment: I love the colours of this it really brightened my day
Response: It was pretty fun to design and colour. :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for taking part in my swap. I loved your take on the Fighter :)
Response: Thank you ! I just love this series of swaps. ❤️
5
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Comment: Hi, thank you so much for this atc. I love the brookies! Xx Monique
Response: Glad you like it ! :)
Kskollections rated for Intl ATC Familiar on Nov 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Beautiful!
Response: Thank you ! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome atc! I live the little box around the cinnamon rolls! Xx Monique ❤️
Response: Have you tried taking it out of the sleeve ? It fits a little tight I'll admit. The box can be opened. :)
LizFinn rated for International Mega ATC Swap on Oct 30, 2019
5
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Comment: Great quilt ATC! Truth be told, most quilts aren't perfectly squared. Yours looks great!
Response: Thank you ! It sure was fun to make it.
otty80 rated for International Mega ATC Swap on Oct 30, 2019
5
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Comment: Your atc it's very beautiful and real my dress and my boots are very similar when i dance... thank you so much
Response: I thought it'd be hit or miss. I'm glad it more the former than the latrer ! It was fun to draw. :)
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Comment: I totally love the concept - a million tiny cookies! It came out great :D I have nothing like this in my collection [well, I do now :P!]. I love this, thank you so much! :)
Response: Oh nice ! I love it when I can add something a little different to someone's collection. I'm glad you love it. Thank you so much for hosting these yummy swaps.
Karmi53 rated for CA : Receiver's choice on Oct 28, 2019
5
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Comment: Wow what a lovely atc those little birds are so special and l am sure hard to mske everything is great thank you . And thank you for the two little birds too.
Response: Glad it's appreciated. The little birds are a joy to fold. Origami is my go-to meditation. :)
5
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Response: Thank you for rating me.
user6937 rated for CS: Animal Series - cat on Oct 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: A lot of work - nicely done!
Response: Thank you for your kind comment and the heart ! =D
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Comment: I love the creativity of your ATC! Interactive art is just so great to see.
Response: I love trying to expand that little 2.5 x 3.5". I'm glad it found a good home. Thanks for the heart ! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 80 23 23
Completed Fives Threes Ones
83 87 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 8 75 0
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Comments

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.

Catida on Aug 6, 2019:

I looked at your Instagram pics. Your ATCs are very nice and clever! I especially liked the flying yellow bird and the Schrödinger cats :)

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