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derakisu

derakisu
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: October 30, 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

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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

user6937 rated for CA : ATC Witch on Oct 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Wow, all that candy - I do love candy corn, but....!! Thanks for another great Halloween ATC :)
Response: When I got to colouring, I wasn't too happy with having drawn all that candy corn ! It turned out nice in the end so it's all good.
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Comment: Ooh I loove this ATC of Sarutobi! Though I've never watched Gintama my brother (aka. anime watching buddy) was thinking of watching so maybe I'll be seeing it soon!! And I haven't mentioned it yet, but I love your stationary set. Soo pretty and snazzy, I love it! Thank you so much for hosting all these awesome swaps!!
Response: Gintama is a pretty good series if you want to turn your brain off for a while. I love how it balances ridiculous, basic humour stuff with pretty serious story arcs here and there. :) I get the stationary from Vistaprint FYI. Thanks to you for joining in !
Minivandreams rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 2 on Oct 26, 2020
5
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Comment: I love the ATC! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Tamawi rated for GS : Intl ATC Arcade Classics #1 on Oct 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Aiii! I love Q*bert!! It's my new favorite ATC and it's going in my prime display spot. Thank you!
Response: It's fun how coincidences work sometimes. I didn't know you were a fan too ! =D
Aeon rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 4 on Oct 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Halloween ATC! 😍
Response: I'm glad you find it adorable ! ^_^
chimerix rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 3 on Oct 23, 2020
5
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Comment: Beautiful hand drawn ATC! It is so wonderful. I love how you made the swirls coming out of the cauldron into bats! Aloha
Response: Thank you so much ! I decided on bats at the last minute, I'm glad it turned out so well. :)
123Poggy123 rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 1 on Oct 6, 2020
5
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Comment: This is simply an adorable hand drawn ATC. I love it so much that it is on the front of my refrigerator as a Halloween decoration.
Response: Thank you so much ! It makes me happy to know you love it enough to use it as a decoration. =D
9O96O rated for CA : ATC Pick one #3 on Oct 3, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool hand-drawn 'Good Magician' ATC. I snorked when I read the label is on upside down because you were distracted by a shiny thing. 😄
Response: Shiny things are dangerous !! XD
postmarkd rated for CA : ATC HD/HP Sender's choice #1 on Oct 3, 2020
5
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Comment: Omigoodness!! Thank you so much for the fantastic Howl's Moving Castle ATC, Elisabeth!! I love it!! And I definitely think almost getting eaten by a cat is a good thing - it sounds very Howl. 🤣 (And the stamp is also gorgeouss! I've never seen it before! Will definitely be saving that one for my collection!).
Response: I'm so glad you like it ! I hadn't seen the movie in a long while so I had it on when I was colouring the ATC. It made me want to read the book again too ! (The set of stamps was available for sale some years ago. I found them again while cleaning a drawer.)
neea1989 rated for TAC : Intl ATC Anime by year : 2002 on Sep 30, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you! 😁✨⭐️✨
Response: You're welcome ! ^____^
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #7 on Sep 29, 2020
5
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Comment: I love the chives ATC you made for my herb theme! it will look great on my herb ATC cork board in my kitchen.
Response: Yay ! I'm so glad it'll make it into your herbs collection ! ^___^
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Comment: I love the Dark Magician ATC: he was always one of my favorite duel monsters, even before I got into Yu-gi-oh! The Baden ATC is so cool, too! I did play AFK arena for a little bit, and I really enjoyed what I little I played of it! Thank you so much! :D
Response: I'm so glad you love my take on the Dark Magician, he was such fun to draw. The Baden ATC is for the Mobile game ATC swap though... Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough in my note. I sent both together to save a bit on shipping.
user6937 rated for CA: Halloween ATC on Sep 23, 2020
5
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Comment: I love her; she's so brave flying with ghosts (is that a black ghost smoking a cigarette - and what's with the red? Looks like a target, lol)
Response: Thank you ! And lol, no, that black thing is actually my little witch's floating eye pet/companion. The "target" is his big eyeball. I forgot to explain in my note !
turnsoleluna rated for CA : ATC Recycle/Upcycle #1 on Sep 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Really lovely card Elisabeth :) Thanks for hosting this swap.
Response: And thank you for joining ! ^_^
Onaki rated for ATC - 1940's Fashion on Sep 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for hosting such a fun series of swaps !
Onaki rated for ATC - 1930's Fashion on Sep 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Another cute one!
Response: Thank you again ! :)
Onaki rated for ATC - 1920's Fashion on Sep 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Such a cute ATC! <3
Response: Thank you !
9O96O rated for CA : ATC Rainbow #2 : Orange on Sep 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for a fun ATC swap derakisu. Your Autumn Witch illustration is wonderful. I'm impressed with the detail. I'm also impressed with your personalized note paper and your ATC sticker, and the envelope. You have an eye for design. Cool 'Haunted Canada' postage stamp. I'll have to look for those when I'm at the post office next time. Nice touch. Thanks so much! :)
Response: I wanted to be a graphic designer for a while and almost returned to school for a change of career. I love design so much. :) Oh, and I don't think these stamps are still available. It's from a set I found while cleaning up a drawer. I think they are from a year or two ago...?
5
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Comment: What an AMAZING ATC! I just love her! Thank you so much for bringing some sunshine to my day!
Response: Wow, thank you for such a glowing comment. I''m glad you love my little neon witch. ^_^
5
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Comment: This ATC is adorable, and his hiding place is so clever :D
Response: It was such a fun little scene to draw. Thank you for the heart ! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 173 61 62
Completed Fives Threes Ones
177 182 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 8 169 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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