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derakisu

derakisu
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: October 19, 2019
Birthday: May 21
Country: Canada
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Artist Trading Creations

PSA

Last edit : October 15th 2019

I'm doing #inktober. You can follow on my Instagram as I try to post daily. I may be a bit late on rating but I will get to it. I do tend to put too much on my plate. =_=


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

Current status : [Closed]

Progress on current requests :

  • Mon1496 : Sent (Received)
  • IDreamOfAfrica : Sent (October 7th)
  • Poohtat : Sent (October 7th)
  • LilysMama : Rough sketch
  • user6937 : Linework
  • Mayje : Linework
  • JuneRosebud : Backing
  • Ruie : Linework

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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
  • 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)

📚

  • 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

erinmcdowell rated for Autumn ATC Swap 3 - Pie on Oct 19, 2019
5
rating
Comment: This ATC is so pretty! Thank you so much
Malliecat rated for Intl ATC CCS : Sakura on Oct 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Sakura atc card I lover her and her adorable little costume ❤️🥰
Fieke rated for AAA : Intl Sun, moon & stars on Oct 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the gorgeous ATC's you made
Response: Thanks for the praise and the heart. ❤️
CrowDancer rated for Pokemon Favorite ATC Swap on Oct 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Gothita and all of the Mareeps are so precious! I love them all so much! Thank you! :D
Response: They were so fun to draw. I'm glad they found a good home. Thank you for the heart !
Fieke rated for CPG Halloween ATC - Global on Oct 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your gorgeous ATC
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart~
wolfeagle rated for International Mega ATC Swap on Oct 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much. I love it.
Response: That makes me happy. Thanks for the heart ! :)
VenusEnvyGrrl rated for Intl ATC Monster on Oct 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the hand drawn card! Love your take on the theme
Response: I'm glad you love it. Thank you for the heart !
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Leaves ATC - Global on Oct 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for a lovely atc - love the gold overlay!!
Response: Thank you for the nice comment and the heart.
luv2kraft rated for AAA : Intl Jack-o'-lantern on Oct 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful ATC.
Response: I was getting worried about this one. I'm glad it reached its destination. Thank you for the heart, it's kind of you. :)
jenidleman rated for Pastel Halloween ATC swap on Oct 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome !
luv2kraft rated for AAA: Intl - Creepy Doll ATC on Oct 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful ATC. To me, the creepiest toy is the wind up monkey that bangs his cymbals together.
Response: Thank you for your kind comment and the heart. Ughh, yes, that little creepy monkey. =___=
5
rating
Comment: Loved your card so much! So cute!
Response: Thank you~❤️! It was fun to work on this pattern.
5
rating
Comment: We like a lot the ATC ! :-)
Response: I'm glad it has found a good home. Thank you for the heart !
noeldtroll rated for Intl ATC Ghost on Oct 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Pretty cool ghosts. I particularly like the detail in roses on the dress.
Response: Thank you. I wasn't sure I pulled off the roses ok, I'm not that good at drawing flowers.
mim rated for AAA : Intl HD/HP Yōkai on Oct 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Wow what a beautiful ATC! I love the little details and style of it. The little white foxes at the bottom were a nice touch. And thank you for the sweet note. I'm jealous of all your personalized stationary, haha.
Response: It was pure joy to work on this one. I love kitsune and will find any excuse to include one in a swap. Thank for the rate, it's appreciated ! FYI : I get my stationary from Vistaprint. I triy to order where there's a good deal or when I get a coupon.
MBakker rated for ATC Disney Snow White 2/9 on Oct 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hi my friend, thank you so much for the beautiful snowwhite atc! Love it!! Xx Monique ❤️
Response: I'm glad you love it. Thank you so much for the heart ! :)
Winegeek rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC on Oct 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I LOVE this ATC, very well done, so happy its joining my collection. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm glad you love it. Thanks for the heart, it's very nice of you ! ❤️
jessiebean22 rated for Pastel Halloween ATC swap on Oct 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I thought the same thing when joining the swap what am I doing joining a pastel themed swap I don't do pastel a lot of my work is a little bit darker or more vibrant. Thank you for your ATC I don't know that I could have hand drawn that lady and I love how every bit of the ATC is taken up by color or design, have a good one.
Response: I'm glad you like it. It turned out to be a pretty fun swap !
IbeBecca rated for Autumn ATC Swap 3 - Pie on Sep 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the apple pie(s) ATC! I loved each of them!!
Response: I'm glad my little pies found a good home. Thanks for the heart ! :)
Trinket rated for Autumn ATC Swap 1 - Pumpkins on Sep 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for this card, I love the details in all of the little pumpkins you have drawn. It is wonderful and I like the cheeky little halloween face on one. This was a great swap.
Response: I'm glad you like it, it means a lot to me coming from you. Thank you so much for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 61 14 12
Completed Fives Threes Ones
64 67 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 8 56 0
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Comments

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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