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About Varied / Professional Pei wei LiFemale/Canada Recent Activity
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Digital character painting (Headshot or bust shot)
Hanzel portrait web by Denaliah
Naali - Unease by Denaliah
Black Cat - ComiCon Poster by Denaliah
Joker Fanart Web by Denaliah
One character, no background or simple background. Male or female. +$10 for extra background details.  +$45 for additional character.

I prefer to be paid over payal instead of points for all commission types, but points are accepted.
Full Body digital Painting - Simple background or no background
Hillter: Hellhound by Denaliah
Concept Art - Redesign - Alice the Madness Returns by Denaliah
Centipede god creature design and Keyframe by Denaliah
Pseudo-Wings: Gweness With Spirits by Denaliah
Can be character or humanoid creature.  The list price is a placeholder and can be negotiated.
Pseudo- : Main character Chibi by Denaliah
+5 for coloring.
Sketch - Gweness as water by Denaliah
Healing Angel Headshot Sketch by Denaliah
Naali and Kain Ink Lineart by Denaliah
Pencil lines, with optional one color overlay.  +$10 for inks. +10 for every extra character.  Price listed can be negotiated.

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Pei wei Li
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Follow my comic!… "Pseudo" which I hope will turn to an animated series.

I'm an illustrator and concept artist open for freelance and full time work.

For works I haven't posted on DA(WIPs and updates not posted here.)

Thanks to all who showed support!


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Hi there! I'm collecting points for a premium membership and a contest I'm holding for my manga project. Please donate if you like my works. Thank you to anyone who donates, it's much appreciated. Llamas will be given :D

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Deviant
    Donated Apr 2, 2011, 5:25:53 PM
  • Mood: Tense
  • Drinking: tea
I don't post many life stories here, I mostly keep that to myself, but I've been bottling this up for so long, I thought maybe I should share my thoughts and see if you all can relate.

I just finished my last days of art school at the end of April and I'm 2 weeks into the job search and it's been a real uphill battle.  Though i think it's mostly internal issues I have to deal with myself.  The pressure to succeed from myself and my family is immense and at times unbearable.   I come from a non artistic family who supported my decision not because they wanted to but because they had to.  They actively discouraged me from the beginning, and almost convinced me to change paths, but in the end I realized I knew what was right for me.  Every time I interact with my parents I get asked the same neurotic questions, and every now and then their worries are pushed onto me and they don't realize it.  They never fail to remind me of all the mistakes I made, opening up wounds that are still in the healing process.  As if stressing about my own future wasn't hard enough, but I also had to deal with them constantly comparing themselves with their friends and using me as a way to measure their successes of those of their peers.  They tried to be supportive, but I can tell its a big challenge for them, a challenge I'm not sure they're capable of facing, though I would definitely like to make it easier for them.  My values and the values of my family clash so much, the older I grow the more I see that.  What's worse is that I'm worried if I don't find a job in my field fast enough, I won't even have to wait long before I hear them pushing me to give up my goals for something I know I won't love, and thus excel in.  Problem is being emotionally drained leads to being physically drained, which actually leads to wasted time I could use on art.

If I have to evaluate my situation purely on a financial perspective, it's not that desperate; I may not be rich bit I don't have debt and my parents haven't kicked me out yet, and I've been building savings and good spending habits for years so even if I get kicked out I can survive for a while.  I'm even getting my comic Pseudo  (…) published and serialized.  However I feel like sometimes I can't even feel good about my accomplishments and artistic improvements for more than mere moments because I haven't landed that big studio job yet.  My family doubted me from the beginning, and so do their friends who reaffirm my parents insecurities.  They feel that my accomplishments mean very little and my few mistakes are grand.  So I have to pretend to be confident to their face to make sure they're support with strings attached paid off, while working on my own issues.  Sometimes I just want to move out before I find a job and live on my savings, but that seems too drastic and would leave me to being vulnerable to more problems,  I feel suffocated and trapped.  Despite how far I've come, all the learning and growing I've done, never have I thought I would be capable of being so unhappy.

Now that I've spilled out my grievances, I'd like to count my blessings.  All I know is that I love what I do, I've kept growing and I will always keep growing.  I'm liking my art more and more now and seeing the world and appreciating learning itself.  Even when things are tough I'll never give up in order to reach new creative heights no matter how difficult things get for me.   I do have an amazing support group and mentors of creatives and non creatives who understand me perfectly, and it feels so damn good.  I managed to graduate, don't have to worry about assignments that aren't related to my career anymore.  If I haven't felt so much tension and unhappiness I wouldn't be able to feel so much relief.  I feel a little better after writing this, so I'm off to work on my portfolio now which can be found here:  Thanks for reading.

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eeeweeelin Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you:}
hubert61 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
noro8 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watch!
Rayen-V-Storme Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave on my story! Much appreciated ^.^
Neko-Ichi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Saw your post from the FB AA group - your illustrations are beautiful!
Denaliah Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch!  Which post btw?  Will you be going to fanexpo?
LJEKC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Welcome to Fantasy-NPC :) (Smile)
CycloneXHTC Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello ^^ I appreciate the favourites :)
RiderSlash Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
waiting for Psuedo-Wings to be released :P 
Denaliah Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  Now I've got another person I know I can't disappoint XD
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