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Hey there!
I'm a freelance writer/illustrator currently living in America's Pacific North-West.
Most of my drawings these days are drawn between assignments in coffee shops, so they're usually done with a mechanical pencil in a Moleskine sketchbook.
(Although I plan on venturing more into digital art in the future.)

Aside from art, my main passion in life is martial arts and arts of fencing from any point in history.
I'm an eclectic martial artist with a main focus on Jeet Kune Do, Liechtenauer-tradition swordsmanship, sabre fencing, and Balearic-style slinging.
Interests
  • Listening to: Interstellar OST
  • Reading: The Hunger Games
  • Watching: Hunter x Hunter
  • Playing: League of Legends
  • Eating: A Cookie
  • Drinking: Cabernet
So as of a couple days ago, I've started teaching myself Mandarin Chinese/Pudonghua. 
As a result I'm going to be dialing back on the Japanese a bit, but still at a casual pace. (It'll basically be just LINE/HelloTalk conversations and reading the Hunger Games in Japanese, with an English copy handy as a translation aid. It's like my own 21st Century Rosetta Stone :) )

So far, I've only had the chance to have two lessons, and they've been good so far. My first lesson was really casual, and mainly spent just getting comfortable with pronunciation; such as "zh", those pirate-like R's, and other consonants formed in [relatively] odd areas of the mouth. As for lesson 2, that was a brief one focused on basic pleasantries; such as "hello" [你好], "good-bye" [再见], "thank you" [谢谢], and "Frog-humping son of a bitch" [青蛙操的流氓]. :p

Things are looking good so far. I'm shooting to be at a working conversational level in about 3-4 months. Should be fun! :)

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SpiteSireII Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Thanks for the llama dude. :)
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Kissakisan Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob ;P
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Bellatrix2712 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is so Great i Love your gallerie:)
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Kissakisan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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DionysosBacchus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Thanks a lot for the +fav The Rome That I Love by DionysosBacchus  :) (Smile) 
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Kissakisan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
:w00t: thank you very much for the :+devwatch:      :)
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Kissakisan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob :)
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YourAwesomeTo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
awesome arts !!
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Kissakisan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! YourAwesomeTo :)
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