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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.
  • 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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SarahDarkwing Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome ! :D
Namele7 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  New Deviant
Thank you for the fav.^^
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! I like your style :)
DarklyWhite Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Keep on keepin on :icongrinstareplz:
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww yiss. Can do~ :icongrinstareplz:
duytter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot Ian for the fav ;)
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :)
LuKee092 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
hey thanks for the little weird llama thing! Queen Pacifica icon 
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha no problem ;P
SpiteSireII Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Thanks for the llama dude. :)
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