Boredom

I’ve been bored. I’ve had a three day weekend that I’m on day two of and I’m incredibly restless. Between last week and last February, I had two jobs. I’ve recently shifted gears into full time at my primary job, and I love it, but I’m just so restless on the long weekends it gives me. I think it’s a good thing that I’ve got more time to draw, but sometimes the restlessness borders on anxiety.  Not quite sure what […]

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ACEO Collection

Over the last few days, when I can catch a minute, I’ve started doing art on 3.5 inch x 2.5 inch ACEO cards. I used to make these and trade them with artist friends all the time, but it’s been a while. Reaver up there, I made back in 2012 or 2011, around the time Fable 3 was still new. All the others are from this month or within the last few months. Keeki and Magnai are my newest. It’s almost […]

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Radical Dreamers Comes To Mind

Does anyone else remember Radical Dreamers or Chrono Cross? I was exploring the Lavender Beds the other day and spotted a beautiful full moon over the apartment complex in the beds. Instantly, Viper Manor came to mind. Maximum nostalgia. Not sure if it was intentional, given that Square Enix has all of forgotten the Chrono series in the last ten years… but one can dream that they still remember.

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Hibiscus Miqo

I’ve been getting back into making ACEO cards and traditional media. I feel so rusty. But it feels good to make art again. This is my FFXIV character, Keeki Bun, before I shifted gears to Apollo. Keeki’s still my favorite and I’ll probably go back to her in a few months, it seems like I always do. Can’t stop the original.

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Sparkle

Another experiment with ACEO cards and FFXIV. My Miqo’te darling, Keeki Bun, as usual. Between the decorative flairs and her dress, I was going for the scale mail look, given that she’s a lancer by plot and I play DRG mainly. I like to imagine her story is that of a Miqo’te with dreams of dragoons, but lore deems this a near-impossibility. In spite of that, the girl has her dreams and her lance.

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FFXIV wakes me up.

Anyone who’s known me for a while can tell you how I feel about FFXIV. They can also probably tell you how much I battle art block. Occasionally I’ll go months without drawing anything, though it seems to coincide with heavier schedules at work. However, despite this, I seem to always find time to squeeze in a few hours of FFXIV. That seems to rekindle my want to draw, even if it’s just doodling. The locations in this game and […]

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Another Year, Another Blog

Starting fresh is good for everyone and life does it’s thing in cycles, doesn’t it? Coming and going. I go by Frankie offline, but here I tend to go by Kousagi. I enjoy art and I sometimes blog about life as an artist in a constant battle with time, motivation, and recovery from depression. This is far from my first blog—those who have followed since about 2011 have seen many versions of Kousagi.net. As with every year, I tend to dip […]

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