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KayVeeDee
Just 'Kay' is fine
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
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Everything is closed! I'm on vacation! :D

My tumblr: kayveedee.tumblr.com/
My art blog: krithidraws.tumblr.com/

Checklist (God knows I need one)

:bulletred: Image for GR Pokemart journal
:bulletred: Mulberry House character sheets
:bulletred: Atomic Tangerine ref sheet
:bulletred: Sophie Armstrong ref sheet
:bulletred: All the other unnamed mon's ref sheets
:bulletyellow: New Venice map
:bulletyellow: Try not to cry when thinking about how much other stuff you have to do

Krithi/Kay || F || 17 || Asexual || Hindu || Texas

Hello everyone! (at least everyone who happens to read this) ;)
Welcome to the Lair! My name is Krithi, but you can call me Kay. I'm here because I want to feast on your brains love art and have a lot of Pokemon art that I know I won't be judged for online, hahaa. If you're wondering why I say I'm 17, it's because my official and biological birthdays were not the same when I made this account! I don't understand what happened exactly, but I hardly celebrate my own birthday so April is just fine for me xD

I'm a neuroscience student at UT Austin, but my first love is art! I'm a Pokemon fan artist for the most part, since I'm not looking at a professional career in art right now. This is virtually a group account. Non fanart sometimes goes up here, but I bet 96% of my gallery is Pokemon. I do many serious original works on my own time, but they're all huge. No kidding, I prefer watercolors over all and my scanner is only so big, so...
Basically this is not the place for you if you don't like Pokemon, haha xD

I am a big fan of all sorts of 2D media! I am primarily a watercolor artist and do quite a bit digital art as well (the concentration of each in a given span of time is variable), but I love to explore mediums and will experiment with whatever I can get my hands on. I tend to like traditional styles of different cultures and mixing organic and geometric shapes in composition.

Aside from my artwork, I also like to write short stories, write songs, play piano and guitar, and play video games in my spare time. Most of my non-fan-art work (which sadly you may rarely see; I promise it's decent) is inspired by either history, mythology/religion, nature, science, fashion, or other cultures, all of which fascinate me. I also tend to be a bit on-and-off on dA. I often have sporadic multiple-artwork-uploads and then days or weeks on end of nothing, very often reflective of what I am feeling on a given day. I apologize in advance for any weirdness in my uploading schedule, because I can almost promise it'll happen although I flatter myself by thinking anyone actually cares and/or reads this far in things like this
Feel free to say hi! I don't bite <3

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your visit to Kay's gallery :clap: Try not to be eaten, okay? Okay.

:bulletred:The rp groups I mod~:bulletred:
:iconglitch-republic::iconthekingdomofkvaarn:

:bulletred:The rp groups I'm in~:bulletred:
:iconpkmn-crossing: Josephine the Monferno
:iconpkmn-armonia: Pavla the Phantump and Tanvi the Metagross
:iconstmortiel: Edgar the Banette
:iconharvest-pokemoon: - Beryllium the Mandibuzz

:bulletred:Other groups I'm active in:bulletred:
:iconpkmnation:

:bulletred:The Magical Lamps:bulletred:
:iconkayveedee::iconpixelate-princess::iconkitkat624:

:bulletred:People I know irl:bulletred:
:iconpixelate-princess::iconkitkat624::iconlinlupin::iconjeiynx::iconokami-kiera::iconcreampuffmokona::iconensoulifly:

:bulletred:Some pretty cool folks (in no particular order):bulletred:
:iconkitkat624::iconpixelate-princess::iconokami-kiera::iconlinlupin::iconannamaru::iconthelostarts::iconkamiko225::iconfrightfox::icondizzyrin::iconrainbowpegasis::iconspiffyshoes::iconmelanthriel::iconcoffieee::icontamarinfrog::iconjrynkows::iconmelodious-x:

:bulletred:Inspirations (this is a working list <3):bulletred:
:iconkinokofry::iconbriankesinger::iconbunnybennett::icondsx2plus::iconmoskuito::iconpuimun::iconzaphk::iconyogisha::iconjenniferhealy::iconpurplekecleon::icontir-ri:
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I don't know how I got to here but I can't draw anything without feeling just... Really sad.
Like this weird feeling that I'm wasting my time or that my improvements aren't amounting to anything.
I don't know how it came to this, but today I just kind of snapped. Like a whole lot of competitive feelings eventually cracked and fell down on me. It's probably going to pass because these feelings always do, but I'm just really sick of it. I deserve to be happy with my art. 
My dad is getting pretty concerned about me but my mom thinks I'm fine, and to be honest I think they've hit both extremes I want them to avoid. But I don't have enough justification to pull either of them to the middle because nothing I'm saying make sense anymore.

I'm going to India in about a week. Hopefully my jaw swelling from my wisdom teeth extraction won't persist until then, because looking like an gerbil while amusing to others is not helping my mood much. 
I think I'm going to like being in India. My family there are mostly a collectivist community and being around them should make me realize that there are more important things that my many existential crises. The collectivist idea that your achievements are representative of your community as a whole helps me out a little, but it still doesn't help me stop thinking that I should be further as an artist right now. Every time I go to India, it's like a nice good month for me to learn how to define myself outside of my art.

I don't know if I want people to care about this. I don't think this level of insecurity and defeatism can possibly be healthy, but then again It's really pretty stupid when I look at it objectively. I'm way too young and new to the internet art community to let this get to me. But you never tend to compare yourself to your demographic group; just your peers. And I have the honor of being around so many amazing artists; it's really very lucky for me that I have the ability to learn from my own friends. But the peer thing is just such an issue with me. It's a silly thing to be worried about, but my whole life I've always been compared to my peers in everything, from grades to sociability to art, and it's hard for me to drop the habit. I've been surrounded by high-achievers for the past six years and dealing with not being the best at anything has taken its toll on me over time. I guess I'm losing sight of the realistic restrictions that age and experience are placing on my skill level.
I want to improve. But until I learn to sort out all my hang ups, I probably won't be drawing a lot in the near future. The good news is that this is probably the apex of all massive insecurity problems I'll have in the next year.

Anyway, thanks if you read this far. I'll get over it in a few weeks, you don't need to bother with me. I just know I'll regret posting this journal and delete it in a few hours anyway.

Hope you've all been well ^^
~Kay
  • Mood: Gloomy
  • Reading: 'Multicultural Mental Health' - Israel Cuélla
  • Watching: Psych
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Nothing, because it hurts to eat :(
  • Drinking: Iced coffee

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:iconyakalentos:
Yakalentos Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How can you be pro at so many different materials? Everything is just eye candy. <3
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KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh *cries* thank you so much! >u< I just love trying every different medium or technique I find or learn about; I'm so glad you like what I make even though I'm not consistent at all! ^^
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Rosbelle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, thank you so much for the watch! ;w; <333
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:iconkayveedee:
KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ^^ your art is super cute >u<
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Rosbelle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AAHHHH what thank you so much. Q u Q <333 //has secretly loved yours for quite a while, pffft. /w\
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woozle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch. I feel completely flattered! <3
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KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! Your art is very cute >u<
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dizzyrin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I JUST HAD A WEIRD IDEA
Once I get off hiatus can we do this meme with Soleil and Deidre?
fav.me/d2rhlv6
CAN WE BE HORRIBLE TO OUR CHARACTERS
It'll be fun, I promise!
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KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YES YEAH THAT'S A GREAT IDEA AHAHA xD
I'm already so full of ideas xD
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dizzyrin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HELL YEAH I'M SO EXCITED HAHAHA
Oh gosh me too, this is going to be so much fun :XD:
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