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yin_chan
10 February 2009 @ 10:41 pm
As most of you may or may not know, a devastating bushfire has swept through Victoria, Australia - which is where I live. It has left a trail of heartbreak and death in its wake. Australia needs all the help we can get during such a difficult time.


image made by thenightflower

Official death toll is over 200 now and still rising. Over 5000 people are now homeless with over 800 homes destroyed. Fires are still burning and other towns are still in danger. Please help however you can, no matter how small.

Donate to the Bushfire Appeal through the Australian Red Cross or Salvation Army, either by phone or online. You don't have to live in Australia to donate, international aid is more than welcome.

Also, don't forget the animals, donate to Wildlife Victoria and RSPCA Victoria as well as Animal Aid who are working endlessly around the clock to save the millions of pets, stock and wildlife that are now seriously injured and homeless from the devastating fires. Also consider the hundreds of horses which are now homeless or horribly burnt and injured, if you have any means of donating feed or offering agistment - or even any sort of veterinary skills, etc, consider registering to assist or make a financial donation to TripleR Equine Welfare. They have set up a temporary relief shelter at Bendigo Showgrounds, so if you are in the area, Ascot Saddlery in Flemington is also accepting donation of all kinds, from tack to feed to just about whatever you can spare and it will all go towards the horses.

If you are in Australia, perhaps consider donating blood which is desperately needed for hundreds of injured people. Or if there is a Salvos or St Vincents in your local area, drop by with whatever you can spare, from toiletries to underwear to sanitary pads and tampons to pet food... every little bit counts and is greatly appreciated.

For a million other ways to help, click here to see how you can lend a hand during this time of tragedy for Australia.
Ways To Help
and
Ways To Help Comprehensive Links Revised

All the flags have been flying at half-mast. It's absolutely heartbreaking. I haven't been able to contact my previous employer and good friend, who took me to Gippsland to ride and drive his gorgeous Clydesdale horses. I can only hope that those dear animals are safe and made it through the fires. There have been so many horror stories. Very lucky most of my other friends who lived near the fire zones were safe.
The nearest fire to me was Yarra Glen - which really isn't that far at all - and my entire area was covered in a foreboding, restless fog all day long which had me quite worried. It was so hot and dry and just... a fidgety feeling was in the air all day long. I constantly kept my dog wet and cool, with plenty of ice cubes and kept my eye on the dark smoke surrounding the area. It was very scary. And now reality has hit and everywhere there are people crying and mourning and even our PM is breaking down while addressing the nation.

God bless you all.
 
 
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yin_chan
08 September 2008 @ 03:35 pm
Lol.  
Good grief, it's been over an entire year since I updated this journal! I'm terrible. Blame a massive massive MASSIVE art slump (which lasted over a year, apparently) and lack of motivation. Also, I've been trying to find a job with not much success unfortunately. But I'm slowly getting back into the drawing side of things, so ugh, fingers crossed.



HUGE art dump... one year overdue.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
 
 
yin_chan
08 September 2008 @ 01:41 pm
I asked icor a long, long time ago if she would allow me to draw some pictures for a fic of hers, cause she's my ultimate fav fic writer of all time. Go, worship her!
I picked And The Wind Is Free from her many many many superb fics.

I got drawing the moment she said yes... and then I stopped. *kills self* I was digging around the mound of papers on the desk and found my unfinished work. Oh dear. So here it is in all it's messy, unfinished glory.

icor, don't kill me PLZ!! I completely butchered your wonderful fic. T__T

And The Wind is Free written by icor
(crappy) artwork by Yours Truly

The wind is blowing over my soul, I hear it cry the whole night thro"-- Is there no peace for me on earth Except with you?Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
 
 
yin_chan
02 January 2007 @ 04:14 pm
URRAAAGGGHH I haven't CGed in forever!!! Man, I can feel my hands turning to rust.

Oh, Happy New Year btw. =) Y hello thar LiveJournal, haven't updated you in a lifetime~! Hello there my LJ friends! I hope I haven't been cast into a dusty corner of your cupboard and forgotten. xD

Anyway, because I haven't CGed anything in so long, I feel like I really should practise some colouring over my holidays when I have time. Therefore, I am taking art requests!! =) For free, yes.

So you get a free CGed (digitally coloured) artwork and I get to brush up on my skillz. Fair deal? I'll probably just do fanart for now, because original characters would take me longer and I really don't have that sort of time at the moment, unfortunately. (unless you want to order a paid commission, then welcome welcome o great one!)

*ahem* Anyways.

Fandoms I'm willing to draw:
Final Fantasy (no FF11, FF12 and FF13)
Kingdom Hearts I & II (no Organization XIII plz, I have no idea what they look like)
Star Ocean 3 (main characters only)
Xenogears (Fei & Elly only)
One Piece
Ouran High School Host Club
Sailormoon (Lol)
King of Fighters
SlamDunk
Bleach (main characters only)
Full Metal Panic
Azumanga Daioh
Fushigi Yuugi (LOL)
Howl's Moving Castle
Naruto (main characters only)
Rurouni Kenshin
Parfait Tic
Harry Potter
Disney Classics (ie Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty etc)
Yuyu Hakusho
Get Backers (main characters only)


I may have missed out on some fandoms, so just comment and I'll see if I can do it, otherwise just pick one from the list. I may be quite out-of-date with some mangas so forgive me if I can't draw any characters you might want to request.

Feel free to request any number of characters you want, any pose you want. The more complicated, the better!!! Even if you want an artwork of a pairing I don't ship, I'll do it. However I will decide the size of the drawing and the colour scheme, unless you definitely want a certain colour scheme, then I'm fine with doing as you so request. =) Bear in mind the base sketches might be messy, depending on my mood and time spent on it, but the colouring will be done to the best of my efforts. I may or may not try out different styles of colouring (after all, this is practise!) so what you get might differ from the colouring style of someone else's.

In short :
- only one request per person
- any character(s)
- any pose
- any background
- size will be determined by me (unless otherwise requested)
- colour scheme will be determined by me (unless otherwise requested)
- sketches may be messy
- colouring styles may differ from picture to picture
- there will be no set date for completion of artwork
- the quality of the artwork may be...err...not very satisfactory depending on my mood xD;;


Just leave a comment with what you want and I'll get down to it in my free time. =) I'll try to work quickly, but please don't blame me if I take too long! Time, oh time. And yet I need this practise! Ah, I know my work leaves much to be desired but everyone needs to improve, yus!

I'm doing this for a short time only, I'll probably close this off once I feel there's enough requests made.

Please help out this struggling wannabe artist and request something! <3 Will be muchly appreciated. Much loves!!!
 
 
yin_chan
19 October 2006 @ 02:32 pm
I....AM HALF-DEAD FROM ASSIGNMENTS.

Judging from numerous entries on my friends list, it seems like the whole world is too. xD Misery loves company! Alas, end of the year is always torturous crunch time. I swear, I'm sure all schools and Universities and colleges and whatnot let us take it easy throughout the beginning of the year, only to unleash a 99999 HP damage Limit Break unto us at the end of the year.
It's the attack of the workloads, yo!

But that won't keep me from procastinating and watching Australian Idol doodling! Oh no, no no no!

In the darkness, I see the dawn...Collapse )PS : Does anyone know how to rip audio from YouTube? =P
 
 
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Lisa Mitchell - Too Far Gone
 
 
 
yin_chan
11 October 2006 @ 12:59 pm
Long time no update!

Anyways, some art (finally!). Some stuff for Uni (dinosaurs, anyone?) as well as a few oekaki and the usual Cleris fanart, oh, but I insist! Is this sketchdump? Artdump? Garbage dump?

So few come and all goCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: How to save a life - The Fray
 
 
yin_chan
20 August 2006 @ 11:04 am


Last Update: 20/08/06
Last Theme Updated: 18. Rainbow
Completed: 3/100


Um. I was bored.

Anyways, just to save you from actually having to click the link and go to the table, I'll link the updated image here. Just one this time, it was out of a hissy fit of Uni-assignment-procastination. ^^; Enjoy!

Rainbow

To past updates...
 
 
yin_chan
06 August 2006 @ 10:20 pm
...of fanart, nevertheless. BUT STILL. I think the fact that I finally bitchslapped my own lazy butt to actually draw something is an achievement in itself.



On to the fanart!Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
yin_chan
23 July 2006 @ 08:35 am
Just because....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY seiza



OMG hurry up and get a computer! I'm suffering from Lynn-withdrawal-symptoms here! xD

ps : I hope you didn't get my PM because I was an idiot and thought your bday was already ovah! *smacks self*
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
yin_chan
06 June 2006 @ 05:31 pm
Is it just me, or is Imageshack, YouSendIt, and a couple other usually reliable websites all down / not working? o.O