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Reryu || Malaysia || Illustrator / Comic Artist

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|| since 2011 ||
Are you still doing art commissions? :)

Hi there! and yes i am. Just that it’s going through slowly since I’m settling with my recent move / job hunting and interviews but my queue is still very much open if you’re interested! ;u; how can i help you?

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neon-banana:

Whipped up something real quick for a buddy’s birthday. (●´∀`)ノ♡

as usual— spewed all my rainbow reactions on my personal blog about this but omg— I JUST HAD TO REBLOG THIS HERE AS WELL. seriously this is the CUTEST RENDITION of me TAT IF ONLY I’M THIS CUTE OKAY— I SHALL HOPE I AM BUT GOSH SUNFLOWERS—SDFKSDHFVDKSHFVSKDHVKSHDFKSHDF MY FAVE!!!
THANKS OS SOSOSOSOSOSOOS MUCH AGAIN RINA ;;u;; words can express how touched i am!

neon-banana:

Whipped up something real quick for a buddy’s birthday. (●´∀`)ノ♡

as usual— spewed all my rainbow reactions on my personal blog about this but omg— I JUST HAD TO REBLOG THIS HERE AS WELL. seriously this is the CUTEST RENDITION of me TAT IF ONLY I’M THIS CUTE OKAY— I SHALL HOPE I AM BUT GOSH SUNFLOWERS—SDFKSDHFVDKSHFVSKDHVKSHDFKSHDF MY FAVE!!!

THANKS OS SOSOSOSOSOSOOS MUCH AGAIN RINA ;;u;; words can express how touched i am!

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seventhexplosion:

Happy birthday mayflyuniverse ! These are her wonderful original characterswhich I butchered , Rasheed & Lupus…but in the end they look nothing like them omg 8D I’m sorry for making them look like they came from the Hokuto no Ken or Saint Seiya universe LOL.(*′皿`艸) Rushed work but I hope you like it (∥ ̄■ ̄∥) Although you had a rough start but hope you’re having a great birthday Ryuryu! (//∇//) 

I’ve left all my spamming on the other blog but HAVE TO REBLOG IT HERE. AHHHHH LOOK AT THEMMMM!!! MIGHTY EPIC WARRIOR COUPLES FTW +U+/ aw but really, thanks ;u; I know you were busy today too— you really didn’t have to but it made me really happy ;;u;; RASHEED LOOKS SO COOL IN YOUR STYLE KHDSV 

seventhexplosion:

Happy birthday mayflyuniverse ! These are her wonderful original characterswhich I butchered , Rasheed & Lupus…but in the end they look nothing like them omg 8D I’m sorry for making them look like they came from the Hokuto no Ken or Saint Seiya universe LOL.(*′皿`艸) Rushed work but I hope you like it (∥ ̄■ ̄∥) Although you had a rough start but hope you’re having a great birthday Ryuryu! (//∇//) 

I’ve left all my spamming on the other blog but HAVE TO REBLOG IT HERE. AHHHHH LOOK AT THEMMMM!!! MIGHTY EPIC WARRIOR COUPLES FTW +U+/ aw but really, thanks ;u; I know you were busy today too— you really didn’t have to but it made me really happy ;;u;; RASHEED LOOKS SO COOL IN YOUR STYLE KHDSV 

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hi piglet ;D

croissantcino:

dwale:

POOH BEAAAAAAAAAARRRRRR //hugs// YEESSSSS i finally found your tumblr +U+ //instant follow//

AHAHAHAHHAHAHAH NO! YOU DON’T KNOW WHO I AM!  

I didn’t read the tags

you can’t escape from meeeeeeeee pooh beaaarrrrr. PFF. I peek into your tumblr, i see awesome Disney / Dreamworks art— I know its you already LOL.

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piku-chan:

Within the Cadaverous Woods

Wishing a happy birthday to mayflyuniverse!! Sad to hear that she had a bad start so hopefully here’s something to cheer her up ;;u;;/ So these are her wonderful OCs, Lupus (the lady) and Barques (the wolf), that she had used in her graduation work. Barquest should be bigger but i have a hard time drawing large animals >_<;; I’m not entirely sure if the setting is possible (at least where the OCs originally reside in the world she created) but i just wanted something eerie and ominous. And it’s not that i got lazy with coloring… i just picked to color the things that shine. 8D;;

(side note: now that i think about it… this is looks like a red riding hood AU with a unique twist.)

I’ve already spewed my rainbow colored spasms over at my personal but i just had to have this on this blog too! ;u; oh gosh THANKS SO MUCH AGAIN! seriously this is hella gorgeous! 

✿ Theme Change

 there. rejoice anon. I’ve finished changing my theme so you can lose your hair over something else now okay?

I'd kick your ass not because of manga style i don't care bout that, but jesus fuck why such a tiny font
Anonymous

=u= yes……. i’m in the process of changing into another theme but anon, control your language. I can see what’s your favorite word from your message but watch your tone. I don’t mind you being perplexed about the font on my blog (even I am), but if you have to go on anon just to express one small thing because of the way you say it—

I suggest try phrasing yourself better.

My Art, My Choice.
As a graduate art student, I&#8217;ve had more than numerous times where people approach me and tell me how &#8220;your art is good but I think you need to break away from manga style&#8221; and to tell you the truth:
I think this culture needs to stop.
Everyone has preference, yes but there&#8217;s a thin line between your preference equating to taste versus to your preference equating to everything that is right. The fact that I&#8217;ve been told on too many occasions that I should break away from manga style because it "gives them the credit" or that it 'stunts your drawing progress and makes you not versatile.&#8221; is just beyond ridiculous. They? Who&#8217;s they? The Japanese? I feel sorry for you if you feel that way because the way I see it, I&#8217;m a story teller. A comic artist and I&#8217;m firm on my principles that I want my works to be known to my name, not my ethnic identity or my nationality. I&#8217;m proud of my heritage as a Malay and I&#8217;m proud of my country and my ethnicity (which oddly, don&#8217;t you think as an Asian, people wouldn&#8217;t think its so weird that I&#8217;m fond of something closer to my country than not) but personally, that should not cloud my work as a whole. My story is not my characters&#8217; story.
As you can see, I can tweak my style to suit &#8216;your needs&#8217; more but unless you&#8217;re a client of sorts, I don&#8217;t see why the pressure for me to change my style on that reason. And if you&#8217;re even touching on versatility, I&#8217;m sorry you&#8217;ve lost your argument right there. Why is western / cartoony style becomes your requirement for versatility? Perhaps you feel my art itself is not versatile and that I agree&#8212; I&#8217;m still very much learning but i don&#8217;t see how it&#8217;s fair to pin it on manga style itself being the reason for that. Take your usual handful of manga styles anywhere! Watsuki Nobuhiro, Kazuya Minekura, Miwa Shirow, CLAMP, Obata Takeshi, Oh Great!&#8212; Take any of these artists and look at them. ALL are manga style and not one is the same to the other, same with western artists! The industry is that broad so don&#8217;t judge manga from a novice&#8217;s produce! Point is: If you feel that manga styled artists should &#8216;versatilized&#8217; themselves with cartoon or western style, then shouldn&#8217;t cartoon and western styled artists do the same? Why the prejudice on one side alone? As you can see I can push my style to that  side, so per say, but point is its my choice to make. Because at the end of the day I am a comic artist. My product in selling is my stories, the characters, their lives and losses&#8212; their battles and triumphs, my art style is what supplements them. Endorses them and its my form of execution and I have chosen it after trying several and many styles and I find this to be the one most effective in executing my stories, what&#8217;s wrong with that?
So stop telling me otherwise. The style should be 5th in your priority if you&#8217;re picking bones with an artist, no matter if they&#8217;re manga styled, cartoony, realistic or fine arts. Look for the core value. What are they trying to convey, what&#8217;s the message&#8212; That&#8217;s where the real focus should be.
We should celebrate arts for their true worth! not by surface value like styles. This goes to all kinds of art prejudism. Art is about expressing yourself as artists, if we can&#8217;t even pick what art style we want to go with, why do art at all? If we can&#8217;t pick the direction we want to go for&#8212;
Why do we call ourselves artists in the first place? Food for thought.
(I would clarify that I have NOTHING against western and cartoon style, in fact I adore them and many of my favorites are not just Japanese manga artists but also cartoon, animation and even concept art and visual artists from all over the globe. Heck, even many of my friends have GORGEOUS art styles that stems of hybrid, western, cartoony or fine arts&#8212; so i&#8217;m not one who judges the book by its cover at all. I just get frustrated people pin my growing art on manga style and thinking that I just jump on the bandwagon yesterday. After drawing for 10 years ad serious effort into my dream of becoming a comic artist, you do get sick of listening to it.)

My Art, My Choice.

As a graduate art student, I’ve had more than numerous times where people approach me and tell me how your art is good but I think you need to break away from manga style” and to tell you the truth:

I think this culture needs to stop.

Everyone has preference, yes but there’s a thin line between your preference equating to taste versus to your preference equating to everything that is right. The fact that I’ve been told on too many occasions that I should break away from manga style because it "gives them the credit" or that it 'stunts your drawing progress and makes you not versatile.” is just beyond ridiculous. They? Who’s they? The Japanese? I feel sorry for you if you feel that way because the way I see it, I’m a story teller. A comic artist and I’m firm on my principles that I want my works to be known to my name, not my ethnic identity or my nationality. I’m proud of my heritage as a Malay and I’m proud of my country and my ethnicity (which oddly, don’t you think as an Asian, people wouldn’t think its so weird that I’m fond of something closer to my country than not) but personally, that should not cloud my work as a whole. My story is not my characters’ story.

As you can see, I can tweak my style to suit ‘your needs’ more but unless you’re a client of sorts, I don’t see why the pressure for me to change my style on that reason. And if you’re even touching on versatility, I’m sorry you’ve lost your argument right there. Why is western / cartoony style becomes your requirement for versatility? Perhaps you feel my art itself is not versatile and that I agree— I’m still very much learning but i don’t see how it’s fair to pin it on manga style itself being the reason for that. Take your usual handful of manga styles anywhere! Watsuki Nobuhiro, Kazuya Minekura, Miwa Shirow, CLAMP, Obata Takeshi, Oh Great!— Take any of these artists and look at them. ALL are manga style and not one is the same to the other, same with western artists! The industry is that broad so don’t judge manga from a novice’s produce! Point is: If you feel that manga styled artists should ‘versatilized’ themselves with cartoon or western style, then shouldn’t cartoon and western styled artists do the same? Why the prejudice on one side alone? As you can see I can push my style to that  side, so per say, but point is its my choice to make. Because at the end of the day I am a comic artist. My product in selling is my stories, the characters, their lives and losses— their battles and triumphs, my art style is what supplements them. Endorses them and its my form of execution and I have chosen it after trying several and many styles and I find this to be the one most effective in executing my stories, what’s wrong with that?

So stop telling me otherwise. The style should be 5th in your priority if you’re picking bones with an artist, no matter if they’re manga styled, cartoony, realistic or fine arts. Look for the core value. What are they trying to convey, what’s the message— That’s where the real focus should be.

We should celebrate arts for their true worth! not by surface value like styles. This goes to all kinds of art prejudism. Art is about expressing yourself as artists, if we can’t even pick what art style we want to go with, why do art at all? If we can’t pick the direction we want to go for—

Why do we call ourselves artists in the first place? Food for thought.


(I would clarify that I have NOTHING against western and cartoon style, in fact I adore them and many of my favorites are not just Japanese manga artists but also cartoon, animation and even concept art and visual artists from all over the globe. Heck, even many of my friends have GORGEOUS art styles that stems of hybrid, western, cartoony or fine arts— so i’m not one who judges the book by its cover at all. I just get frustrated people pin my growing art on manga style and thinking that I just jump on the bandwagon yesterday. After drawing for 10 years ad serious effort into my dream of becoming a comic artist, you do get sick of listening to it.)

✿ Updates + 200 FOLLOWERS YEAY!

When was the last time I posted stuff here before disappearing;; I’m sorry for being away so often! And especially to my lovely commissioners I HAVE NO FORGOTTEN YOU! ;;;; Its just despite thinking I’d have enough free time after my semester ended, my Gradshow had a lot of problems and last minute issues that I hardly had time to eat or sleep let alone do much with commissions so for that, I HUGELY apologize! And right after came the perils of moving (technically moving from one country to another so you can imagine the hassle), and its only today that I had both internet access and time to sit down and straighten somethings out.

I am terribly sorry for the delay and I will do my best to finish commissions before this 13th where I’ll have to travel a bit more for the duration of the month back to my hometown. And I thank you for your patience. I’ll do my best with them amidst my fixing up my portfolio and searching for work. 

Aside from that, I’ve reach 200 followers on here!! WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN!?  HELLO TO YOU LOVELY PEOPLE! 

And for that, I think I’ll do a small sketch to commemorate this! any suggestions or anything you’d want to see from me?

i.n.s.t.i.n.c.t.s | Project: LUPUS Illustrations

The postcard art bundle that I did for my Gradshow last month. The theme was skulls and profiles with pop-art-ish colors. I enjoyed drawing the animal skulls most. I was heavily inspired by omocat's color pallete. Sorry for the inactivity. Moving from one country to the other is a huge hassle. Will probably be a little more active here.

Media: Photoshop CS6

Year: June 2014