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Current status!

On a road trip!

Will be back on Monday, August 3rd!

Who is this ide-


What's an Ink, you ask?
"Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design." - Wikipedia
.. oh yeah and it's also my name or something, though I usually go by Inkeh. Nice to meet you! ;u;

I'm a fourth-year Biology major and Psychology minor at university, casually interested in vertebrate biology, genetics, physiology, and many fields of social psychology! c:

I often sacrifice my sleeping hours to pursue super important interests such as drawing, playing video games, writing and developing characters and plots, baking things, and appreciating animated movies. ♥

Xenoblade Chronicles, Zelda, SSB, Skyrim, Metroid, and Okami are my biggest loves, just to name a few!

I love meeting new people on dA and my goal is to meet as many of my watchers as I can. ;u;
And as always, please feel free to shoot a message or note my way if you'd like! c:

Thank you all so much for the support! ♥

― Find me at ―

Hey lookit me drawing!

:star: COMMISSIONS | Open!

1. ErisAnima - coloured sketch - not paid
2. ErisAnima - shaded large chibi - not paid

:star: ART TRADES | Open to friends!

1. Sakkali - Sakki & Lyreia ― shading
2. shootitout - Jep or Aiden ― sketching
3. Darkylucifer - Bulb ― sketching
4. AkiCat - ?? ― not started

Livestreams currently on hold!

Check here for links to streams + info!

Things I can't wait for-

Waiting on art from:

- Drevyn - outfit design - shootitout - PAID

( slightly late ) summer updates!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 25, 2015, 7:45 PM
Haha hi- I am.. a bit of a potato.. when it comes to regular updates, I know. ; ﹏ ;

Anyway, I thought it was about time I pushed out a summer plan journal-
I mean, if I'm going to be honest, I actually wrote this journal two or three times already.. I've just been overthinking things a lot and making everything difficult for myself. =w=;

Going to separate this into sections for easier reading! c:

:star: General updates! ( aka. adulthood is hard lmao )

I will be gone from July 26th to August 3rd on a trip with my family!
I'll try to have a queue set up on Tumblr at the very least, hopefully another for dA, but it depends on how much I can get done tonight! I may or may not have limited WiFi, but I've also never used dA mobile really, so I may just end up being very confused LOL.
Other than that though, I don't have any major summer plans, so I should have plenty of time to be around. ; u ;

In all honesty, though, I really should be spending time deciding on a career path- I'm really close to graduation and I don't think I'm qualified for anything except research ( which I'm not interested in kjsdkf )
Checking out programs offered at other institutions is all good and well but. Very time-consuming and honestly I really should be talking to healthcare workers to see what kind of jobs I might be interested in- but approaching people at random is so awkward omg how do people do this ??

I should also be looking for a job because goodness knows I have literally zero experience except for some volunteer work like.. years ago.. aha... seriously what is approaching people for jobs and things ohgod

Typical adult life things but man. Man I am /so/ not prepared for this ahh ; A ;

:star: How to have fun! ( mostly video games + then some other things )

So Dessy and I got I think.. five (?) games from our shared Club Nintendo account. >w>
He got Kid Icarus: Uprising for his 3DS ( which my sister and I were very pleased about because KI:U's characters are super memorable and Pit is precious pff ), which left me with four old games for my Wii U: Golden Sun, Earthbound, Metroid Fusion, and Super Metroid. uvu

I actually started playing Golden Sun first but. The game felt like it was going sooo slowly, battles seem to take ages since you have to choose moves for each character and I've sort of gotten bored with it at the moment ( I will return to it eventually though!! Golden Sun is supposed to be a great game uvu )

Soo instead, now I'm currently playing Earthbound and ohh my god I didn't expect to enjoy this game as much as I have so far. ; w ; I'm usually kinda picky with old games because the quality of the colours really affects how much I can enjoy something, weird as that is- I'm just really sensitive to colours I guess and that is why my art is so vibrant lmaoo

But !! Earthbound has been a joy so far, it literally.. feels like a creepypasta at times but it's a legit Nintendo game LOL. I guess in that sense, it's been a pretty unique and refreshing experience. ; u ;
Seriously, we don't talk about the ghosts in the tunnel or the village brainwashed with "Happy Happyism" omg-

It's funny too, even though Ness doesn't seem to have a personality ( he doesn't talk, and you don't see his reaction to situations- unlike with Link ), I feel oddly guilty / protective whenever anything happens to Ness because he's literally a kid.. like canonically he's supposed to be 13, but istg the art style / situation makes him seem like he's 8 to me LOL. .. I have also discovered that Ness can literally become "homesick" and you have to call his mom back home, otherwise he might space out in battle and miss turns due to homesickness. ; A ;

tl; dr Ness is litERALLY A SMOL CHILD.. PLS KEEP HIM SAFE & HAPPY... Also Earthbound is really fun. >w>

I also really need to finish Wind Waker and Assassin's Creed 4 omg- I have let these games sit too long oops! The ironic thing is that Wind Waker is definitely now one of my favourite Zelda games ( up there with Skyward, Majora's, OoT, and TP ), and yet somehow- |D;

I'm nearly done AC4 as well but I guess I'm just not that motivated to finish it eeh. I've lost a lot of interest in AC over the past year, and I honestly find the plots kind of hard to follow? But it might just be because I play sporadically. >:T I still plan on replaying & actually finishing AC3 sometime eventually, it's a much different experience without the lag but honestly.. I'm just playing it for Connor. |D; .. well. And Haytham. .. and Achilles. >w>;
Let's also not talk about the struggle that are naval battles with the AC3 mechanics LOL.

Also! I really want to try playing Fire Emblem, especially Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, and Marth's games ?? Because y'know, always love learning more about the SSB baes. ; w ;
I don't have a 3DS for Awakening and I'm also not huge on the whole pick-your-own-romance kinda thing, so I'm really hoping to find copies of PoR and RD! But it's hard, PoR is 10 years old and I can't seem to find it anywhere except secondhand expensiveness online. >:I Maybe someday..

Other than games though, I really. Absolutely. Need to watch season 2 of Free! >w>
I think I got three or four episodes in, but then had to put it on hold due to school- but the swim bbys omg, I miss them and their friendship chemistry. =w=;
I've heard that the second season is even better than the first too, so I'm really looking forward to it! ; w ;

I think that's about it for games / shows though? I still have other new games to play but daaang if I don't miss the Metroid Prime series and I am probably going to replay Metroid Prime 2 once I'm done with everything else haha. =w= It's the only Prime game I haven't played more than once, and I actually never finished it because hella no Metroid final boss battles aka. WELCOME TO HELL LOL

:star: Drawing things! ( ft. a thing about fanart )

So.. I left this section for last.. because it's the one I've been rewriting this journal multiple times for hahaa-

I really haven't been uploading a lot of art, I know. D:
I don't remember if I really ever explained why, but I thought, y'know, that I should- because it's important. Basically, it's been a number of reasons:
    1 - the obvious reason; school. Although I think I've finally decided that staying in healthcare / science is the best decision for me financially, it does nothing to alleviate the amount of work and effort I have to put in to do well in my studies ''orz Pair that with 3 hours on transit each day, and you really get zero free time during the school year ; - ;

    2 - a kind of obvious reason; a lack of motivation. This.. has a lot to do with how mentally taxing school has been over the past four years. I have to think logically all the time about the things I'm learning at school, and I really feel like I've lost a lot of my creative ability over that period of time. I don't get to draw regularly except during the summer, and I honestly feel pretty down about things in general too frequently for my liking- :c It makes everything very difficult but I'm maybe going to try seeking support for it again sometime.

    3 - similarly; a lack of inspiration. I've been drawing pretty much nothing but the same animal characters repeatedly for about two decades.. and I guess I've gotten a bit bored with them! >w> Not that I hate them or anything, but I've sort of lost my spark for drawing them and I think I just really needed a change of pace for a while- so I mean.. all I can say is that I've been drawing a /lot/ of human characters. |D;;
Which brings me to the point I've been super nervous about even though logically I tell myself I shouldn't be ??

I've pretty much not been drawing anything except fanart for the past.. month. Maybe longer- ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
And I've kiiinda been internally struggling with myself about whether or not I should be uploading it here.

This is probably all in my head, but for whatever reason I feel like I'm not supposed to because almost everything I've drawn prior to now has been animals and OCs. >w> So I'm just like.. I can't upload this... this is not what people came for. D:

But I mean logically, I don't really know why that's stopping me because I'm really the only one that can decide what can or can't go into my gallery lmao- =w=; And it's not like my dA is a stranger to fanart anyway. I always forget that technically, Pokemon pictures are also fanart, and not just random animal pictures plus all the times I have drawn Drew LOL. :b

So um, yeah- I'm sorry in advance for all the human art and potentially any fandom things that you aren't a part of or interested in omg
Please forgive me, I promise I will try my best to alternate between things like that and animal / OC art so there should always ( hopefully ) be a nice balance in my dA! (´;ω ;`) gomen

It's just easier for me to draw fanart right now than other things.. like I mentioned before, I'm having a really hard time with inspiration and drawing off the power of fEELS really helps. =v=;
It's nice though, being able to draw characters and story-related things that I feel strongly about, because honestly that's what I live for !
And it's a nice change from the characters / stories that I have to develop myself, because I can just enjoy what someone else has thought up already. ; v ;

I also don't have a lot of human characters of my own, and I'm absolutely useless at designing outfits atm so I mean.. where else am I going to find humans to draw. /brick'd/

At least I'm super multi-fandom so there should be a huge variety of characters and things! Gonna be fun times really ( at least for me gomen again omg I hope for you too- ) (*´ ▽ ` )ノ

And I still wanna get those darned OC references out there LOL, I've been saying this literally every year and somehow ??
They still have never.. seen the light of day.. even though they have been fully developed for y e a r s
I am a sad- |D;

    tl; dr
    Do not panic if there are suddenly lots of humans in my gallery !! I promise I'll never give up drawing animals, there will always be both and I'll do my best to find a nice balance !!

Anyway that's all for now!
I've been stressing about the fanart thing so much for so long, I don't even know anymore man. I'm being a dumb potato probably haha. (´・ω・`);;

    ETA for clarification: I've realized over the past few months that somewhere along the way in university, I just.. stopped enjoying drawing. It didn't feel good, and honestly, it became more of an obligation than anything. I started subconsciously stressing out about how I never had anything to upload, and how quiet everything had gotten since I've been so inactive-

    I kind of hoped to have art as a small side income but. Hopefully with the career path I'm going down, I won't need to rely on it ever so it can just be something fun. (・ω・`*)

    Anyway, long story short, fanart is helping me re-learn how to enjoy drawing again. It's been letting me just enjoy creating things again, so I mean- going through a rough patch art-wise but I can already tell that it's helping a lot. >w>

Hope you're all having a great summer! :heart:

Somewhere far away..


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