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AX2017graphic1 by kariavalon

Hi! 30cupsofAloevera and I are going to table at Anime Expo from July 1~4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We are located at table G47, which is further back in the artist alley. We will be debuting new prints, buttons, and acrylic charms there. If you are able to attend, we hope to see you around!
Hi! I'm sorry for not checking in for more than a while! I've been keeping my tumblr and twitter fairly updated, but I forgot to keep this up to date as well. I'll be uploading some of my artwork overtime within the next few days or so. Thanks for being patient with me!
Oh... aha I forgot about my dA ahhh.

I'll likely try to get my gallery close to being up to date soon, but first, I'll be spending this weekend with LeMishie at Anime California! We are at table 147, which is right by the entrance. The convention runs from September 2-4, 2016 and has lately relocated to Long Beach's Convention Center, CA.

AC2016-map by kariavalon

Guidebook1 by kariavalon

Hi! This is kind of late, but I will be at Anime Expo 2016's artist alley!!

I will be situated at table I9! The event runs from July 1-4, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

We will be under “Pastel Crown” This year, we have three artists!
:iconkariavalon:, :iconlemishie:, and :iconchuguri: 

Please come visit us and say hi! :>

Hi! I'll be at "Anime Impulse" this weekend from 1/16-1/17!
It's more or less partnered at this point to the Asian American Expo taking place at the same time, so there's a lot to do there~ ^^

I am located at C9, which is nearby the "panel room."

I will be selling prints and will offer commissions onsite. 

If you can attend, feel free to say hi!
Compared to the previous update, this one is more brief, haha.

  • I have two commission slots open!
  • I may set up a commission waitlist if I receive more applications than the availability of slots.
Also, I will be participating in Anime Impulse 's artist alley next year! :3
It's a very new convention, but I plan to attend the larger expo next door to it as well as a ordinary attendee.

For other news...
  • The table I was sharing for the lately defunct Akihabara Expo was finally refunded. I hope other queued artists, vendors, and attendees will receive their refunds soon.
  • I am still waiting for my refund for the complimentary hotel room for Touhou Con. I hope to hear of some significant update towards reimbursing affected parties very soon.
Hello! It's been a while since I updated~
Here are a few happenings in no particular order~
  • I secured a table for Anime Expo 2016! I was fearful of not being able to attend, since this is the one big convention I could attend as an artist.
  • I finally secured a playstation vita! I haven't found the time to play the few games I received with it, though. I may play Persona 4: Golden first.
  • Commission slots are currently full. No thanks to my poor timing, seeing open slots within the next few weeks may take a while. There's a good probability that slots will be available by December, though!
  • I had lots of fun at Touhou Con 2015! I am still writing the report. Unfortunately, issues about complimentary hotel room mischarging its gusests are cropping up, and I got hit much to my disappointment, so I probably won't get to the report until this is fully resolved.
  • I was one of the illustrators for COSMOCRYSTAL, a Ar tonelico hymmnos CD set in one of the possible distant futures. The whole team was nothing short of amazing! I contributed a booklet illustration spread, and helped finalize the CD cover with aftereffects. ^^
  • I was scheduled to participate in Akihabara Expo's artist alley next month, but after a series of events, the con was canceled and refunds are being processed. I was looking forward to participating in a December artist alley, but the loss of confidence spurred the con's troubled circumstances into the limelight. I hope my table partner could regain her refund soon!
  • I don't remember if I ever announced this, but my storenvy was updated a while back with print restocks and some letter-sized Odin Sphere prints. When I find the time, I'd like to update it with more of my products~
That's all for now. Until next time~
Hi! I will be at Touhou Con this weekend.
I'm actually not there at Friday's opening for a few hours, but I shall show up eventually.
In the meantime, my helper will be there to assist. ^^

Touhoucon2015 by kariavalon

I hope to see you around!!
Hi! I'll be at Touhou Con 2015 artist alley! I will be at table 38. ^^

I typed this up on mobile so I'll update this with a proper map and details later tonight, provided that I'll have access to Internet for that. o3o

Anime Los Angeles + Anime Expo 2016 artist alley?

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 9, 2015, 10:29 PM
Before I go and advertise my next artist alley event, I might as well inquire around about this topic.
I dislike being a bother, but I feel that I should post this, since I don't have many artistic connections, ahaha.

First of all, I tried applying online for Anime Expo 2016 and Anime Los Angeles 2016 artist alleys... but my poor internet speed and timing was not kind to my application attempts. Point being.. I have no idea if I will participate in those two conventions' artist alleys. ;A; I am quite disappointed that I may not be able to participate next year since these artist alley events mean a lot to me.

In regards to Anime Expo: AX previously had onsite registration during the con, and that would be what I usually do to guarantee my place for the following year. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown to me, the entire process was moved entirely online. I heard that the URL for registration was just for artists, but there was no guarantee of it not being reserved for previously registered participants. I admittedly felt anxious, since past experiences on competitive online table registrations weren't terribly favorable to me.
In regards to ALA: ALA still had online table registrations. However, the organization changed the process as strictly first come, first serve. I was informed that lottery was no longer being practiced. The waitlist was also reserved for a minimum number as well. I managed to access the application, but I wasn't quick nor witty (I should have just registered just myself and add others later in the app...) enough to finish registering on time. I didn't make the waitlist either.

I generally enjoyed and greatly value my experiences at those two cons. I've attended AX's artist alley for two years, and ALA for one year, and would like to continue attending. However, I don't particularly attend conventions if I don't get into artist alley, since that's the segment I look forward to the most at a convention nowadays, haha.

If possible, I'm looking to share a table with an artist who successfully registered for the two conventions Anime Los Angeles 2016 and Anime Expo 2016~!

I will definitely pay for half of the table almost immediately. >u<;
I will use half of the table space at most. My convention reports at my blog contains photos of my previous arrangements.
For AX, I could merely a tertiary artist as well, though admittedly, that would be kind of difficult with the amount of content I have.

Ideally, I would like to procure a entire table for myself (and offer to share it if possible), but my prospects appears quite doubtful for AX (I hope they open more table registrations soon, and that it wouldn't be nearly as awful as the first round..), and impossible for ALA as only two artists per table is allowed, and there's no transferring. >w<;

Anyway, thanks for read to the end! I hope this works out somehow. ;A;

That aside, I'm going to be at Touhou Con late next week!! I will post a proper entry about it very soon. ^^

Anime California Artist Alley at table A5!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 27, 2015, 10:55 PM
Map by kariavalon

Hi everyone!

LeMishie and I will be participating at Anime California convention's artist alley from August 28~30! We are located at table A5.

I should note that I will be absent for probably over the first half of the 28th due to a prior engagement. >w<;
I'll try to get to the con as quickly as possible with the latest being late afternoon, but in the meantime, my helper and LeMishie will be present~~

Astraea: A GUST Series' Anthology by ARM Circle

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:32 AM
Hi! It's been a while since I updated~
A part of my absence could be attributed to working towards a anthology doujinshi artbook called Astraea. I'm very excited for it!
Astraea is A Reyvateil’s Melody Circle’s first anthology artbook featuring a compiliation of fanarts from GUST’s video game series such as Ar tonelico, Surge Concerto (Ciel nosurge, Ar nosurge), and the Atelier series. The artbook is of A5 size, has 36 pages, and is entirely in full-color.
The Astraea artbook, along with the fan Ar tonelico hymmnos CD “Sol=Akata” by harmonicblend, is set to debut at Comiket 88 on August 16, 2015.

Otherwise, Astraea could be purchased online at ISUKADO. ^^

ARM-Ad-1 by kariavalon
ARM-Ad-2 by kariavalon
Participating artists includes:
  1. Accha
  2. Aria (white-angel-ariah)
  3. asa+kari (kariavalon)
  4. chillarmylove (tsuruya-san)
  5. Kahoko
  6. maerynsen (MaerynSen)
  7. Palsa (Metalraptor)
  8. Stellatiria (Stellatiria)
  9. Space Potato
By the way, I am credited as "asa+kari" in the artbook, since I use that handle at the ARM forum and pixiv.
Overall, I contributed 5 illustrations, several chibis, and helped collaborated on the cover with Dango-chan (ChiharuOnizuka). I also assisted with constructing the official website, and contributed the first set of downloadable wallpapers. That aside, I'll submit teasers of my contributions along with the cover soon.
If you have any comments, feedback, and suggestions about this circle's activities, feel free to submit a response to the survey at the official website. Thank you!

DeviantART Questionaire

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:07 AM
This is kind of belated, but I've thought about doing this form for a while. o3o;
I don't have much to say, unfortunately.
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

12 years apparently! That's a awfully long time!
  1. What does your username mean?

A mash of Kari Avalon. My username was derived from two characters from two series whose names were heavily localized in the US for TV broadcasting.
  1. Describe yourself in three words.

(.. this is hard. Um...) Artistic, whimsical, timid.
  1. Are you left or right handed?

  1. What was your first deviation?

I don't remember. It's probably something Digimon-related? I'll correct this whenever I recall.
  1. What is your favourite type of art to create?

Stuff that makes me happy. <3
(...sorry for being utterly vague.)
  1. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

It would probably be semi-realism. If this is about medium, perhaps watercolor?
  1. What was your first favourite?

No idea.
  1. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

I don't really do this. What I usually do is favorite very useful content (ie: tutorials), or gift art.
  1. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Mmm I don't have one. oAo;; I mostly just follow my friends here without glancing at the biggest hits, haha.
  1. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

To name a few (but largely incomplete and in no order): nyamomask, white-angel-ariah, DejiNyucu, tarahm, noDuckiEallow and so on. There's definitely more people I'd like to meet, but being tired at this late hour is giving me trouble remembering more names.
  1. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

If I contemplate long enough, I might be able to put this into words.
  1. What are your preferred tools to create art?

Paint tool sai (primary), acrylic paints, and color pencils.
  1. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

I don't have a particular place, but the usual place is my temp workspace. I imagine that I would be enthralled to create if I'm within view at a awe-inspiring landscape, and could go and transfer the feelings into art ASAP.
  1. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

I don't have a favorite. Although, one of the most memorable ones includes the times when I was somehow involved with my KHOCs. Later, it would be during my attempts at participating Ciudad-Eterna, since it's the first dA group I mingled with on top of  thoughtfully creating a dedicated OC for it. Lastly, it would be the times when I was given daily deviations. The amount of sudden reception was astonishing! I'm grateful for these experiences~~

I will be at Anime Expo 2015's Artist Alley! A98!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 2, 2015, 12:54 AM

AX2015-Pastel-Crown by kariavalon

Hi!! ( ´∀`)☆

LeMishie and I will be at Anime Expo 2015′s artist alley! The convention runs from July 2-5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CA.

We are at A98, which is all the way to the right from the copic marker stand, and near the end of that rightward stretch. We are labeled in the guidebook as "Pastel Crown."

I will be selling a number of new posters, and a lot of my familiar merchandise will reprise! Lemishie will debut a new series of charms, buttons, and more~~

The series I typically focus on are the Atelier series (notably Arland and Dusk), Odin Sphere, Sound Horizon, Ar tonelico, Kagerou Project, and more. Lemishie focuses on Owari no Seraph, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Kekkai Sensen, Tales of Zestiria, Love Live!, and lots more~~ ヾ(>ワ<)ノ

By the way, on Day 1, I will be cosplaying as Ayano Tateyama from Kagerou Project. <3
I don't know when, but I plan to reprise as Phrygia, a sister goddess of poetry from Sound Horizon's 6th album "Moira." I wore this one quite a bit last year~

I'll be at Ninja-Con's Artist Alley at Table 14!

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 5, 2015, 11:00 PM
Hello! I'll be at Ninja-Con's Artist Alley at Table 14 tomorrow [Saturday, June 6, 2015]!

NinjaC-AA by kariavalon
(Sorry, I updated the image without the map because I couldn't find the current map ;; )

I will be neighboring with :iconlemishie: who is at Table 15!
In other words, our circle Pastel Crown were able to secure our own tables. <3

By the way, this will not be the only convention I will attend this summer~~ I will be at Anime Expo next!

Some updates!

Journal Entry: Sat May 30, 2015, 9:16 PM

I am sorry that this entry is severely overdue, but I was quite busy in the past few months to be able to properly maintain my deviantART. Fortunately, with convention season approaching, I should be able to write up a few more new entries in the form of artist alley activity updates. :3

With that in mind, here's my first wave of updates.

  1. I'm participating in Ninja-Con's artist alley!
  2. I will post up my table details in time!
  1. I closed them for quite a while, but now I have reopened my service!
  2. Although, they're at full capacity at the moment, haha.
  3. I will reopen them once I clear my existing queue.
  4. Depending how things go, I may figure out a way (ie: price rates) for little acrylic painting commissions.
  1. I am currently working on several Atelier series' and Ar tonelico doujinshi artbook submissions~~ *A*
  2. I won't post any of said artworks until the artbook is nearly done and/or published, though.
  3. I tried entering a charity artbook contest~ one of my recent dA submissions provides a teaser of it.
  4. Due to con season, I am doing my best to finish a lot of belated and new artworks for it. Main series I am concentrating on are Atelier series (a poster, and bookmarks of classic Atelier, probably) and Odin Sphere (the guyssss), with Persona, RWBY (a new poster!), and other assorted series following it, assuming that I have time to work on them!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Artist Alley at Table 39B

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 6, 2015, 11:25 PM

ALA-Map by kariavalon

Heyy to those who are attending, I’m going to be at Anime Los Angeles 2015 at table 39B from January 9-11!

To be precise, I will conduct business using half of a table. Moreover, this will be my first time so I’m really excited! >w<


It's been a loong time since I've last posted a journal so here's a new one to bump the previous one.

As the title states, I want to say thanks for the many [happy birthdays] I received so far (and any that I receive after this journal)!! <3 Thank you!!

I'll make a formal journal announcement soon (with image map and additional details).. but I'm going to attend Anime Los Angele's artist alley this upcoming January 9-11, 2015. I am placed at 39B (it's a half of a table by the way). I heard the convention sold out of its attendee tickets (moreover, the convention is capped and as far as I recall, no onsite sales) so the upcoming announcement is primarily aimed towards anyone who already has plans to attend.

I'm attending Touhou Con at Anaheim, CA as an artist on September 20-21!

If you are able to attend, I hope you'll visit me!

By the way, artists there weren't assigned a table so tables are given on a first-come, first-serve basis so I won't be able to accurately pinpoint my location until after the 20th (Day 1).

TouhouCon-AAMap by kariavalon
Hello~~ it's been a while!

Artist Alley Reports

It's a week since the event, but I still want to say thanks to those who could drop by Anime California and visit Pastel Crown's table!

Anyway, I just would like to let you know that I finished writing up artist alley reports for AX 2014 and Anime California 2014~ They can be viewed at my website's blog if you're interested! They aren't entirely factual (especially AX) since it's been nearly two months since AX and some ordered memories has become muddy as a result.

Online Store

Another thing I'd like to make note is that aside from purchasing from me directly (.. whenever I set up a post), I also have a storenvy! I have some letter-sized prints and Atelier bookmark sets up for sale there. ^^ Feel free to visit~

Individual Atelier Bookmark Purchases

Oh, if you're interested in purchasing single Atelier bookmarks.. it's best that you contact me here and we can work out the arrangements. I'll eventually figure out how to put them up individually, but shipping rates for just a single bookmark is something I've yet to figure out with storenvy (and by extension, paypal rates).

.. and that's all for this update. I hope I can finish up some new artwork soon~ :heart: