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here are some of my newest deviations :)

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deviation in storage by xKaharu

hey, got a minute?

help spread awareness

-It'll be over soon- by oomizuao

just a little box to try and spread awareness of sexual abuse and child abuse.
The deviation above is drawn by me, and the Artist's Comment contains some of my views on this subject, and how I want to help the victims the way I can - through art and through spreading awareness, letting them know someone cares.
Hopefully, more awareness on the subject, getting more people aware that these things actually happen to millions of children on a daily basis, will increase the chances of the victims getting help, and hopefully break the silence.

SPIKE Patreon?

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 9, 2015, 9:13 AM

Dear everyone,

This is actually something that's already been suggested by many of you, creating a Patreon so people can make donations to support the creation of SPIKE as both a written novel and a graphic novel.
I've previously said no thanks when people have offered me donations, because I kind of don't like getting money for free or without having done something to make me feel I deserve it, and knowing I suck at actually finishing the things I wanted to give in return I've instead said no thanks altogether.
However, I recently accepted a donation from one of my fans here on deviantART (you know who you are :glomp: :heart: ) which was enough to let me purchase some much needed material to get properly started on the SPIKE graphic novel; four packages of high quality A3 paper (approximately 1000 sheets!), and an A3 sized Huion Lightbox which I've dreamed of buying for years now. I am grateful beyond what I can begin to express for this incredibly kind gesture, and knowing that the donation went to buying something that'll benefit and further the production of my graphic novel feels like a nice way of giving something in return after all. I mean, I know I would've loved the thought of having donated something that had been useful to the creation of a comic I wanted to read more of or supporting an artist I love.
On my Tumblr dashboard just now, I noticed that Tracy J. Butler, the creator of Lackadaisy, had created a Patreon in hopes of making the creation of her Lackadaisy comic a full time job. I love her comics so much and would love to see her dream come true, so I've decided to become a patron of hers - although I don't have more than a couple of bucks to spare at the moment, I figure it's better than nothing, and it feels nice knowing I'm part of the people who help support her and her dream.
(Here's the link to tracyjb 's patreon page:  - I recommend becoming a patron of hers too; she's an amazing artist with a stunningly beautiful and marvellous comic, and deserves endless amounts of love and support! :) )

This is also a feeling I recognize from what many of my fans have already told me in regards of what they feel towards my SPIKE project. And so I guess the best way to show you guys my gratitude for all the love and support you guys have shown me and give you all something back in return, would be to actually finish the novel, and the graphic novel too. The written novel is pretty much ready to be written digitally from start to finish soon anyways, so I think that working on the graphic novel at the same time would be a nice way to keep the project alive and ongoing in addition to hopefully speeding up the process of actually finishing it.
Having SPIKE as a fulltime job would be nothing short of amazing and a dream come true. Which is why I'm considering a Patreon account in hopes of making that happen.
The only "issue" is figuring out what kind of rewards I could give in return.
Frequent livestream sessions is definitely a possible Patreon reward, maybe even livestream sessions where I answer your questions on cam, online requests, sessions in which I work on actual comic pages, or just anything SPIKE related, really. Behind the scenes concept art and script samples and other goodies, the first chapter as a PDF file or stuff like that. Those are my first thoughts of possible rewards, 'cause I have tons of things I could share with my patreon supporters, and it would've been amazing if this could lead to monthly or perhaps even weekly comic pages being published of the graphic novel of SPIKE, while the written novel being written simultaneously which would lead to it being finished faster and hopefully published within the next few years.
That would've been great! :la:

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, suggestions to rewards, or just anything that comes to mind :) if anyone has any experiences with Patreon they'd like to share I'd love to hear about them.

Looking forward to hear from you guys, and thanks for still being here despite my lack of activity on deviantart as of late. Much love to you all! :hug:


Elise Marie Syvertsen
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
My name is Elise. I'm 25 years old, and I have a passion for everything creative.

When I was approximately four years old, I dreamed of being an animator, making my own characters and stories come to life. Growing up, I figured making comics would be easier, especially considering the lack of animation schools in my country. I've been making stories for as long as I can remember, sometimes to help me cope with my own reality but mostly because I enjoyed the excitement of the journeys my stories could take me out on, even if I was just sitting in the classroom with my headphones on.

I don't have an education and consider myself self-taught. Drawing anthropomorphic characters is what you may call my "comfort zone", but I enjoy drawing a vast variety of things and I want to learn how to draw as many different things as possible, trying out different styles. Art-wise I'm very lazy, which is why I'm currently on a minor on-and-off break from deviantART, where I'm slowly expanding my artistic horizons in the persuit of trying to reach my current full potential, curious to see what I'd be capable of creating if I'd put a lot of effort in it for a change.

I am also writing stories, not just drawing them. My biggest project so far is one called "SPIKE", which is pretty much what 90% of my DA gallery consists of so far. It's a long lasting project that I'll doubt will ever really end, but as far as the writing of the novel goes I'm pretty close to completing it as of now.
I've posted 16 chapters of it (chapter 0 to 15) here in my deviantart gallery - which are actually the rought first drafts from quite a few years ago now, but even so they have received great reviews and feedback from my fans and readers and I've been told repeatedly how the story itself have found a special place in many people's hearts, which means more to me to hear than I can possibly begin to describe.

I am very thankful for all the love and support I have received, and am very grateful for all my fans, watchers and visitors. I sadly do not have the capacity to reply to every comment, and unfortunately I'm even dreadfully slow with replying to notes, but I read every comment and feedback I get, and I truly appreciate all of it.

I am no longer posting "SPIKE" chapters online, but my promise to my reader still stands:
When the story is finished, one way or another you will all get a chance to read it.

Even if I'll have to personally send you a copy of it, you will get the chance to read it as a whole one day. That's a promise, and quite frankly the least I can do to thank you all for the incredible support all this time :heart:

other useful info:

I do not take commissions.
I appreciate the steady interest people have shown me regarding this topic, but I have decided not to take any more commissions on deviantart, simply because I put far too much time and effort into it which delays the commissions - often with a delay of several years, unfortunately - which is not a good thing for neither the commissioner nor me.

You may share my art if you want, I appreciate the free advertising in fact and take it as a compliment when people share my art. So share all you want, and if you want to show some more support - just link back to my page or give me credit when you share my creations. That way, if people like what they see, they can find more of it here at my deviantART page :)

You may not - however - steal, re-color or alter my drawings.
I don't mind tracing as long as you credit me for the drawing you traced and link back to my page. Tracing my art and claiming it as your own is not ok. It's very rude in addition to showing a great lack of creativity on your part. Tracing other people's art for practice is alright in my opinion, we've all been there at one point, but I'll encourage you to make your own drawings from scratch and not copy the work of others.
In short: please share, just don't steal.

I draw online on Livestream every once in a blue moon, but I never schedule them. I announce my livestream sessions through journal entries here on deviantart.

I do not take request.
I will not draw anything for free unless I for some reason randomly feel like it, or if it is to bring joy to someone I appreciate or to people I know in person or are very dear to me.
I might accept art trades if I feel like it, but like with commissions they put a lot of self-inflicted pressure on me which may cause a very, very big delay. How fast I work depends on my mood, pretty much. Sad but true.

I like making new friends, but I'm terrible at staying in touch. Don't worry though, it's nothing personal, and it doesn't mean I've forgotten about any of you, I just such at keeping contact.
I don't mind talking with my fans and watchers or making friends with them, I'd actually prefer that way more than being one of those artists who ignores their fans. Just don't take it personal if I take forever to reply, for reasons previously mentioned.
I also want to help people, be someone they can talk to, ask for advice from or just if they want someone who'll listen. I want to help people, but that said - I can not solve anyone's problems. Also, I treat people like they treat me, I don't judge anyone, and I do not want to waste my time hating anyone, so I prefer being kind to people and treat everyone with mutual respect. I will not be taken advantage of though, so if you want to befriend me in order to get free art or in hopes of getting spoilers or unposted chapters of my novel, then don't bother contacting me. If you're in need of someone to talk to though, for whatever reason, even if it's just for a fun chat about similar interests, TV-shows or the most random things, don't hesitate to contact me!

If you have any music recommendations or anything you'd like to share with me, please do! If you want to show me something you've written, just be prepared that I might say no to the offer. The reason for this has nothing to do with you or your writing, but has actually more to do with how even though I love writing, I don't actually like reading... I only read when I on very rare occations feel like it, and then it's only for a brief period of time. This is why I've started reading countless books but hardly every finished any of them (I never loose track of where I was though, or get the plots mixed up, but it takes me forever to bother continuing, despite how much or how little I might love the book). I also will not give feedback on anyone's writing if I'm asked to do this, basically because I feel I am in no position to give critique on other people's writing. I don't have any good writing advice to give either, other than if you want to write, then write, and write the kind of book you would want to read, regardless of what other might say. If they don't like what you write, they can read something else or write their own story.

I can give feedback on art if asked, but I do not like giving critiques. If I do, I like giving constructive criticism, the kind of feedback that's encouraging and inspiring and not the other way around.

Also, if you want to make fan art of my creations , characters and whatnot, then you don't have to ask me for permission. Fan art is awesome, I love it, I take it as a big compliment and I love seeing my characters in other people's styles or just seeing how others express themselves through art in general. So if you wanna do fan art, do fan art! And please let me see it when you're done :aww: (also, don't be afraid to send me a reminder or two if it takes me too long to reply. I'm very forgetful and easily distracted, so me not replying does not mean I saw it and didn't like it, it most likely just means I haven't seen it yet, so no worries :) ).

Fun fact: I ramble and have a bad habit of writing "Wall of Text" replies to everything or rant for hours.
Like I've just done here in this Bio..... :XD:
So I'll shut up now.

Ask if there's anything else you need to know.



Your art is beautiful ^ ^
Wed May 20, 2015, 11:21 AM
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Fri Apr 24, 2015, 3:34 AM
love your random comic strips about you,very cool
Fri Apr 17, 2015, 2:57 AM
Thanks your certainly have been quite helpful.
Wed Apr 15, 2015, 6:52 AM
Do you post anywhere else? Like tumblr?
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 3:26 AM
could you draw a character for me? maybe? please?
Sat Mar 7, 2015, 11:39 AM
OMG your character are so cute *-* You became my only favorite artist :D
Sun Feb 22, 2015, 8:09 AM
Sat Jan 17, 2015, 7:17 PM
I am a huge fan of your artwork and novel (I wait patiently for the chance to read more). I made a music video tribute to Spike, I was wondering if you could watch it and tell me what you think. Thank you.…
Mon Dec 22, 2014, 7:48 AM
I hope you're doing okay.Hope you return I love your artwork.
Wed Dec 10, 2014, 3:15 PM

Have you read my novel "SPIKE"? (meaning the chapters I've submitted here:… ) :) 

1,014 deviants said Yes


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Lepedi Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
turns out my trusted real life best friend sky has been claiming your character Lillith as her fursona. she posted your art on instagram and said a friend drew your character for her. what the heck.
DarkSunshine92 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Skulle ønske jeg kjente noen som er så flink å tegne som deg, da hadde jeg kunnet få noen tegne tips :P 
Likevel vil jeg spørre, hva bruker du når du tegner? 
bec449 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just in case you see comments more than notes iv sent you a note about my commission i bought in jan 2014. 
i hope to hear from you soon <3 
firewolf625 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You may not read this, but I have to say, you've been a great inspiration to me! I've always enjoyed your artwork and you are a terrific writer! I'm a big fan of yours! 
Oceantrue Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  New Deviant
I agree! I have only recently found it, and wish I hadn't haha as not I am dying to know what happens next with her characters. I want to cosplay as Sam do you think she would mind? How would I contact her?
firewolf625 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know. But as long as you give her credit, she probably wouldn't mind.
CaseyWalker Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  New Deviant
This is AWESOME! I love your arts, it's very beautiful! Spike is wonderful ^_^
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