I'm MkLXIV, and I aim to be "an artist who cares-" by which I mean to say I draw things because I care about them rather than draw things just for money/attention, that I put care into the things I create, and I care for my friends and the communities I'm a part of!
Most people online refer to me as just "MK" or "MKL," mostly on Discord where the bulk of my Internet friends happen to know me from. I'm no professional artist, but I strive towards making things that look professional, even if it's not my career. I primarily draw Pokémon as of now, but I'll be drawing my own characters as well soon enough.
Professionally, I... Well, I don't have a career yet; but I'm currently working on a Bachelor's degree in Game and Simulation Programming- so basically I'm working towards being a game developer and/or a software developer.
Commission and Request Status
I'm here because I want to be and I care, and I don't want to forget that. At this point in time, I don't feel I can do requests; I have a lot I need to learn before I can do requests- I want to provide something you can be satisfied with. I may do commissions and whatnot in the future, but not now.
I do have hobbies other than drawing and artsy stuff! I enjoy playing fighting games; especially BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Fox main, reporting in). I like tampering with tech stuff like Raspberry Pis and console homebrew as well.
Statement I generally don't mind reposts/edits/memes/etc.
I generally don't mind people doing things with my artwork as long as it isn't commercial, you don't need to ask me for permission or whatever for something like a meme or a repost on a non-art site so long as credit is given when that would matter. I don't bitch or cry a river over a petty repost/edit/whatever of something I made for free or such like many artists do these days; in fact, I find such behavior to be pathetic and a waste of everyone's time and energy, including the artist's.
Just be civil and give credit where it's due in contexts where that would matter- like, you don't need to put my username and a link to my profile in, for example, a chat on Discord (unless that server would require it) if you'd post it, just be sure to credit or link back appropriately if asked for the source. In fact, if you'd make memes with them, I'd love to see being the meme lord I am. If you're unsure for whatever reason, just DM me or something- I don't bite, and I'm not picky.
Heya, everyone! It's been quite a while, but I've finally returned! I'll be sure to draw lots of cute Pokémon, as well as other things this time around. I've been out of the groove of art things for a long while, but I feel the time is now for me to return- the state of the online Pokémon art community disappoints me, as more and more people seem to be in it for the money although they don't even like Pokémon. While I don't feel it's my place to change that, I think I can at least be a model of the type of artist I find ideal.
I've been a little busy with college, and I've also been learning Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The most recent (ongoing!) event I've been involved in is the fake Nintendo DMCA claim saga that's effected a few high-profile artists like Diives, Kuroodo'd, and Manyakis happening on various art sites; I've been helping effected artists get their art restored on Twitter with success. I'm still putting up a good fight, and more and more artists are becoming aware of the whole scenario. If you've been hit by such a claim over NSFW art supposedly from Nintendo yourself, know that the claim is fake!
I'm waiting for a poll to finish up in a few days on Twitter, and then I'll be drawing Braixen. Afterwards, I'd like to start drawing a more wide variety of Pokémon. I might do a few requests in drawthreads on /vp/. I also want to design a few of my own characters to get the hang of it.
I'm just relaxing, and writing this journal entry much too late at night. Tomorrow I hope to do a few warmup sketches. And on that note, that's about it for this journal.
See ya soon!
Joined 20 February 2014