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This week hadn't been very good because all the public transportation services turned me down to where I can't go to Eastern this semester. I already dropped my classes on the last day I can do it without penalty. Yesterday, my favorite brown peacoat I have been wearing all winter got snagged on my bed's springs and was torn to shreds. I am still looking for a replacement because it was my favorite coat, I paid good money on it, and I'm worried that I could freeze the rest of the winter because I still have no coat to wear.

On the bright side, I installed Photoshop on my mom's computer and I still need to install my Bamboo tablet driver so I can do digital art on her computer whenever my mom is not online. I am still without messengers until I can get my hard drive repaired. I tried another cel painting but it didn't turn out how I wanted it to. Whenever I paint too thin, there is always streaks and whenever I paint too thick, the paint cracks. I learned on the internet that Plaid acrylics are very affordable but they are very poor quality for cel painting. I think I would be better off saving up for some Cartoon Colour since Taiyo Shikisai paints are too hard to obtain and they do crack and grow mold. To emulate the Taiyo Shikisai colors, I may have to disassemble the swatches into their CMYK forms with Photoshop and make the pigments out of acrylic inks and Elmer's glue and add white Cartoon Colour to the mix. I hope this will perform better.

I may get to go to EIU next semester because my mom is eager about getting a car. I hope as soon as that happens, I will no longer be a inferior, needy bum and I can live my life how I used to live it prior to 2008.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: September: Lines Are Falling
  • Eating: Hunt Brothers Pizza
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
I found out today is my 5th anniversary on DA. My overview of 2014 was very mixed. On the internet, it was my worst year because of losing my hard drive and having to push myself into doing traditional art until I can get my HDD repaired. I still miss chatting with my friends and I am hoping to get back online, even when it means looking for the exact same HDD for the repair project is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The good things that happened that year were doing DangerStream for the first time, going to the Decatur Celebration, completing junior college, and losing some weight.

Last month, I received a letter from Shigeji Kitamura of Taiyo Shikisai KK, the once-leading maker of anime cel paints, and he told me that the company is improving their products and marketing strategy and they don't sell their products outside of Japan. Hopefully, if my cousin is going back to Japan, I am wanting to try having the color swatches sent to me by forwarding if I send him the money for the booklet or booklets and to have them shipped. I am hoping to make them into a swatch for Adobe Photoshop as soon as I can get my computer working again.

In other news, I have been accepted into Eastern Illinois University. Classes start on Monday and I will find out about the public transportation before I can find out if I am able to go.
  • Mood: Eager
  • Watching: The Real Ghostbusters Volume 1
Counting Sheep by DangerRodent2004
Counting Sheep
This is my new pic to kick off 2015. Henry is dreaming about riding on a hoverboard while counting sheep. I am aware that the Chinese New Year this year starts on February 19. The hoverboard is an homage to Back to the Future, which will celebrate 30 years as of July 3.

Henry Takamoto © :icondangerrodent2004: Dean Rumsey
Back to the Future © Universal Studios
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Christmas 2014 was not the best but it was okay. I wanted to enjoy the nice, spring-like weather really badly but I was still sick. I haven't had a Christmas that felt like spring since 1988. I did get some nice gifts, though. I got Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD, all 27 episodes of Dungeons & Dragons on DVD, and all 65 episodes of Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors on DVD. For dinner, we had ham, green beans, six rolls, and pumpkin pie. Out of all of that, I only ate two green beans and three rolls. I gave the rest of my dinner to my mom after my dogs got in a big fight and dumped her dinner since I had trouble eating solid food. My mom liked the gifts I gave her, which were VHS tapes of Mary Poppins and Classic Queen. My mom watched Mary Poppins and Babes in Toyland (1986 version with Keanu Reeves). I watched my three DVD's I got in my room. At the end of the night, my mom and I watched Classic Queen.

The day before, I came down with an illness. I don't know if it was a cold, or the flu, or what it was. The first night, I was dizzy, I had sinus headaches, and fever. The treatment was very unpleasant. I took Robitussin for it and that was very potent stuff. It worked but it gave me bad nosebleeds. I am almost well and I should be back to normal very soon.
  • Mood: Relief
  • Watching: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1987 film)
Candy Cane by DangerRodent2004
Candy Cane
This is my Christmas picture for this year and also my very first cel painting I worked on. I decided to make a picture of Henry Takamoto with a giant candy cane.

I apologize for how it turned out because I was under the weather when I worked on it and I had some technical difficulties with my supplies and my media. Anyways, the background was painted with Nicker Poster Color, made in Japan, and the cel was inked with a Sharpie and painted with American-made Plaid acrylics.
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Dean Stewart Rumsey
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Background:
My name is Dean Rumsey. I was born May 9, 1985 in San Jose, California, and moved to Stewardson, Illinois, on July 28, 1987. Despite being autistic since age 4, I have a love of art and music. I am the winner of the Outstanding Artist Award in the 2000 junior high graduation and the Matt Debolt Memorial Award in the 2004 high school graduation at Stewardson-Strasburg CUSD #5A.

I became an anime artist in 2000 and in 2002, started developing a Hamtaro fan-series which became a fan-film in 2004. Danger Rodent (later Vector V) was officially the first idea of the Henry Takamoto Series since January 17, 2006, months before the Hamtaro fan-film project was cancelled. I created The Life of Henry Takamoto and Tri-Beamer in 2007, Vector X in 2009, and Henry's Children in 2010. I still continue with Henry Takamoto as of today.

Contact info: SEE DEVIOUS INFO BELOW
Do feel free to add me as long as you tell me who you are to help me keep the nasty chatbots out. As for AIM, I am logged via my Facebook, so do feel free to note me and I will add you. Thank you.

Current Residence: Stewardson, Illinois, USA
Favourite genre of music: new wave, rock, pop, contemporary R & B, synthpop
Favourite style of art: anime/manga
Operating System: Windows XP Professional, Linux Ubuntu
Favourite cartoon character: Characters from AOTLK, Maple Town, Noozles, TMNT, TTA, Raccoons, Rupert, Arthur, Pokemon, Hamtaro
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This week hadn't been very good because all the public transportation services turned me down to where I can't go to Eastern this semester. I already dropped my classes on the last day I can do it without penalty. Yesterday, my favorite brown peacoat I have been wearing all winter got snagged on my bed's springs and was torn to shreds. I am still looking for a replacement because it was my favorite coat, I paid good money on it, and I'm worried that I could freeze the rest of the winter because I still have no coat to wear.

On the bright side, I installed Photoshop on my mom's computer and I still need to install my Bamboo tablet driver so I can do digital art on her computer whenever my mom is not online. I am still without messengers until I can get my hard drive repaired. I tried another cel painting but it didn't turn out how I wanted it to. Whenever I paint too thin, there is always streaks and whenever I paint too thick, the paint cracks. I learned on the internet that Plaid acrylics are very affordable but they are very poor quality for cel painting. I think I would be better off saving up for some Cartoon Colour since Taiyo Shikisai paints are too hard to obtain and they do crack and grow mold. To emulate the Taiyo Shikisai colors, I may have to disassemble the swatches into their CMYK forms with Photoshop and make the pigments out of acrylic inks and Elmer's glue and add white Cartoon Colour to the mix. I hope this will perform better.

I may get to go to EIU next semester because my mom is eager about getting a car. I hope as soon as that happens, I will no longer be a inferior, needy bum and I can live my life how I used to live it prior to 2008.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: September: Lines Are Falling
  • Eating: Hunt Brothers Pizza
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper

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