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Hello, I'm Kari Avalon. ( ´ ▽ ` ) I'm a hobby illustrator that is currently based in South Korea, but I previously resided in California, USA. I like drawing dreamy and ephemeral things. On rare occasions, I dabble in graphic design and other creative mediums. I previously tabled in artist alleys and contributed my work to various things, too. Anyway, it's nice to meet you all!

Since I finished training for my new day job, I decided to try finishing this commission earlier today. This was commissioned by my friend to draw her FFXIV character Suyiketu as she appears during Heavensward. Thank you for your support!

In other news, I’ve begun training for my new day job today! It’s so much more professional and prepared than my former job, which is undergoing a lot since my departure.

Hello, I was commissioned by
my friend to draw her viera character named Marta. Thank you for working with me!

I am quite pleased with how this turned out in the end.

Some children I taught at the academy I used to teach at were interested in watching me draw and paint, so I chose to paint a quick portrait of my character Anastasia. (╹◡╹)

It ended up taking longer than expected and had to do the rest at my lodging at the time, but I hope that future attempts won’t take me nearly as long.

Due to various events, I haven’t been able to create new art for a while. I hope that I’ll get back into drawing in the near future especially after moving and getting ready for my new day job. Thanks for being patient with me!

Anyways, this is my character named Emi. She has many stories that I hope to share one day.
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In 2019, I was commissioned by
@arashikurobara (twitter) to draw a gift for @Iced_Fairy (twitter). Thank you!

This is Helena Aoede from his novel "Curse Gunner." If you're interested in reading it, you can read it here: immigrantrealms.com/

Moreover due to these life events... I haven't found the time to sit down and just draw. I've accidentally neglected my commissions, too. I hope that I can ease back to that very, very soon...

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Several years later, I still really like how this Atelier Shallie DX fanart of Ayesha turned out. (╹◡╹)🌸

ahhh I'd like to get back to submitting some of my other artworks here soon... things have been rather hectic in these past few weeks. And, in a few weeks, I'll be moving my belongings to my new apt, and then in a little over a month, I'll be changing jobs.

An older commission I did last year. I haven’t drawn anything recently so @kariavalon suggested I share older work o: this is a dnd design commission.

I am tempted to revisit my fairly ancient art website one of these days and update it accordingly, but it’s running on Wordpress, which isn’t easily flexible for my specific needs and preferences…

I spent too much time adjusting the colors, but I think it looks pretty nice. He is another Ancient from my original setting “Verignos.” I haven’t thought of a name yet, but I’ll think of one eventually. Also, he likes and befriended some turtles.

I started this around two weeksish ago o/ some original personal work.

Do you remember how long it took you to learn to write when you were in school, and what that involved? Copying letters over and over and over while your hand and fingers strengthened and got used to the movements?

Drawing/painting/other-forms-of-crafting are no different. You're learning a new skill; give yourself space to grow and be patient while you learn. You might be bad at first but that's fine, you're allowed to be. Keep going. Practice is part of the process. 💪

Last year, I was commissioned by my friend (nyamomask@twitter) to illustrate her FE3H character Dahlia as she appears years after her time at Garreg Mach Monastery.

I suppose it was inevitable considering what my day job is like, but it seems to me that it wasn’t a simple case of cold- I’ve gotten covid after all…( ;∀;)

Fortunately I’ve been vaccinated and got a booster back in January, so my symptoms aren’t as bad as it could be…

In other news, my throat is feeling rather sad due to having caught a cold a few days ago. I hope that I’ll make a speedy recovery soon.. it makes teaching tiny children rather rough without having a voice suitable for the classroom orz

For a long time, I wanted to make a little visual novel. I wonder if I could finish it this year? Anyways, here is a visual with tentative ideas. I heard that this sort of UI design is quite possible. I just have to sit down in front of my PC and study the documentation.

Anyways, the characters featured are Emi and Kai. Emi is a longtime character of mine as a child. Meanwhile, this youthful Kai was developed by @Alroetsue

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