and eternally confused about social interaction.
Hello there, and welcome to my profile!
My name is Liesbeth though I'd rather you call me by my nickname; Elby.
Here on Deviantart I still go by "Elby-manga-addicted" though my artist name has changed to "Elby MA" which is short for both Elby: My Art and my current profile name.
I've been a member of Deviantart for a couple of years now, and in that time my life has been turned upside down a number of times.
You can still find some of my older journal entries which I used to ventilate my fears and frustrations. My followers have been so very supportive throughout all these years and even though I don't write about my personal experiences quite so openly anymore, they still mean a great deal to me.
I have a burning passion for all things fantasy and I'm in a bunch of fandoms, so these are some recurring themes in my own artwork as well as my favourites. Speaking of my own art, I draw pretty much every day of my life and do so both digitally and traditionally. I also enjoy painting and making animations. Sadly, I barely ever upload my works here, so the most recent things are quick works or assignments for school. I swear I'm trying to upload more, but to be honest the turmoil my life has been in these last few years hasn't even allowed me to make much art. To make matters worse, a year ago I lost every single digital drawing I'd made when both my computer and my backup drive crashed at the same time. As you can imagine, many tears were shed. I obviously wished I'd uploaded more things to deviantart and this has been a pretty good motivation to do better in the future.
Right now I'm on a break from many things that kept me busy and unhealthily stressed. I'm hoping to have more time because of that, but we'll see .
I've got a number of projects I'm working on as well, these include my own series 'Tales of Eminae' (which used to be a manga called Ma Tamashi but the story has been changed dramatically and I've decided to make it an illustrated book series), an illustrated Harry Potter: next generation fanfiction, an illustrated Winx Club fanfiction starring my own characters, a Dragon Age collaboration with and lastly illustrations and writings from the Dragon Age pen and paper RPG that , and I are part of.
Hopefully you'll all see some of these in the near future, but I'm not going to promise anything since life has a tendency of forcing me to break these kind of promises....
There, I think those were the most important things, if you wish to contact me for whatever reason, you can try to send me a note or just message me on Pinterest or Tumblr. I'm much more active there so you'll have a better chance at getting my attention
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