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Howdy all!

I've finally reached that next big milestone: 10,000 pageviews! W00T!! This is going to be a particularly short journal as I haven't produced much art in the past month.  I have worked on a couple commissions (still in the works), but primarily I have been creating my studio space after many months of saving!

I purchased an easel, lightbox, and matte cutter for my painting studio (just needs a table!) and this weekend I will be purchasing the parts for my new computer!  My laptop is no longer strong enough to paint in photoshop, which is why my art production has been low (the commission I am working on is traditional and I don't like to work on more than one traditional piece at a time).
So that is super exciting!  I have never had a private, organized, specific to me studio and I am SO happy to see this through!  It's not really a specific room since I live in an apartment, but it's something.

My birthday was earlier in the month and this week I am going to attempt to prepare a Thanksgiving Turkey & meal!! 

Once all this holiday / computer building business is over with, you can expect more regular art from me, I promise!

If you are interested in commissioning work from me, please see my previous journal entry (9,000 views one). :)

Thanks you especially to my 72 watchers and the over 6,000 people who "like" my page on Facebook! <3
Your support means the world to me.

Rachel
  • Reading: Blacksad (again, because, it is wonderful)
  • Watching: The Voice (Vote for Matt McAndrew!!)
  • Playing: Tropico 3
  • Drinking: Milk & Rumchata

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Rachel Perciphone
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Rachel and I am an Illustrator fresh out of college, pursuing professional freelance work. I work as a graphic designer at a comic book publisher and I fiddle with a variety of things, always seeking new challenges and knowing that there is always room to improve! :)

In the past year, I have won a place in the Society of Illustrator's annual student exhibition as well as "Outstanding Performance in Illustration" (Best In Show) at the senior thesis exhibition at Moore College of Art & Design. I have exhibited my work at art festivals and small art galleries with upcoming shows scheduled for 2015. It is my goal to start showing at Artist Alleys at east coast Comicons next year as well.

I primarily work digitally, using a Wacom tablet and Adobe Photoshop CS6. I also enjoy traditional media, especially pencil/ink drawing and oil painting (sometimes acrylics).

My main artistic interests are cover/pinup art and character design. I have a strong interest in fantasy/sci-fi genres and anything that allows me to infuse some rock-n-roll into my work.

If you like what you see, please "like" my facebook page: here
You may find my professional portfolio at my website, link below.
And with that... have an awesome day! Thanks for checking out my DA page! :D
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Howdy all!

I've finally reached that next big milestone: 10,000 pageviews! W00T!! This is going to be a particularly short journal as I haven't produced much art in the past month.  I have worked on a couple commissions (still in the works), but primarily I have been creating my studio space after many months of saving!

I purchased an easel, lightbox, and matte cutter for my painting studio (just needs a table!) and this weekend I will be purchasing the parts for my new computer!  My laptop is no longer strong enough to paint in photoshop, which is why my art production has been low (the commission I am working on is traditional and I don't like to work on more than one traditional piece at a time).
So that is super exciting!  I have never had a private, organized, specific to me studio and I am SO happy to see this through!  It's not really a specific room since I live in an apartment, but it's something.

My birthday was earlier in the month and this week I am going to attempt to prepare a Thanksgiving Turkey & meal!! 

Once all this holiday / computer building business is over with, you can expect more regular art from me, I promise!

If you are interested in commissioning work from me, please see my previous journal entry (9,000 views one). :)

Thanks you especially to my 72 watchers and the over 6,000 people who "like" my page on Facebook! <3
Your support means the world to me.

Rachel
  • Reading: Blacksad (again, because, it is wonderful)
  • Watching: The Voice (Vote for Matt McAndrew!!)
  • Playing: Tropico 3
  • Drinking: Milk & Rumchata
The Last Thriller by Rai-Kay
The Last Thriller
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!! This is a piece I have been working on during my lunch breaks at work since I am in need of a new computer.  So, progress has been a bit slow, but it is coming along and I am almost done with it!  I will update this when it is finished but I wanted to share on Halloween!

I hope everyone's spooky holiday is quite the Thriller ;) Stay safe and have a fun night!

(work in progress)
RIP Michael Jackson and everyone who has been slaughtered so far on the Walking Dead!

Oh, and if you like my art and would like to support me/follow my updates, check out my Facebook art page here! CLICK HERE! <3
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Kickin' off my last week of 22 with a comic festival, a night out, and painting painting painting!  After Halloweekend I'll shift my focus to commission work for a couple weeks, so send me your sketch covers and commission requests!  :)
I never got around to writing this journal and I didn't want to let more time slip by!  I don't want to spend forever typing as I am tired from work, but I'll go over the highlights!

NEW YORK COMIC-CON WAS AMAZING!

It was my first time attending this particular convention and I was lucky enough to be one of the 3-day passers (the people I went with were not so lucky, unfortunately)!  The crowd was not as bad as people made it out to be.  At least not for me, and I was SWAMPED with people wanting photographs the day I wore my Catwoman costume!  I felt like a celebrity for a day of my life haha.  It was a lot of fun!

I met my favorite artist: The Fantastic Adam Hughes!  And his lovely wife, who I had quite a nice time chatting with.  She's such a wonderful human being!  Adam was busy sketching away (and I am so thankful for the time he spent doing this for his fans!).  I was able to get a sketch of Michelle Pfeiffer's catwoman from him (which I cosplayed as the next day) and he signed a book of mine.

I also met two of my other favorite artists: Alex Garner and Stanley "Artgerm" Lau!  Alex is such an amazing individual.  I was blown away by how cool and nice he is.  I mean most of the people/artists I meet at these things are, but I really wish I had been more outgoing and talked to him a little bit about art, seeing how I am an illustrator myself.  It's just intimidating to talk to someone about art/your work/things in general sometimes.

And Leo Leibelman!! I had met him at Philly Comic-con and he is fantastic.  He remembered me too, which was so cool!!  I now own a total of 5 prints of his and I know my collection will grow if he continues to be at cons!  I love talking to him.  And his work.  His work is incredible.  I had the good fortune of seeing his oil paintings at Philly.  No suck luck this time at New York!

I met and purchased art from a selection of other artists I admire but again, I don't want to type all night :P I did miss out on saying "hello" to Vinnie Tartamella, which bums me out a lot though!

I went to a couple panels, including a Doctor Who one with a moderator in a like-themed Kilt! Very very fun.  I purchased a plushie of my first Pokemon (Bulbasaur) and my friends purchased a very nice Master Sword!  Also in Artist Alley, unexpectedly, was the artist behind Blacksad!! I am in love with that comic, so I was very happy to have the chance to purchase one of the books and have him sign and (another surprise!) sketch in it for me!!

I met a lot of great people, bought some cool comics, saw a lot of amazing statues and toys and cosplays!!!  Overall it was an incredible experience that I suspect I will have many times again, but my favorite part will always be what I described at length: Artist Alley.  Maybe in the future I will be less shy about talking to the people I respect so much!  I plan on making more costumes in the future... I can't be for sure what just yet, but I know that Kim Possible, Atom Eve, Team Magma, and my own Kingdom Hearts design are allll possibilities!

Okay I know this is short, but I really need to get back to work on this big piece I want to have done by Halloween!!

If you went to NYCC this year, what were your favorite things about it? :D
  • Mood: Happy
  • Reading: Rat Queens, Vol 1
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: Crab Dip + Tostito Chips
  • Drinking: Water

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:iconenergytobeauty:
EnergyToBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
My best wishes for your birthday. Many happy returns of the day!
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Rai-Kay Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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EnergyToBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
You are welcome!
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VinRoc Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful gallery Rachel!
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Rai-Kay Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  :D  I'm glad you like it.  I promise I'll show away my inner introvert and say "hi" the next time I see you at a convention!  I'm hoping to start getting a table at smaller cons next year, myself.
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VinRoc Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :) Oh you should totally do that, you'll do great! It'll help you come out of your shyness too!
Yes, please feel free to say hello and chat it up. 
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giselleukardi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Digital Artist
thank you for the watch! :hug:
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Eibenschuetz Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
you are a great artist...added you as 'friend'
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LewisMichael Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have some interesting pieces. You mention that you are a comic book publisher. Maybe you want to come over to my gallery and have a little look at what I've been working on.
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Rai-Kay Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will gladly take a look at your profile when I get out of work :)
But, I am not personally a comic book publisher.  I work for one called Dynamite
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