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Idek how many journals I've pre-faced with "needing to get the old journal off my page", but yep it's that time again! Just a little update of what I'm up to now and what's coming up. 

For the first time, I will be acting as a judge in an OCT! I was actually set to judge a tournament once previously but it fell through, so this will be a relatively novel experience for me, and one that I'm really looking forward to! It's already been super exciting and enjoyable being on the "other side" so to speak, and getting to see the premise, NPCs, and technicalities gradually coming together. The first OCT I'm on the panel for does not yet have a group, but that's because we're getting everything together behind the scenes first! I can't say much but I will say the setting is wonderful and if I wasn't a judge it is totes the type of OCT I'd swoon over.

The other OCT I'll be judging for is :iconmulligrubs-oct:, a tournament with a charming host and style + an intriguing but still open-ended twist on round prompts! It already has some buzz, so definitely give it a look!! Fortunately, the two will be staggered/starting at different times so there won't be any conflicts, and a lot of the action will be during summer. You'll definitely see me promoting them both some more and drawing fan/hype art once the dates get a bit closer, stay tuned!

Aside from that, I'm probably going to be auditioning for a new OCT myself quite soon! I've had my eye on this one for a little while now but I haven't worked on my ref/audi much yet and there's still a lot to do so better hustle. I had some doubts about whether or not I should go for it at all, and there's always that lingering thought of "oh I'll just hang back and try to improve my art/technique instead" but I think saying that is a lot easier than doing it, and auditioning would be a better way of staying productive for me. I need to have a goal/objective or I get really wishy-washy and aimless, you feel me? 

......Also, I'm almost certainly reusing Astra. I'm a bit anxious and reusing old characters can be pretty iffy but given that she didn't get v. far and that I would be giving her a bit of an update to fit into the genre/world of the OCT, I want to think that it wouldn't feel repetitive. I hope other people agree, esp. given how many... familiar faces there are... (Haha, can you guess the mystery OCT?) We shall see! Hope everyone else is doing okay and having a good art year so far, too! 



Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hello, my name is Kayla! I work primarily with Sai for comics, but also frequently use Photoshop. I love OCTs, and I'm always on the lookout for good ones to keep my eye on! I like tea, big cities, and night time.

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Nayolfa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Damn your art is pretty. Your coloring techniques is top notch.
KaylaBirdee Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Coloring is my favorite part of drawing, so it makes me very happy to hear that.
Nayolfa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
it's my favorite part too! But I'm just not that good at color choices :|
SteedAngus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WOW! thanks for the +watch!!
ZigZagaroo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greetings fellow Deviant! I have come from :iconthe-salt-islands-oct: to inform you that you have been invited to join in the hunt of the infamous Heath Stockholm, a murderous demon returned from the dead. Will he be the end, or the salvation of the Salt Islands?
WrensthavAviovus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student General Artist
you can do it we believe in you!
KaylaBirdee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaw Wrens thank you you're so nice. c'8 It just comes down to not enough time. The deadline is at only 10p.m. for me/our timezone and its 4 now; a final this morning took a chunk out of my day and night. Right now it's pretty much a question of if I should upload all the pages, even the sketchy illegible ones and just deal with it or if I should accept a forfeit, finish the pages nicely, and post them for my opponent to see after the fact. Currently I'm adding text bubbles and trying for the former though!
WrensthavAviovus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You can reply to me later!

  A famous general once said. A 100% perfect plan tomorrow is not as good as an 80% perfect plan violently executed today.
so I say post what you can by the deadline!  (also miryu said there is only 1 hour wiggle room after finalized deadline. in the chat)
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You did it! I'm so happy you made it! Congratulations and good luck! 
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