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Hello, deviantArt friends.

Well, it would seem my first animation contract at BIg Jump has come to an end and I am now moving on to another studio, that being Mercury Filmworks. I enjoyed my time at Big Jump and wish I could continue to work there, especially since it took me till the very end to get accustomed to the workflow, but this sort of jumping around is pretty par-the-course for this line of work. Now I'll have to start getting accustomed to a completely different work environment. I hope I can adapt quicker this time.

I bought a new desktop computer recently but this purchase has made things pretty tight for me financially. A proper work computer is something I did need though. My old laptop wasn't able to run the softwares I use very well if at all, and I'll be expected to be able to work from home if the need arises. Not to mention the fact that I want to be able to work on personal projects as well. As a graduation gift, my mom is going to help me pay for on of these babies: www.yiynova.ca/Products/?objID… It's a much less expensive cintiq alternative that I've heard pretty good reviews for. I can't wait till I can finally get it!

I've sought out help to get my finances in order because I'm notoriously bad with money. I haven't screwed up too badly yet, so if I live frugally (which I already do) and keep putting aside money from every paycheque, I should be able to get my crap in order.

As it stands now, I'm a college trained professional making little more than minimum wage for my animation work. This sucks balls, but hey, at least its minimum wage in the career field I went to school for! The jobs aren't hard to come by and the more I improve, the more money I can make. Hopefully someday I'll be making a decent wage!

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Aleena
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Canada
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Hello! I am Aleena, Ottawa-based artist and now professional animator. I recently graduated from the Algonquin College animation program and am now working as a 2D digital animator in a local studio. My roots lie in traditional drawing methods but have expanded to include digital mediums. I am trained as a traditional animator, though I tend to prefer animating in Toon Boom Harmony and Adobe Flash these days.

I love drawing animals and monsters the most and I have an unnatural obsession with Pokemon. My favourite medium is coloured pencils. I'm always looking to improve my skills so criticism is always welcome. Thanks for stopping by!
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for :+fav:ing "Bad Kozmic Ink 2" and "MC and Bernie Update" - and for the crit!  And take a look at the colors - I'm doing digital coloring, now!  (That wasn't a joke.)  I'm getting there (i.e. the 21st century).
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Gnawsome-Opossum Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional Filmographer
No prob. :) I'll take a look.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: :D  Thanks!
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Dody-Inferno Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
EYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Yeah so I know I was already quite... eloquent about commenting on your gallery ("WOW SO COOL AMAZING DUDE WHOA!!") but even your older Pre-Animation stuff is pretty cool beans!! 

(yes this is Juli) (not that there was any doubt)
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Gnawsome-Opossum Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hey! Glad you like my stuff. :) Ya know, I've actually seen your gallery before! I'm pretty sure I looked at it this summer. Isn't that weird?

Anyway, you've got some nice looking stuff yourself. Keep it up! :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, Mad-d0g!
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you for :+fav:ing "Obey or Die, Ver2 WIP3" Mad-d0g!
Us art-dogs gotta stick together! Hehe.
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Gnawsome-Opossum Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Your welcome. :) I'll get around to leaving a more detailed comment on the piece when I can.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh! Gee. Thanks. (Be brutally honest, I have thick hide and never take it personally.)
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doogie-sama Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
i found that blog that mad fun of bad comic book poses that you mentioned in portfolio prep....o.O so weirdddddd
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