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Greetings Programs,

I have the worst habit of forgetting about updating my journals on here. I wonder if it's because I forget that DA is a thing occasionally or it I'm just lackadaisical about writing updates anywhere. Deep mysteries, obviously.

I hope the summer has been treating you all well. In my last journal update we were just leaving New Zealand, so I'll give a quick recap from there. We spent 30 and 3/4 days at sea making the crossing from NZ straight to Hilo, Hawai'i. It was the longest single ocean crossing we have ever made, beating out the previous record holder by nearly 10 full days. It fell just shy of 5,000 nautical miles, but we were just too beat by the end of it to sail around in circles for that last extra 10 miles or so that we needed to make the record. By the time we went from Hilo to Honolulu, we had caped out over the 5,000 mile mark, so we counted it happily in the grand total. Our sailing trip took ended up taking 1 year and 10 months and we traversed a total of 14,880 miles approximately.

To say that it was a trip of a lifetime would be an understatement. I look at the art that I was able to create in the time I spent abroad with my folks and I can see incredible strides taken and obvious improvement gained; but that only tells a fraction of the story. For as much as the trip was a chance to refine my craft and work on my art, it was so much more than that. It showed me a slice of what life had been like for my parents circumnavigating back in the 90s, as well as a different pace of life around the world. I was in countries where English is not the dominant language (I'm sorry Aussies, your rampant abuse of abbreviations really is a separate language XD), I was in countries of affluence and abject poverty, and I was in all number of countries of breathtaking natural beauty.

Through it all I learned so many lessons, lessons about myself and the world in general. One of the most important that I feel like sharing is the fact that it shouldn't matter your location or the conditions of your life, you must learn to be content in where you are now. So many nights I wanted to be back "home" to visit friends and family or to have the common conveniences that modern American living provides (reliable, high-speed internet, pressure showers, a washer and drier), which meant I was missing out on these locations of pure tropical paradise because of my melancholy. Did I always get it right and live in each moment fully experiencing the wonders of my travels? Nope, not even remotely; but through it all I have grown tremendously as a person.

And that's to say nothing of the incredible church family we met around the world with all the churches we were able to visit and missions work we could participate in, which always brings with it its own special form of reward.

Now that I'm hope again in the Pacific Northwest I find myself missing the boat and its slower pace of life. Here I have to worry about work and supporting myself and making time for friends and family and a million little things. When I find myself overwhelmed I simply take some time to remember to find contentment in my current situation, seeing it for what it is, not what it's not, That is a lesson that will take my whole life to learn perfectly. Hopefully someday I will be able to honestly say that, like the apostle Paul, I am content in all things.

God has blessed me in so many ways, and I'm just trying to keep a thankful heart at all times for my art and for the wonders of my life. Right now I've got a steady stream of art commissions, a seasonal job, and dear friends who are overjoyed to have me home. I should say that makes for the basis of a fun journal if nothing else.

I hope this journal finds you all well in each of your respective stages of life. As always, feel free to ask me questions or drop me a line. I'm always interested to hear what sort of people read these/watch my art.

  • Mood: Welcoming


Vicarious Life - Wallpaper
I can finally talk about this project! 

So back at PAX I had the pleasure of being introduced to Brent Evans, Art Director at Catalyst Games for Shadowrun, among other projects. Being a long time fan of Shadowrun and an active runner with my mates, as well an a freelance illustrator looking for work, I offered him a business card. He asked to see my portfolio, so I pulled out my phone and showed him what pieces I had on hand (moral of the story is be prepared and promote yourself). While the bulk of my work didn't suit the types of illustrations they needed, Mr. Evans said that he thought my technique and technical skills were quite good. So he suggested that I come up with an illustration start to finish, based on one of my Shadowrun characters, and send it in to him as a test.

I have just heard back that I passed that test.

This is Grim, a paraplegic hacker who lives in a matrix-immersion life support pod, and hacks via her 'trix avatar; proof positive that in the world of Shadowrun it doesn't matter what apparent weaknesses you have, everyone is a badass in their niche.
Painted - Cover by Ligers-mane
Painted - Cover

Finally got the go ahead by the author, Eliza Wyatt, to put up this full spread book cover that I did for the first novelette in her "Forever" Series.

It's quite an interesting fantasy novelette set over a festival week, complete with a plot to defame a king, irate royals, and flirtatious courtesans.

Hannibal on a Motorcycle by Ligers-mane
Hannibal on a Motorcycle
Whoops, apparently I've been very bad about posting things to my DA as well as my tumblr. . . 

3 hour lighting study of the Season 3 Hannibal poster I did months back.


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C. Hansen
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
C. Hansen is a graduate from the University of Washington who is currently traveling the world via sailing yacht. Expect highly erratic updates.

Current Residence: Yacht on the South Pacific
Favourite genre of music: Assorted (60's-Today)
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Spider-man and Ghost Rider
Personal Quote: "Not fair? I wonder what your basis for comparison is."

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DefendCastle8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ligers-mane Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was wonderful. Thank you.
AlrikN Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Heh oh don't worry I find you amusing alright. Nana, look what I have and you dont! 
Maja97Mlyn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WOW your art work is amazing :D
Ligers-mane Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you.
DefendCastle8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darkspysrival Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Happy Birthday!! :cake::party:
Ligers-mane Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
SilentHalloween13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, Cel!
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