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Hayley
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Hello there, my name's Hayley, aka KirbyKips. I am majoring in animation and minoring in art.

I love to paint and one of my paintings has even been featured in Washington D.C. as a winner of a competition. Couldn't be more proud!

I also have two Tumblr blogs, one for Kirby and another for my fan character Serenity. If you're interested here are their links!
Kirby: askstarwarriorkirby.tumblr.com
Serenity: askserenitydreamcrosser.tumblr…

My current fan characters are:
*Serenity
*Nami
*Desani (Non-canon)
*Mona(non-canon)
*Ribbon (Former character; now unofficial.)
*Rikku

My Treasured Dragons:

Adopt one today! ~Watercolor Mistress Kirby Forgive me emoticon by Die11Kirby got a CAEK by Die11
Adopt one today! ~The Rare Colors I Longed For
Adopt one today! ~Legendary Cherry Blossoms
Adopt one today! ~The Rare Cheese
Adopt one today! ~Unforeseen Kiss
Adopt one today! ~Kirby Dreamcrosser
[Stamp] I support Kirby sprite animators by AssassinKnight-47
Okami Amaterasu stamp by Stamps-LoverTRG Stamp: Team CC by blazichuKirby Rocks Stamp by pikmin789Fire Kirby Stamp by TigermixKirby Powers Stamp by nakashimarikuKirby's Watermelon stamp by HystericDesignsTiff/Fumu Stamp by migueruchanTiff - I don't like it stamp by migueruchanKirby Stamp by TheEmptyCanvasThe official T3LP stamp by TheBourgymanI heart pixel desserts by casey-leeStamp - Watch Me by firstfearStamp: Team Toothless by MoogleGurlI Hate it when... by Hammer--TimeYou love it too :D by ElectrikPinkPirateRainbow Kirby Stamp by hearttaco.:Yellow Kirby--Stamp:. by Selective-Yellowkirby stamp by sandreewSSBB: Kirby by MikubaStampMs Paint Love by S-Nova:thumb319923509:Cute Pokemon Stamp by morfachasWhy walk when u can bounce by kohakuhoshi:thumb167409344:OUTA MY FUCKING WAY by Ry-SpiritPaola Stamp by paokamonDA Stamp - Video Games 01 by tppgraphicsdigital-artists stamp by CookiemagiKI Love deviantART Stamp by ViciousCherryfav-ninja by CookiemagiKZorua stamp by ZoruaUseless Cool-looking Stamp by X-wing9Nyan cat in portals by DS-DNAI support shortcake by kiko987149kirby as an artist -stamp- by shadowandtikalfanStamp: Eeveelutions by EspyfluffMay I Have A Llama? by Davenx3Pokemon: Victini by SD-DreamCrystalI Love Lava Lamps- Stamp by Annortha'Skymin' Stamp by Porygon-Z:thumb175476189:Forgetful by prosaix:thumb188930623:bravest warriors stamp by captaen
Interests
As I thought, summer was busy.  I constantly tell myself "Kipsy bae, don't make promises you probably can't keep," but I wanted to say something.  Work has been strict, more than usual.  I should have known that I wouldn't have time to draw during working hours, but it was my first real job, so I didn't know.  I got in trouble for playing Pokemon Go too much.  
Whoops.

Anyway, school has started, what are my plans?  Well, I want to break this stupid art block once and for all (or at least for a while).  I have taken a break on Tumblr and personal art since Spring semester due to the amount of stress I've had to deal with.  I wanted to make a comeback, but that just made an even bigger art block.  I still want to do it rather than suddenly jump back into answering questions, but at the same time I do.  I'm trying to meet in the middle.
And then over here, I found some shocking news about Aege's character...and now my fan fic ideas are foiled.
Don't get me wrong, I was so happy to hear all this new info, and it was kind of cool!  However, this screws up a lot of the ideas I had for Aege, the new character Chryssi, and the future/present chapters of ToD.  This doesn't mean I'm canceling the series, it just means I've got to put more time into rearranging the plot.  I want to respect DS's character and if he says "this is who he is," then I don't want to mess with it too much.  If he was okay with some of my ideas, then maybe I could, but I don't want to be yelled at for ruining, stealing, or changing someone else's character. 

I need advice on this subject.  What would you do in my shoes?  In all honesty, I have ideas about how to mix the two canons together, but I'm worried I'll upset DS.  
I want to make friends with these amazing animators, not make them my enemies.  I don't care what I should do as long as my new character doesn't get scrapped.  I'm kind of excited about her.
Once I figure some of this out, I'll resume my work on ToD.

I read somewhere that working on other projects helps with art block, so I'm probably going to work on some silly little doodles for here in the meantime.  It may help me get back into photoshop since I haven't used it in a while.
Anyway, there's my update!  Have a great day guys!
  • Listening to: Vocaloid
  • Watching: Kingdom Hearts 2 NicoB
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Fates Birthright

Activity


As I thought, summer was busy.  I constantly tell myself "Kipsy bae, don't make promises you probably can't keep," but I wanted to say something.  Work has been strict, more than usual.  I should have known that I wouldn't have time to draw during working hours, but it was my first real job, so I didn't know.  I got in trouble for playing Pokemon Go too much.  
Whoops.

Anyway, school has started, what are my plans?  Well, I want to break this stupid art block once and for all (or at least for a while).  I have taken a break on Tumblr and personal art since Spring semester due to the amount of stress I've had to deal with.  I wanted to make a comeback, but that just made an even bigger art block.  I still want to do it rather than suddenly jump back into answering questions, but at the same time I do.  I'm trying to meet in the middle.
And then over here, I found some shocking news about Aege's character...and now my fan fic ideas are foiled.
Don't get me wrong, I was so happy to hear all this new info, and it was kind of cool!  However, this screws up a lot of the ideas I had for Aege, the new character Chryssi, and the future/present chapters of ToD.  This doesn't mean I'm canceling the series, it just means I've got to put more time into rearranging the plot.  I want to respect DS's character and if he says "this is who he is," then I don't want to mess with it too much.  If he was okay with some of my ideas, then maybe I could, but I don't want to be yelled at for ruining, stealing, or changing someone else's character. 

I need advice on this subject.  What would you do in my shoes?  In all honesty, I have ideas about how to mix the two canons together, but I'm worried I'll upset DS.  
I want to make friends with these amazing animators, not make them my enemies.  I don't care what I should do as long as my new character doesn't get scrapped.  I'm kind of excited about her.
Once I figure some of this out, I'll resume my work on ToD.

I read somewhere that working on other projects helps with art block, so I'm probably going to work on some silly little doodles for here in the meantime.  It may help me get back into photoshop since I haven't used it in a while.
Anyway, there's my update!  Have a great day guys!
  • Listening to: Vocaloid
  • Watching: Kingdom Hearts 2 NicoB
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Fates Birthright
YES!  I'M FREE!  SUMMER IS HERE!

And also my wisdom teeth are out...all 4 of them.  Yep.

But anyway, I just want to say that I've never had stress like that before.  It got so bad that I forgot for a couple months that I had pets and when my birthday was.  
But the minute after it all ended, the floodgates opened.  I suddenly have all these ideas on all kinds of art projects.  Animations, collages, paintings, 3D art, digital art, ink art, basically anything you can imagine.  And I find it to be a good addiction because at least my parents won't complain about me playing too many video games. *cough cough* Fire Emblem Fates.

I'm starting work in a couple weeks, but it shouldn't occupy too much of my time.  And since the job isn't constantly busy, I would have time to finally reunite with my sketchpad, pencil, and imagination.  Seriously, Kirby and Serenity and getting dusty.
I hope this summer won't be too busy for me, but I doubt that it will.  The only things I find getting in the way are my family wanting to spend time with me, my personal life, and laziness.  Plus the next Kirby game is coming out next month and I'm almost done with Birthright.  NINTENDO WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?!
But I guess the good thing is I've taken a break from Steam enough to get back into console gaming.
And my 19th birthday was the best thing ever.  We celebrate for a week as part of our tradition.  My friends threw me a party on finals week, I was done with finals on my birthday-day, and when I got home, a beautiful red New 3DS was waiting for me.  I wanted to cry. :')
Spent a literal entire day transferring the data but it was so worth it.

Besides all that, I shouldn't be too distracted this summer from doing art.  I have made some personal art for my 2D Design class that I want to share with y'all in the future.  It's too big to scan, so I'll probably upload pictures of them.  I'm trying to make my deviant art account more than just Kirby stuff.  Kirby's just the main attraction to my giant art-zoo-museum thing.
Call it what you want, I don't really care.  Personally I don't see my art as an animal just romping around making random animal noises.  
I do have other social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but I prefer to keep those private.  I know it's dumb, but my parents don't want "strangers" finding out what I look like and where I live.  Honestly, neither would I.  I'm a creator, not a fighter.  And also I don't want my personal life being stollen away from me.  Don't be surprised, we live in a really corrupt world and hackers are smart.  That's why I chose Digital Entertainment, not Security.
Still, if you found me through YouTube....you better not be a hacker.  Kidding kidding.  My parents are worried about that but I honestly think people aren't that smart to find all my personal stuff through an old video of me playing hide-and-seek with my sister.

Speaking of DET and YouTube, I've decided to resume working on animation practice.  I hope to finish Serenity's sprite sheet before starting to animate.  And I wanted to start up my YouTube account again as soon as I am finished with my first animation.  I want to complete a simple movement with Serenity and a background.  This is simply for practice on the basics of animation and uploading to YouTube through another video editing software.
After that, I'll do other tests, each more complicated and a little longer than the last.  Hopefully by the end of summer, I will be half done with a debut video of Serenity as a fan character.  She'll show off a few of her moves and the voice I select for her.
This all depends on how the summer pans out, but I know I will have something before Summer ends.  Or at least something complete and ready to be uploaded.
I'll provide a link when this happens since I don't know how to post animations/gifs on DA.
I also found a trick on Photoshop that will be REALLY helpful for making smooth animations for Serenity's hair.  It's a tedious set up, but should really help me and cut down on the time that it usually takes for me to make sprites.
I've also been working on Nami and things have actually begun to change.
My sister made me watch the entire Harry Potter series and I got a brilliant idea on how I can alter the "merpuff" design.  First of all, I'm finding another name for Nami's species, which is part puffball and part mermaid.  Second, her design, both in and out of water is going to change.  I plan to do this soon, probably in the next month or so.  There are other ideas, but I'm just focusing on one thing at a time.

But anyway, that's all I wanted to say for now.  Nothing has been set in stone in terms of when it will be completed, but the ideas are there.
I hope that I'll get to do some of this stuff real soon!
Till then, talk to you guys later!
  • Listening to: Vocaloid
  • Watching: Kingdom Hearts 2 NicoB
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Fates Birthright
Soooo...it's been a while.  A LONG while.
Yesterday and the day before, I had to come to grips with a big decision: dropping a class.
I'm currently teetering between failing and passing the class and one top of that, I might not need this class for my major after all.
I had to fight against myself, saying that it HAD to be done.  It would help me more than hurt me and I would feel better after it was dropped.  On top of that, my GPA would increase a lot and I could even get into Dean's List again!...not that I really care, it's just a bonus.
But as I was thinking about it yesterday, my mind wandered to another topic: Deviant art.
I thought about the hiatus I've had for a while on my two series, Time of Darkness and Tears of a Star Warrior.  Then I thought about Tears of a Star Warrior.
This series has gone through change after change and after millions of changes.  To the point that I've hit a large rock: Tumblr.
I'm not a very organized person, but I want to be consistent.  Over the years I've worked on both sites, I've developed a new plot on Tumblr that ToaSW completely disregards: How does Kirby meet his teammates?
In ToaSW, he goes on a journey to find himself and meets the others along the way.  On Tumblr, he travels to another island with Meta Knight and a few other star warriors to fight some leftover monsters.  He meets Serenity and then she goes looking for HIM.  Saito and Aege travel to Dreamland for various reasons and meet Kirby; Nami is lost in a whirlpool and ends up at Dreamland.
This is COMPLETELY different from ToaSW and in all honesty, I've grown more attached to this idea instead.  I tried modeling ToaSW after this, but no matter what I do, it just becomes cluttered.
Also in ToaSW, Tiff, Tuff, Dedede, and Meta Knight go on a trip with Saito to find Kirby and bring him home.  Their journey is basically there for exposition.  And it just gets messy from there.
I've tried and tried to change and rearrange this series, but I've just found it difficult.  Time of Darkness is easier to handle because I have more ideas for it.  It's also supposed to be a simple road trip story, but with a few twists.
Tears of a Star Warrior demands I tread carefully since it's a full-on fan fiction talking about Kirby's past.  If I don't put enough thought into it, people will lose interest.
I've had more ideas about Serenity's past than Kirby's past.  
For Kirby, all I've had is that Meta Knight knew Kirby and his parents.  The reason he knew so much about him and his powers in the anime is because he was friends with his parents and watched him grow; he even helped train Kirby a few times.  Kirby was captured by NME's monsters and taken to Nightmare Enterprises.  He grew so angry at NME, he almost became a monster.  There was also a plot element where Kirby intentionally broke the star rod, forcing him into a long, deep sleep.  He would have slept for eternity, but he made a deal with Twinkle Popopo--his ancestor and the predecessor to the star rod-- and he saved him by wiping his memory.  Kirby would also have another form: Dreamcatcher Kirby (I'm still keeping this, it's actually pretty neat).  Dreamcatchers are a race of puffballs chosen by specific "stellar" elements.  There is a sun, moon, and constellation Dreamcatcher in addition to Kirby  (I intend to use this in the future).  But THAT'S ALL I HAVE.  I don't have a name for the parents, how they died, how Kirby ended up in the star ship or Dreamland, and all those previous plot points aren't easy to organize.

I took the time to look at this.  I looked at ToD and ToaSW and realized what was more desired: Time of Darkness.  As I was struggling with accepting the fact that dropping would be necessary, something else crossed my mind: There can only be one.
One.
ONLY ONE.
I've been trying to find out ToaSW for almost 2 years straight.  Every path I take ends up in this series becoming a "pure fan fic."
A pure fan fic is something I don't really enjoy.  These are fan created series that only exist for the fan that created it.  It only makes sense to them and is super sloppy.  Or it can also have elements that really came out of nowhere or never needed to exist.
Remember how Time of Darkness was supposed to be for Serenity and Kirby to develop a really close bond?  I created it at first with the mind and personality of a fan who wanted to see Kirby fall in love.  Serenity's ONLY purpose at the time was to be the love interest.  It's sad to say that's how I saw her so many years ago.
Now, she's a good friend with a deep backstory that I'm actually kind of proud of.  It's not finished, but when it is, I'm sure people will begin to like Serenity more and see her more than just a Kirby OC with hair.
Time of Darkness has also begun to evolve, adding more plot elements and character development.  I see a lot in it's future.
I've grown to enjoy the concept of the Tumblr story for Kirby and his friends.  It shows how Dreamland changes after NME's defeat and covers more of Popstar.  What lies beyond Dreamland?  I see another kingdom, ruled by a powerful puffball family.  The ruler is a young queen and she has a few younger sisters and brothers.  The second oldest sister grew up with Aege and knew him since they were infants.  
I hope to incorporate this more on Tumblr in the future.

But what about Tears of a Star Warrior?...You know where I'm going with this right?
Yep...I've decided.  I know I promised I would continue both series to the end, but I started to realize that this series is sort of stuck in its own limbo.  If it went any further, it wouldn't work out.  I do intend to use some of the elements I originally planned, like the Dreamcatchers, Kirby's ancestor being Twinkle Popopo, and NME kidnapping Kirby and a large group of young puffballs to turn into his slaves in future works.  I see ToaSW better when its fragmented.  As a whole, it's messy and complicated; however, as various pieces, they are really strong.  Of course, there are stories behind these elements, so it would make up a complete flashback, but it just can't be together.  ToaSW focuses more on Kirby's backstory and hardly anything else.  And so if I striped away the filler, there would only be the exposition.  In the end, it's just not worth going through it anymore.
On top of that, I really want to continue ToD.  But my mind has been split with this series as well.
By halting ToaSW, I can finally implement the Tumblr plot and continue ToD in the future.

I hated doing this, but I realized that this isn't "giving up," like I always fear.  I'm dropping a class because there are four other classes that need more attention.  By dropping the class, I can devote more time to my other classes, not have as much stress, and be able to do more every day.
See the connections?
Sometimes, we need to let go of things.  You need to know the difference between giving up and releasing extra weight.  The difference between the two is the cause.  I realized a lot of animators haven't been "giving up" but doing exactly what I am doing now.  Animators like Destruction Series tried EVERYTHING to make his project, but realized that there were too many complications to continue and had to stop it. Giving up would be done without trying or attempting to complete something.
Once you know you've reached your limit, then you can decide where to go next.
Tears of a Star Warrior has been like this for 3 years.  Maybe I'll reuse the name of the series in the future, but I'm going to stop this.  I'll keep making plot elements that would have been in this series, but I can't keep pushing this further.
I thought I could pass this class, that I would be able to get everything perfect, but at this point, it seems impossible.

I'm sorry I have to do this, but at least you guys know that Time of Darkness will now receive more attention and that I'll still be using some of ToaSW for future works.
If there's any questions, please feel free to ask!
Thanks guys!  Talk to y'all later!
  • Listening to: Sans-Loid
  • Reading: Various English Books
  • Watching: Kingdom Hearts CoM NicoB
  • Playing: Mario and Luigi Paper Jam
  • Eating: Anything the Cafe Serves
  • Drinking: Rootbear

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JBX9001 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is JBX9001!  I'd like to thank you for adding the artwork, "Summer In Dream Land", to your favorites!  Be sure to check out my other art too, and expect many more to come in the future!
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KirbyKips Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
You're welcome!  I'll be sure to keep my eyes peeled for more of your work.
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JBX9001 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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AquaOshawott01 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2016  Student Filmographer
Lol I just randomly found you in youtube comments on a video so I just went to your page and found your deviantart 
Nice art! o3o 
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KirbyKips Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
Ha!  That's fantastic!  I always wondered if I would accidentally attract attention.  Well now you know what I look like. :)  What video did you find me in?
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AquaOshawott01 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
Here it is! www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yvG_O… I think.
You were mentioning a reference of Star wars i'm pretty sure 
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KirbyKips Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Student Filmographer
Ah Nicob's Steins Gate! Yeah I remember that because I knew the reference even though I've seen only one movie from the franchise.
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swordonlineteam123 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Artist
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swordonlineteam Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yo
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ethereaiity Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! c: birthday cake 
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