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Hello everyone! 

I would just like to take this moment to say that I am doing much better than my last post back in July. Has it really been that long? Llama Emoji-06 (Depress) [V1]  Anyway, to update everyone I'd like to say that I'm starting to get back into drawing like I used to before all the trauma that took place in school. I'm not getting panic attacks nearly as bad anymore thanks to some therapy. As was suggested I took a bit of a break from drawing and once I felt a bit more relaxed I started drawing things for fun like I used to. I discovered that I'm an artist who does better when I work for myself and not for someone else. I tend to set high expectations for myself and having other people counting on me to get work done sort of added double the pressure and I basically imploded from it all. So I hope it is alright with everyone that I've slowed down a bit for health reasons. I can't afford to work like that again. Llama Emoji-38 (Confused) [V2] 

I would also like to give a shout out to some of my new watchers and take this opportunity to say "Thank you!!!" Neko Girl-13 (Fangirling Sparkles) [V1]  Your support means so much! It's been six years since I joined deviantart and it has taken this long to get 86 precious watchers. I'm hoping to do something fabulous once I hit 100, but I will be patient until that day comes. I just hope I can meet everyone's expectations. I'll do my best to make the best artwork just for you guys, because you make doing art so worthwhile. I love hearing that what I do makes a difference even in a small way. Keep being fabulous all you wonderful people out there! Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) 

And lastly, we just got back from Anime Banzai and our booth did super well. So many people came to say hello and bought our products. For those of you who don't know I run a shop called Arigatoupop. This year, thanks to all you lovely people we were able to break our highest sales record. I feel so blessed and humbled by all your support. A few months ago I couldn't imagine something like this happening. I just want to cry from joy and happiness. Bunny Emoji-09 (Cry) [V1] So thank you all once again. We will now be able to afford some new branding for the shop and expand our products. I can't wait for Banzai next year to show what your joined efforts were able to achieve. With the added funds we are also looking into possibly expanding to other conventions too. We have yet to confirm another event, but it is definitely possible now.

Stay fabulous!



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Rilee Belnap
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Hello! I'm Bella-ran! :D

I have studied Japanese for five years and lived in the country for some time, but I now currently live in the states. I have been learning how to draw manga and anime for seven years and hope to get started on my first manga, "Fairy Rings" very soon. While I have studied art in college, most of my manga and anime training has been self-taught. I prefer working traditional, but I do know my way around a computer and have done some work completely digital. However, I still love the feel of a pen in my hand and a fresh sheet of paper in front of me.

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Maw1227 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
happy birthday!!!! :party:
Bella-ran Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Artist
Daw! Thank you! :love:
Maw1227 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Storywriter12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama. :D
I feel loved now. >u<
Bow-Stitches Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have had one of your works saved to my bookmarks (as a picture on a tab:… ) and I just realized it was from devianart and now I'm watching you  >u<
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