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Hello hello! Things have been busy and I haven’t been posting much, but I hope to get back to that. Thank you to those who have watched me recently and I promise to upload some new things soon!

In the meantime, I have some NEWS that I wanted to share!

1) we may be RELOCATING! Studio 306 at the GoggleWorks has been a good home to us for a long time, but we may be leaving there this summer and opening a store. Right now we are looking to open either in West Reading or in Hamburg. the location is not set yet, so if you would like to be on our mailing list for updates on the new site and info when new classes become available, etc email me at, subject line “mailing list - moving” !

2) I am writing a JAPANESE TEXTBOOK! I have used a lot of textbooks over the years, and though some (like the Genki series) are very, very good, there always seems to be something I wished they had included (like the real difference between wa and ga, the usage of giongo/gitaigo sound effect words like pika pika and soro soro or colloquial but common slurrings like korya) that they didn’t. I also don’t agree with a lot of the methods used in most textbooks or the order in which things are taught. so, I am writing me own! I hope to finish it this year and will post more information when I do. if you would like updates and don’t go on tumblr much, email with the subject line “mailing list - textbook.” 

that’s it for now! we may also have a table this year at Zenkaikon and Anime USA and I hope to do a Japanese language workshop at Otakon, but these are as yet unconfirmed. 

Happy spring!


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Twitter: @rainysidewalks
  • Reading: Chinese Grammar book
  • Watching: Princess Mononoke

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Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
welcome to the dA of lily cernak!
this is not my real hair. it is a real chess board, though.

I am a....
manga/comic creator
freelance illustrator
EN-JP translator and interpreter
art & Japanese teacher
cosplay photographer
ESL instructor


Current Residence: my own personal universe, aka @ my desk

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Gtw101 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hi, my name's Gtw101 but you can call me Geo. I really LOVE your work, and I was wondering that you, me and horohorogirl666 could help with an AMAZINGLY cool project! If, that is okay with you.
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi! if you have a project proposal please pm me with more details :) although I must warn you that at the moment I am probably not accepting collaborations, only commission work ^^;
Silver-moon123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi! I'm flattered! thank you for watching :)
StoneColdDead Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, can you follow this link? Its this picture I drew of Yoruichi from Bleach and I wanted to know if you had any tips for me, it'll really help.
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist

nice drawing :) I guess my advice to you would be to try varying your line thickness a bit more. make darker lines around parts of her eyes, in places in her kimono collar that might have shadows, etc. and it will help her face stand out more.

is this pencil?
StoneColdDead Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes its pencil. (I drew most of it at school.) I didn't know whether or not to make the eye lines very dark like in other anime's or keep it thin so I could erase it easyer. And when you say darken the lines in parts of her eyes, do you also mean in the pupil?

I'm still working on shadows...
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
yes, I think I'd maybe make the outline around the iris a bit thicker and the lines around the eye, but not the whole thing -- only parts, especially the upper half. however if you are planning to ink it, I would maybe wait to thicken lines and do it with the ink so that (as you say) it isn't too hard to erase the pencil.
HALL0WED-GR0UND Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish to visit ht e Goggleworks soon. Haha. I live really close!
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
just let me know when you'll be visiting, and I'll try to be in that day :)
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