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About Me

-In General-

Hello! My name is Rejena Smiley, and I am a comic book artist, born on March 26th. I graduated from Alma College with a BFA, focusing on Illustration, and have completed my MFA in Comic Art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading [comics and books], writing stories and playing video games. I am also interested in dreams, health, education, philosophy, religion and spirituality. My other hobbies include biking, playing/listening to music, designing fashion and creating impossible devices.


Food: shrimp, spaghetti, pizza, sushi, oranges, apples, watermelons, strawberries, and (dessert) empanadas! I also enjoy cooking!

Movies: A Goofy Movie, Aladdin, Wreck It Raplh & Muriel's Wedding.

Cartoons/manga/anime: Hey Arnold! (Craig Bartlett), Paradise Kiss (Ai Yzawa), Gokinjo Monogatari (Ai Yazawa), Death Note (Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata), Kodomo no Omocha (Miho Obana), Dragonball/Z (Akira Toriyama), Peach Girl (Miwa Ueda), Marmalade Boy (Wataru Yoshizumi), Full Moon wo Sagashite (Arina Tanemura), Hani Yori Dango (Yoko Kamio), Axis Powers Hetalia (Hidekaz Himaruya) and Battle Angel Alita (Yukito Kashiro). This list is still on-going, by the way.

Video Games: The Mario series, the Legend of Zelda Series, Yoshi's Island, Diddy Kong Racing, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy 7/9/10, and Lunar 2: Eternal Blue.

-Tools and Art-

I like to incorporate mixed media in my artworks. For inking, there are varies kinds of pens I use to achieve different line widths, shading and effects. Some supplies for black and white drawings include the Tachikawa Manga G-pen, Nikko Nib Pens, and Manga Studio for tones.

For 'traditional' coloring, I use watercolors, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Copic markers, Acrylic paint, and Oil paint. For digital coloring programs, I use Clip Studio EX, Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, etc.) and Paint Tool Sai.


If there's anything else you want to know, feel free to contact me! But, please, visit the FAQs first.


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