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....My Deviantart Story....


Technically, I've been apart of Deviantart since 2003 when I went under an old username known as "seles". I did a lot of blank art and some of my college work was on that account considering that I was attending college at that time.

In 2008 though, I decided I wanted a fresh start with a new account and work that was mine from the beginning to the end. Since this was before the ability to change your username, I created a brand new account and shut down "seles" for good. When deciding on a name, I had a character that I created back in college called "Paprika" so I decided to let her be my new face and thus, paprika-studios was born (although I go by paprikaSTUDIOS).

During my new name, I created some original works and fanarts that I could honestly call my own artwork. And along the way, I met some very awesome people who I try to stay in contact with through DA still who's opinion really matters to me and are just fun to chat with....

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Maybe a year or two into this new username, I joined a Sailor Moon contest known as OtakuSenshiIdol or OSI for short which my favorite OC senshi, Sailor Silence. While she didn't make it the full way, it challenged me and make me think of new ways to do my artwork. While in the midst of a large Sailor Moon competition, I met some really awesome artists that I was competing with who I ended up having so much fun with and really could connect to as well....

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After OSI concluded, I realized while I enjoyed doing Sailor Moon based artwork, I really felt like I was missing something that wasn't in my artwork; it was the joy of doing artwork based on other fandoms. After OSI, I felt like I established myself more as Sailor Moon artist than an overall artist and I felt like I needed to get away from that. In essence, I ended up taking a little over a year hiatus to find out who I wanted to be known as as an artist.

In 2012, I finally decided to make the leap of faith and start concentrating on other series other than Sailor Moon as well as change my style up a bit. I started to focus more on chibi work since chibis have always been a strong point for me and started to pour out artwork like Sailor Moon, Black Rock Shooter, Madoka and so forth. It was also the year I decided to take a chance and start doing artist allies at nearby conventions.

Now I am finding it hard to make time to make artwork of my favorite OC Senshi these days (which makes me SO SAD) since I am traveling so much these days to attend artist allies across the East Coast. But as an artist, I am absolutely happy where I am today thanks to many people who always just left a comment on my artwork and just continued to encourage me on the way.

To everyone who had helped me during from when I first started out to where I am now, I could not thank you enough! Your words, encouragements and ciritques made me the artist I am today. And special shout outs to these special people who just made my deviantart experience even more awesome during my years with Deviantart:

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2009 Artwork


The Opposites - Final by Paprika-Studios

2014 Artwork


Always... by Paprika-Studios

The Most Viewed and Favorited Artwork


OSI: Sailor Silence by Paprika-Studios

My Personal Favorite Work (in random order)


OSI: Swimsuit Surprise by Paprika-StudiosSS - Stand My Ground by Paprika-StudiosRevenge by Paprika-StudiosChibi Snow Miku - Strawberry White Kimono Ver. - by Paprika-Studios

:heart: Some of the awesome gifts I have received/commissioned over the years of my characters :heart:


April 2009 Request 3 by YuniNaokiSaturnian Twins by TwinklePowderySnowGift: Sailor Silence by Ayachi-chanDeep Sea Girl Hatsune Miku by Chibi-Narusegawa::Gift:: Sailor Silence by TsuzukikunPrincess and Lady of Saturn - Commission by Heart-of-AmethystCharlene by elilaMaaya Fu by Black-UmiOtakus Unite by MahouChikaraSilence by Sailor-SerenitySecond EC Batch: Eternal Sailor Silence by PhiMouse

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Paprika-Studios
Tabi "Paprika" Lu
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi everyone! I am Paprika and I am a just your regular 31 year old Irish anime fan who has love for Sailor Moon, Black Rock Shooter, Ghost in the Shell, and much much more! I love talking and having fun here with other Deviants about art and whatever occurs in the conversation. I also love to create fan characters in other universes (i.e.: Sailor Moon "Otaku SenshI" fan characters, etc).

On DA I am also:

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Interests

In the middle of doing Kantai Collection chibis at the moment but afterwards I want to make some chibis based off of some video games. Which series would you like to see from me? 

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4 deviants said Legend of Zelda
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4 deviants said Final Fantasy
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4 deviants said Other? (Comment)
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3 deviants said Silent Hill
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2 deviants said Assassin's Creed
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1 deviant said Mario
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1 deviant said Meteroid
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1 deviant said Laura Croft
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No deviants said The Last of Us
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No deviants said Metal Gear Solid

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blackrose8009 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, i been looking around on your profile and i was wondering(sense i don't see it) if yoiu had like a website where people could buy your buttons? I was at your booth for A-kon and i got like 12 buttons, and you have so many more cute ones that i'd just love to own.
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Paprika-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :D I'm so glad to hear that you liked the buttons! :love: My store is closed at the moment for updates but if you send me a note on DA of what buttons you were wanting, I'd be happy to create an order for you. Just let me know!
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blackrose8009 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have been noted ^.^
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DavisJes Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So glad we finally got to meet! And just realized I am not longer watching you. stupid DA for dropping watches. Makes sense why I haven't gotten your stuff in my in box in awhile.  lol
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Paprika-Studios Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol Yes, DA can have it's moments ^^ But yes, it was so awesome to finally meet you!
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wildkitty317 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, it was great meeting you.  I didn't realize until now that I was already stalking you on dA. :P  This is Jenny.  I was cosplaying with my girlfriend :icondavisjes: at AZ last weekend.
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Paprika-Studios Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was definitely awesome meeting with you guys and chatting during the weekend! :hug: Hehe, I like stalkers ^~
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DavisJes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay stalkers! I mean um what you know the good kind of stalkers. lol Yeah it is just so crazy that we have known each other online for so long and never found each other though Jenny and I have been going to AZ since 2010. Always love your Sailor Moon art. It has been too long since I have drawn but after AZ I am slowly getting back into drawing and writing. I am a dummy!
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wildkitty317 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot!
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kaptin-kawaii Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   General Artist
Gahh i saw you at AB and didn't even realize i was already following you! x_x

I was the SpongeBob who asked if you had a business card lol : D
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