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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Samantha GorelFemale/United States Groups :iconi-heart-otome-anime: I-Heart-Otome-Anime
We Love Otome Anime!!
Recent Activity
Deviant for 7 Years
3 Month Core Membership
Statistics 579 Deviations 14,488 Comments 266,080 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

** Doujinshi Circle **

In progress:

:bulletpurple: "Danger Line" eren x levi Attack on Titan police/mafia AU

Which would you be more interested in from me? 

14 deviants said A monthly subscribtion to new tutorials including videos and daily art tips
12 deviants said I want both!
7 deviants said A monthly subscription to getting my products in the mail ex. prints, cell charms and body pillowcases

My Published Works

Doujinshi/Self Published
Danger Line: Vol. 1 Cover by MireielleOnce Upon a Titan Doujinshi [PRE-ORDERS OPEN] by MireielleCLAMP Doujinshi .:PRE-ORDERS OPEN:. by Mireielle

Professionally Published
Manga: the Mega Guide (unrealeased as of yet, published through SEARCH Press scheduled to be released in 2015/2016)

Conventions I will be exhibiting at

Phoenix Comicon 2016
Taiyou con 2016
Anime Boston 2015
Anime Expo 2015
Nan Desu Kan 2015
Yaoi Con 2015

If there is a convention near you that you would like to see me at please send me a note, and i will look into attending in the Artist Alley ^^


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Samantha Gorel
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States



Frequently Asked Questions

do you take requests?
Essentially, no, but if you happen to ask for something i would love to draw (like otome game boys) then i may like the idea enough to accept the request.

What art materials do you use?
:bulletpurple:Mechanical pencil w/ .03 lead
:bulletpurple: Maxon Comic ink & brush for inking (0/2 kolinsky)/ copic SP multiliners
:bulletpurple: Copic Markers ( I have both Sketch and Ciao)
:bulletpurple: Iwata HP CS airbrush
:bulletpurple: Strathmore smooth bristol, 300 series or Borden & Riley #234, 11" x 14" I cut them down to 8.5"x 11" , Maxon Manga Manuscript paper
:bulletpurple: Paint brushes- kolinsky and squirrel are the best, but i use white sable the most.

Are you copic certified?
Yes, I am

Where can I buy cheap copics?
I buy mine from I suggest buying ciao if you are a beginer with markers and just want to try them out. A set of 12 is a good starting point, I recommend ciao because they are smaller and cheaper, but have the same tips and colors as the larger sketch markers do.

How long have you been drawing?
I have been drawing and painting seriously for about 10 years I believe I started drawing manga in 6th grade.

Do you take request or art trades?
i don't accept requests because I can't work for free, but I might be willing to do an art trade with friends and others of an equal level ^^ Just note me asking about it. You can also win a request by catching a kiriban of mine.

How did you get so good?
The short and long answer is practice. But I can tell you, if you want to improve practice anatomy, clothing folds and shadows. To make any art better instantly don't draw it on lined paper, take a good scan/ photo of it so the white looks white and the lines look black and adjust this in Photoshop, crop the image so it focuses on the drawing, don't leave empty white space.

Will you critique/look at my artwork?
Sure just send me a note titled "critique request" and ill check it out when i have time.


Commissions: CLOSED by EsveekaRequests: CLOSED by EsveekaArt Trades: CLOSED by Esveeka
A list of all of my current commissions art trades, ect. so if i owe you art you can see how far i am. also just for my own reference. Listed in the order they need to be done, based on who ordered first. If you art waiting on art for me please be patient, you can ask to see a WIP at any time, just send me a note.

Commisions & Art Trades

:bulletpurple: Manga the Mega Guide: tutorial book for SEARCH press
pages 1-20 :star::star::star:
pages 21-40 :star::star::star:
pages 41-60 :star::star::star:
pages 61-80 :star: :star::star:
pages 81-100 :star::star::star:
pages 101-120 :star-half::star-empty::star-empty:
pages 121-140 :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
pages 141-178 :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:

Scheduled to be done late June 2015

:bulletgreen: weekly Danger Line page :star: on hold until end of June

:bulletred: Commissions
:bulletblue: Art Trade/prize
:bulletpurple: Tutorial book for SEARCH Press
:bulletgreen: Personal/Doujin
:star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: not started
:star::star-empty::star-empty: sketch done
:star::star::star-empty: Inked
:star::star::star: colored/ finished
People doing artwork for me




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REL-83 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
I was happy to see you in person!
I'm glad my friend & you hit it off because of the pillows
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melovechoco Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama.
Lillian-Phantomhive Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thank you so much for the watch! I'm suck at drawing but it seems I'm not that bad after all  ! You rock ! meow :3 kaomoji set 1 9/19 kaomoji set 1 3/19 kaomoji set 1 7/19 
Tetsuya-Akira Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fave, it always makes me so happy when someone who is able to draw so well like you likes my art! :icongyaaplz:

Have a nice day! :meow:
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irishklutz Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch :D Commission for renekotte - Plz account 
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potatoshi126 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the llamaHooray Llama Badges Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
CBfirephenoix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thx for the badge and watch :D (Big Grin) 
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bluebarnowl Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks for the llama and the watch!

I love your art (and there is no shame in Diabolik Lovers :D)!
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Freezen-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is absolutely amazing, you even draw one of my favorite shows (Diabolik Lovers), a-and I-I hope you don't mind me asking this but.... C-Could we be friends? I-I would love to be friends with a person like you, I-I really enjoy your works a-and I want to grow close with you doing so. I-I hope you don't get creepied out or offended by this. I-I just really like you is all..
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GothicLolitaX Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  New Deviant
Just a suggestion, but in April, they are going to have Anime Matsuri's 10th anniversary and it'd be cool if you could go!
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GrrLee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Don't mind me as I casually scroll through your gallery and fave your adorable chibis <3
OMG I finally found you. I saw one of your pieces on google and I've been looking for you for the past half an hour. (Don't ask me why it took so long cause I have no clue ^^)
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dannyyiu Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Just wanna say I'm realllly reallllllllly thrilled when I see other marker artists on dA! xDD Keep up the great work!! Sorry for the random message ><
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greatyu Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama Walking llama 
0nigiriiii Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Love your art!! :D
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BlueySerperior Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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