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I'll write a critique since you asked for one. Ignore the star ratings... I personally think they're stupid and unnecessary and I'm nev...

I hate having to fill out the little stars on DA's crit feature... they seem kind of pointless. Anyways... I have a few detail quibbles...

Criticism Isn't Trolling by genkistampsDelicious Crit by ValgStampsCritiques Aren't Personal by alaska-is-a-huskyKRITEEK by paramoreSUCKSCritiques by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me


  • Drinking: Diet Coke
So... um... yeeeeah.

I haven't uploaded anything since December of 2014 and its downright pathetic of me, I know. I have a stack of stuff to post, too... I just need to sit down and DO IT. I'm sorry, guys, really I am. So no, I haven't stopped illustrating and creating. My hands are still attached, fully functioning, and create-able. My brain is still functioning in the same create-able capacity reasonably well, too.

I guess I dropped off of dA for awhile out of being just... completely disgusted with it? Policy changes, the general atmosphere of disrespect from the admins toward all of us deviants, the ridiculous lengths and contortions they've gone through to justify NOT doing their basic JOBS (i.e. theft reports), the price gouging for the stupid CORE membership, etc. I will not fork over that much money for so little benefit, so I won't be a premium member again unless it's gifted to me for some reason or they have a good sale on memberships that's equivalent of what the price used to be.

Policy changes and the admin disrespect are directly connected with the third party theft reporting policy specifically. As usual dA tried to make this whole legitimate legal reasoning for their pisspoor response to theft reports (read: none), and most all of it just comes across as dA thinking we're a bunch of oblivious yes men idiots. For one thing, according to them there IS no such thing as art theft online because — get this — there is no physical thing being stolen. For real. Seriously. They've also basically said they won't really do anything about jacked fanart even if it's the original artist who is reporting it. Why? Because we don't own the copyright for the source material. Again, for real. Seriously.

And their reasoning for not allowing third party copyright reports? It circumvents the original artist's right to do nothing about it. I shit thee negative. An admin told me and several other people that in the comments for the "legal reasoning" admin journal post (which was all basically "these are the ridiculous reasons we've come up with to avoid doing our jobs that we're paid for as admins").

So any of you wonderful people out there who have reported stolen posts of my work over the years? You can't do that any longer here on dA because it robs me of my right to do absolutely nothing about it and let the thief continue to claim it as their own. In 12 years of being here that takes the cake for the most absolutely asinine thing the admins have ever tried to pedal to us. Because apparently they think we're all blithering idiots who couldn't find our way out of a wet paper bag. That one is STILL boggling me. Who the hell would want to do NOTHING about their own work being stolen?! I just can't with that level of stoopid. :x


I am still around, and I am going to TRY to actually keep this place current as far as actually posting the stuff I'm doing! I may post another journal in the next few days to tell y'all about some personal and professional stuffs that've been going on for me lately (and hopefully there are still some of you around who actually care about it lol) because some of it is pretty damn cool if I do say so myself.

Which I do. :meow:


Kristin Bergh
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
BFA in Illustration
Ringling School of Art and Design

Freelance Illustrator, Designer, and Colorist

Hello there. I'm Kris. I've been drawing since I was three years old and grew up with every bit of art supplies I could ever want thanks to my incredibly supportive parents (who didn't say "Oh, God, where did we go wrong?!" when I told them I wanted to go to art school for college). I earned my BFA in Illustration from Ringling where I met some amazing artists in my classmates and learned some amazing things. I now work as a freelance illustrator, designer, and colorist for individual clients as well as Brown Cow Productions, Smoking Mouse Design Studio, and ARC Interactive. I specialize in children's illustration but can do just about anything a client could ask of me including graphic design. I enjoy illustrating stories and conveying emotion in my work through facial expression, body language, and movement. I also love playing with light and shadow.

When I was growing up I didn't really have any other artists around me to learn from despite how hard my parents searched for an art tutor for me. Because of that, I'm always happy to help younger artists through answering questions about art school or giving constructive critique when asked. While I don't sugar coat my crits, I'm not mean, either -- I do my best to offer solutions and suggestions for art books and artist resources in order to encourage improvement. If you would like for me to critique something for you, don't hesitate to note me!

On the fandom side, I draw fanart in my free time for my own enjoyment and dA is where I showcase it all. I am also crazy about Inuyasha. It was my first true anime love and over 10 years after first discovering it, it's still by far my favorite series. Kagome and Inuyasha are my OTP which is why 99% of my Inu fanart is of the two of them. I'm best known in the fandom for drawing them in my own style rather than the anime canon style, or at least that's what I've been told.

Oh, and contrary to what most people on dA assume, I am not a boy!
I have the boobs to prove it.

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
-- Robert Hughes



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SamBiswas95 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Do you also take point commissions? 
oOYellow-DancerOo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
do you take requests?
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I unfortunately don't take requests.

My work is how I pay my bills, so I can't really afford to do requests. I'm always open for commissions, though! For pricing information please contact me at KrisCynical (at) gmail (dot) com.

If there is ever a time that I actually do take a couple requests in the future for inspiration, though, please be sure to keep an eye on my tumblr account (same username as here!). I'm far more active on tumblr and will post a notification over there if I ever take a request. :meow:

Thanks so much for your interest! :)
oOYellow-DancerOo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
okay and youre welcomeMeow :3 
LSPcosplay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
The-Psychid Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016   Writer
:icongoobyplz:: hi
darthbriboy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
What's up. :)
DrawtoonzStudio Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :party: :cake:
unbridledmuse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Kristin! :party:
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday
Sasza-Ola Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
Happy birthday!
Username-91 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Birthday Sweets by KmyGraphic
Notros Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Happy birthday.
FelixToonimeFanX360 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
:party: Happy Early B-Day, KrisCynical!! :party:
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
In a short time hence, may you have a most happy birthday, for that is the day that you descended upon the Earth in a shower of lightening! :D (Big Grin)  Also, have delicious Have your cake and eat it too that day!
VampireSessh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I just want you to know you've been an enormous inspiration to me over many years. I was struck with InuYasha infatuation a while back and I came across your work before I was a deviant. And then I come to find out a few years later, I was accepted into the same art school that you were. Coincidence? Maybe. I don't know. But I think that it's really cool how Ringling's just followed me this entire time, given my family roots are also in Ringling.
vergessenes-Wesen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student
Thank you for your fav!Heart

I have already add some more pictures of my cosplays to my gallery. I hope you like them to.^^

Have a nice day!^^
Instigatrix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
You do such wonderful work! I'm very sorry things have been so disappointing for you around here; for me, that's a demo in short of the problems with dA overall. I hope you've found other places to post and be happy, and am glad that you still have so much loveliness here as well. Best wishes!
NummyPixels Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I recently blocked the creator for harassment some time after posting the comment.

But yesss you're absolutely right. C:
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Somehow I don't find harassment by that person surprising. :roll:
NummyPixels Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, he started spreading this obviously false rumor I was one of "da evUL atheists" when I'm Christian. Ironic that considering he follows the same religion what he did was a giant sin. That and he would just stalk me wherever I went and would slander me in any comment I made. It got pretty ridiculous.
kanyiko Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!! :hug:
firemaiden87 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!Happy Birthday Grin 
Vanna1994 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Happy Birthday!!
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