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United States
Hello everyone! You may call me Akuma, or, if you would prefer, Alex. I am a Painting and Drawing major, and a second-year university student. My goal in life is to some day work for Bioware as a concept sketch artist, but for now I am focusing on my studies. My passions are art, music, nature, and spirituality. My most recent work have mainly been assignments for class, but I am hoping to find some time to understand my Spiritual Self through my art. I hope you all enjoy following me on my journey!

Happy Browsing!

So, I am graduating from High School in June, and I am FREAKING OUTTTT!!!

I have little to no clue what is going on anymore, and everything is rushing past me. Lucky for me, I already was accepted into the college I am planning to attend, but that just adds a plethora of other fears.

If I fade in and out of activity, it is probably because I forgot to upload (you have no clue how often this happens. It is really sad actually) and I will try to be better about it.


Thank you all for thinking I am a good enough artist to have either deviantWatched me, or viewed my profile. It is really appreciated!



  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: This:
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eating: PASTA! 8D
  • Drinking: Coke-a-Cola


The Downfall of Pride and Prejudice by AkumaAsylum
The Downfall of Pride and Prejudice
The Downfall of Pride and Prejudice
Acrylics on canvas
Approx. 30 hours
May 1st, 2015

This piece is for my Independent Study in Intro to Painting. As we were given free reign with this assignment, I chose to do somewhat of an introspective with this work.

The purpose of this image is to show how we, as a people, tend to categorize ourselves based upon things important to us. Throughout our lives we cling to these labels and call them "ourselves." This creates a dysfunctional unity, where we believe we are a whole but are actually only different things pieced together. 
We cannot be at peace with ourselves without the combination of these parts, hence the two figures in the back, which represent Yin and Yang, facing away from one another. There isn't a way to be whole without our parts coming together. 

I have edited a bit of the background so as to offset the fact that this image was taken with a terrible cellphone camera, and therefore isn't as high a quality as I would have hoped you all to see...

You can also view this piece on my Facebook page:

Jacob in Blue by AkumaAsylum
Jacob in Blue
Jacob in Blue
Acrylics on Canvas
February 18th, 2015
Approx. 7 hours

In my Intro to Painting course we were asked to create a monochromatic portrait of someone--anyone--so long as they were realistic (meaning they looked like an actual person--no cartoons.) I decided to paint my friend Jake, as I thought his face would be more of a challenge due to the facial hair and expressiveness it employs. I attempted to have my brush strokes follow what I believed to be the angle/natural shape of his face and hair, so as to give more life and softness to the portrait.

I would greatly appreciate feedback on this work, as it is my first time painting a person, realistically or otherwise. If you have any thoughts or critiques, please comment or send me a message--I would love to hear from you!

Link to my Facebook page:


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Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Stamp thanks fav by Digithalie    Tethys sisters by Lolita-Artz   Press Watch by TouchofArtistry
GrimmPrime Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
It's been a really long time! I never noticed you changed accounts D:
AkumaAsylum Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, there was a lot of drama going on and I decided to change accounts and production names. I thought I sent out a message to everyone from the other account, but I guess not. So sorry! It has been a heck of a long time, hasn't it? How are you? 
GrimmPrime Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Aww, I'm sorry to hear about that. I know the feeling myself, I've been debating a bit on starting up a new account. But I bought a premium a while back and it was a special that doubled whatever you got for the same price. So I ended up getting two years for the price of one, and as a result, I have twelve months left on this account. So I don't really wanna leave this one. :(
I'm not sure. It's possible I could have got it but honestly it was so long ago, I have no honest idea. 
Yes it has xD I'm doing well. College is a headache, but I'm hanging in there and still managing to get art out occasionally. :) 
And how are you? :)
AkumaAsylum Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I feel you on the college thing--it seems that with all of my classes (and with my mental health issues) the only time I really have for art is in my art classes. Ha.
I've been pretty alright, actually. Been trying to filter out negativity and stress in my life before it kills me. And I finally decided that my goal in life is to become a concept sketch artist, so there's that!

Dang, that was pretty bad timing for a two-for-one sale, wasn't it? Sorry to hear about that--but hey, time should fly, right?
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Nocturnax Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favorite :) 
PuzzleTwin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist
thank you for the favourite! : DD
AkumaAsylum Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
You're so very welcome! ^^
Runa-Robin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thank you for the fav on my work!
AkumaAsylum Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Of course! I loved your piece! <3
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