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I once was told by my secondary school art teacher to abandon art. I was too bad at it. I didn't really care at that point, but now that I've actually started drawing and painting, and am thinking about making this my 'career', I find that verdict fairly ironic!
Like most people who are into comics and things - I started drawing because I really loved anime as a teenager (I still do, but I have far less time to put into watching endless anime series). That was in 2009 ish. I was shit. I learned! (Special thanks to Mark Crilley and my art teacher Francesca Allegretti)
Then I decided to get on Deviantart and I spent a few years being completely unnoticed. Now I am actually putting effort into this account and it is paying off - I love all of my watchers!! (You are an amazing, supportive bunch!)
During my university years I spent a lot of time doing set design for student plays (I studied drama and scriptwriting) and various posters for even more plays...so many plays.... But then I switched over to elance.com and started doing children's book illustrations - I love it. I love illustrating things for other people - it widens your horizon so much more and gives you a hell of a lot of experience and ways in which you can improve! I recommend this to anyone, even if you don't think you're good enough yet, see if you can get a job - you never know.
As of now... I am simply trying to put together an effective portfolio, so be prepared for some sweet illustrations and a comic or two coming your way!!
Favorite visual artistMunuera, Hiromu Arakawa, Stjepan Seijik, Erin Faith ... and many, many more.Favorite moviesAsterix et Obelix; Mission Cleopatre, Pride and Prejudice, and a countless amount of animated movies! COUNTLESS!Favorite booksDiscworld, Narnia, La Peste, Divergent Series, Le Petit PrinceFavorite writersVargas, Camu, Jane Austen, Joss Whedon, Stjepan Seijik, Neil Druckman, Phillip Pullman, Hiromu ArakawaFavorite gamesThe Last of Us, Mass Effect, Fallout, The Walking Dead ... and Don't StarveFavorite gaming platformPC's just more convenient for me!Tools of the TradePens, pencils, inks, photoshop and occasionally manga studio :DOther InterestsI have so little free time but when I do, I love to read a good book (or good comic)!
Here is a comic I drew last year but never got around to posting. I did this shortly after realising I was ace and all the warm feelings it gave me. I know some people struggle a lot with accepting this part of themselves, but I was just so happy to finally find a place I belonged in, people that actually understood what I felt.
Asexuality and Aromanticism is really something that needs to be talked more about. If I had known that not feeling sexual or romantic attraction was ok, I could have been much happier in the relationships I was in, and potentially have saved one of them thanks to being able to talk about my feelings instead of not understanding them, or I would have allowed myself to occasionally say ‘no’ to sex instead of feeling like I had to because i didn’t have a good enough reason to say no to my partner. So many things could have turned out differently if I had just known I was ace when I was younger.
And that’s why we need asexuality awareness week. Especially if you see this and feel like it's completely out of the blue and had no idea this was going on. Cuz that's how i feel. And I know about it.
I thought I should apologise for having (yet again) been a terrible person with regular updates. Life, as always, got in the way. But that is becoming a very regular, very monotonous thing that I keep saying. So I think I'm going to stop as, by now, you all know the drill.
One of the reasons I sometimes lose focus on my art projects... is the sheer amount of AMAZING things in the world.
Maybe I get amazed very quickly but there are so many, truly, great games, films, TV series, books, comics, youtube channels etc out there that balancing 'creative input' and 'creative output'.... is a little difficult at times.
So instead of apologising... let me share with you some of the works of art from the pool of things I get really frickin' passionate about.
Yes. I know. It's really quite old. But I am talking about the 2004 version and it is fracking beautiful. (And there won't be spoilers)
At its most basic Battlestar Galactica is about the human race going extinct when the Cylons (robots built by humanity that then rebelled) decide to persecute the last remaining members of humanity after a surprise attack on the colonies. The 50 000 humans left are all part of a fleet searching for a new home, their long lost 13th colony.... a planet called earth.
But that's mostly just background info.
What the show is really about is the multitude of realistic and engaging characters that make up the Battlestar Galactica's fleet. When the main problem an episode has to solve is a water shortage in outer space.... that doesn't leave a lot of room for action. So the characters have to take over. And boy do they do that well! Between characters suffering from overwhelming guilt at having helped humanity's extinction to a president having to struggle with issues of making abortions illegal or dooming the human species to extinction.... you never get bored. There is a whole plethora of interesting characters that have interesting relationships with other interesting characters in a uniquely realistic manner.
You can't help but love all these characters who have to deal with issues such as the survival of humanity or fighting Cylons ... but they also have to deal with issues like raising their child, identity crises, being in love with two people at once, workers' rights, having cancer, having to fill their father's shoes, mutiny, or having their best friend betray their trust. To name just a few.
And hey - so far this is the only show that has me literally punching the air and shouting 'YES!' under my breath all alone in my room as Starbuck completes a particularly gripping mission to save the fleet! (that is a level of engagement that is truly hard to find)
The regular structure for episodes in a TV Series is as follows: A norm is disturbed by something - the characters go through crazy adventures in order to solve whatever messed up their norm - The norm is reinstated and life goes on until the next episode. Battlestar Galactica galactica takes this concept and throws it out of the airlock. The 'norm' in this show is never truly achieved. Though the characters try, they never manage to keep the fleet perfectly afloat and the society functioning as it should, as it could. The 'norm' is unattainable but always sought after and that is what drives the show forward.
I believe that this video by Ishay Roslin BSG perfectly highlights what I love most about the show:
But it isn't all depression and angst - believe it or not - it's kind of sweet and funny like people have to be in these situations in order to stay sane! There are 4 seasons and a few webseries, films or spinoffs that are all as good as the main series, so there is bound to be an abundance of comedy, drama, action, and even some mystery thrown in there as well.
On top of the content, the show is technically great as well! When you can have a 3-4 minute dialog composed entirely of extreme close up shots of the actors' faces and have that be the climax of the episode... you know you have hit cinematic gold. And yes - the special effects are a little outdated but that seems to only add to the style and atmosphere of the world. One more aspect I must praise Battlestar Galactica on is its diversity. Especially for a 2004 TV Series. In all its depiction of humanity as a doomed species, we, as the human race, did manage to eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia in this universe! And I must say that this is refreshing to see.
And before I smother everyone in my praise for this masterpiece... I will cut it short. I hope you discovered something new, or re-discovered a past joy - If you have already seen this show, I want to know what your opinion is!
I want to know what your opinion is regardless in fact, so just comment below