Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inktober 31st: "Mask"

Inktober 31st: “Mask”. Finally completed Inktober! Here are the main characters of Little Red Panda Comics wearing masks! I enjoyed my Halloween shenanigans over the past couple weekends. So tonight’s festivities will be writing a research paper while playing Harry Potter movies in the background. Hurray! Have a fun Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Inktober 30th: "Found".

Inktober 30th: “Found”. Getting to the end of the finish line with Inktober! This is fusion fan-art of my “Little Red Panda Comics” fused with “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Inktober 29th: "United"

Inktober 29th: “United”. This is a fan-art of one of my favorite series of all time Avatar: The Last Airbender. The four nations represented also the four elements: fire, earth, water, and air. One of the themes was that although people tend to live as if they are separate, we are all in fact one nation.  

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Inktober 28th: "Fall".

Inktober 28th: “Fall”. I just realized I forgot to add the parachute, so let’s just say our giant magical phoenix friend rescues us and we make a safe gentle landing back on the earth. Hah!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Inktober 27th: "Climb".

Inktober 27th: “Climb”. This one is not exactly a climb, but more of a balancing act to get to the real climb, the real mountain. This is me learning how to balance myself while in motion and not just while standing still. 

Blogging: Staying Balanced in Motion

It's rather rare for me to do an actual blog post. But today, I just felt inspired to do so.

It's been about 4 years since I had quit school and started playing around with web-comicing. I have to say, I really enjoyed that time of artistic freedom and fun. I met so many new people and developed closer bonds with friends I'd already known for a long time at that point. I found someone special who is now my mate who I love and adore very much and she complements me in ways I never imagined possible. We fit. Thanks to her, I have become a stronger artist due to her unconditional encouragement. Throughout the time I have been away from school I have ingrained a sense of discipline that, in my 33 years, I have always craved but never knew how to accomplish. I feel this strong sense of love and community for others and this desire to make the world around me better. At some point I began longing for more out of my artistic life and wished I had the opportunity to finally earn my degree. But I let that go, because full time work and full time school sounded too laborious.

Somehow, though, (the Universe never ceases to amaze me) I was given the opportunity to finally earn my degree and here I am, a college student once more. Only this time I am more grounded, I am pushing myself beyond the limits I thought I had, I am also trying to stay balanced while moving. I feel like I am juggling on a tightrope, and I think that's what student life is. My goal is to stay on top of things, but the appeal of sleep, me time, relationship time, friend and family time, are also needs that need to be met. I no longer believe in allowing one aspect of life consume you, as I had in the past as a student. We, with our malleable minds, were coerced into believing that being part of the art program was our one and only priority, that spending time with family, friends, and loved ones, and having proper sleep, was scoffed at. And I, at the time, bought into it, I believed it. I no longer believe that is how it has to be. I believe that life is about balance, and most of that balance needs to be maintained while in motion. It's easy to stay balanced standing still, but life is constantly in momentum, and for the following two years to come, if I ultimately want to be the head of my own studio that I aim to be, I will have to learn how to stay balanced in motion and to do so gracefully.