Updated some buttons up there! You guys can follow me on tumblr
if you are curious about any rough sketches or works. I post mostly my traditional works there. Instagram
is shots of my traditional works which my scanner decides to ruin, ahem. I need to buy a new one.FanFyria
as most of you know is my ongoing web comic. FanFyria 1 was finished this year and in September I started FanFyria 2. On Fridays are updated short comics which I did two years ago for Malta's Comicon Pilot Anthology comic book.
And lastly my portfolio
page which I need to update more properly some of these days. ^_^;;;;
Anyhow! Without further adieu, LONG PERSONAL JOURNAL ENTRY INCOMING!
It's that time of the year again! Time to look back, see how the year was like, share the ups and downs. ^_^The GoodI started a full time job!
Oh, my god... a dream job! I work as graphic designer in mobile games company!
It's great! The work experience is great, working with the team is great, being challenged is great, everything is great! *knocks on wood!* Even better; the company is expanding and branching out a lot next year and going towards directions I'd love to be part of. Currently they are undertaking a great and challenging creative project and I was placed as art director and gameplay developer more or less...and oh boy... it's so intimidating yet exciting! Like ...I'm actually doing what I dreamed to do as a kid. Sure, it's not like I work for the big shots in the game industry but this is a huge mile stone for me, one I honestly never thought I'd reach and the experience I gain is great.
In fact I'm so happy and thankful for this job that I'm afraid to get too happy else something bad will happen. (but I will talk about it later!)
So... let me tell you something cause my road till now was not easy but it was worth it. I don't know for how long I will have this job, I hope for many years ahead but ...it was worth it. So, Love your art, love your work, chase your dreams and never doubt yourself. Through my years as freelancer I kept thinking I'm not good enough. I still don't think I'm good enough. Honestly, I think my anatomy is always off, I feel like I can't shade well, I feel like there are a lot of things I struggle with while drawing. I feel like my designs are average, I feel like my backgrounds lack ...everything. I look at some of my art idols around and feel depressed. ^__^;;;
But when I started at my work place... I felt I was good enough. Good enough for what I was paid to do anyway. This in no way will stop me from trying to improve but, just saying, yes I too have artistic insecurities moments. Don't be like me. Practice, value your art, love your work, you -are- good enough!Finished FanFyria I!
This felt surreal! I finished it! This story I started in like 2010? Wow...what a journey! XD;
It had a lot of hiccups, a of hiatuses due to reasons but eventually it ended. I started FanFyria II this September and I love how it's turning out so far. I feel really at home while drawing it. Yeah, backgrounds are still a chore but for the most part I'm finding drawing traditional comics really my kinda thing. I hope it stays this way.Suikoden 2 is on PSN!
A huge success for the Suikoden Revival Movement and us Suikoden fans. We fought for this and ...it finally happened! Now our hope for Suikoden VI is not that far away! XD
I'm proud to say I was part of this! *rises fist* Much love to my suikoden buds!
If you haven't played Suikoden 2 and don't want to pay 200+ $ for a copy on ebay (yes it's that good and that expensive), you can get it for 10$ at PSN. Grab it, play it, now!The BadI don't have time for personal art!
Argh, I draw digitally every day at work so once I return home I rather relax with sketching or doodling or just watch a movie and crash. It is more healthy for me but at the same time I feel like I disappoint my watchers. With how DA changed, I don't think my traditional works will be welcomed much here anymore. >_>;;
I post most of them on tumblr or instagram if you're interested.The UglyYou can't have such up without a major down.
In late November my mother got diagnosed with breast cancer. It's first stage and she got a surgery right away. Chemo to be started next year but...oh my god, it hit like a train out of nowhere. It's the major reason I didn't do much in December. It was just this shock and trying to let this sink in. We'll fight, we'll give all we can to fight it off. If you can spare a good thought, prayer or a wish, thank you! 2015 Wishlist!
1. Health for my mother, to successfully beat cancer and be happy and healthy again.
2. Actually edit and publish FanFyria 1... T_T; editing takes forever.
3. Get more fit. I feel so chubby lately. >_>;
4. Continue an RPG project. Come on, every RPG lover needs one day to make their own RPG! It's mandatory dream!
5. Less tears, more smiles!
Thank you for watching my works, reading this journal, being you! I hope 2015 is great year for us all!
Have a hug
And a cookie!