The Journey Awaits (Final)

The Journey Awaits (Final)

Today I finished this illustration. It is exceptionally beautiful, and I consider it to be one of my best. More importantly, however, I enjoyed every single moment of it (which is why it turned out so well, I believe; or is  it merely that my perceptions have changed?). It seems that my theory works. I really love this piece. It’s not technical, but the ideas are what count in it and even if others might not I really love the…

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The Adventure Begins – WIP

The Adventure Begins – WIP

This is an illustration I’m working on, and it’s turning out amazing. Thanks to abandoning my Ni vision, the whole experience has been truly blissful. The best way I can describe it as is that Ni does become subconscious—the vision is still lurking somewhere in the background, and you really enjoy getting to the end results, but you take all kinds of de-tour like meanderings which later make even more sense in the greater whole. The vision is not pinned…

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[INFJ] Surrendering to Extraverted Sensing – Peace in the Inferior Function

[INFJ] Surrendering to Extraverted Sensing – Peace in the Inferior Function

Today, and yesterday, I have been working on this painting. It is a new style for me, and very different, in that it is almost cartoon-like, painterly, in it’s etchings (but I really like it; it is natural). The piece is still not done, which is why I have not shared all of it. As it is, I am currently using my newly-fortified knowledge of Personality Type to change my approach to art, and try to find greater happiness while…

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The Silver One – Plans for the Future?

The Silver One – Plans for the Future?

Today I had no intention of working on this. I began with plans to paint a dream, to clean my office, to edit my book – not to finally create the cover of a story I do not know if I will ever write. This is the one I’ve had my knickers tied in knots about for years. It is that which got me through the brutal ride of high-school, and into sane lands beyond. But it also carried me,…

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A New Style

A New Style

Let it be known that I have been trying to find a new artistic style for a long time—my artistic style. It seems that since the age of 13 I’d lost the damn thing. I still feel very lost, amidst the annals of self-judgement and rational criticism. But, struggling, I’m finding my way. Listening to the sometimes senseless voice of oneself is, for me, a hard thing. I rue the day I ever learned consistency was important in art, and…

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One Big Story

One Big Story

I remember that a great director once said “we only ever make one movie” in our lifetime. The tale remains the same, is universal (monomyth, anyone?). And I realised this myself, in my own art, whilst working a painting for Sharmie yesterday. Since I have let go of The Silver One, my creativity has flourished (apparently listening to “active imagination” visions is a wise thing, as painful as their words may be at times to hear. Though they are also…

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A Warning Against Modern Marketing Techniques

A Warning Against Modern Marketing Techniques

Marketing advice can be good, especially when you’re trying to get your business off the ground. It can give you an extra edge against those ‘commoners’ who don’t really know what they’re doing, but do it anyway (as most of us do, and this is perfectly OK). But marketing is not the ‘be-all and end-all’. It is advice others offer to give; advice they have found practical, or makes things easier, or what they think will work (or for whatever…

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A Sea of Stars…

A Sea of Stars…

A Sea of Stars (The Ocean): [a short story on the nature of death]           I lay on the sand, the waves lapping gently across the shore. On them, I knew, lay the moon; spread over it’s rippling expanse like molten silver, so ethereal as the muffled sound carried over the bay—so distant, yet so near. I looked to the stars reflected on that surface, so densely populated they seemed as swirls of mist. I had never seen the ocean…

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An Ode to the Ice King (Insanity)

An Ode to the Ice King (Insanity)

Time: 4 hours and 43 minutes Though not usually one for fan art, I thought the story of Adventure Time’s Ice King was really beautiful, and touched me deeply. I think I wove elements of Drangé into this as well, for their tales are aligned in poetic tragedy. I hope you enjoy the piece; he is a wonderful character, and the series in general is great fun. I love how creative and random it is, how nothing stops the creators…

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