Life is never fair
Whoever said it is
Has never lived it the way it is supposed to be lived
Life is about
Curbing the crimson tide
Fighting what cannot be seen
And enjoying things in the midst of lacking
Life is about finding those very special people
And journeying together with them to your finish line to say,
“Ah, yes, life was never unfair after all.”
This is another one of my childhood sketches that I decided to color.
I guess I was kinda into being a seaman when I was still young.
The original drawing is in a really bad shape as you can see above but I think I wanted to portray a stormy night.
I’ll just have to say sorry to my child self for now because I don’t have the ability to do a stormy weather yet. He’ll just have to be satisfied with a sea after a storm as it is the only thing I can do now. Maybe in later years I can give justice to the imagination of little ‘ol me.
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I dug up my old sketchbook from when I was still in elementary and decided to color some of my sketches that are still recognizable.
Here is the first one in what I hope to be is a series of posts regarding my childhood.
I live in a province so birds and plants are very common. I guess that is why most of my drawings in my sketchbooks are about landscapes, animals and plants.
I don’t think I’ve improved much in terms of drawing ability considering I stopped midway through high school. Maybe I’ll tell the story behind why I stopped drawing and writing at some point in my life in futures posts.
I think my previous practice piece, Yellow Stream, is better but I hope it’s still presentable.
All in all I think the youtube video tutorials are helping.
Note to self: Buy better materials already!
It’s been so long since I last held my oil pastels. I need to learn how to use them again and buy higher quality materials while I’m at it. My fingertips hurt so much just by doing this simple exercise.
In Asia, most countries divide the heavens into central, northern, southern, western and eastern mansions. These mansions contain different houses or constellations and are ruled, according to mythology, by 5 heavenly beasts.
In the picture above is the Vermillion Bird of the South, also known as Zhuque in Chinese, Suzaku in Japanese, Jujak in Korean and Chu Tước in Vietnamese. It is the ruler of the southern mansion of stars. It is different from the Phoenix in a way that the Vermillion bird is a spiritual being that watches from the heavens while the latter is assumed to have a physical body that undergoes an endless cycle of rebirth every 100 years.
I decided to draw the Vermillion bird because it embodies the element and will of fire, and knowledge. My midterm exams are scheduled next week so I’ll be needing lots of will and knowledge. Go me!