Monday, January 5, 2015

2015- A new beginning

"The world is vast. The wind is blowing. It's time for another adventure."

The theme of this image is embarking on a new adventure. Many mysteries to solve out there.

Ink. Drawing
Blocked with color in Photoshop.

 Original Sketch.


Good day all.
This is my first 2015 art post.
When I was drawing this I was trying to reflect on my 2014 adventure.
It truly has been a fun, bitter sweet roller coaster ride. Full of questions, worries and uncertainties.

In the beginning of 2014, some people told me that when I'm old im going to regret what I lost in exchange of pursuing my dream.
That became a question that I kept asking to myself was about whether my dream is worth pursuing for.
After many months of being in emotional rollercoaster ride (..and many motivational youtube videos later)
A friend shared about his experience abroad and how he had matured from it.

Thus I decided to go on a solo "soul-searching" trip :x

That truly was an unforgettable experience. I realized all the worries I had before the trip was useless and I will never know what the future held.
Sometime planning helps, at times when shit happens, you just got to make lemonade out of it :p

On the way home, I remembered a quote from a movie I watched long time ago.
"You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period."- Christopher Gardner, pursuit of happyness.

At the end of the day, there is nobody who could stop you from what you want.. except for yourself.
I have to admit at time chasing after this dream is so painful, but I guess its like love isn't it?
Only when it means so much to you, you would feel that its worth getting hurt over.

The best part of 2014 was that I gained many companions who are all chasing after the same dream when I went to Bali Illustration workshop.
The sight of so many people from different walks of life and countries, coming together to do art.. is just amazing.
Talking to them, seeing them posting their work, makes me feel I should work even harder!

Talking to the mentor I realized that they also fret but they manage to overcome it and faced it frontally.
They are human too, not too different from me, but they asked the correct questions of "how" instead of "why"
(How to reach there? instead of Why am I here?")

Facing it frontally is the hardest hurdle but I believe one day, it would pay off. So I am trying to learn (while incepting myself to do so too) :D

This year,  the question Im going to ask to myself would be
"Are you having fun chasing after your dream?"

Hopefully I can positively shout Yes at the end of the year :)


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