BrushPen-how it’s shaping up for the first half of 2019.

Well, it has been well over a year or two working in brush pen, coupled with markers ,watercolor, or colored inks to add to the depth of it. What does this mean? well, I do plan to do the usual brush pen works in Straight Ink, on the standard Cardstock papers to keep practiced and well, to pump out content really. But, does this mean my rate of making the pieces will be as crazy back in 2017-2018? Well, not really.

Early 2018, just straight Ink.

True enough, I have been focused on more entrepreneurial efforts such as trying to study SEO and Copywriting to make my works more marketable on platforms like Etsy. It’s just, the problem with my pieces is that they may be prolific, but are kind of at the end of the current creativity well-in other words, I’m going to hit a drought in art perhaps.

But, in return maybe my works will be more of a higher quality or different take given that I won’t be pumping out like, 200-300 pieces like back in 2018. The Current Direction I was thinking of should I be not as prolific and that social media, at least the most distracting ones anyways, is that I make newer types of works such as the attempted one-page comics. That Thing about these is that it pushes me to have more context in a handful of panels and convey a narrative, as small, or a mere moment into it one can see it as.

From a time when my brushpen were, that much more colorful. With markers to support them.

Back in the 2015-2016, I did have a little try at the concept of artist graphic tees. And well, given it’s handmade nature, I think. I may have a comeback should I find a solid business model and create an isolated branch focused on selling graphic tees featuring my style of works, all original and focused on how to make the design be good on Tees.

Been listing out the first few several pieces of the originals on Etsy lately. At prices of $100-$120 it should be considered a good entry level series to what having my works are like. For example, compared to my BB and DS originals that goes for about $300-$500 range. I say it’s a good start off.

A few examples of what is being inked out in the last few weeks…
Rather notable designs I managed to draw out.

So, some of you guys might be wondering, what happened to me and meetups. Well, it a simple answer really. I can’t provide me with a value nor ROI that is helpful to my personal endeavors. It just the problem is this. Commuting via 3-4 different vehicles all across town, just to get to the cafe and draw, but the catch is, the cafe is too loud, I can’t concentrate, I find the expenses of trying to ink there is too much, it’s too detrimental. Long story short waste of everything. Time, Energy, Money, etc.

In the End. Too much time is spent not getting results, and adding more unsold or unsorted stuff in my boxes and folders. Like, I’m here asking myself, what is the point of it all? Frankly, this brush-pen thing may well be an ongoing thing for the rest of the year, or until I’m at my last breath.



Shadow of the Colossus-the Epic it was Felt.

Well, it’s all like some strange hazy dream, I could barely remember all the details despite it being a mostly minimalist game. Used to remember all the large scale battles that was focused on taking on large heavily armored and armed colossi, one by one. And indeed the Battles were rather drawn out. Even with the fast ones.
Played it on the playstation2 back in the mid 2000s,(almost over a decade for me). Tried to do a few glitches and funny businesses within the sandbox it is.
First year, took forever to figure out how to take on the colossi, had to use the terrain to my leverage. “Normal attacks” are mute, had to force and climb up the thing.
Took too many tries on some of the colossi, didn’t have a solid tutorial like the lets plays on ‘tube. Very agonizing times they were.

some notable creatures of the forbidden lands…

However it was one of the most impactful games ever in the generation it’s from.
Will never ever have the same feeling, a chapter that is read and will be closed off forever, like my daily life. You only get today once after-all.
They are like fond scattered memories for me, I can remember them barely, but in reality, they are not quite the way I recalled exactly.
What is the appeal of the game? well, it was one of the only good PS2 games I played at my former friends house despite the fact he is a more of a GTA fan doing funny things on it.
But the game stuck with me due to it’s distinct look and feel. A more fleshed out world despite not being inhabited by a bunch of NPCs, but by essentially a hall of bosses to fight one by one.
Fast Forward into the 2010s. This is when things start to pick up the old thing again. Just walking, and pondering. Remembered listening to the Soundtrack of the game dozens of time with a former roommate. And as time went on. Ruminated and thought of doing all the Colossi for once. A Big undertaking it was thought of back in the day. Never done it due to perceived lack of adequate skills to cover such things.
But as the years went on. And my art skills developed relatively fast in the short period of the mid 2010s to it’s later years. Got to work on my painting skills and inking skills during the 2014-2017 phase. Yep. Tried to do much experimentation and working on other IPs to get attention. But that’s is for another article.

ones that are indeed troublesome…

Finally. in the early spring of 2018. Decided to do the whole Colossi series in a month or so. This involved
having a budget to support the creation of each piece.
having a set routine of when to work on them.
when to post on social media and just let it do it’s thing.
drafting the composition for each piece
It was a good start, but upon going to the halfway mark. Got Sick. So the whole project being a few weeks in now becomes a grind. By the time I go the final one done( the first 16 that were in the game mind you), the illness went away. People on the social media, they had their time. But realized that all good things have to come to an end.

the only designs that resemble the great evil…

Naturally, given my tendencies I do like to revisit past projects even if it’s been weeks or months left behind.
The last several of them where well, fine. But somehow my attitude towards the series changed. Perhaps it’s a lack of attachment to them. as if doing the Series in the method I envisioned was my mental burden all along since the mid 2014s.
….it was a good time, doing the project to pass the limited time I had. It was actually.
Should start working on Ico and Trico soon…

external Links, Includes.

Gallery of the Works.

Etsy Shop with Prints for them.

Why I snapped more than half my things away like a certain mad titan…

Well, at a teetering 2400 or less followers on my main account on Instagram and so. I had a hunch. A will to destroy what I have apparently created. Hoping to find more meaningful work in my own little sector and doing tasks I’m more suited for. The problem with social media is that well. It takes away my time and energy altogether. And after starting my IG account and running other things since 2017. I felt the least content making about 2000 or so posts in the years. Why am I doing this? I would ask.

Simple. There are no real results from the platform for me, perhaps I’m not suited for the society the platform has founded. As I blog this particular thing. More of my former places I have used to manage will be terminated. Systemically, and without mercy.

The Only things that may well be standing.

So, what is next?

The Site will go under more projects being published including my notable fanworks too. Perhaps this ‘Site’s main purpose is to hold and act as the main hub of all my presentable work both former and ongoing.

Blogs might continue, as long as what I have to say is significant to the Brand and other related fields in it.

There is no point in playing a game I’m quite mediocre at. And Social media nor online portfolios aren’t those.

all good things have to die…