We chat a bit about the comic making process. Expect more in Part 2!
“It doesn’t matter what you think. Life is not fair.” Out of all his responses to his critics, this was probably the harshest from Youtube megastar Pewdiepie. It was also probably the response with the most truth.
For those of you who were expecting my Inside Out review, I only be saw it late on Sunday evening, so I’ll post the review up on Wednesday. Today however I discuss my art, and why I draw much less than I used to. If you haven’t seen any of my work, you can check it out on Deviantart, or on either of the albums on my Facebook.
I was doodling in one of my notebooks at our weekly sketch meets, and one of my friends commented how she hadn’t seen me draw in a while (I usually end up writing or chatting at the meets). I thought about it for a couple of moments, and said to her that I pretty much only doodle these days. I went on to say that as much as I would like to draw more, if I can’t put my heart into it, then it’s a bit pointless. In order to that, I would need to dedicate way more time to it. Another friend of mine stopped and asked me if I really didn’t have enough time to draw, and I guess it struck a bit of a nerve because I had to stop and ask myself “Do I”?
So I had originally planned to start posting again last week, but a lot has happened since then. Not to me personally, just in general.
I discovered Lamarr Wilson purely by chance while looking up tech reviews on Youtube. His channel has taken a slightly different direction since I subscribed, but I still enjoy his videos.
Check out the following video before continuing:
As a blogger I often wonder if I should only be doing tech writing, or game reviews, or movie reviews. This video has helped remind me that even though I may not have as much focus as other blogs, as long as I’m writing about what I enjoy and I have fun doing it, it’s not absolutely necessary. Some people may come here for the movie reviews, some for my crazy League of Legends rants, or some for my two cents about other aspects of geek culture. But, at the end of the day, readers can choose what they want to get out of this blog, and I get to have fun doing it.
Keeping the inspiration flowing today! (Link to artist’s page at the end of the comic).
This Oatmeal post really should be entitled “Some thoughts and musings about making things (full stop)” since a lot of the ideas discussed in the comic really apply to all creative fields. If you haven’t read it already, you should go read it right now. It’s funny because of it’s offbeat humour, but my friend Homer Simpson understands why it’s REALLY funny.