Inktober 2019 – Short Hiatus

Hello!

Due to unexpected circumstances, I had to put my health and work first. And this means taking a short break from Inktober.

Am I still inking stuff and moving along as I had planned? Yes.

Am I going to update social media and the blog with those stuff? No.

At this point, I’m just doing Inktober privately and enjoying the art for myself. It’s really stressful having to post to social media everyday and with the current situation, that is one additional stress I do not want to be dealing with right now.

It’s okay to take breaks! It’s totally okay to just make art for yourself, art that may or may not see the light of day! (In this case, I think I’ll post at the end of October all the pieces I managed to do and pieces that I actually liked)

It’s a rough time for me right now, especially with exams and other work and health related things popping up out of nowhere.

I may also make a whole blog post/series dedicated to how I’m learning to manage my health along with art….hmmm…

Just tryna get myself back into the groove of things! I hope Inktober hasn’t been too stressful for you.

Till next time, friend.

Peace ^.^

Join Me On Social Media for Post Discussions!

Hello, hello!

Life’s been keeping me busy so I had to leave the blog quiet for a while. But I’m back! And have things to share!

One major thing is that from now on, I’ll now be adding links to my blog posts on my Twitter feed ! My twitter handle is: @inkychaidragon

I will also have a dedicated post on Instagram (handle is @inkychaidragon on there too) highlighting the blog post!

Why? So you can comment about the blog post, of course! Think of it as the discussion section of the blog.

This way, I can better connect with you all! (and avoid spam comments that WordPress seems to love -__-). I think this will be a nice way to discuss ideas and topics I write about on my blog without too much hassle.

I look forward to seeing your comments on there and I’m so happy you are joining me on my artistic journey (wherever it may take me)!

Peace ^.^

New Blog Topic: Anime Fridays!

Hello!

I’m excited to announce the beginning of Anime Fridays! What is Anime Fridays?

Well, I’ll be writing a review-stye post about an anime I have seen and liked or about a current anime I’m watching. It’ll be spoiler free to minor spoilers for the most part.

The idea is to introduce you to an anime you may have not seen before just in time for the weekend 🙂

I’ll be writing these articles at least once a month!

I hope you enjoy this series and get to know about some new shows!

Peace ^.^

P.S. To those of you new to the term, anime refers to Japanese animation shows/series and films.

Happy New Year 2019!

New Year…New Goals! – 2019

Happy New Year 2019, my friend!

It’s a new year and that means time to organize myself artistically! I have a lot of things planned for this year which I am hopeful and eager to accomplish.

My art goals for this year include building up my style, working more outside my comfort zone and just allowing myself to make mistakes. That last one is very important to me, especially since the past year, I rarely allowed myself to make “bad art” and experiment with things.

Can’t wait to get started on this year’s art journey and share my progress with you!

Peace ^.^

P.S. WordPress has just launched their new editing assistant so I’m learning how to use it. Bare with me if things seem a little wonky for a few weeks >__< (I’m trying my best here! :D)

Inktober 2018 – Update

So… I have finally accepted reality after struggling to find the time to draw in the past couple of days. I have given my best and am really proud as to all the pieces I was able to make for Inktober so far. But, alas! I cannot keep up the daily drawing due to life events of extreme importance (health, exams, etc.) so I’ll still try my best to do some of the remaining Inktober days but for now, I’m coming out of this challenge this year.

Again, I’m really proud of myself for sticking on this far, especially given it’s my first official time participating in this challenge! I learned so much in the days that I was able to participate so I’m really happy! The first and main goal is to have fun and to learn a lot about art and inking, both of which I was able to accomplish each day. I also now know how to work in some drawings in my currently insane work schedule. So, it’s a win for me!

There is always next year and that goal of 31 drawings in October is still there! I ain’t losing hope!

See you around in my other art postings!

P.S. I have some super ambitious projects being planned for 2019 so I can’t wait to announce those things as well, soon!

Peace, my friends ^.^