HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! – New Year, New Blog…

Happy New Year 2020 – ft. my original characters Akka (center back), Kana (left) and Sakhi (right)!

Woot woot! It’s a new year and the start of a new decade!

And…it also means the ultimate major changes for this blog!

Here’s what to expect from me and my lil’ blog this year:

  1. First and foremost is our little community name: The Dragon Bean Squad! Just a little sense of community I wanted to give to you for being part of my artistic and life journey 🙂
  2. Blog Has A Newsletter! — that’s right! I finally have a newsletter all set up and ready to go for the blog. It will be a monthly released newsletter that contains info on: past month’s highlighted posts, on-going and upcoming art + project updates, art tutorials, store and commission info, and more! You can find the subscription link on the right side-bar at the top/ bottom of the page or post if on mobile….or maybe you were greeted by the pop-up sign-up form! Join in to be in the loop of things!
  3. Down-Time Doodle Sundays on IG — on the first and third weekends of every month, I’ll be taking art requests over on my Instagram stories on Saturday and will post my doodles of your requests on Sunday evening! (It’s a super fun way of interacting with the rest of the Dragon Beans!)

I’ll also be trying my very, very best to be a lot more consistent about posting new articles and artworks here on the blog! I’ve got it all scheduled out and ready to go! Now just to do it…. ^__^

I hope the best for this blog and for you on achieving the new year, new decade goals!

Best of luck, friend, and I’ll see you back here soon!

Peace ^.^

Inktober 2019 – Short Hiatus on Social Media Posting

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

Update as of Jan 13, 2020: You can find the link to the post’s Twitter feed at the end of each article!

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 🙂

Anime Fridays will update on the 2nd Friday of each 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)