My Diary

My Diary

Just like Bum Mee (Epic Asian Drama Parody) I decided I needed a diary to “accidentally” drop at the feet of my true love. So I picked up this nifty little book on my latest visit to Joann’s. 🙂

It’s so cute! The book is a C.R. Gibson brand 5″x3″ bound journal with a turquoise cover and dark blue letters, 192 lined cream colored pages and a pink elastic band to keep the book shut when I’m not writing cryptic love messages. 😉 It’s small enough to stash into my purse for on the run message writing, yet large enough to write more than one paragraph per page and the best part? I had a 50% off coupon! 😀

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Wrong Illustration Type?

While I was journaling earlier this morning it suddenly dawned on me that maybe the reason I haven’t gotten very far with comic creation is because I’m really not a cartoonist. Maybe my strength is actually in a different book, a children’s book, namely a picture book.

When I thought about it that way, some things about my art habits started making sense. In particular, whenever I plot out stories, it’s never in panels and rarely in sequential art – it’s usually a picture with text. Also, black and white doesn’t motivate me in the least. Color does.

Illustrating picture books also falls in line with where I want to go in life. I want to settle down and have a family someday. Being a manga artist really isn’t child friendly. However, a picture book illustrator is. Just like when I realized that I was a traditional artist – it just feels right.

Now on to the hard part: soul searching, prayer, research and possibly development…

Cheers. ;3