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Update #3 13 June 2016

Woah, has it been six months already? I swear, the last term went by in a blink of an eye, and so does the first half of the year.

How you guys been? 
I'm doing this quick update to say hi.  It was a crazy term for me in school with assignments pouring in one after another to a point I don't even have the chance to upload some of the stuffs I did for class. The term break had also just ended (two weeks) so now I'm back to busy mode for the next four months. Anyhow, hope you guys are good and all and eating healthy. 

Update #2 01 January 2016

I hope that you had a great time this past year, and even better for the year ahead. Don't fret if the year hasn't turn out as well as you want to. Hold your head high and believe in yourself that things will pick up in 2016.

I'm writing this to do a quick recap over the last three months. I know I have not uploaded any stuffs since my term start, and the work from school is only starting to get even tougher and more time consuming. I've been trying to do quick sketches whenever I could, but it's just really difficult to get that break. They were't kidding with the "Tons of assignments" caution. The good thing is that we are starting to do some design work, albeit simple ones. I hope to show some of these, but again, I'm not sure if anyone's interested.

I can't do any fanart still, and I had some idea after the season ended, so that's a real bummer. I guess there's still Season 6 and a new EQG movie to look forward to, and I hope that you will still be here with me when that time comes.

Well, that's about it for now.

Happy New Year!


Original Title : After Army and What's Next

Back when I wrote the previous journal entry, I was in the middle of my army service. It was October and it felt so daunting, knowing that I have yet another year to drag myself on. Do not get me wrong, I definitely did acquire a lot of life skills, lessons and the likes, and while I do enjoy firing my rifles, two years of mandatory service were just… long. I did kept thinking of better ways I could have spent instead since I didn't want to be drafted in the first place. But, like I mentioned, I did learn a lot and I'm certainly am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of my country's defense. 

I was fortunate enough that majority of my weekends were left untouched by the unit I was posted to as I have heard situations from my friends that they had ‘activation’ in the middle of their Saturday night for quite a number of times. For those who would like to know, ‘activation’ is a form of call-up whereby they have to return back to their camp and be on standby formation within an hour usually (Or shorter depending on the level of the emergency status). So, yea, I had my weekends free to practice my artsy stuffs, which is nice.

Anyhow, as cliche as the phrase goes, time flies right pass me and I have finally completed my service. I’m beginning a new semester of class in a new school. This time round, I have decided to take a leap of faith and opted for a design course at FZD instead of an engineering one, which I was a student of previously before my army terms. 

  • A quick rewind - I was enrolled in an Aerospace Diploma back then but it didn’t really cut out for me midway during my course of study. I took up drawing as a hobby and found out that I had more passion for it. Long story short, I kept on teaching myself during my free time then and made an option to pursue art after my service. 
So, yea, I will be attending FZD's curriculum for the next year and hope that I can improve myself over the following months. My goal right now is to land myself on a job in the entertainment industry as a concept designer or a concept illustrator after graduation. I've heard its tough times for these positions right now, but I can't let that stop me now. It's all out for me since doing this is my back-up plan to engineering.

I don't know how often I can continue with MLP fanarts from here on as I've been told that FZD has TONS of assignments. I can probably show my school's stuff instead, but I'm not too sure if anybody's interested.

~To my watchers, I would like to thank you for the supports these past years. 
  • Listening to: MitiS



Welcome and thank you for checking out my gallery.

I appreciate the comments everyone have given me. As a self-taught artist, those compliments serve a huge motivational boost to me. I will try to reply to all of it, but if I don't, it also doesn't mean that I don't care about it. I certainly do acknowledge them. Honest. I just prefer to respond when I actually do have something to say, and not just reply for the sake of replying.

Keep calm and wear that smile of yours everyday!

I :heart: my watchers Stamp. by jugga-lizzle I Do Read Them, Honest! by Mintaka-TK I appreciate all support :D by rJoyceyy





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NightFuryYoshi64 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your backgrounds are inspirational! Continue to have that imagination!
ihateBUTTERFLYS Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student Filmographer
(This gallery is really amazing !! ) Hii I 'm Sam , I doing an RPG Maker game based on MLP and I really wanted you to do an art reactions Pinkie and Applejack(joy, sadness, angry etc..) !! Please , I might even pay XD
EliskaPonikova Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Hello! ^-^ How are you? :meow:
elikapika Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You need more watchers, your art is really amazing : D
genuinetim Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
I love all your artworks! You have a really nice style) keep on ponying and greetings from Russia!
WH1T3F4N6 Featured By Owner Edited May 20, 2016

I'm currently studying in 3dsense Media School under the Diploma in Digital Design course being taught by concept artist and illustrator masters like Artgerm, Derrick Song, Kunkka, Ukitakumaki and Cong Yeo. So far it's been a wonderful journey, learning the fundamentals (etc. anatomy, perspective, digital rendering, zbrush, maya, etc. etc.) and I enjoy working here every day. 

I recently heard you're studying in FZD, do you mind if I ask you a few questions?

1. Does FZD have any foundation-building subjects? Do they teach fundamentals like anatomy and perspective? If not, then what do they teach? Because I heard that people accepted into FZD actually came from strong foundational backgrounds if that's the case?

2. Does FZD have any assignments/projects revolving around character design? Because even though the rumors spread about FZD are the fact they do mostly environments and mechs, I still see multiple character and creature art on their website gallery.

3. What is the environment in FZD like? I heard that place has a lot of politics where judgement and competition is strong among peers, emotionally stressful with the lack of compassion and empathy for anyone struggling or weak, is it true?

4. How has it affect your life in general? Do you have time to... IDK, sleep? Has your work improved overtime? Did FZD benefit you in anyway?

5. From a hobby artist (3 years drawing and painting digitally) I am going through the 1 year course (and maybe 6 months more through an apprenticeship diploma) before moving on in life. Do you recommend I attend FZD after I build up my foundation in 3dsense? Or do you suppose I start working in the industry afterwards and then FZD?

I apologize for the rather lengthy and curious message, because I'm very curious about FZD because I'm interested in anything of concept art - like I really want a lifetime-long career as a concept artist in the games industry badly, it doesn't matter whether or not the risks to building up my foundation and skills for a battle-ready portfolio can cost money and life, I'm already working through 3dsense over sleepless nights trying to finish assignments till they're not only complete, but also meeting standards the entertainment industry would want. 

I work very hard and I am very thick-skinned in terms of accepting constructive criticism from my lecturers and fellow friends because being a concept artist means the world to me. I hope you yourself can provide me with as much information as possible about the school so that I can consider further whether or not if I should take the chance.

Hope to hear from you soon. You have awesome works BTW. 


P.S. I too am a brony. A Fluttershy fan too. I hope that we'll be on good terms and add each other of social media too! :)
barneyjones123 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ncie artwork
DrunkEIF Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You've got awesome drawing-style!
aJVL Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Thank you for the kind compliment!
RazgrizS57 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
I absolutely love your art style and especially how you're able to weave together a setting. In fact I've been using your "Path to Canterlot" piece as a desktop wallpaper for years. I don't know why I haven't followed you yet. I hope to see more from you and maybe take a commission you sometime. Take care and keep up the good work! ^_^
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