|Why SAKURA 桜?!|
It took years for me to finally made up my mind if I will go for it or not… It’s not that I was afraid of the pain, but I was afraid of the permanence and what may people around me think about the drama.
For a little trivia: Sakura is a Japanese word for Cherry Blossoms, a cute indigenous flower which blooms mostly in Japan and known to be as their National Flower as well.
Why Sakura ?! Well, it just came to me like THAT! After all the heartaches all I want is a change. Anime titled “Cardcaptor Sakura” introduced Sakura to me. From there, main character named Sakura really loves cherry blossoms not just because it named after her but it reminds her of her Okasan Nadeshiko Kinomoto who happens to lived in her memory and spirit as she died when Sakura is only three years old. It symbolizes hope that whatever Sakura’s trials, still she believes she can conquers all and she’s worthy to be called as THE GUARDIAN of THE CLOW CARDS at her very young age. After finishing 70 episodes ("yes 70 EPISODES!!! whew...") and being an OTAKU ofcourse , I’m beginning to like Sakura even more. (evil laugh)
For Chinese and Japanese cultures Sakura symbolizes the spring season, and with it they represent renovation and change – a new beginning, transience and the ephemeris of life. Also, it usually stands for femininity and grace...(blah...blah...blah)
For me, every time I saw Sakura it inspires me to embrace a new and beautiful season of my life in where happiness is on my grasp, that life is brief and beautiful, and such it should be enjoyed while it lasts. Getting the tattoo made me even more alive and even more encouraged to face life’s trials.
I've got it last May 7, 2011 and I've traveled miles for it and since it was my birthday a day after, it was just like a birthday gift for myself. First, I thought it was private, that I was just doing it for myself, but time comes people beginning to noticing it especially my housemates...ahyih! (but I'm freely publishing it three weeks ago here, PLURK, Twitter and even on FS.. haven't saw it?!..oh my..everyone knows it!)
The cherry blossom tattoo wasn't cheap, costing close to Php 3,500.00. It depends on sizes you want. But for me, it doesn't seem to be a place you skimp or even a suit you can take off if you change your mind... (AGREE?!...another evil laugh)
What if people discouraged me about this tattooed drama?!...
I said, “Whatever consequences may it seems, I'll take it with me. It's attached.”
You as an ArtistI made this a journal quite a while ago and people liked it, I wanted to resubmit it to show more people my thoughts and advice on this particular matter.You as an Artist by polywomple
I wanted to say a few things regarding art kind of in general, it's more on the subjective/mental side of becoming an artist and the particular mindset of being an artist.
Many people (including myself sometimes) will look at a great artist and wonder what he had to do to become what he is now. They'll wonder things like "how long did it take him to become that?" or "how much sweat did it take to be that?" Looking at all the travail an artist had to go through to become an artist, and seeing that, makes it hard to confront your journey to becoming an artist too.
Becoming an artist is actually really easy, it's not hard at all. It's only hard if you decide it to be hard.
There's a secret to becoming an artist (Or anything for that matter)... It's a decision. Just decide that you are an artist and keep that decision there and going str
34 ways to get inspirationThere are many people who are suffering from an artblock, or just don't have enough inspiration. As being always inspired myself (but not always motivated ), I can help you!34 ways to get inspiration by wezenbeesje
Here is a big list of things you could try. I suggest you try everything on the list if the block is really huge. Big chance something helps!
Also, sorry for my english. I'm Dutch. The dutch version can be found here: http://oekaki.nl/117062.html
More ideas are of course very welcome!
This is probably the best thing to do. If you wait, it will be harder to start drawing again and you're making the block bigger and bigger. Maybe you can try scribbling random shapes so you get/keep the feeling.
Look at other people's work
Speaks for itself. You're probably already doing that by being on this site. But maybe you can take more time for this. Try to look at a nice piece of artwork for 10 minutes.
Listen to music
A lot people seem to get inspired by music.
Improving your Art: what dA news can teach youWhat dA news can teach you about:Improving your Art: what dA news can teach you by namenotrequired
Improving your Art
The dA news platform is a great way to adress the community and teach them things about a wide range of topics, and of course to find information that you didn't even know you were looking for! Over time I've collected many great articles. This series will bring them together per topic so it's easy to find what you're looking for! Besides helping people find information they need, the aim of this series is also to promote quality on the news platform.
For this issue, I chose articles about Improving your Art. There may be more issues on this topic in the future
Articles may overlap on some areas, and may contain outdated info though I've tried to avoid this.
Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways To Better Your Art by POE-R7
Exactly what it says! 10 tips that can he
PSYCOPATH you could evet met, MWUAKAKA!
SUSHI MONSTER---> RAWR!!!
get to BORED easily.
DANCING is my PASSION..weeeh!!!
not Rihanna, don't love the way you LIE. hmmp!
OPTIMISTIC, HAKUNA MATATA!
LOL is my vitamins everyday!!!
I'm a Registered Civil Engineer!
LOVE people that surrounds me, I LOVE YOU TOO!
Thanks for the view, care to watch?! "SAYONARA!!!"
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