I have a great passion for the arts, especially cartoons. It all started when I was painting in preschool, and drawing with Spirograph kits when I was almost 5 years old. I start of drawing stick people, but then I progress into drawing animals, humans, and cartoon characters of my own. I have studied the skills of cartooning in my head by watching cartoons, TV shows, or movies since I was 4 years old. I have also gained that experience from reading comic strips, online or on paper or book, and watching web cartoons. Between 3rd and 5th grade, so far I have drawn 5 issues of Super Cat, inspired by the first 5 Captain Underpants books. Later on, I have turned it down because of how little views and complements I got from the school. It is also because the stories sound too much like Captain Underpants. Since then I gave up drawing, but I regained the confidence in cartooning at age 15 after many pep talks with my dad, and seeing comics and artwork on deviantART. I have gained inspiration into drawing my very own comic strip, Bruce, from reading the web comic, The Amazing Adventures of Captain Stick Figure, and watching a few Eddsworld cartoons. So far, I have posted the Bruce comics on the Clarion Newspaper in Madison College, then on deviantART. Since then, I have yet to restore Super Cat in all his glory as soon as I’m done with the 3-5 part story arc of Bruce.
Besides drawing cartoons, I have good interest in writing, even the creative kind. The best writing skill I can do is storytelling. I read crossover fanfictions from deviantART or fanfiction.com that are either pretty bad or so-bad-it-is-good just to get an idea on what mistakes I should watch out for in plot and characterization. However, I can learn writing tips from posts on tumblr, which even has a masterposts of effective writing in many subjects, objects, and characters.
I have been diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3. That means I have a lot of trouble talking to people, learning, and coming up with the appropriate things to say without causing offense. During my childhood, age 4 through 14, I tend to repeat every voice and word said or
action done from the TV shows and movies that I watch. I am terrible with first impressions, so I will just wait for the most interesting parts in group conversations. But even then, I still get left out. Although I can take notes from reading books, PowerPoints, and dry erase boards, I cannot keep up with what the teachers are saying. Sometimes it was because they talk too fast. In my mind, everyone thinks I am weird. But in reality, they just turned the other way. However, my Autism gives me a more creative outlook in writing and drawing. I can develop my own method of writing stories, characters, and jokes, paint the background (digitally or otherwise), and draw great character designs. Everyone would take a peek at the character designs I draw on paper, and would even complement me for them, from the intermediate school, to Boy Scouts, to even high school. Therefore, I would rather be unique and smart in my own way than anything else.
Favourite Visual Artist
Paris Christou, Andrew Kaiko, Dave Alveraz, Eric Goldberg, Don Bluth, Milt Khal, Shawn Dickenson, David Feiss, Jeff Smith
Animated Disney Movies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Lord of the Rings Series, Harry Potter Series, The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Carribean, Chronicles of Narnia, Marvel Cinamatic Universe, Kick-Ass
Favourite TV Shows
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Adventure Time (seasons 1-4), Bravest Warriors, Teen Titans, Young Justice, Looney Tunes, Ed Edd n Eddy, Spongebob Squarepants
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Tenacious D, Flight of the Concords, Andy Grammer, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, Phil Collins, Elton John
Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Fairy Tales, The Jungle Book
Alan Moore, Dave Pilkey, Ethan and Joel Conen, Joss Whedon, William Shakespear, Heck Allen, Michael Maltese
Rayman, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper
Favourite Gaming Platform
PSX, Gamecube, PS2, GBA, NDS, Wii, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, N64, Wii U, PS4, N3DS
Tools of the Trade
Surface Pro 4, Adobe Photoshop