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Character Illustration (card-art quality)
Maybe a few props and environments?

^Compile into a self-promo artbook

Start some experimental design project plox
NEW YEAR RESOLUTION FOR 2012
(Before the world ends in a zombie apocalypse, anyway.)

1. Complete Reading List (Refer to Appendix Section A) (1/10 completed)

2. Set up art blog and upload sketches daily weekly (Forget the blog, facebook shall suffice > A >)

3. To Buy: Scanner. Decent camera. And some other junk I don't need. (Refer to Appendix Section B)

4. Finish paying school fees fuckyeah done

5. Make some sorta visual novel comic. Even if it's FAIL.

6. Go to some exciting places and do some stupid things. (Refer to Appendix Section C).




APPENDIX
(Unnecessarily detailed information below)

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Section A
READING LIST

Fiction:

Catcher in the Rye by Salinger J.D
To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper (to be reserved)
Paper Towns by John Green (buying)
The Hunger Games by Collins Suzanne
The Windup Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montogomery
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut


Non-Fiction:

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson


Read: (non-exhaustive)

The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins
The Elephant Vanishes, Haruki Murakami
How Maths Explains The World, James D. Stein
Men and Cartoons, Jonathon Lethem
Why Fish Fart, Francesca Gould
Summer World, Bernd Heinrich

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Section B
BUYING LIST

Camera (to consider: EOS 1D-X, 5D II, 550D, Sony NEX, Olympus E-p3)
Scanner, Printer
Thumbdrive

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Section C
BOREDOM COUNTERMEASURES

Butterflies and Insects Museum
Night Cycling/ Camping
Learn 3D Max, Maya (attempting, ohgawd wtf is this shit)
Art Booth (planning to, with COAL. end 2012/ early 2013)
Travel overseas with friends
Write a short story. Send it in. Frame the rejection letter.
Cook simple dishes that's actually edible. (can cook pasta liao)
Do volunteer work.
Reward: $100000 in monopoly money

I need drawing partners, man. : B

(I'm not too good with self-motivation, unfortunately.)

so uh, comment if interested, and are living in the little red dot.

:iconimhappyplz:
Lately,
I'm stressed.

Oh well.

:iconfreakedplz:
gonna be at soy'B tomorrow,
though to be honest I haven't got much to show, lol.

Anyway, if anyone wants to go, it's from 10 to 6, at Ngee Ann's LT68. (but who reads this anyway?)

I'm hungry. : E


And oh yar,
I'm on a semi-hiatus till March.

not-so-secret training during april hols,
need to work on: environments + perspective, anatomy (especially legs, and hands), composition & posing.
Info
[] I am shorter than 5'4.
[] I think I'm ugly sometimes.
[] I have many scars.
[x] I tan easily.
[] I wish my hair was a different color.
[] I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
[] I have a tattoo.
[x] I am self-conscious about my appearance.
[] I have/I've had braces.
[x] I wear glasses.
[] I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free
[x] I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger. (most of whom wants to sell me stuff)
[x] I have more than 2 piercings.
[] I have piercing in places besides my ears.
[] I have freckles.

Family/Home Life
[] I've sworn at my parent.
[] I've run away from home.
[] I've been kicked out of the house.
[x] My biological parents are together. (kinda)
[] I have a sibling less than one year old.
[] I want to have kids someday.
[] I've lost a child.

School/Work
[x] I'm in school
[] I have a job
[x] I've fallen asleep at work/school.
[x] I almost always do/did my homework.
[] I've missed a week or more of school.
[] I've been on the Honor Roll within the last 2 years.
[] I failed more than 1 class last year
[] I've stolen something from my job
[] I've been fired

Embarrassment
[x] I've slipped out an "lol" in a spoken conversation.
[] Disney movies still make me cry.
[x] I've peed from laughing.
[x] I've snorted while laughing.
[] I've laughed so hard I've cried.
[x] I've glued my hand to something.
[] I've had my pants rip in public.

Health
[x] I was born with a disease/impairment. (Asthma, but not anymore)
[x] I've gotten stitches/staples. (ran over by bicycles >__> )
[] I've broken a bone.
[] I've had my tonsils removed.
[] I've sat in a doctor’s office/emergency room with a friend.
[] I've had my wisdom teeth removed.
[] I had a serious surgery.
[x] I've had chicken pox.
[] I've had measles.

Traveling
[] I've driven over 200 miles in one day
[] I've been on a plane.
[] I've been to Canada.
[] I've been to Mexico
[] I've been to Niagara Falls.
[] I've been to Japan.
[] I've celebrated Mardi gras in New Orleans.
[] I've been to Europe.
[] I've been to Africa.


Experiences
[x] I've gotten lost in my city.
[] I've seen a shooting star.
[] I've wished on a shooting star
[] I've seen a meteor shower.
[x] I've gone out in public in my pajamas.
[x] I've pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
[] I've kicked a guy where it hurts.
[] I've been to a casino.
[] I've been skydiving.
[] I've gone skinny dipping.
[x] I've played spin the bottle.
[x] I've drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour. (erm, what's wrong with that?)
[] I've crashed a car.
[] I've been skiing.
[x] I've been in a play.
[] I've met someone in person from MySpace. (don't have an account there)
[] I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
[] I've seen the Northern lights.
[] I've sat on a roof top at night. (nothing but HDBs here)
[] I've played chicken.
[x] I've played a prank on someone.
[x] I've ridden in a taxi.
[] I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
[x] I've eaten sushi.
[] I've been snowboarding.

Relationships
[x] I'm single
[] I'm in a relationship
[] I'm engaged.
[] I'm married.
[] I've gone on a blind date.
[] I've been the dumped more than the dumper.
[] I miss someone right now.
[] I have a fear of abandonment.
[] I've gotten divorced.
[] I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
[] I've told someone I loved them when I didn't.
[] I've told someone I didn't love them when I did.
[] I've kept something from a past relationship.
[] I've had a crush on someone of the same sex.
[] I've had a crush on a teacher.
[] I am a cuddlier
[] I've been kissed in the rain.
[] I've hugged a stranger.
[] I have kissed a stranger.

Honesty/Crime
[x] I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't.
[x] I've done something I promised myself I wouldn't.
[x] I've snuck out of my house.
[x] I have lied to my parents about where I am.
[x] I am keeping a secret from the world.
[x] I've cheated while playing a game.
[x] I've cheated on a test.
[] I've run a red light.
[] I've been suspended from school.
[] I've witnessed a crime.
[] I've been in a fist fight.
[] I've been arrested.

Drugs/Alcohol
[x] I've consumed alcohol.
[] I regularly drink.
[] I've passed out from drinking.
[] I have passed out drunk at least once in the past 6 months.
[] I've smoked weed
[x] I've taken painkillers when I didn't need them.
[] I've eaten shrouds.
[] I've popped E.
[] I've inhaled Nitrous.
[] I've done hard drugs.
[] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[] I can swallow about 5 pills at a time no problem.
[] I have been diagnosed with clinical depression.
[] I have been diagnosed with one or more anxiety disorder.
[] I shut others out when I'm depressed.
[] I take anti-depressants.
[] I'm anorexic or bulimic.
[x] I've slept an entire day when I didn't need it.
[x] I've hurt myself on purpose.
[] I've woken up crying.

Death and Suicide
[] I'm afraid of dying.
[] I hate funerals.
[] I've seen someone dying.
[] Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
[] Someone close to me has committed suicide.
[] I've planned my own suicide.
[] I've attempted suicide.
[] I've written a eulogy for myself.

Materialism
[] I own over 5 rap CDs.
[] I own an iPod or MP3 player.
[x] I have an unhealthy obsession with anime/manga.
[] I own multiple designer purses, costing over $100 a piece.
[] I own something from Hot Topic.
[] I own something from Pac Sun.
[x] I collect comic books. (manga)
[] I own something from The Gap.
[] I own something I got on e-bay.
[] I own something from Abercrombie.

Random
[] I can sing well.
[] I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
[] I open up to others easily.
[] I watch the news.
[] I don't kill bugs.
[x] I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for the sake of being able to rhyme.
[] I curse regularly.
[x] I sing in the shower.
[] I am a morning person.
[] I paid for my cell phone ring tone.
[x] I'm a snob about grammar.
[] I am a sports fanatic.
[] I twirl my hair
[] I have "x"s in my screen name.
[x] I love being neat. (I love being messy as well.)
[] I love Spam
[] I've copied more than 30 CD's in a day
[] I bake well.
[] My favorite color is either white, yellow, pink, red or blue
[] I've worn pajamas to school.
[] I like Martha Stewart.
[] I know how to shoot a gun.
[] I am in love with love
[] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
[x] I laugh at my own jokes.
[] I eat fast food weekly.
[] I believe in ghosts.
[] I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
[] I've not turned anything in and still got an A in a certain class.
[] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
[x] I am really ticklish.
[] I love white chocolate
[] I bite my nails.
[x] I play video games.
[] I'm good at remembering names.
[] I'm good at remembering dates.
[] I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
is bored. : )
Title: [ pending ]
Chapter one // Apathetic Antithesis
Tagged by :iconmaxjax:

Rules: The 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "6 weird habits/things about yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a journal about their 6 weird habits/things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 6 people to be tagged and list their names.)

1. I can fall asleep anywhere, in any position. Eg: standing on a crowded MRT train.

2. My stomach is a black-hole. My favorite type of meal: seafood buffet.

3. I'm bad at keeping pets. I used to own one chick, 2-3 tortoises, 4-5 hamsters, lots of fishes at different times. All of them died pretty terrible deaths.

4. I regularly go to the library. It's a habit. I don't read a lot, though. Not even manga.

5. I'm absolutely not in tune with popular culture. Don't read news. Don't watch TV.

6. I have a slight obsession with serial killers, mental illnesses and prison culture. When people say 'OZ', I think of the prison show before the fairytale.

I refuse to tag anyone, because to me, it's spam.
An incomplete list of members in the amwc club. : D

:iconjoshlab: :iconmissdeliri: :icontwistedfaiths: :iconcghow: :icontanhuitian: :iconmaxjax: :iconz3lyn: :iconaliensama: :iconmoontales: :iconchillhat:

Aww man, I just realized my icon looks like a spoilt, petulant brat, bwahaha.
SOYA 09 (Start of Year Again, 2009)
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SOYA WEBSITE

Aiya, just click on link lar, i lazy explain. Basically an anime convention held at Ngee Ann Poly on 31st January (Saturday).

SOYA MAP

For those going, please check out booth A1. AMWC will be debuting there with ultra cheap bookmarks (20-30 cents nia, i think), free limited edition stickers (while stocks last), prints, on-the-spot commissions and artwork displays. Sounds like a lot, but actually quite little only. : x (Eh, wait, I'm not supposed to tell you that.)

AMWC (Aspiring Mangaka and Writers Club) is basically a collective of people who like to draw and/or write. We say 'mangaka', but some of us dabble in 3D too, haha. We have 67 members, but really, only 1/4 of them are actually active. We hang out sometimes to discuss technique and to steal each others' art materials *cough hack cough*, as well as collaborate on manga-making too.

We're still quite new, and this is our very first time actually having a booth, so do support us! : )

PS: I'll be there from 9am to 1pm.
Kidnapped it from messa who stole it from twelfth who ganked it from GearOtter who was tagged by FoxNede...

You get the idea.

Step 1: Fill this in, so that everyone on your watch list may then tell you are not a bad artist. This will let you know how splendid you are, that way you can boost your monstrous ego just a smidgen more. (ehhhh?)

Step 2: Now that you've got that great ego boost that you needed, you can sit and revel in it, and believe (falsely) that you are more superior than everyone else.

1. [ ] When you doodle, you say it's a simple drawing.
2. [x] Always provide excuses such as "Still in development"
3. [x] Always use the excuse "I used a mouse, not a tablet"
4. [x] You only draw faces. (Try not to, but most of my doodles are floating heads! o__o)
5. [x] You always draw faces in the same direction.
6. [x] The proportion is awful. (My anatomy is still in development *cough cough* [see #2])
7. [ ] Every character looks the same.
8. [ ] Uses different hairstyle to distinguish characters.
9. [ ] Cannot distinguish left and right direction. (huh?)
10. [ ] "Sketch? Who cares about that?"
11. [x] You only draw sketches.
12. [ ] What's a LAYER??? Seriously...
13. [ ] You always draw one character.
14. [x] You always draw characters in same angle.
15. [x] No matter how you draw, it's the same expression.
16. [x] You couldn't draw characters with movement.
17. [x] You can barely draw feet.
18. [x] You can't draw figures from high or low angles. (I'm trying, I'm trying!)
19. [ ] You don't even know the definition of high or low angle drawing.
20. [ ] A shitty figure drawing in dynamic pose can be turned into a 18th Dimensional abstract art on the Zen definition of alternate reality. (asdfwtf?)
21. [ ] Same character looks totally different when it is drawn in different angle or direction.
22. [x] You can't even draw anything other than characters or draw everything except characters. (I suck at drawing buildings, cars, mecha, animals... you get the point.)
23. [ ] You can only draw cute characters. (How about, "you cannot draw cute characters"?)
24. [ ] You can only draw handsome characters. (See previous question.)
25. [ ] Hands are your nightmare
26. [ ] Your characters’ hands are always hidden behind.
27. [ ] The idea sketch is professional but the finished work’s quality is shitty. (The idea sketch is shitty, and the actual final product is even shittier.)
28. [ ] You try to cover one of the eyes with hair so that you can draw only one eye.
29. [ ] Your works are always asymmetrical.
30. [ ] Line art only = Finished piece. (Erm, how 'bout, pencil sketches pimped up with photoshop overkill?)
31. [x] Rough sketch only = Finished piece (That's what I was saying, hehe.)
32. [x] You have no anatomical knowledge. (Well, I know humans usually have ten fingers. Does that count?)
33. [ ] You only draw eyes.
34. [ ] Character's hand and eyes are huge.
35. [x] You're poor at drawing the position of boobs.
36. [x] Your artworks are free from all logic. Awkward anatomy and proportion. (logic does not apply to me. : o)
37. [ ] You lose confidence when other people's works look great. (Only when they only just started drawing, but their works are beyond the realm of belief.)
38. [x] You think they are genius when they come up with great artworks.
39. [x] You claim you collect other artists’ artworks as references for practice, but you never exactly practice.
40. [x] While drawing, you easily lose patience and go do something else (all the time. : D)
41. [ ] Tablet is your god item. (No tablet. T__T)
42. [ ] You regain confidence when other people's works look crappier than yours.
43. [ ] You are more than willing to draw but you lose the spirit so easily.
44. [ ] You completely lose the confidence when you see the works of true genius. (True genius comes from years of practice. I get pumped up even more because I want to reach that level too.)
45. [ ] You draw once a month or even once a year.
46. [ ] You get mad when their favorite artists are being lazy.
47. [ ] When you draw hentai art, you end up drawing grotesque horror pictures because their proportion is so fucking awful. (??? Not applicable.)
48. [ ] You don't even have faith in yourself.
49. [ ] You can't even draw since the beginning.
50. [ ] You realized what the problems are and how to fix them but never do. (WIP)


Things to work on:
1. Anatomy
2. Foreshortening/ Perspective
3. Dynamic poses
4. Feet
5. Background (buildings, cars, etc)
6. ' Polished' artworks
7. Different body builds
ulala~