There's a lot going on for me this week and I'm buckling down on some long term goals I have. I've really been proud of my accomplishments, but I feel the need to go further with some personal development goals. It's not that I've been lazy, but I feel like I need even more effort. It's so easy to get trapped in admiration of my influences and I feel like my next step forward is going to involve a lot of self reflection. To break away from those who I follow and really find my own voice. It's tough because I expect a lot out of myself also.
I feel like the best work I've produced has involved an authentic outlook. This past Summer, I really attained a level of sincerity that I'm looking for again. I know that it comes when I'm deeply involved in telling a story through my images. For illustration, that's been my goal and I'll be thinking a lot about that this week. Going to be doing a lot of drawing, that's for sure.
There seem to be a lot of rumors about Miyazaki coming out of retirement. I know that he's also working on a samurai manga. I'm so inspired by Miyazaki and I can't wait to see what happens with all this.
"The real value in life comes from saying no."
Excellent article about the power of scheduling your life.
I decided to pay homage to one of my biggest inspirations by doing an illustration. Porter Robinson recently released an animation from his collaboration song with Madeon, titled, "Shelter". I've linked the animation below, check it out because it's beautiful.
Here's a quick step-by-step of how I illustrated my interpretation of the video.