A thought occurred to me today, after reading a recently featured post… it’s disturbing the amount of DeviantART members who have passed away, leaving their accounts as a kind of time capsule. In the expanse of cyberspace, they never age, never say anything more than the last post they made and leave their body of work as a marker, perhaps not a permanent one, that they lived, loved and shared their passion. It’s also upsetting the amount of young people who are listed as having taken their own lives. Does it sometimes feel like we don’t take people seriously? Or that we treat the online world as too much of a fantasy world?
The thought remains that yes, there are real people behind these accounts, with real lives and the lingering thought… if I were gone tomorrow, would anyone notice? Would anyone really care? Or is it all empty? Just empty space with nothing but the ghost of a memory…
Leona Preston / Jazzy designer by day, frenetic illustrator by night and currently working on a murderous graphic novel of sorts, I’m one of those eccentric yet pensive types.
I have a Pinterest! Well, at least a reactivated one from yonks ago that never got off the ground. This time however, I’m determined to fill it with all my favourite found things and stuff that inspires me.
Check it out (and link me to your pins if you’re collecting too!) :-)
Oh my god if you’re going to judge someone’s cosplay you better learn your fucking shit because this is Duela Dent you goddamn assholes.
Perpetually laughing over the fact that “real gamer/comic book nerd” males keep insulting women for cosplaying things they’ve never even heard of
who’s the “fake geek” now, fuckers?
Make it viral
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ICE FOR THAT BURN MEME-MAKER
Ha ha, I remember only one person knew who this was when I wore this costume back in 2011; a female Ivy fan who owned the extremely pricey figure. I just got ‘A female Joker? That’s different’ from everyone else.
I wore it because the design was badass. Blokes who assume should be crushed.
…and apparently I have been oblivious to it! This just goes to show how out of the loop I am with the Internet and all the drama that comes hand in hand with it. I distinctly remember a time when things weren’t so.
To cut a long story short, I’m now aware that there is currently a mass exodus going on with people abandoning FurAffinity and moving their art over to Weasyl. I just want to clarify that I myself will be doing no such thing. It’s not that I’m not disgusted with the issue at hand, it’s just that it takes some effort to move the bulk of your work from one place to another… and then keep pace with it. I simply don’t have the time to mess about at the moment. That account then, shall remain stagnant for a while longer.
And on that note, I should probably mention that I might not be posting much here for a while. I’ve not long taken on one or two hefty freelance projects in addition to my full time job, so my time is being dominated by an ‘eat, travel, work, travel, eat, work, sleep’ cycle for a huge chunk of the year. Such is the professional creative’s lifestyle (seriously consider if this is what you really want, all you young-uns! A career in anything ‘artsy’ is not easy).
So there you have it. Another year in the trenches. Bring. It. ON. ;)
Jazzy designer by day, frenetic illustrator by night and currently working on a murderous graphic novel of sorts, I'm one of those eccentric yet pensive types... sadly lacking a pair of fetching pantaloons.
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About this Tumblr:
This is my 'daily creative blog', a place where I enjoy the freedom of posting many things of personal interest. Posts often include stand-alone sketches, works in progress, research snippets, concept art for large projects and a handful of wonderful findings.
It's here to motivate and inspire me, and hopefully it'll do the same for you too! ♥