Starting Anew

I couldn’t be any happier than to share with you guys the painting I had done today. This art that is recopied and inspired by the art of an award winning and international selling artist, M. Scott Phifer. His work Life Before My Eyes is at the right corner, which he captioned as, “From childhood to adulthood, life is constantly changing and changing us.” You can view the exact art here.

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I am an aspiring medical student who have no childhood love for painting or drawing, but there is always this curiosity with me about pastels. And this is how I started to slowly but surely, fell in love towards painting. The art that I have created (in the left corner) is truly obvious that I am a beginner, which is no doubt of course. I started painting just a week ago, and this is my 5th work.

Out of a whim, I searched in Google, typing, “Soft pastel for beginners”, and all the images resulted in was either hard or in need of wide color range to be able to do it. I only have 12 extra soft pastels’ KOH-I-NOOR Toison D’or, so the color wheel I have is so limited but not entirely impossible to pull off. This is where Phifer’s Life Before My Eyes came, it was simple, and the moment I take a careful look at it, I know I have enough colors to do it. It was mesmerizingly mysterious, it has this element that you have to comprehend in such a long time to be able to fully take it in with you.

My work may be recopied by the original work of Phifer, but I know for myself that it is unique and different to the work I had guided on while working on this art. If Phifer named this work as ‘Life Before My Eyes’, for me it was ‘Starting Anew’. As January fastly approaching, new beginnings and new set of perspective on how the 2017 will plan to work out starts to appear in all forms, may it be through blogs, planners and so on. I saw my art as a bright hue, scratched roughly with poor blending- exactly as my work. As starting anew, things may be an unfamiliar feeling or a failed tries; it is bright as the opportunities and possibilities that may come, rough as challenges and poor blending as vague road to be blend as each step.

If you want to see more of my paintings or have a suggestion and comments, please do not hesitate to reach out through commenting in this post, messaging me in one of my social media accounts and sending a mail at my Yahoo/Gmail or in the contact me section! 🙂 I would be happy to receive any advice from you all!

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Rating System― There Is No Accurate Score

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Rating something can make you feel wanting to gouge your eyes out. May it be related to food, movies, TV shows, literature or anything that involves judging, giving them a rate is a difficult task.  Rating scale ranges from letters, numbers to symbols and all of them are not balanced; for some, it’s too broad or too specific. Instead of brainstorming on how can you create a spectrum that can please at least 99% of the audience, you should instead ponder on what kind of rating would be best for your liking. To produce a satisfactory rating scale, think on what type of system would be fit for you. Nothing beats a rating that reflects your standards instead of swaying to the majority.

I rate movies, TV shows, novels, and manga I watched/read by heart to the point it’s getting exhausting and so I’ve decided to remove all of my scores in MAL and only give scores to those I’ll be discussing. I’ll be explaining it in my diary category soon so please tuned to it if you are interested to know why! Continue reading “Rating System― There Is No Accurate Score”

How I Get Back Into Blogging + Hiatus

Hey there guys, I created this blog exactly November 30, 2014 at 6:31 PM, at first it was exhausting, confusing and deadly brain wrecking. Like most people, I don’t know how to handle a blog, which theme would be best? Should I stick to one topic? What I really wanted to share? How long and short should my post be? and so forth. It was the same year when I started taking interest in social media, I don’t have Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram that time, I only have Friendster when I was in grade school and at the year of 2009, I moved to Facebook. Socializing is my weak point, I’m horribly a shy person, I’m always afraid of sharing my thoughts besides myself BUT as years goes by, thanks to the overwhelming support of friends, I got rid of that trait, though I am still not that sociable like the people around my age, I am now comfortable in exchanging opinions with others. Even how Continue reading “How I Get Back Into Blogging + Hiatus”

10 Adorable Age-Gap Relationships

 

Just how far your love will go?

People raise their eyebrows at couples who have a large difference in age. No matter how seem perfect your relationship is, people will not let it slide and will make sure they’ll share a handful of criticism. There are people who are in age-gap relationship because of the age or the environment around them. For generations, there are traditional marriages that involved more than ten years of gap but due to increase of population every day, that tradition dies off from the acceptance and practice of society.

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From shows to books, there are still couple who have a huge difference in numbers, mostly to leave a message to its viewers/readers that age doesn’t matter. Now, let’s see how the manga world defies the said issue through selecting 10 shoujo manga that has an age-gap of more than five years, has a possibility of ending up together, has no whatsoever supernatural powers, and is mostly filled with cute expressions and innocent moments of the couple. Without much emphasizing on heavy drama or serious atmosphere, will these 10 manga can change the heart of people who don’t approve of age-gap relationship… in an adorable way!? Continue reading “10 Adorable Age-Gap Relationships”

First Impression: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

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This would be my first entry for the first impression category, I’m still little hesitant to write this up because I’m afraid I might put something unnecessary or off, or just basically, doesn’t fit at all, but either way I’ll take up the challenge I’ve created to myself and take it away! I hope I can satisfyingly finish this! Continue reading “First Impression: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou”

Amorphous Confession #2

          A spherical glass, inside there’s a small tree; all fully grown- bright green, radiating through the sunrays. However, it’s cracking minute by minute; it’s getting dirty, it’s getting ruined. It’s going to die. Souls and bones walking to the pavement under the soil of breathing planet, taking advantage of what is gifted. Every single day, every single step, everyone is taking a blind eye. Men and women dressed in black and in tie, sharp-edges look, don’t look! Don’t look or you’ll turn into a stone. Continue reading “Amorphous Confession #2”