I think at my core, I just really enjoy creating bad ass looking characters. I'd be lying if I said that this character below was spawned completely from my imagination. However, it was largely inspired by a character from a game called Apex Legends. In this day and age, I think it's nearly impossible to create something that hasn't been influenced to a certain degree. Even if you were to sit and spontaneously scribble what's in your head at that exact moment, what ends up on paper probably came from an image stored in your subconscious. Whether we know it or not, our minds are gathering and storing information around the clock. As an artist, that's a great thing. I like the idea of having made something that was pulled from a collective reservoir of stored creativity. Like a watering hole in the plains of the safari, we gather as a community and take what we need, but also give right back. It's a beautiful thing, and it feels great to be a part of. It's what gets me up in the morning, it's what helps me through difficult times, and it is what inspires me to do more. I hope that it also inspires someone out there to do the same, as it inspired me when I was just a young child. And here I am, almost 27 years later, still pulling from the collective watering hole and giving life to bad ass characters. Have a great weekend everyone.
The Wise Warrior
To consider all views
To respect those that oppose you
And understand that they survive just as you do
It's not a matter of win or lose
For we all lose when violence is our only solution
Increase the Peace
Maintain respect and increase
Your humility, as we begin a tranquil revolution
The Wise Warrior
The frontier...our generation's frontiers are spiritual. There are no borders to create, no new lands to explore, no sunsets to follow. It has been that way for some time though. People are now looking to the stars. No longer will it be cowboys and Indians, but astronauts and aliens. I wonder what it will be like eons from now. Will people vacation to galaxies like we vacation to island getaways? Will we eventually populate the entire universe? Will the universe be better for it? I despise the idea of humanity hopping from one planet to the other, ravaging it of its resources and moving on to the next like a swarm of parasites, eventually becoming the villains we create in fiction. Are we the Flood from Halo? Are we Galactus? Or are we just an adolescent species still learning from its mistakes?
I think of these things and wonder how things like race and religion continue to divide humanity. It is simply perplexing. In comparison, it just makes Earth seem so much smaller and immature to me. If deep space travel was present to us, I wonder if humanity would even be ready for such a responsibility.
Anyhow, such a topic may be a bit too heavy during morning coffee! Sunshine! Puppy dogs and ice cream! I'll end with a joke...
A skeleton walks into a bar and orders a beer and a mop.
Have a great day everyone!