A blog is a responsibility. One should be careful of what one shares to the internet. Hence, putting up a blog on this site has always been quite a turn off for me for a while. I’ve been working on this website for almost 4 years now. This website was supposed to be made of three components. A portfolio first and foremost, a blog, and ways to get in touch. However, scammers and spammers stopped me from sharing my email on this site, as well as leaving the comment section to the mercy of the internet. I’m surprised, with the amount of traffic this website generates, I get more spams in my email than traffic into my site. That’s the curious case of untraceable visitors.
2021 in a Nutshell
But enough about this website. As we are approaching the end of 2021, I wish to make a little review of this year. It’s been a long year, a lot longer than I thought. I participated in an online exhibition called ArtAidArtist where Farcebook was sold. I’ve produced A series of works, which are Hyperphantasia, Giants, and Four Universal Sufferings.
They are mostly done in the early few months of the year.
In the latter half of the year, I’ve been working on my skillset, taking up classes in drawing from Proko, and Steven Zapata. I got quite inspired by Zapata’s works lately. I’ve been brushing up on my drawings as I do have to admit that it was getting rusty.
I’ve set up an Instagram site for my character called Mundane Guy. A rough illustration of my daily life filled with humour. It’s also my exploration into the mundane everyday life of being in lockdown at home where I produce most of my work.
Opinions of Mine aren’t Relevant, or are they?
Also, it’s quite interesting for me to write about the end of something in the beginning of a blog page. Blogs has been a thing I find quite difficult to keep up. As most of the time, being brought up in an asian family where one’s opinion is never important nor asked for. We tend to have to keep our thoughts to ourselves or at least until we grow older. Adults were often considered the wiser ones than the youths. Or as the saying goes (as I badly translates it), “They consumed more salt than we do.”
But now, in 2021, when asked for opinions, we tend to not have any because we weren’t trained to voice them. However, the Gen Zs are very good in voicing their thoughts. The new generation that is making waves bigger than what the millennials could ever make. There’s always a lot to learn from others regardless their age.
I remember Brian Chalkney, my MA Tutor back in Chelsea College of Arts and Design, said something along the lines of everyone’s opinion matters and that we have to be brave to voice out our opinions as well as listening to others. There’s just too many people talking in this world and none listening. Too much noise and too little content.
Hence, this will be the first and last post of 2021. I hope to write more in the future. Expect a new post to kick start 2022 next week.