What I learnt from Inktober 2019

Note: This post has migrated from my website, and was more relevant in November 2019. Nonetheless I hope you might enjoy my insights into the process and what I came up with last October. It is finally November! Another night of terror has passed, and a month of ink drawings has come to an end. … Continue reading What I learnt from Inktober 2019

To Fall Awake

"Thousands of stars in a midnight blue sky stared at the broken body unblinking and cold when he awoke some time later from mercifully painless unconsciousness. A crescent moon smiled at Remus assuringly, the mirror image of the face of a loving mother he only vaguely remembered. Tears burnt their way down his aching, dust … Continue reading To Fall Awake

From Hobby-Beginner-Artist to Intermediate-And-Improving: 5 Tips to make the Jump.

I've certainly been there before: You've been drawing for years, grasped the basics, and your friends tell you you're a talented artist, but chances are you have internalised the sheer amount of wonderful artwork online and realised that you still have a long, long way to go until you yourself are fully satisfied with your … Continue reading From Hobby-Beginner-Artist to Intermediate-And-Improving: 5 Tips to make the Jump.

The Dark Triad of Personalities: Traits of the Everyday Villain

Conflict makes for good prose. We all adore a well written and thought out villain, often finding their domineering character and dark complexity more compelling than your average heroic do-gooder. As we grow up, we come to realize that the childhood idea of the villain: The do-evil-for-evil's-sake, aim for world domination and chaos; Is usually … Continue reading The Dark Triad of Personalities: Traits of the Everyday Villain

A life-lesson anecdote about what made me take one step away from teenage angst.

There are many defining moments in our lives. Moments that changed our view of the world in one split second, made us rethink our decisions, affected our personalities or altered our perception of the people around us. Sometimes however it can be difficult to point towards them: Change is gradual. Revelation is, rarely, like a … Continue reading A life-lesson anecdote about what made me take one step away from teenage angst.

Post-Graduate Unemployment: A Downward Spiral

The months following my graduation from University in July of 2017 were amongst the perhaps most difficult times of my life. I have previously described unemployment as a feeling: A heavy, uncomfortable mixture of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and stir-craziness. The symptoms of that feeling are in fact not so different from symptoms of depression: … Continue reading Post-Graduate Unemployment: A Downward Spiral

The Role(s) Of Friendship: And Why One Person Can Only Do So Much.

The significance of close friends and frequent social interaction has been much on my mind throughout my life so far. As someone who never enjoyed a large quantity of friends or acquaintances to frequently socialise with, I may have idealised the idea of a large, active group of friends. I have enjoyed deeply involved long-term … Continue reading The Role(s) Of Friendship: And Why One Person Can Only Do So Much.

Encounters with Strangers: The Comic Shop Owner and his Guns.

My classmates and I needed a toy gun, we needed it quickly, and we had no idea where to find one. Let’s dial back a little: Here’s the context. Second year in University, Digital film making, Experimental Film. Our entire course hated this module, whereby most of our problems started and ended with a new … Continue reading Encounters with Strangers: The Comic Shop Owner and his Guns.

Encounters with Strangers: The Masked Man

I like to look up as I walk. I enjoy seeing the sky, the converging lines of house corners and street lamps. I enjoy the sight of windows at night, rows and rows of bright rectangles behind which people go about their lives. My boyfriend has once called this habit odd. He said only suspicious … Continue reading Encounters with Strangers: The Masked Man