Hi new followers, where are you all from & how did you find me??
How did you hear about the google internship and what made you apply? I'm sure it's competitive, but how did you get past the doubt/fear stage of rejection? You are an inspiration!
Thanks! But there was no internship position or anything. I just asked a very kind soul to look at my blog… and then I probably annoyed him a bit with all my questions… but he had the patience to answer all of them and I still hold his advice in high regard. Anyway, from there the subject of an internship came up, and then blah blah blah now I’m here.
I still have lots of doubts — tons!! — but I know they get in the way of who I want to be, so I try to let those feelings pass through me. It’s tough though! I’m naturally a bit shy so lots of my doubts revolve around having to interact with people whose personalities sorta clash with mine. But you can tell when someone is a kindred spirit, and then that shyness just fades away. For the rest of em… life is too short to be worried ; )
Is that Rocinha in your beautiful landscape pictures? Because I screamed out loud when I saw your pictures you captured that part of Rio so perfectly.
Yeah it’s Rocinha! Slight tangent: I have to admit I felt morally uncomfortable visiting it, considering the circumstances it formed in and the tension and violence still present in hundreds of other favelas… It did feel a bit patronizing in a way. But it is a huge part of the city so I feel it would be remiss to ignore it.
I spent last week in Brazil - São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Búzios.
In Rio, we had the amazing opportunity to walk through a favela that has been recently pacified. (“Pacification” is, essentially, the establishment of police units in favelas to drive out gangs and drug traffickers. I did feel morally uncomfortable visiting. More thoughts here) The stacked and squeezed buildings reminded me of the way San Francisco looks from outside the city, each unit a colorful little box that feels like a giant could just reach down and pull it open like a dresser drawer.
I loved Rio. The city is already gorgeous during the day, but it really comes alive at night, when the lights come on and create tiny stars on the horizon.
Where can I get more info on your RPG progress? The character looks super cool!
Hahahaha expect updates on this blog… soon… I’ve been dragging my feet on it but a couple engineer friends are super excited to help so that’s a big motivator!
Recent doodles! I’ve become somewhat of a corgi magnet lately. Not a bad thing.
Couple Audrey Hepburn sketches from memory, tried to see how well I could recreate her likeness without looking
You have a pet pig?! :O
No just a pig puppet that my friend gave me hahaha sorry to get your hopes up - I dream about the day I can get a real pig though :O
You are seriously my absolute favorite, I too love Rumiko Takahashi, because of Ranma 1/2. Could you draw yourself in Rumiko's style?
OH JEEZ — I’m sorry for answering this question like four months late. Here’s my terrible stab at a self portrait (with my pig, Colin*):
Seriously, if it weren’t for Rumiko Takahashi I probably wouldn’t be in this field at all. She’s probably my biggest influence, ever. I don’t talk about her enough.
*colin is a puppet
In 1947, the temperature dropped to -63C (-81.4F) in Snag, Yukon, Canada, setting the record for the coldest temperature in North America… so of course we had to celebrate with a doodle. *_*
I just saw your blog and I already love you. Your lines are so unic and beautiful♥ I'm an art student and it is really hard to be in the place you are now, so that's a happy thing. P.s: It seems like you like girls, am I wrong? Sorry if that bothers you.
Thanks so much! I like girls but not that way. (Don’t worry, I get that question a lot, it doesn’t bother me one bit!)
P.S. Good luck to you!