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Hey there, welcome and thank you for stopping by...

My love of drawing stemmed from watching anime in the early 1980s (Astro Boy / Atom, Golden Lightan, Orguss, Sanshiro, Urashiman, etc.). Then along came the Transformers US cartoon which got me real interested in learning to draw robots / mechs.

Since my father was a technical draftsman, he taught me concepts like basic perspective and orthogonal projection from an early age. I could still remember getting feedback on my Transformer drawings when I was around ten "It looks good son, but the way you're drawing the leg joints are all wrong. Here, let me show you...".

Then during high school, I didn't really do any drawing (maybe like a few each year). I started playing video games and got real lazy when it come to stuff that wasn't required (i.e. housework and homework).

Around ten years ago I did some volunteer work at a comic studio as a penciller where I learnt some drawing skills. But it was only in the last several years that I started to take an active interest in art again.

Initially I would just mainly focus on space art (since I originally wanted to be an astronomer - but that's another story), however recently I have adopted my mentality towards learning in general, in that all knowledge and skills have their uses.

Therefore I think it's highly important to be well-rounded in our learning (of any discipline). Hence my interest in art now encompasses a variety of subject matter, be it still life, environments, vehicles, characters, regardless of whether they are illustrations or concepts and designs.

Out of these subjects though, I'm definitely loving space art and landscapes the most.

To make a living, I have been working in the IT industry since 2000. My responsibilities include both technical (design, coding, customer support) and administrative (invoices, service provider liaison, meetings).

Anyway, I hope to be able to continue learning and making better artwork. :)
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My family recently became ill. The virus made it very difficult for them to eat or drink. But being a relatively minor (albeit annoying) virus, they did eventually recover.

Then I read about the Tianjin explosions on the news websites, where many people's lives were ripped away so suddenly.

A few days later, I learnt that one of my friends had a heart attack and passed away, leaving behind his wife and young son.

I was reminded of the brutal truth that life is fragile.

In some ways, art is a celebration of life, and through it, I am encouraged to cherish all that is beautiful and by relation the connections that are important in life (God, family, friends, fellow colleagues with similar hopes and struggles).

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silber-englein Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016   Photographer
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yuuike Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhh thank you so much for the watch bby:iconmuahplz: I really appreciate it <333

If you like my art feel free to check me out on YouTube ,Tumblr , or Facebook  :iconasdfghbeeplz: //shamelessly advertises LOL
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wildspark Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Hey just jumped over to your YouTube channel, it has quite a lot of helpful videos. Glad I checked it out ! :)
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yuuike Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
haha thanks again for the support~! >v<
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HiiroNoYuki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for the watch!!
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Unreal-Forever Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthankyoujump::iconthankyoujump1::iconthankyoujump2: for the:iconllamajumpplz::icondragonnod1:
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:+devwatch: you too my friend.:icondragonglomp:
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Azot2016 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I need you little help :) (Smile)
Can you +fav this work azot2014.deviantart.com/art/Ne…
I participate in art`s competition.
Thanx a lot! I faved you work too! )
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PetrINFJ Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch ! :)
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wildspark Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
You're welcome!
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