Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Epiphanies and Junk


Two weeks ago, my friend and I had gotten into a pretty serious car accident.
Thankfully, no one was really hurt, and the pain we're going through now is miniscule compared to if we had lost our lives.

I know people have really lame epiphanies about life being short and junk... but there is clear truth in the cliche phrase. Life is a breath. Fast and short, and leaves you wondering how it went by so quickly. So I encourage you to live it meaningfully. Do the things you always say you're gonna do, follow through with plans you've always made, dwell on the things that matter, forget the things that don't, and search for the Truth your innate curiosity has always wondered about. Live Life Meaningfully. (I was never a fan of the YOLO saying). 

That being said, I've always had this one particular storyline in the back burner of my head, since I can remember first learning how to draw. Its evolved over time, changing as I learn more about the delicate art of story-telling while continuously searching for my style. 

Anyway, I've always kept it in notebooks, or the back of my mind... but now, I think its time I start really exploring, and get it off the ground somehow. Its always been a distant dream of mine to do a graphic novel, so I thought why not start?

This piece is just a snippet of what I've been working on since forever.
It doesn't say much about the story or character, and it'll prolly change over the years, but I figure life's too short to leave everything as a "one day...".
I'll start with "today." 

*lame epiphany music*
lol!

1st Character Card.
Her name is Zia.

She's a quick-witted runner from the eastern mountains who enjoys a good race here and there for good sport... and to show off a little when people overlook her strength because of her totem animal.

Her Totem is a Rabbit. 

3 comments:

Mike Zhang said...

Thank God you're OK Janine! Hope you never have to go through that again...and awesome work as always!

ayan.Sengupta said...

DANG....looking forward to the series. All the best with recovery and this.

Timothy Chan said...

found out from jean that you got into a car accident. Glad nothing serious happened! Looking forward to the novel!!