December 10th, 2009



At the bus stop three of the boys stuck their tongues to a basketball hoop pole, ripped 'em off, and then ran for the bus with other boys going, "Oh my gosh, you're tongue is bleeding."

Jet rolled his eyes at all the boys crowding around the flagpole and walked away before any of that happened. I don't know why or how, but I'm very, very glad that he has some kind of anti-peer pressure thing.

There are times...

... when I peruse the Oriental Art Supply web site or peer at all the Daniel Smith Art Supplies catalog or poke among all the anime and manga drawing supplies at the local asian market and I wonder... what can I buy to make my drawing/painting better?

And.... I know there isn't really anything... beyond a certain level of quality in my materials, the rest is really just up to me just sitting down and painting or drawing again.

But Jet and I were reading Whistle!, the Shonen Jump soccer manga, and in the 20th book the mangaka finally decided to answer the two most burning questions in her mail, which were "How can I draw a good as you do?" and "How can I get to be a mangaka?" And she drew a little picture of Sho, the hero of our tale, working his ass off practicing inside passes, and she wrote: "Draw. Draw. Draw. Draw. Draw. Draw. Draw.... " all over the page and right around Sho she wrote: "Just like Sho, practice what you want to do ALL THE TIME."

In a nutshell.

And John had an interesting quote today.

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” -- John Wooden.

It seems a very Shunsui thing to think about.