Posted in Appreciation

An Indefinite Hiatus

Dear readers & followers,

I have an announcement to make. After some thoughts and considerations, I have decided that I shall be going on an indefinite hiatus from WordPress.

My reason behind it is this:

I have been experimenting with platforms across the Internet to express myself, including WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr, for some time now. However in the past few weeks, it has become rather overwhelming to maintain all of them, and I decided that it was time that I narrowed down to the few that I am happiest and most comfortable using. Unfortunately, WordPress isn’t one of them.

Don’t get me wrong. WordPress is amazing. It has quite a number of very useful features and amazing designs to work with, and I am glad I have had the chance to have some fun with it. Heck, I even managed to find very interesting people on this platform with whom I have had small engagements with. Furthermore, it is one of the earliest places where I have found incredible support and encouragement to continue expressing myself, and this has been especially helpful during the pandemic. Overall, my experience with this platform has been very very positive and I will be forever grateful for having used it.

Unfortunately, I didn’t find it as comfortable as I did with a few other platforms I have recently come to enjoy using. Of course, this was less on WordPress and more on what I would like to do down the line.

And so it is with a heavy heart that I must step away from WordPress for the time being. I will still be around in the Readers section because I still enjoy popping into the blogs of people I follow to see their wonderful creations, but I will be taking a long break from updating my website here.

Thank you to you guys who have stuck around all this while. I deeply appreciate all of your support and I wish you all the best.

If you wish to visit me from time to time, you may come to my Tumblr profile and my Blogger page, as I will be most active on there. You can also follow me on my socials (Instagram, Twitter, DeviantArt).

Well, until next time, guys! Goodbye!

Posted in Appreciation, Art

Portrait of HEARTMAN

Pencil on paper

I have come to a portion of the game where Sam Porter Bridges (and, by extension, the player) is finally properly introduced to Heartman in the flesh, and I have to say, I am smitten! I find myself very much attracted to this man; he is so adorably nerdy and beautiful! I can’t … I just…

Him. Just him.


Posted in Art

Enough Resting — Time to Make More Art!

So I have finally decided that I have rested enough, after just about 4 to 5 days since finishing #OctoberDechART. I would have thought perhaps a week at least, but the itch was real and I couldn’t help it. So here are the 2 (+1) pieces I made at work — in between work tasks, of course.

‘Misty Hike’
1080 x 1350

This first one was inspired by the in-game landscape of DEATH STRANDING, which yes, I am still playing till today because I can’t get enough of making deliveries in that game. I haven’t progressed much in terms of the story, but I find the day-to-day deliveries across the landscape very therapeutic and mentally stimulating, so I am really taking my time here to savour the game.

‘Walking Without Rhythm’
1080 x 1350
A DUNE Fanart

This next one didn’t really start off as a DUNE fanart at first. I was in the middle of a meeting and I was losing focus halfway through and I needed to just doodle something to keep myself aligned, and it began as something that looked like a beach. But then, as I painted some more, the horizon became less of a horizon and started taking the form of a peak, and very soon it looked almost like the top of a sand dune, and that was when Shai-Hulud and the Fremen figure manifested themselves in my mind.

‘Walking Without Rhythm – Daytime Version’
1080 x 1350
SketchBook + Adobe LightRoom
A DUNE Fanart

This isn’t a repaint, but rather I took the original and upped the colour temperature in LightRoom. This wasn’t planned, but was born out of spontaneous motivation when a fellow artist on Instagram — who probably isn’t familiar with DUNE — thought what they were seeing was snow. I don’t blame them; anyone unfamiliar with the story and the recent movie would think that, given the colour scheme I have used for the piece. So out of curiosity, I wondered then how it would look if I switched it up to daytime instead. Much to my surprise, it turned out well, and I am all the more happy for it.

Posted in Appreciation, Art

The End of #OctoberDechART 2021

And so, #OctoberDechART has come to an end, and here is my collage for this event. Big thanks and lots of appreciation to Bryan Dechart and Amelia Rose Blaire for DechartGames for making this possible and lots of love and gratitude to the community for the love and support. I had loads of fun exploring new techniques and looks and themes and media. Looking forward to more in the future.


And Happy (Belated) Halloween! 🎃🎃🎃