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Bird in flower

I made this drawing from observation during the lunch break at work. My employer was a big fan of birds, he took care of them like golden children. I was so amused by them and naturally, they became my muses. Just from those quick sketches, my interest in birds raised by the time, I realized that I paid more attention to those beautiful creatures on the way home and whenever I am outdoors.

 

 

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Content tranquility

Đầu năm khai bút với một phong cách mới dịu nhẹ như hơi thở. Kết thúc chặng đường hai năm khắc khoải, lạc lõng tìm đến thử nghiệm với chuyển động thị giác từ chiếc iPad mini cũ kỹ, Macbook Air lỗi thời để vượt qua cơn trầm cảm. Đây là sự khẳng đjnh bản thân với con đường sáng tác mình dấn thân, lời cam kết về sự bền bĩ. Hy vọng cuộc rong chơi này dài bất tận và vịnh được thêm những kẻ ngủ mơ nằm vắt vẻo trên chặng đường.

Just that natural as a deep breathe, I turn the new chapter in my life with a gentle reflection on the New Year Day. After 2 years chasing the moving images with an old iPad and an outdated Macbook Air to get over the depression, I believe that journey is a statement to my artist life – the determination of creating. Hopefully, this hide-and-seek game would last forever and there are many more dreamers on the way.

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Some drawings for the start of my new life in Australia

I’ve stayed in Australia for 3 months and 2 days already. I lived in Sydney, Brisbane and now Melbourne, one month in each city. It was quite tough to get a job even as a waitress here. I tried 5 places as a handy girl, dishwasher, waitstaff and no one wanted to hire me after the trial. I was clumsy, slow and totally unfamiliar with the fast-paced working environment. Hum, with computer and things but not physical labor then. Fortunately, from my sister’s recommendation, I got an office job in Sunshine North, Victoria where is 40-minute away from Melbourne CBD by public transportation.

It took me a while to head back to my artist life again since all my energy was spent on finding jobs and surviving in a new country. I decided not to study Design at school anymore but preferred being a long-life self-taught student from online resources. I’d rather study something down-to-earth for a certain qualification to afford my living cost. Actually, tonight, to treat me after hard work, I bought 3 online classes on Udemy about Blender modeling, realistic lighting in Unity and AR apps controlled by voice. From a workshop at a schooled called TAB in Chippendale area, Sydney, I learned that CGI also a good website to dive in for solid knowledge from the real veterans in the game and VFX industry. I promise to create more video works and 3D environments in a couple weeks.

Back to the drawings, I draw every day as mediation during lunch break or the evenings after work (I work 7 days a week, now 5 days since I have school to maintain my stay in Australia). Also, this practice not only calms me down, warm my heart but also improves my visual taste in many ways. Ok, that’s enough talking. Let’s enjoy : D

 

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