Underwolf Tale: Set Apart to Stand Firm

Underwolf Tale: No Other Underwolf

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! —-Romans 5:6-11

Back when I was little my parents always fought. Dad was the abusive one and he nearly took my mom’s life away. I was only 3 or 4 years old and my brother 2.

They fought in public, in the malls. This is how I get to develop sensitivity over fights. It gives me anxiety, especially social anxiety. I couldn’t take away the picture of the fight at all. It affected my studies and social life in school. Mom fortunately is still alive now. She was strangled back then and had a bruise on the eye. She left dad and decided to live with my grandma with my younger sister. Then I was left with dad and my younger brother. I developed resentment towards dad. I moved to another school in kindergarten hoping things will change because in the past one, I was feeling emotionally unstable. Continue reading “Underwolf Tale: Set Apart to Stand Firm”

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A Time For Everything

Inspiration: [Ecclesiastes 3:1-8]
For those who are burned out and stressed with life’s happenings and demands, remembering that all such contrasts; happiness and grief, life and death, as such that are felt in this lifetime, is normal under the heavens. May the realization of eternity God set in your heart encourage you greatly.

Disclaimer: The following statements below are in cross-reference to Psalm 88:8-9; Ecclesiastes 7:2 ; Isaiah 55:8-9.

There are just days when I want to be honest;
I’ve neglected how I’ve got to where I am.
Times when all I hear is a tempest,
and amidst it without a friend.

Moments that despair overrode laughter.
When denying my own storms seemed best,
hoping that the worst in me would not matter
anymore than reaching the depressed.

Moments to listen over confiding personal fears:
A strife between the need to explain oneself,
and to be understood plainly, yet lend an ear
to consolidate those in distress.

Nights when I thought about the day’s endeavors;
Staying awake to embrace short notices of affection
to forget and let fade the pressures unprepared for.
By grace, I remember the Almighty’s protection.

That time when dreams and the future became a list;
while reasoning became the basis of destination——
that was not just it because my thoughts are not His.
For what came to pass is useless without revelation.

Years that were mixed with contempt and questions;
the tasks and conversations thought futile only meant more
when eternity set and detoured priorities and intentions.
What proved to last and will be is worth living and dying for.

The Evolution of Omni

Note: “Omni” is the name I’ve given to this blog’s mascot, the wolf.

I’ve always had a thing for wolves and drew them differently from how they are usually perceived. Although these sort of animals are known to be very fierce, I drew the kind of wolf that appeared rather gentle and kind.  The reason I did so was to symbolically explain my dislike for stereotyping both in physical and personal aspects. This later mirrored the idea for me to come up with a graphic novel (pretty sure this will take a while to come up with) based on my personal life using the story of Omni.

A lot of pressure from studies, feelings of isolation from class during high school and family problems had kept me for a while thinking about the impossibility of this project plus the idea that artists could not profit much came pretty daunting to me due to my dad’s doubts. If it were not by God’s grace, I would not have bothered experimenting on the wolf character design at all. Continue reading “The Evolution of Omni”

Goodbye Cruel World

Disclaimer: This article is for the struggling Christians undergoing seemingly unreasonable situations. It is my hope to encourage them not to lose heart despite the struggles. If you happen to have questions about this topic or would like to discuss, feel free to drop me an email (see contact page).

Life in many ways can be undeniably cruel and unjust. With the access of social media, it’s very easy to get torn by all kinds of news all over the world aside from that of the personal lives of your friends. In fact, if you ask me if it’s possible to evade the harsh realities of life, I’d say that would be unlikely. Turning to alcohol, smoking, entertainment as such to forget these realities for a while doesn’t necessarily make things lighter permanently because unexpected troubles are yet to come and be faced. These outlets also may relieve stress momentarily only to face it once again the next day—a countless unpredictable cycle of relieving and being overwhelmed.
Continue reading “Goodbye Cruel World”

On Pixel Illustrations: Reasons why Pixilart is a good choice.

If you are the type of artist who loves grids, pixels, game design and is new to pixel art making, Pixilart.net  is perfect for beginners and experts.

Oh and since you’ve landed on this post, why not check my page as well?

Here are the 5 reasons why I recommend Pixilart.

1. A Social Media-Community Platform for all audiences.
pixilart-newsfeed

Pixilart has almost the same structure and layout as any social media for commenting, status posting, link sharing, and profile making for your personal account. If you are after inspiration for your own design, this website is recommended for you besides websites like Deviantart and Pinterest. What is notable and remarkable is the child-friendliness of the website as cartoons are welcome. Ever felt that your works lack exposure? The friends you meet could applaud the simplicity of your work in the Pixilart community. Continue reading “On Pixel Illustrations: Reasons why Pixilart is a good choice.”

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