Think Less Drow More 10th Anniversary
Think Less Drow More project is a personal and creative journey that I started on this day 10 years ago.
I drew this picture on the 8th of April 2009. It’s a drawing of myself as a frustrated pianist and it inspired my alter ego for Saiko Comics. Music was my first love but I never really felt good enough so I gave it up and turned to drawing.
In my early 20s, I was writing songs and making music to deal with my depression. At 25, I was drawing comics to get through my quarter life crisis. Today, 10 years later, I am drawing about different experiences, travel, family, friends, love, life – both mundane and extraordinary, and things that inspire me. Every once in a while, I still play the guitar and piano… I still love it.
I feel a strong sense of closure. This project has fulfilled its purpose and it’s time to move on. Drawing has taught me to think less and just live – that’s all I ever wanted, really. To be free to do the things I love and to share it with the people in my life. It hasn’t been easy getting here, everyday is still a challenge. I’m still the same person but I’m learning to be kinder to myself.
I don’t draw to be the best artist. I draw to become a better person. After drawing my life for the past ten years, my greatest achievement is that I am no longer afraid to live.
I’ve also learned that life is not about the things that we pursue, it’s about what we do with what we have now and the people who are right there with us. One person has stood by my side all these years, throughout this whole journey, and I’d like to take this moment to thank her. Thank you, Kring, you are my muse, my heart and soul.
Click on the projects below to see the evolution of Think Less Drow More:
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