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galajo
Seeking out hope for the nights~
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Singapore
Hey, there~! I'm a hobby artist with a dream of writing comics! :3 It's been a long road, but I don't intend to stop just yet!

Right now, I'm studying in university - so comic (and art) updates will only be once a week (on Tuesdays or Wednesdays)! ><

If you want to ask me stuff, just drop me a PM!

READ MY COMIC ABOUT A WEREWOLF KID! STARTING FROM HERE>>>galajo.deviantart.com/art/Luna…

I also developed animation assets for a game you can download at taygq.itch.io/gold-diggers-the…
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Hi Everyone,

It's been a harsh week since the last journal post - I've been swimming around in depression and anxiety at what kind of artist I want to be for the foreseeable future. Those 4-5 days felt like months - grappling with my inner doubts and depression.

Fortunately, school just started for me today. Attending classes gave me some reprieve from my own thoughts.

Have I come out of it stronger? Not entirely. But, with the support of family and friends, I have come to a conclusion.

I made the mistake of transforming LWM into a personal idol. I worshiped the purpose the comic gave me daily...and in some ways, I twisted its readership into an indicator of my own worth. For the past 3 months of summer break, the progress of the comic was the only thing on my mind - unless I was exhausted from working on it (and art related to it), all I told myself was "the comic needs you to press on. Don't stop."

When it was time to stop drawing (again) in lieu of school starting, I became neurotic and scared of losing the only purpose I pursued for months and years...I started to analyze the comic's flaws in recent chapters...then, I started wondering if it was worth continuing the comic as it was...then, I became heartbroken at the thought of rebooting LWM although it was a good option...then, I wondered if I would have time to draw such a reboot in my adult years...then, I began to ponder if I should give LWM an early ending on a happy note...then-- well, you can see what happened. Downward spiral. Very unpleasant.

Having school and assignments to pay attention to, however, made me realize that art needs to remain secondary to bring joy. I turned the world of LWM into my universe...when it really should have only been an on-and-off refuge from the real one. When I got back from classes today...I felt strangely rejuvenated again. I still have concerns about LWM's future...but now they seem further away - which is allowing me to analyze the situation less emotionally.

Like all of my readers (i.e. you guys!), I need to start treating LWM as just one comic again. It's not THE comic.

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Just as an update, I am still accessing what to do with LWM's future...the hard truth is that its current form (as a long, grand narrative) will be a challenge if I want to return my creativity to its rightful place. We'll see.

I feel there is still much work to be done before I return to my normal, nonsensical self. But I know a lot of people are (and have been) supporting me from the sidelines, and I appreciate it immensely.

Thank you.

Love,
- Gabriel

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Hi Everyone,

It's been a harsh week since the last journal post - I've been swimming around in depression and anxiety at what kind of artist I want to be for the foreseeable future. Those 4-5 days felt like months - grappling with my inner doubts and depression.

Fortunately, school just started for me today. Attending classes gave me some reprieve from my own thoughts.

Have I come out of it stronger? Not entirely. But, with the support of family and friends, I have come to a conclusion.

I made the mistake of transforming LWM into a personal idol. I worshiped the purpose the comic gave me daily...and in some ways, I twisted its readership into an indicator of my own worth. For the past 3 months of summer break, the progress of the comic was the only thing on my mind - unless I was exhausted from working on it (and art related to it), all I told myself was "the comic needs you to press on. Don't stop."

When it was time to stop drawing (again) in lieu of school starting, I became neurotic and scared of losing the only purpose I pursued for months and years...I started to analyze the comic's flaws in recent chapters...then, I started wondering if it was worth continuing the comic as it was...then, I became heartbroken at the thought of rebooting LWM although it was a good option...then, I wondered if I would have time to draw such a reboot in my adult years...then, I began to ponder if I should give LWM an early ending on a happy note...then-- well, you can see what happened. Downward spiral. Very unpleasant.

Having school and assignments to pay attention to, however, made me realize that art needs to remain secondary to bring joy. I turned the world of LWM into my universe...when it really should have only been an on-and-off refuge from the real one. When I got back from classes today...I felt strangely rejuvenated again. I still have concerns about LWM's future...but now they seem further away - which is allowing me to analyze the situation less emotionally.

Like all of my readers (i.e. you guys!), I need to start treating LWM as just one comic again. It's not THE comic.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Just as an update, I am still accessing what to do with LWM's future...the hard truth is that its current form (as a long, grand narrative) will be a challenge if I want to return my creativity to its rightful place. We'll see.

I feel there is still much work to be done before I return to my normal, nonsensical self. But I know a lot of people are (and have been) supporting me from the sidelines, and I appreciate it immensely.

Thank you.

Love,
- Gabriel

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AWPlays Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you >w<
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Johnithan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday sir!
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galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to me, sir!
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JP-ZX-Shifter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yo, happay b-day!
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galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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JHMirda Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Happy Happy HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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:icongalajo:
galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much happppppyy~ >w<
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JHMirda Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Your welcome
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AJ-Lethal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday, man!
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:icongalajo:
galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Here's to another year~
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AJ-Lethal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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Johnithan-Walters Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Happy birthday chuvak, congrats on surviving another 1000+mph trip around the sun! Have your cake and eat it too The Cake Is A Lie 
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galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish we could all slow down~ The years are flying past a little too fast for my liking...^^;
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freddyleung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday~Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*noms cake*
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AaronThomason Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz:
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galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, man~ :) :)
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AaronThomason Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome ^_^
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
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Happy Birthday to you, Galajo. ^^
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galajo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the well-wishes :)
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
You are welcome, dude. ^^
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Nintendraw Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving Summer Azura! :D

(From Reddit, right? There's a lot more Azura stuff in and coming to my gallery if you wanna watch~ XD)
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galajo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, its me~ >W<
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AJ-Lethal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, thanks for the favs and the watch!
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