Q&A

Grey is… Process on terms of tools

it really differs from book to book.

Volume 1-2: I traditional sketching Digital lining and toning.

Volume 3-4: All digital

Volume 5: All traditional (no screentoning)

Volume 6: Digital sketching, Traditional inking, Digital Toning

Volume 7: All digital

How do I decide? It greatly depends on my mood and what I feel like I want to experiment with next. 

Also, the following is never a reason to make a decision but it’s something that I keep in mind, which is the financial state (traditional tools to buy and the shipping cost), and which is easier to do on the run if I know I have lots of travels or time away from my usual stay put state. 

Info about Jad

1) it’s not entirely revealed but hinted in a subtle way. It’s mostly in chapters 36 (What Jad did to White) and 37 (How Jad’s actions affected Black’s world) where the hints are.

2) White lived entirely with his mother til she did what she did. (talked about in ch39). She was present, in one way/form or another, in the first 8 years of his life (Up until he met Black).
Almost nothing is revealed about her relationship with Jad other than she wanting Jad more than wanting White basically. 

Have fun writing! I can’t wait 😀 

Expressing Oneself or the world

Your message warms my heart! In my recents posts, I’m tackling a part of me that I didnt bury or hide, but simply forgot about with all the  business of life. That, and colors. Colors always give a good air to a drawing. So it makes me happy that your notice a change and that you took the time to write me.

I think the long-lasting is expressing oneself. It can and probably will change a lot over time coz it changes with growth, but That’s a good thing no matter how bad it can get; the expression. 

It’s also useful to create art that is purely a self-expression, both for the artist and the viewer. Art is objective, but how much of a self-expression it is, is what makes art, art in my opinion. 

A lot of creations are dead nowadays because they’re less about expressing one vision and more on how to make that vision appealing and marketable. 

Expressing the world is indeed art and a strong form of art, but I believe it’s when one’s self is one and in tune with the whole world that expressing their point of view on their world and the world around them is among the highest levels of art creation. 

Rereading what I wrote above, I just hope I’m making any sense. If not, sorry and I’m happy that at least the first paragraph is understandable enough 😛 

Is it hard to read others’ tough lives?

It’s a tough one.

It can be depressing and sometimes, it’s the reason I take time off from the internet. Especially that people in real life tend to talk to me too, and I personally read and observe a lot of stories. But then, after a break, I return refreshed to listen more. 

See here is the thing, you gotta dig deep and know how much it affects you and if it’s interfering with your well being or mental state. I am all open ears, but when I feel like there is a lot on my plate or if its roping me down a dark hole, I draw the line, even if it’s a best friend in real life who I see face to face.  Gently, that is.

Also, you gotta know what stories are totally not for your ears because they leave worse effect on you than other topics. You come first in a non selfish way, because you can’t help anybody if you’re not fine yourself, you know?

I like to try and read those stories and reply, but sometimes I can’t find the words and I just… keep the message hanging. Which is probably bad, but usually people send me saying they’re not sending for a reply, just a let out. 

Why people think everything is gay?

I don’t blame them.

Gay or straight or whatever; that kind of sexual/romantic relationships is the dominant type of relationships represented in media for centuries which makes it unusual to see intimacy in platonic relationships, sadly.
And even if a good platonic relationship is there, it’s somehow always treated as if such characters are missing something and it’s not enough. Even the term “more than friends” gives the feeling friends is a lesser form of relationship, romance being the ultimate no. 1 relationship which everyone should have or they’d be simply incomplete.

I just think there should be more light shed on different platonic non-sexual relationships because it’s causing so much loneliness and sadness when one form of relationship is what matters. 

I don’t like the representation of any form of relationship as the one thing that makes life complete. A good life is made of so many different relationships. But I feel like an advocate for friendships and platonic in general because for years on end I struggled with conflicted thoughts and feelings towards my friends and best friends because I was never shown and told any better. It’s sad.

It differs from one person to another, what kind of intimacy they need and it just saddens me to see how there are almost no examples of good healthy platonic relationships which to some people is enough.

 It’s a very big topic that I’d love to talk/write about someday but I need to gather my thoughts in a presentable manner first ^^;

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