Touch me if you could even cross my barriers,
For I walk between walls–of glass–of a hundred windows.
The landscape is a film, where they stood
and my presence sits on home,
watching the world playing in a harmony
of wildness and excitement. Every now and then,
from each frame, their voices, similar to a calling,
merge into a callous wave but dims 
as it hits the illusive glass wall, centering 
where my eyes and a palm of my hand sit; a beseech.
How everything is palpable, yet I’m out of reach.
—  Sonia Azalia, Glass Walls
4

“风向转变时,有人筑墙,有人造风车”
“When the direction of the wind changes, some build a wall, some build a windmill.”

I’ve mentioned before how I’ve overworked and hurt my hands in the past, and how now I can no longer draw as much as I used to. I have a more ergonomic set up now, but the damage that has been done can’t be undone.

I was pretty sad about that for a while, and had started using 3D backgrounds as short cuts. Now that I’m exploring more into the world of 3D art, I’m actually really happy and excited. I received a  lot of great applicants to help me build 3D models for my comics, and I’ll be announcing the new team in a week or two. I’m also starting to learn more about 3D character modeling myself and will be teaching myself with online tutorials.

Like the Chinese proverb, when whatever you having going in life changes, you can either try to fight it, or find a new approach that’s even better than before :D

Recently I found a new Photoshop plugin called Filter Forge, and I tested it out on the 3D classroom to give it that painted look. I still had to paint out the character and some other things, but it’s a great time saving short cut for all comic artists out there who want to put out chapters faster! I highly recommend it!

In other news, I have an Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/yuumeiart/