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Here I am at 5am in the morning, crying uncontrollably while lying in bed, after re-reading about Anne Frank.

This may not be all as random as it sounds. The country seems headed towards an era of persecution and intolerance, and it may just be somehow coming together in my head as way of the subconscious telling me that humanity has seen this all before.
The sands of time are speeding beneath my feet once again. Even in the midst of such a period of standstill turmoil such as this, I can feel it. Tugging at me. My face reminds me of that ever-present mortality, and things will only accelerate. I don't have any recourse -- I must accelerate with it. Languidness will not serve me any longer; indeed, it has only ever caused me problems. I must throw myself into... well, myself.

Quicker, most intensely, with more focus and dedication. I sometimes despair at choosing what to focus my energies on, so I'm left with the idleness of despair. I must (and am starting to, slowly) realize that there are a myriad of things that I don't need to choose that deserve my attention. I need to clear the runway. I must.
For an artist or creative soul, fewer things are ever in shorter supply than moments of inspiration. But you know we all know that old quote: "Success is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration." I think it's important to not wait around for inspiration to strike to actually do something  creative. It has to be routine, like almost a chore, that once you get in the habit, you will do it continually, and continually improve at it. Life should be a journey of consistent excellence.

I don't want to settle. And I think the only way to not settle is to be comfortable with myself, so comfortable that I'm able to do almost anything I want without the need for company or the inhibitions that people would normally have about trying something new alone, and without companionship, support, or someone they know to try it with them. 'New' should be a little bit scary and a lot exciting, not the other way around.

I need to organize my life, I need to find that energy that will put me at a better place, in a better environment. I need to revel in the sweat of productivity, and the satisfaction of progress. I must push forward because it makes me feel good. The long haul will be possible no other way.

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aaalyssaaa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
wow. amazing gallery!
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chuong Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hey, thank you! And thanks for the +favs as well :)
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s-731 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
SO are you working on any new projects? Hows your CAPS going? Maya is a difficult piece of software.Well, let me know. Later.
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chuong Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm so behind on the in-class projects, that I can't even do much of my own stuff right now. And you know, I used to work with other 3d programs that were so much more intuitive than maya, like the video game industry standard 3DStudio MAX and even Lightwave, so I'm struggling to figure out why Maya is so awkward, IMO. As far as 3d programs go, I think the ones that are best suited for the artist-artist is Lightwave.

And of course, I was too sick to make it to class last week, but I'll see u tmrw man.
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GarrettVFinazzo Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i present to you an elegant :licking:
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6YearOldNinja Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007   Writer
I cannot wait for you to up in San Francisco, doing what you do: creating great art!
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ZoeLaFleur-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Thank you for the fav.
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MyFinalWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Yep, she is, or rather looks vietnamese. She pronounces it like... New-en. Most of our lecturers don't understand it so she calls herself Jen Yen.

Sounds like you had a good weekend. I'm moving house today, so must be off.
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MyFinalWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
I know someone with the same interesting surname as you.
She's in my Photography class, thought I would tell you. =P
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gurlwithapen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006   Photographer
thanks for the fav :)
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