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Once every few months I am visited by the Grim Reality. It tells me that what I'm doing to seek profit and a livelihood will either be useless or have a high risk of failure with no immediate monetary gain. In the past I would listen to the Grim Reality, panic, and switch to one of two options. I would either search the old list of employers who have historically turned me down or go to another hopeful yet similar scenario I was in before; one with high risk of failure. Yet as I would pull away from the useless goal, the dream of succeeding in it still haunted me.

The concept of creating illustrations will never go away. I draw out my ideas for writing, but the actual process of drawing a simple four panel comic takes longer than a daily comic deadline demands. I was drawing the comic with graphite, pen and paper and only editing digitally. I realize now that I was going about it all wrong. I should have used larger size paper rather than letter or legal size.

Having put aside the comic idea for now, I've been writing, or at least attempting to write, a novel. To help the moral of writing a novel, my family has purchased books on how to write and successfully publish a book. On one side it has shown me how to develop believable characters and plot that isn't so cliche it's boring.

On the other side, the process of developing characters has changed how I've been writing. It has virtually brought the ongoing process of the draft to a screeching halt. It's as if I've had to overhaul what I've already done.

Most recently, I have found a flaw in my philosophy of work ethic: I cannot have multiple passions of equal strength. I must make a decision and sacrifice a dream that still clings to me.
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: the hum of my computer
  • Reading: The Author Training Manual
  • Watching: Fist of the North Star (1984)
  • Playing: M:AA
  • Eating: House Autry porkchops
  • Drinking: water
My blue-eyed, part Siamese cat Bubba has become weaker in the last few months, and now strongly prefers canned food. The vet doesn't know why. Bubba now acts like an old cat and is on a twice daily medication. I'm supposed to gradually lower the dosage this week. When he feels good, he's wanting food. In the night the routine is to take the keyboard and mouse off the desk or Bubba will knock it off. He knocked my smart phone off my nightstand last night.
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: the hum of my computer
  • Reading: Romans
  • Watching: Fist of the North Star (1984)
  • Playing: M:AA
  • Eating: House Autry porkchops
  • Drinking: water
My dad has let rumor be known that I may get a smart phone for Christmas. I'm excited but also scared that I won't know what to do with it once I have it. As of now I still have a flip phone that plays music from 2007. It's lasted this long because it was a high end phone.

All this time since 2007, I have watch people with their smart phones. People have done some really neat things and they've also done some really stupid things. It's been as if they need to relearn how to ride a bicycle. Things like don't text and drive. Or being considerate of others while on the phone. Or be aware of one's surroundings lest it get swiped, or the fear that hackers from hostile countries monitor what is typed into browsers on smart phones (and I'm guessing anything online). Also, and this applies to email, don't put anything online, private or otherwise, that you don't mind the whole world viewing.

All this I have watched concerning smart phones and have been thankful, and somewhat jealous, that it doesn't yet apply to me. Yet eventually I will need a smart phone, forced to face the joys and risks and eventual obsolescence, because technology is making it harder not to have one.
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: the hum of my computer
  • Reading: Romans
  • Watching: Fist of the North Star (1984)
  • Playing: M:AA
  • Eating: House Autry porkchops
  • Drinking: water
Once every few months I am visited by the Grim Reality. It tells me that what I'm doing to seek profit and a livelihood will either be useless or have a high risk of failure with no immediate monetary gain. In the past I would listen to the Grim Reality, panic, and switch to one of two options. I would either search the old list of employers who have historically turned me down or go to another hopeful yet similar scenario I was in before; one with high risk of failure. Yet as I would pull away from the useless goal, the dream of succeeding in it still haunted me.

The concept of creating illustrations will never go away. I draw out my ideas for writing, but the actual process of drawing a simple four panel comic takes longer than a daily comic deadline demands. I was drawing the comic with graphite, pen and paper and only editing digitally. I realize now that I was going about it all wrong. I should have used larger size paper rather than letter or legal size.

Having put aside the comic idea for now, I've been writing, or at least attempting to write, a novel. To help the moral of writing a novel, my family has purchased books on how to write and successfully publish a book. On one side it has shown me how to develop believable characters and plot that isn't so cliche it's boring.

On the other side, the process of developing characters has changed how I've been writing. It has virtually brought the ongoing process of the draft to a screeching halt. It's as if I've had to overhaul what I've already done.

Most recently, I have found a flaw in my philosophy of work ethic: I cannot have multiple passions of equal strength. I must make a decision and sacrifice a dream that still clings to me.
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: the hum of my computer
  • Reading: The Author Training Manual
  • Watching: Fist of the North Star (1984)
  • Playing: M:AA
  • Eating: House Autry porkchops
  • Drinking: water

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isaac craft
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United States
My name is Isaac Craft. As of May 5th, 2012, I am officially a graphic designer having received my Associates from Chattanooga State. It complements my Bachelors in Communications from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

I also work with photography, sculpture, animation, music, and writing. I also cook. I can bake, grill, broil, and pan fry.

Current Residence: Chattanooga
deviantWEAR sizing preference: large
Favourite genre of music: alternative rock, instrumental, classical, contemporary Christian
Favourite style of art: ceramic sculpture, realism, surrealism, fantasy, clay animation, anime: so far, Cowboy Bebop, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Ronin Warriors, and Samarai X.
Operating System: PC, Windows XP, Macbook Pro.
Shell of choice: thin candy or chocolate[It's what's inside that counts].
Skin of choice: potato
Favourite cartoon character: Batman
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Chibi-dragon-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies for the fave~!
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thanks a lot for the fav!
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Art2Key Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thanks for the fav! :D
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duvolks Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hi!thanks for the fave! :D

facebook page: [link]

my blog: [link]
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VincentSkinny Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Hi, Isaac! Thank you for the :+fav: my Grunge! Good luck! ;)
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SamBoheemi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
wow cool, thanks for the fav! : )))
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clayghost34 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
you're welcome.
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Meatoner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
tnx for the fav. please give me a cooment too :D i want to know ur opinion :).
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GasparNolasco Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave Isaac!
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