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Jacob Hinds
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Note to self: do more journals

Mkay. So I've put off doing a journal for months, not because nothing of interest has happened (the total opposite, actually) but mainly because my memory's terrible. I open the dA tab almost every day but keep forgetting to do another journal (correct verb use?) But here we are.

In my last journal, I mentioned that I was writing a novel. Turns out I've finished it and I'm already a good way into the sequel. I'd like to publish it here on dA, but I'm really nitpicky with plotholes and the technical elements of storytelling, and it's not in a state where I'd feel totally happy with it. I'll go back and fix it at some point. In the meantime, however, I'll post a few exerpts along with a short story I've written.

Along widdat, I started university a few weeks ago. I'm taking japanese (It's a surprisingly easy language. No, seriously. The grammar is the tidiest thing ever) and a couple of history courses in the medieval middle east that will basically be muscle memory for me. Thanks to this, I've developed a habit where I automatically start reading all and any japanese text I see, which is quite a lot given that it's an island nation on the other side of the world.
(Now I know what it feels like to be a japanese person whose life is invaded by this weird, disorganised and hard-to-learn language called english)
Lecturers keep going on about how 'you're gonna visit japan' like it's on the syllabus or something.

I went on holiday, got bitten by a 15cm centipede. No sooner had I landed than CuSith107 told me about the manga jiman, a UK competiton hosted by the japanese embassy over here in the imperial motherland. I came up with a story in about a minute (not an exaggeration) and spent the next month drawing furiously until I'd got 8 poorly-planned pages of a half-baked story. But I'm very happy with the drawings themselves, and I learned a lot about composition and framing - things that have shot me in the buttox several times in the past.
I'll post all the pages up once the competition is over - I'm not allowed to publish it before the judges have made a decision.
Interestingly enough, the first prize is a trip to japan - funny how these things work out, eh?

In conclusion (I'm in essay mode, forgive me) i got a lot done this summer. I structure my free time like some sort of fascist, but this year it really paid off since I had a lot of bits and pieces hanging around, and I urgently needed to get them off my back before university started again. Gotta tell you, if you're in a similar boat, find the time and get all these sort of things done. It's so satisfying not waking up with a bunch of un-done stuff.

Anyway (how the hell d'you end these things, feels like a phonecall) bye
  • Listening to: Nino Rota
  • Watching: YooTyoob Vidyas
  • Playing: SimCity 4 with over 2GB of mods
  • Eating: very little

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jetdog-art Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave good sir!
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
...happy birthday to you...=3
AxiaTerraArtUnion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
CapturedJoe Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Happy birthday!
AxiaTerraArtUnion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
kiyoukyou Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you for the fav!
Mnemeth500 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Thanks for the favorite
Piniasia Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves! c:
bornafie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
When I saw your art on Sayazn, I looked for more of your stuff and found these. They're very eye pleasing and well drawn too. Keep up the good work and can't wait for your new mod.
AxiaTerraArtUnion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate the compliment!
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