Kats know when to cheer you up. Piki’s been a great pal today, I couldn’t have put an occasional smile on my face if it wasn’t for him checkin’ up on me (a.k.a. runnin’ around me like a wee lamb, rollin’ aboot on the floor being all cute, purrin’ away while keepin’ his eyes on me from his wee floatie bed) …or that he was just wantin’ some treats. Gotta get tae bed noo the morrah’s another day.
I woke up once last night from a dream where I heard it was a No…I didn’t dare look at the latest news and fell back asleep, hoping it was just a nightmare generated by the YouGov poll I saw earlier.
I salute the 45% of Scotland. You didn’t lose the battle, your courage, faith and determinedness still count. Don’t blame the 55% of whom said No, they had no choice but to choose a ‘safe future’ however dark and glum that might be. People are full of fear, because they are ‘taught to fear everything’. The ‘leaders’ don’t want brave people who have bold opinions or great strength, they want the ‘sheep’ they can ‘herd’.
People are becoming extremely cowardish, and they don’t know what to do when ‘they have to act’ - just look at the recent news about a young black lady who was verbally and physically attacked by a man on the underground and nobody helped her or tried to stop him, they, including some of the staff, ‘watched’ it. Indecisive, they can’t decide how they want to act, because ‘there are too many things to consider’. It’s all fear that whispers, ” But this might end up nasty. “
I doubt the ‘Devo Max’ will happen as it was ‘promised’, if you believed in that shite and voted No, you are truly a fool. But I don’t see Scotland getting sunken with England, people will keep fighting for freedom. Just like building a new, better nation takes a while, this will, too. Take it a very important first step, 45% out of 100% isn’t ‘nothing’. The past two years you’ve shown the entire world what your strength is without being bitter like the opposition. The positiveness - minus being a helpless romantic or dreamer - was the key effect from the Yes camp, we mustn’t lose that now that wee battle is over.
Despite the result being a No, this shall be a wake up call for many, especially those in London. People should realise the power is in their hand and change isn’t all that scary. They should learn how to stand strong, not to give up, and not to lose hope. Then put it into an action - however small that might be, it still counts. Make pals who share the same vision/idea, have conversations with whom don’t agree with you. Remember it’s YOU who can change the miserable status of your country, not the PM, or president, or king/queen.
A quick study to kick start the day… Am tryin’ a few different styles on The Celtic Goat to find the best I can use as a default. I’ve finished two pages of the mini comix/zine and it has taken too long because I was ‘painting’ with the tablet. (It would’ve taken less time if I used acrylic paints instead…) I’ll still aim to finish the remaining pages, but thought I need to find a better way to do it.
Testin’ oot new brushes I purchased from Kyle’s. They are all fantastic, and affordable.! : https://gumroad.com/kyletwebster
I started this wee piece on Sat nite(16th August) to commemorate the legendary Bela Lugosi’, and didn’t know it’d take so long to finish. At one point I got depressed because it didn’t progress fast enough, and I was completely lost in it. It would have taken a lot less time if I painted with acrylic paints instead, but was a good experience, I now know what was slowin’ me down. Digital illustration is not easy. I still have lots to learn.
These are designs I did as a draft for a shop a while ago. The client did not give me a brief, and seems like he is not going to use these. Thought I’d post them here instead of having them in a folder collecting dusts.