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About Deviant Artist Roy AfableMale/Philippines Recent Activity
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Roy Afable
Current Residence: Las Pinas City
Favourite genre of music: old school r & b and hip-hop, early 90's music, old school rock, j-pop and j-rock. . .
Favourite style of art: Jim Lee's art. . . how I wish I could draw like him. . . >_<
MP3 player of choice: Creative Zen Stone Plus
Favourite cartoon character: Astro boy
Personal Quote: Oh my gulay!!!!
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Watching: TMZ
  • Drinking: Pepsi
It's been a few months since tried bringing back the old fire in me to drawing comics. Sure, my lines were a bit rusty or stiff at first but it's ok. Had to to do some sketches whenever I have the time. I've been spending a lot of my time writing/covering sports and I've been doing that for 2 years now. This isn't the first time I attempted to make a comeback in comics. There was this art contest in 2009,I think, for video game characters. I joined but didn't make the cut. Of course, I was frustrated because I really wanted a shot on that book. I even a bit of email conversation with a certain artist handling that one. Maybe it's my fault for venting out my frustrations to him. I never meant it to end up that way.

I tried to forget what happened. So I just went back to my usual writing job. Then another contest for game characters opened again this year. I actually thought twice of joining because of fear that I may not be allowed join because that same artist might be handling it again. I joined anyway. It didn't matter to me who was handling the contest. I was really stoked on doing a piece for that. Sort of like redemption for me because I have a lot to prove to that artist. This time it was not about possibly getting a job there and certainly not about getting my piece published. It was simply showing about what I can really do as an artist. Nevermind if I get rejected just as long they got to see what I've done that's all.

As the deadline loomed closer, something hit me. I remembered what that artist told me before -- and he's right. He's right that my artworks aren't up to professional level. He's right that the attitude I showed him at the time would haunt me. He's right that I haven't drawn for a very long time. He's right that I deserve to join their contest. He's right that I can never take my drawing skills to the next level. HE WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG.

So I didn't bother finishing up what I've started. I realized I wasn't ready for this -- to come back and draw again. I know I've had such bad luck in joining Art Contests but again, my main goal wasn't about winning or getting published -- it was about showing that artist that I've changed. I was ready to show him the change but my art isn't.

For now, I'ma pass on the contest. Instead of feeling bitter because I wasn't able to make the deadline, I'm actually glad I passed on it. And that felt good, honestly.

I'll just wait for the next opportunity to show what I can do. And when that day comes, I'ma be ready that's for sure. I look forward to seeing the tribute book when comes out in a few months and I congratulate those who have put their hard work in that contest and wish them the best.

If that artist ever reads this journal of mine, I would like to thank him for making me realize a lot of things. For changing my views in life and having a better understanding of it. Again, thanks.

On that note, I can now go back to my day job. :)


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Ed-Elric-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thankies for the fave :)
TixieLix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav on Vega vs Chun 2 ^^
LAI6 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday Roy, have a nice day! :thumbsup:
adambomb7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the favorite and your artwork is freakin awesome!
Irisa-Rue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch :la:
EonForgery Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Many thanks for watching me, mate :)
Valkur Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I like your faves gallery! We share many of them!
LAI6 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Roy! thanks for all the favs, i really appreciate that kind of support :aww:
Btw i really like what are you doing here, you have good stuff..looking forward to see more :) keep it up.
ellegionario Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Thank you so much for the fave !!!
whitenoize Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you so much for the favorite on my cropped piece of porno featuring me and me fiancÚ, Mister Afable. :B
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