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Four Friends, One Waiting Shed by Hokage3
Four Friends, One Waiting Shed
One Situation, Four Reaction


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Travis, Dave, Lea and Cherry are very close friends. They've known each other since elementary and they were hanging out since then. One day, they've decide to go out on a trip, a vacation where they can have fun. The only impending nuisance is the rain shower warning mentioned in the news earlier. Still, they went on their trip, nothing can stop them now. Their intended destination is a vacation house owned by Lea's Aunt. Adventure is in their blood, as they didn't took the easier route towards the place and instead go on mountain hiking where they can experience the terrain. Unfortunately, things doesn't always go as planned, and it didn't took time before they found themselves lost. Not only that, it started to rain. They seek shelter on an old waiting shed along a quiet road, Travis, Dave, Lea and Cherry hurried before the rain gets even stronger. With their current situation, each of the friends' character has shown...

Travis is quite the introvert. He is shy since elementary and doesn't often go outdoors. When in a situation where he finds himself in danger, he panics a bit. Still, he analyzes the problem carefully and cautiously thinks of a way to solve the ordeal as fast as possible, making sure that he is making the right decisions. His organized yet worrywart kind of behavior seems negative to some, but with his friends, he is the group's brain.

Dave on the other hand, is an irritable guy when faced with a problem. I often lashes out and let's you know how upset he is. He doesn't always blame other people though. When he decides, he let's his feelings take over...yes he is gutsy, vocal and courageous. He is confident with what he is doing so when in a middle of a problem, he charges straight on. He thinks for himself and is proud when he succeeds, sharing it with his closest friends. He may often get a scolding or two from Lea, but he is undeniably the group's strength...the leader.

Lea is a timid girl. She is calm and carefree most of the time. She is very nice and is the warmest among the group. She loves making friends and is loyal to those whom she finds interesting. When in trouble, her nature keeps her as firm and composed as possible. She believes that problems will solve itself so you shouldn't stress about it too much. She'd rather enjoy the moment than to break a sweat tackling on problems.
With such a laid-back and sweet character, also, been the youngest, she is the group's little sister.

Cherry on the other hand, is a happy-go-lucky person. She is energetic and bubbly. She is excited about everything and would gladly leap before looking just to have fun. She is childish and a bit stubborn. She has the cutest smile and loves hugging Lea when she feels like it. She is actually very active, and despite her figure, she is sporty. She may get emotional at times, even stress out when other people talks bad about her. Her energy and enthusiasm often brightens up the group, especially at trying times. She jokes around to cheer up her friends. Her airhead attitude makes her the group's clown.


They may all be different from one another, but it is that same difference that keeps them together. They compliment each other's strengths, and cover each other's weaknesses. With such bond between them, any trouble can be easily solved. Travis called for Dave's Aunt. Dave checked the map one more time. Lea answers Dave's directional questions while listening to music, while Cherry, well...she keeps the group positive by asking the rain to stop.

In the end, the rain stopped (thanks to Cherry) and they've found the place where they'll be staying. The vacation will start tomorrow, and the group of friends will have a very fun memorable summer!
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Hokage Report,


"When the world ask too much from an artist"



Hello there guys, it's been a very long time since I last wrote a journal. I sure missed writing for so many reasons. Now, you all know that I am currently unemployed. To be precise, I've been out of work for more than 2 months now. Yeah, I'm useless am I? Though for the past couple of days, I've been very active with some things involving my social life.


It just feels like I am starting to catch up with all those lost time that I haven't spent with another human being. I am enjoying my time with my friends. On the other hand I haven't forgotten my art. Two months is actually a very long time for a person to get rusty. It's a good thing that I am still capable of practicing my designing sense thanks to so many events that requires my service. Most of them though are for free thanks to my principles in art. You see, I have a "noble" view of art (I don't know if others would interpret it as noble the same way). You see for me, an artwork made not to make other people happy and only has a full intent of making money is an artwork with lesser value. I don't feel the same fulfillment when I make artworks for people with money compared to those who really needed my art but doesn't have a dime to spend. I kinda work like a charitable institution which is prone of abuse since many people would love free labor. It didn't take long for a friend of mine to spare me a quote out of concern. "If you are good at something, never do it for free." In true Batman fan fashion, she just quoted Joker....in a serious way. I don't regret doing things for free since it's out of free will. She is really concerned after I showed her my sample works and portfolio in my wix.com-made website. I said that the flipping website is my additional arsenal in my conquest to find myself a decent job before the month of May ends...or else my father would kill me. And as I continue my job search, I always end up in a dead end. Why? Companies are looking for a god, not a human being. They want a graphic artist who can do everything..I mean multimedia...someone who can command Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, Premiere, In Design, AfterEffects, Fireworks, AutoCAD, Google Sketch-up, 3DS MAX, Flash and even unknown never-heard-of software...yes, in just one artist. 


Why I feel bad isn't all about my frustrations of not being able to use all those software myself. It's how other companies wanted an all-in-one person to do a job for three. I mean imagine if ever you were hired and can do all those stuff....you end up doing it ALL!....work will keep piling up till your brain hurts. You may say "Yeah, that's what you're being paid for right? Stop sulking if you can't handle the pressure of working big time!" Let me tell you this, as an advertising practitioner..."IT'S NOT EASY AS YOU THINK!" A normal brain can only give and take so much. Imagine making webpage design, calendars, leaflets, posters, product packaging, billboards, streamers, signage, mascots, typography, photo manipulation and retouching, freehand illustrations, newspaper ads, magazine ads, Van and Bus ads, catalogs and logos day in and day out. All of it took me 3 long years to get inside my head using only 3 software. I may either be a slow learner or that it really takes time to master a given software. But it is not enough, other companies want more. They wanted you to be able of making 3d models, functioning websites, animations, cover layouts and video presentations. I may be wrong to complain since I didn't study all other software earlier in my life. I didn't have the vision to learn as much as I can in order to meet the future demands. But like I said in my previous posts...It is all forced. Medical Practitioners have veterinarians, cardiologists, ophthalmologist, dentists and many more....you haven't heard of a cardiologist operating on a person's kidney right? What I'm pointing out is "Specialty", a field of specification.


An artist may focus on mastering a certain type of art style where he can be very very good at...But in this ever fast paced world of ours, it is never an excuse when you know too little. Blame your education for not teaching you the things you need to learn the most. But then you are faced with the fact that the real world is a different playing field altogether. It's just that others misunderstood artists as Swiss-army knives. A person who, just because he can draw a cat, means that he can make props for stage plays, model a clay and make a dinosaur or combine all this recyclable trash and make a robot. You see, artists adapt to the demands of others and pushes his creativity to explore his full potential. All the time he test the water first and take a leap of faith where he can prove to himself if he can be good at it or not. People expect creativity to be applicable to everything. if you are good at making a poster, surely you can make a video presentation right? Artists are capable of doing so because he manages to adjust and learn through trial and error, like everyone else. It's not an innate knowledge within every artists to be capable of making both a poster and video presentation. It takes leaving your "specialization" for a while and learning new fields where his creativity can be applied. On the same note, the mind can only jump from one knowledge to another with a given limitation...it's not that we are all geniuses.


Now back to my main topic. I'm ranting about companies treating artists as if we are obliged to be the all-around artist they are looking for just so we can have a job. We are forced to perform beyond our real interests, what makes us happy and feeling fulfilled in exchange to just satisfying clients. Some people do what they love, and there are people who just do what they have to do in order to survive...and it is quite sad. I ask you, what is your specialization? If you are a traditional or digital artist and you are happy with it then it is fine....now imagine making a packaging for a toothpaste brand or a video about the history of a business...it'd feel like a culture shock right? A ninja must be capable of multi-tasking, leaping form rooftop to rooftop while making tempura and writing a Haiku. It's just how graphic artists are expected to do this days...you either take it with a smile, a kind of challenge that will push you to your creative boundaries or take it like an immature person, incapable of taking additional responsibilities just because he feel he can't meet expectations and would rather stay in his comfort zone.


"You have to learn beyond what you like to do in order to get a job, and that is the reality. Being flexible gives you the edge."


Despite all my complaints, I am currently on my way to learning Adobe Premiere, InDesign, AfterEffects and Flash...because I HAVE TO!!! The value of an artist depends on what he can contribute to the society, not how happy he is with what he is doing...so yeah...pride sure taste bitter....


Sorry again for my very long angst post...I just missed writing hehe...Next time, it'd be a happier, shorter post. Until then, this is Hokage...


Next:  Temperaments, Conch and River
  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: Anime music at random
  • Watching: Akame ga Kill
  • Playing: Dragon Nest SEA
Summary of Art 2014 by Hokage3
Summary of Art 2014
Summary of Art 2014


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It's been a while since I've made a summary art, so for the continuing tradition of featuring my artworks from the past year, let me showcase my short list of artworks from 2014. So without further ado, here are the highlights of the year 2014...


January Song for You
- Mascot design for an anime website AnimeNfo.com. Visit the site here www.animenfo.com/radio/


February When it Rains
- An inspirational artwork that teaches us to be patient, faithful and to believe in ourselves. It also got a Daily Deviation title.


March Stellar Connections
- A cute artwork wondering about what if we are given a chance to connect our own constellations.


April Mei-Lin the Enchanted Dancer
- My entry artwork for a Million Arthur card game contest. I didn't win but hey, an experience is an experience (^_^)


May Mindscope
- A whimsical artwork that challenges you to see the world irrationally, see it in a different perception in a creative way.


June Polaris
- The stars feel lonely too when no one's looking at them. So take time to look up in the sky and appreciate their beauty.


July Sun Smiles Again
- What if our loved ones take the form of the sun, will you still be angry if it is very hot outside?


August Ugly
- Being ugly in this beauty-oriented world is a curse. Let's be honest, nobody wants to be ugly...no sugarcoating included.


September Cloud Sculptor
- An artwork about never giving up and being positive until the end, seeing the beauty around you that you never thought exist.


October Fear
- A weird tilted artwork about fear and summoning the courage to overcome it.


November Soft Witch
- An artwork about the soft witch and how her magic is being misused.


November North Pole's Secret Unit
- A re-imagining of Santa Clause's Reindeers as a secret unit commanded by a female elf as a group that deals with naughty children.  



My 2014 set of artworks aren't that much, and I was very delayed in terms of finishing my artworks on time. I was left with a pile of WIPs due to work and a lot of errands. This year, I'll do my best to produce as many artworks as I can and accomplish my list of artworks on time. I thank everyone for supporting and appreciating my works. I hope that you guys would continue to like my art. Until then, this is Hokage.
















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Hokage Report,


"When the world ask too much from an artist"



Hello there guys, it's been a very long time since I last wrote a journal. I sure missed writing for so many reasons. Now, you all know that I am currently unemployed. To be precise, I've been out of work for more than 2 months now. Yeah, I'm useless am I? Though for the past couple of days, I've been very active with some things involving my social life.


It just feels like I am starting to catch up with all those lost time that I haven't spent with another human being. I am enjoying my time with my friends. On the other hand I haven't forgotten my art. Two months is actually a very long time for a person to get rusty. It's a good thing that I am still capable of practicing my designing sense thanks to so many events that requires my service. Most of them though are for free thanks to my principles in art. You see, I have a "noble" view of art (I don't know if others would interpret it as noble the same way). You see for me, an artwork made not to make other people happy and only has a full intent of making money is an artwork with lesser value. I don't feel the same fulfillment when I make artworks for people with money compared to those who really needed my art but doesn't have a dime to spend. I kinda work like a charitable institution which is prone of abuse since many people would love free labor. It didn't take long for a friend of mine to spare me a quote out of concern. "If you are good at something, never do it for free." In true Batman fan fashion, she just quoted Joker....in a serious way. I don't regret doing things for free since it's out of free will. She is really concerned after I showed her my sample works and portfolio in my wix.com-made website. I said that the flipping website is my additional arsenal in my conquest to find myself a decent job before the month of May ends...or else my father would kill me. And as I continue my job search, I always end up in a dead end. Why? Companies are looking for a god, not a human being. They want a graphic artist who can do everything..I mean multimedia...someone who can command Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, Premiere, In Design, AfterEffects, Fireworks, AutoCAD, Google Sketch-up, 3DS MAX, Flash and even unknown never-heard-of software...yes, in just one artist. 


Why I feel bad isn't all about my frustrations of not being able to use all those software myself. It's how other companies wanted an all-in-one person to do a job for three. I mean imagine if ever you were hired and can do all those stuff....you end up doing it ALL!....work will keep piling up till your brain hurts. You may say "Yeah, that's what you're being paid for right? Stop sulking if you can't handle the pressure of working big time!" Let me tell you this, as an advertising practitioner..."IT'S NOT EASY AS YOU THINK!" A normal brain can only give and take so much. Imagine making webpage design, calendars, leaflets, posters, product packaging, billboards, streamers, signage, mascots, typography, photo manipulation and retouching, freehand illustrations, newspaper ads, magazine ads, Van and Bus ads, catalogs and logos day in and day out. All of it took me 3 long years to get inside my head using only 3 software. I may either be a slow learner or that it really takes time to master a given software. But it is not enough, other companies want more. They wanted you to be able of making 3d models, functioning websites, animations, cover layouts and video presentations. I may be wrong to complain since I didn't study all other software earlier in my life. I didn't have the vision to learn as much as I can in order to meet the future demands. But like I said in my previous posts...It is all forced. Medical Practitioners have veterinarians, cardiologists, ophthalmologist, dentists and many more....you haven't heard of a cardiologist operating on a person's kidney right? What I'm pointing out is "Specialty", a field of specification.


An artist may focus on mastering a certain type of art style where he can be very very good at...But in this ever fast paced world of ours, it is never an excuse when you know too little. Blame your education for not teaching you the things you need to learn the most. But then you are faced with the fact that the real world is a different playing field altogether. It's just that others misunderstood artists as Swiss-army knives. A person who, just because he can draw a cat, means that he can make props for stage plays, model a clay and make a dinosaur or combine all this recyclable trash and make a robot. You see, artists adapt to the demands of others and pushes his creativity to explore his full potential. All the time he test the water first and take a leap of faith where he can prove to himself if he can be good at it or not. People expect creativity to be applicable to everything. if you are good at making a poster, surely you can make a video presentation right? Artists are capable of doing so because he manages to adjust and learn through trial and error, like everyone else. It's not an innate knowledge within every artists to be capable of making both a poster and video presentation. It takes leaving your "specialization" for a while and learning new fields where his creativity can be applied. On the same note, the mind can only jump from one knowledge to another with a given limitation...it's not that we are all geniuses.


Now back to my main topic. I'm ranting about companies treating artists as if we are obliged to be the all-around artist they are looking for just so we can have a job. We are forced to perform beyond our real interests, what makes us happy and feeling fulfilled in exchange to just satisfying clients. Some people do what they love, and there are people who just do what they have to do in order to survive...and it is quite sad. I ask you, what is your specialization? If you are a traditional or digital artist and you are happy with it then it is fine....now imagine making a packaging for a toothpaste brand or a video about the history of a business...it'd feel like a culture shock right? A ninja must be capable of multi-tasking, leaping form rooftop to rooftop while making tempura and writing a Haiku. It's just how graphic artists are expected to do this days...you either take it with a smile, a kind of challenge that will push you to your creative boundaries or take it like an immature person, incapable of taking additional responsibilities just because he feel he can't meet expectations and would rather stay in his comfort zone.


"You have to learn beyond what you like to do in order to get a job, and that is the reality. Being flexible gives you the edge."


Despite all my complaints, I am currently on my way to learning Adobe Premiere, InDesign, AfterEffects and Flash...because I HAVE TO!!! The value of an artist depends on what he can contribute to the society, not how happy he is with what he is doing...so yeah...pride sure taste bitter....


Sorry again for my very long angst post...I just missed writing hehe...Next time, it'd be a happier, shorter post. Until then, this is Hokage...


Next:  Temperaments, Conch and River
  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: Anime music at random
  • Watching: Akame ga Kill
  • Playing: Dragon Nest SEA

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Hokage3
Hokage
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Artists have within them the power to create, and the responsibility to do so, in order to make this world a more wonderful place to live in. Despite many challenges and sacrifices, an artists must continue to walk this path as his/her contribution to the world. That is what being an artist is all about.
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:iconloreshaper-kethal:
loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I just wanted to let you know that you are one of my absolute favorite artists on all of DA.
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:iconjesi-jess:
Jesi-Jess Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//sits on you// = v= <333
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gyaaa...My head feels like something
soft and squishy just landed , as if
a panda is sitting on it.....

Jesi! Aww, I missed you (^_^)

How are you..sorry if I haven't finished
your request....you know, an artwork
of both our avatars in a single frame..
(in case you've forgotten hehe)..I'm working
on it, when I get a new job and my sched 
is stable again...you have Hokage's words...
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Jesi-Jess Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe >v< :iconbrohugplz: Hola Hokage <33

I missed you too ; v; sorry for the uber late reply I am hella slow these days

NAH NAH YOU'RE FINE! I just wanted to comment and see how you're doing :iconyuihugplz:

I miss talking to you ; n ; </3

If you have skype we should add each other u vu 
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ProsperousInterlude Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Hello! Are you currently taking commissions for commercial use (card game and visual novel video game)? :D
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there (^_^)

Commissions? Oh, sorry to disappoint you
but I'm not taking any commissions yet.
I'm not confident enough, and I barely
have enough time to work for a client's
piece. I'm sorry, I hope you understand...

:iconorekidownplz:

Thanks for taking interest, I feel sad just
turning you down...
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:iconprosperousinterlude:
ProsperousInterlude Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
It's okay, I understand.

Thanks anyway :D
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Merry Christmas!

God bless you, your family and friends!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgitjJ…
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yoh...Happy New Year to you and your loved ones as well...

Hope you had a wonderful holidays.

God Bless and may this year be bountiful for all of us.

*btw, nice music....thanks)
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Rosey-Mae Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey Hokage! I have about a month of break before college begins up again. Would you like to do a collab with me? :la: A collaboration is when two artists work on the same picture, and I think it'd be so fun to color one of your line-arts if you wanted to draw one for me to color! :la:
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