Illustration Highlight: A Faraway Place
A Faraway Place
In the far reaches of a place seldom traveled you’ll discover magical things that you would never imagined existed.
The little sorcerer is making a visit to an elegant crystal shrine. She probably traveled long and far and accidentally stumbled upon it on her way to some place else.
Success is a series of happy accidents during your effort to accomplish another task. It’s like a videogame… before you can get to the final boss, you have to clear all the trials along the way and level up. Unfortunately, unlike in a videogame, you don’t really know what’s coming next in real life.
When I started to build Sakuradragon as a small business, this Kickstarter was not in my plans. I started with a very different plan than where I ended up. Sakuradragon started with just a handful of anime conventions a year. It was supposed to be side income. I started with only digital prints of fan art and never imagined that I would be producing so much product with watercolor. I actually didn’t even like traditional paints until recently. I used to draw a lot of human characters but now I’m drawing much more food and landscapes. You will probably be surprised to learn that I also used to do everything in my power to avoid the color pink. It’s a large part of Sakuradragon now, but I really had to learn to work with it.
I found my strengths along the journey of building Sakuradragon. I can confidently say that most of the strengths were just stumbled across by chance. Whenever I tried something new or met someone else doing cool things, I would learn more about myself. I would come to terms with more of my insecurities and that would make Sakuradragon stronger.