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Like I've mentioned several times, I'm not big on inks, nor working with inks other than once in a while using graphic art markers.

But, I started doing several Butterflies using Chinese characters, and they nearly all ended up being with a word that was pronounced "ren":

仁, 任, 忍.... I'm not sure if I'm going to use 人 yet... but, I might...


It first started as an idea. I'd always wanted to try an actually VERY old After effects technique I actually saw in a Kelly Chen concert at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, NJ before I graduated at AIPH in 2001. Here's my ticket stub.

I'd wanted to do a version with hand drawn butterflies, and Not realistic ones, and since it was Inktober, and the dang thing is so hot this year, I asked my daughter to make me a butterfly, so I could experiment with it. She & I do NOT think alike, so, even tho' i like it, and I could change it (so I did), I still wanted my own version.
Heidi butterfly wings by BlackUniGryphon


I figured, Whatever, I'll stick something Chinese on it, because it was rather Chinese inspired anyways, and Mr. Wang is all Chinese calligraphy practice crazed lately to calm his nerves. I personally like Taoist things at times, and not always Confucian ones, however, since I also like Zen/Chan stuff, a popular concept with the Japanese styles of zen/chan is 忍 which actually (from what I can tell) comes from Confucianism. My life constantly feels like a 忍, and even both of the characters that it's made from the blade and the heart just really say it for me in a several layers deep of meaningfulness...

So, I did this:

Kandice Butterfly Wings by BlackUniGryphon

You can see the 忍 but it's also compartmental because the upper part says 刃 (blade or knife-blade) and the bottom says 心 (heart) . 忍 means to endure, or forbearance, and was often used as a way of one-upper one's abusers by being better behaved than them, and in theory they will eventually wear out, and respect you. Or, it can mean to be sort of tempered by by like metal in a forge that gets hammered & heated repeatedly until it's formed and shamed... the amount of metaphors go on and on, and everyone has their own opinion or take on it...


Anyways, I wanted to use inks BECAUSE they are so fallible, and easy to make mistakes, which is what often frustrates me about them. I also didn't want it to look like a REAL nor realistic butterfly... ironically, people keep telling me it looks very realistic, even tho' i wanted it semi-cartoonish.

I also made another one:

Task Butterfly HD by BlackUniGryphon

This one is the 任 butterfly meaning "task" or "duty" It's also my Chinese surname since I actually have one now.


I also made Mr. Wang do a butterfly for me which I edited:

Edited Benevolence Butterfly by BlackUniGryphon

This one says 仁 (benevolence or kindness) which i wrote on it in marker. So, now I have the whole family on the project... assuming that my ideas don't get scrapped in video class.


I am so tempted to do a 人 butterfly and have the body be a fairy. There was a GORGEOUS symbolic animation in Utena I think the film version even tho' the actual scene was an escapism form a VERY DARK Crime being committed to the character.

:star: As for my projects #animation tests you can watch them in my playlist on YouTube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…


I'm mostly just going with my FEELING(s) on this... and I feel QUITE A BIT!

I'm very likely going to go into a surrealist direction. Lots of symbolism(s).
i want it to be that line between beautiful and strange. My kind of weird. You would be surprised what the original meaning of "weird" was in the English language. It actually meant more along the lines of what in modern terms could be like "psychic", "psyche", "intuitive", "clairvoyance", "premonition", "foresight" and other similar ideas... It's a whole blur of meaning...
-but actually many of the ideas used today meant nothing what they mean today: spirit, soul, psyche, heart, mind, and many others didn't actually mean what you think they do today.

Nothing is really definitive necessarily...

Anyways, I like various ideas from Taoism (or Laozi) especially the concepts of "flow" or "flowing". I actually prefer Taoist ideas more than Confucianism ones. But, I also like Zen because it flips over everything and anything or mixes and blends... When all things tend to be absurd or overly sill Zen/Chan becomes serious and meaningful, when things become rigid and stern Zen/Chan becomes cleverly silly or crazy. Its fraught with intentional contradictions. This whole is but never is thing is all over the place... Honestly, I've been trying to go through all manners of zen/chan everything since about 2009, and I honestly don't even bother to try anymore, because it's not as tho' anyone needs to, and even the teachers claim they teach nothing... They will be silent for a long time, or suddenly blurt out nonsense, or have a serious talk or lecture, and everyone starts bursting into laughter.

Anyways, I've been messing with ripple effects on the butterflies. If i can compress a video to the size allowed on DeviantArt I might just upload it.

I've been cataloging audio clips that are eerie and strange yet beautiful...
I have all kinds of heartbeats, heart-monitors, and sonar samples. I was thinking of doing stuff with 303-acid, and go more upbeat, but I found I liked the weird depth feeling of keeping it more ambient.

:star: Here's an audio edit I did today: soundcloud.com/blackunigryphon…


I will try some other After Effects experiments as soon as I get my video mapping Instillation art waterfall project completely finished.
  • Listening to: Westbam Celebration Generation
  • Reading: Last Of The Mohicans
  • Watching: Evangelian Death & Rebirth
  • Playing: Pkemon GO
  • Eating: Fried Chicken & Guacomole
  • Drinking: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Coffee w Cream
Impetuous by BlackUniGryphon
I often want to develop my characters, but also to practice and improve my skills. I'm also always wanting to do video or animation projects. So, I'm often torn, plus I have life responsibilities...

I could've gone in 2 different directions, especially since I'd been wanting to work on some stuff for Djehkäujaa, and I was researching, and finding a lot of Mongolian stuff, since I have a whole part of my story which is very Mongolian inspired...
Djehkaujaa Character Design 2000 Chracter Design 2 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scan 2 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans HQ by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Misc Human Pose by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Misc Human Tail Pos by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Human Submissiv Bow by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Rough Nude 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa 2001 RoughSketch 002 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Character Design 2000 Chracter Design 1 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa 1999 Rough Sketches 001 by BlackUniGryphon

I don't know about you, but Mongolian things, cultural stuff, etc., including Mongolia its self (since I went there and almost died there from streptococcus in May 2008, but our family there were multi-skilled doctors)  always felt, or seemed to be very odd and strange, yet so fascinating in its weirdness.

To me, it felt that way because it's so different from my own culture, but I found them to be even far different than the wide variety of cultural anything and everything in China. I can't even put it into words.

Mongolia and Mongolians themselves can be everything from frightening, rugged, harsh, scary, and can sometimes seem to behave in ways that make no sense to me, or over react to things that I can't understand... but, on their softer and sweeter sides they can be so sweet, gentle, kind, and in ways unheard of, and never thought of in my culture. The music is so beautiful, and the dancing and dancers have a kind of passion that's very rare, I honestly think the Russians got much of their cultural dances from Mongolian ones. Tibet also looks like a rip-off of most Mongolian anything and everything... at least, it would seem that way to me. *shrugs* The food is very different, and I was very fascinated at how much dairy and beef was available. They also eat a lot of cheeses and yogurt products.
But, despite some of the most beautiful anything, and everything, and how much pride they can and do have in it, at the same time they often feel like: Whatever... How cares? This is just so strange for me... But, I've seen similar things in the rest of China.
Among some of the sweeter things they do, which would seem odd to non-Mongolians is that many Mongolians are very astrology-centric and do nothing without consulting the stars. And, when the mood strikes people, they will suddenly grab a musical instrument to play music... but, not for the other people. No. they will play music for the camels, the cows, the horses, the cats, or the birds. To outsiders this might seem silly, or stupid, but it was rather sweet, and touching. It's also quite serious.
People often had friendships with wild animals, like wild birds.
Mongolian people come in all sizes, and many skin tones, including ones I had never seen in my life. Some Mongolians have such white skin that they had a blue undertone. Other Mongolians could be bright pink or red, and even the family's relatives whom were direct Han Chinese blood cousins from the father's family, could have very brown skin, or be incredibly tall. It was also the only time I was discriminated against for being white Caucasian in one of the hotels we went to, and was kicked out for not being Sino Asian.

I also found that most people spoke standard Han Chinese (Mandarin). But, on the other side of Mongolia many people spoke Russian, because Russia stole half of Mongolia in a power grab with some treaties. I never understand these things...
People Of The Clouds by BlackUniGryphon Tiger Mountain Sites 02 by BlackUniGryphon Tiger Mountain Mongolia 03 by BlackUniGryphon Tiger Mountain Mongolia 04 by BlackUniGryphon Tiger Mountain Sites 01 by BlackUniGryphon Tiger Mountain Memorial Texts by BlackUniGryphon  Tiger Mountain Mongolia 05 by BlackUniGryphon Tiger Mountain Base 02 by BlackUniGryphon  Tiger Mountain Base 01 by BlackUniGryphon Mongolian Tiger Mountain 05 by BlackUniGryphon Mongolian Tiger Mountain 03 by BlackUniGryphon Mongolian Tiger Mountain 02 by BlackUniGryphon Mongolian Tiger Mountain 01 by BlackUniGryphon Atop The Mongolian Palace by BlackUniGryphon At The Mongolian Palace 01 by BlackUniGryphon Mongolian Preformers 03 by BlackUniGryphon Mongolian Preformers 01 by BlackUniGryphon Mongolian Minstrels 01 by BlackUniGryphon Royal Mongolian Mutton by BlackUniGryphon Mongolian Landscape by BlackUniGryphon Tiger Mountain Mongolia 02 by BlackUniGryphon 

Anyways, despite all the new stuff I found on the internet this month, since I often find Mongolians rarely post anything online in English, and I'm often lost and confused about all of it... i almost tried to do some Mongolian inspired stuff... since my story, which isn't actually the same world as ours has a major section about Djehkäujaa when she changes to humanoid form... I'm hoping to keep that strange oddness of Mongolia still in that part, but I will have it be NOT Mongolian, because all things Mongolian are nebulous, and I would probably screw it up, or offend somebody... so, I would rather do something somewhat inspired by Mongolia instead. I won't name the place... or, maybe I will... but, call it something else... and as i was trying to say, i didn't do ANYTHING Mongolian inspired, even tho' I did a good chunk of research, and gathered photos online...

Nope.

Instead, I abruptly went into a different direction, and I was really feeling it also...

I wanted to practice drawing human figures, especially male, but it mostly ended up being head practice:

Heads Practice Doodles 001 by BlackUniGryphon Heads Practice Doodles 002 by BlackUniGryphon Heads Practice Doodles 003 by BlackUniGryphon

 I had already doodled some stuff with some of the interaction of Lively and 敖兴涛 Ao Xingtao, which was mostly good... but, actually he doesn't start off very good with her, and he's actually pretty scary and frightening at first.
Doodle 10 04 2016 Pair 001 by BlackUniGryphon Impetuous by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Grope Doodle 001 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Grope Doodle 002 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Flirt Doodles Practice 001 by BlackUniGryphon

Impetuous Grope by BlackUniGryphon
Lively With Her Lover by BlackUniGryphon Lovers Romance Rough sketch by BlackUniGryphon Lovers Doodles further by BlackUniGryphon Lively in the Backseat by BlackUniGryphon Lively Doodles 2008 001 by BlackUniGryphon Lively Doodles 2008 002 by BlackUniGryphon Lively 2006 Lovers Rough Sketch 001 by BlackUniGryphon Lively n Beloved Doodle WIP by BlackUniGryphon

Xingtao is often very impulsive, impetuous, an brash at first... and scary... But, he will calm down much later on... he also, will not always be there...
I just haven't really settled on his final design or look yet... when he's first in the story, he will have shorter hair, and he will have several hair style changes after that.
As he gets older, he will actually go from one spectrum of being (hot) impulsive and lack of self control to completely overly strict and stoic at times, or rigid, and even seem ice cold, but he thinks he's being cultivated, and refined... or zen...

I want him to have the long face skull shape, and sharper masculine lines and structures to his face. I want him to be very handsome, and his skin tone will change, like more tanned in summer, and paler in winter. he's also very intelligent, but he often makes bad choices or decisions, and doesn't always know how to cope with some things, yet can pull off many other things beyond anyone else. He doesn't always know what he wants, except for when he really wants something he will often go for it, but he will also self sabotage it. When he's younger he doesn't think anything through, or thinks about it in the wrong ways, but when he;s older he will over think things, often in extremes. He can blow hot or cold, or his neutrals are so neutral it's as tho' he's a machine.

He also has trouble remembering his past before he came to the setting where Lively is, and was actually someone else before. But, he can't remember it.
His original purpose in coming to the area where Lively is, was to make himself more humble, and to live a seemingly normal life... but, he went full on, and began to really live it up, fast cars, fun times, and getting into trouble, so he had to start over again, and that was how he ended up working at the place Lively eventually worked at. When he leaves, he will go through it again, and then he will flip and go the other direction and become conservative, when before he often viewed Lively as outwardly prudish, he will double down and become strict for a while.

That will not last long for too long, and they will both cross paths again, and be associated again, and eventually he will become overcome with his feelings for her, and try to go about it a better way.

I think of all the male characters these 2 will have the most sexiest & hottest interactions, but also some of the most screwed up.

As smart and strong as he can be, actually Lively & Djehkäujaa are much stronger persons/characters, and when they go to confront and deal with the main antagonist towards the end, he will also want to help out, and step up. But, he will fall short by accident. he gets points for trying because he really DOES want to have Lively in his life, and do right by her, and has matured a lot. But, the female characters will be the actual victors.

Lively with Djehkaujaa 03 by BlackUniGryphon
Djehkäujaa will have no romantic story at all as a humanoid. She's completely celibate because she isn't attracted to human beings. She's a dragon. And she's VERY vocal about it. She does not want to be a human, but she's stuck as a humanoid due to her own folly.
Djehkaujaa Rotation ModelSheet by BlackUniGryphon
But, to everyone else she;s incredibly desirable, and attractive. As a humanoid form, she does become quite enamored with human things like shoes, and fashion, and she uses her voice to support herself within that world.

Djehkaujaa Expresiv ModelSheet by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaeujaa 1999 Inked Dragon by BlackUniGryphon Dragon Animated Lip Synch by BlackUniGryphon Animation: Dragon Rolls Eyes by BlackUniGryphon
Djehkäujaa cares very deeply for the environment, the planet, nature, and inspired Lively to be environmental like her. Djehkäujaa's vocal talents with music mesh very well with Lively, and they bond over all beautiful things including arts, dance, music, and beautifying the world.

 Lively is working on a project The Gardens of The Future which combines permaculture design techniques and technology with clean energy, and rebuilding the infrastructures for the future generations.

Lively Overlooki Gardens Of The Future Concept 001 by BlackUniGryphon 
Lively Catsuit Sketch 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Lively Expressive Model Sheet by BlackUniGryphon Lively also goes through several hard experiences of bad relationships, being unappreciated, overlooked, and eventually her project will become in jeopardy from the main villain.

I'm still trying to design some catsuits for Lively.

There will be a lot of musical parts to this, and I will also experiment with story telling styles.
I will completely break a lot of rules on purpose for this.
There will also be mature sexy content.

Djehkäujaa will actually eventually become a dragon again! :D But, there's a MAJOR twist.
Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 002 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa RoughSketch 002 by BlackUniGryphon Vintage 2001 Djehkaujaa Rough Sketch 001 by BlackUniGryphon

And Ao Xingtao will also have  total recall of his former self.

Xingtao will also find Djehkäujaa both familiar somehow, but not know why, and he will also find her very attractive. But, they will not ever hook-up.
Djehkäujaa does not have human urges for intimacy because she is not actually human. She longs to return to the sky, and to do right by her past mistakes and become a dragon again which she had taken for granted.

But, in the process of humbling herself, and as the dragons would call it "learning a lesson" she actually learns far more than she was supposed to, because they were so rigid and strict, and when she finally can become a dragon again, which was intended to get her to let go of her willfulness, it completely backfires and she see through to the actual truth of everything. She sees through the preconceived ideas. She surpasses the elders, whom wee expecting her to return back and fulfill a duty since she has a talented singing ability which is valued by them, and wanted her to fulfill that duty as a job or occupational position...

Once she finally gets what she wants (being a dragon again) she realizes she wants to help Lively defeat the antagonist(s) because she cares deeply about the planet and the environment, which the dragons also do, but they are staunch isolationists.

She becomes far more powerful, and completely independent, and embraces her full on freedom and defies the entire tribe.

Xingtao also remembers whom he originally was, and defies his own family groups, to help Lively also. He will have amassed a lot of knowledge, and skills also and sorted out his own problems and ideologies.


Lively, however, has pretty much lost everything, especially everything that mattered to her, pretty much everyone that mattered to her, and everything she deserved, not just due to the min antagonist, but also those close to her. They only thing left is to try and save the project she worked so hard on: The Gardens Of The Future. This is a huge contrast to the beginning of the story which seems mostly all lovely, and just peachy keen, and hopeful... the ending is dire, and often upsetting, but also revealing, and shocking. Lots of twists...

But, Xingtao will eventually end up with her, and he will reveal his secrets to her.
And, the nation will finally finish the new infrastructures to do away with old transportation and highways, and people will live cleaner greener lives. Food production will change, and the beginning of the new Renaissance will start. Robotics and robots will take up all the tedious labor, and everyone will be free to pursue meaningful lives in arts, sciences, educations, creativity, and many other things. People will use money or currency for things that are meaningful to them rather than wasteful consumerism, and basic needs will have a high standard of living, and food will be mostly free except for rare items. There will still be a free market, but it will be regulated, and fair. And, nature will be permanently protected. And, all of the other nations follow the examples.


Anyways, i still need to improve my sketching anatomy skills, and practice a lot more.
  • Listening to: Anilha - Medicine Chant
  • Reading: Last Of The Mohicans
  • Watching: Grav3yardgirl
  • Playing: Castle Age
  • Eating: pizza
  • Drinking: Chai Green Tea
Some Butterfly works for a video project, very possibly, for UMASS.

My daughter made this one which I edited and changed:

Heidi butterfly wings by BlackUniGryphon

I also made my own Butterfly, which I also edited in Photoshop 6.0:

Kandice Butterfly Wings by BlackUniGryphon

It has the Chinese character: 忍

#Inktober #Drawtober #Butterfly #Butterflies #markers
  • Listening to: Anilha - Medicine Chant
  • Reading: Last Of The Mohicans
  • Watching: Grav3yardgirl
  • Playing: Castle Age
  • Eating: pizza
  • Drinking: Chai Green Tea
Lively Mori Fusion 001 by BlackUniGryphon
I started attending UMASS last month, and it was HELL. For a number of reasons, including a number of medical reasons, and unworkable circumstances, I had to almost entirely drop out. But, I kept my video class.

Still trying to sort out medical issues, and other issues.

Then, my daughter was in gravely ill, and had to go to the hospital this weekend until Monday.

Anyways, at the end of last month, I started doodling and sketching again. For some reason Lively as a Mori girl was really eating at my inspiration, but almost halfway through it, I began to want to do futuristic or cyber punk stuff, and since I didn't have my sketchbook w.me the whole weekend, I stewed over it, like a pressure cooker. I think this could be a good short for my "Eyewitness" series if I came up with a decent song or musical number for it.

I think this would've been a better piece of artwork, but I lost my steam for it, and just left it like this. I felt like I ought to just finish it up a bit. Not my best ever, but it was somewhat liked on Instagram.

Doodle 10 04 2016 Pair 001 by BlackUniGryphon But, since I was on a major SciFi & anime kick for weeks, and especially since Friday, the next thing I knew I was sketching up stuff for Lively in my stories.

Lively Overlooki Gardens Of The Future Concept 001 by BlackUniGryphon
There's so much I could do with this concept, and its just a scratch into the enamel on the surface.

This is a huge major aspect of the story aside from the character interactions with each other, and their development. Trying to wrap my head around this stuff has been an endeavor in its self since about 2012.

Lively is very driven for 2 things, the arts, but also humanities which includes the sciences and the environment. This is what makes the whole thing an actual story. It's funny how it dove tailed into the stuff I was studying in my philosophy courses. Everything that is good (virtues) in humanity will be mixed somewhere within the main characters, where as the antagonist(s) will be vice driven, backwards, destructive, and greedy. However, i need to have some flaws written/designed into the main characters or else there's no story. Lively's will be that she trusts people way too much, and far more than they deserve, and her good intentions aren't enough on their own. She can't just believe people on their word. You need to check up on them, and hold them accountable. She also needs to make the case for things no matter how apparent and obvious they are. If you don't keep on talking about it, but the opposition keeps running their mouth n making noise with lies, that's the ONLY THING people will hear, and think about.

Lively Catsuit Sketch 001 by BlackUniGryphon
I'm also trying to come up with some catsuit looks for Lively. A catsuit or full body suit has always been a signature of Lively since the mid 1990s in my sketches of her. It still needs work.
  • Listening to: Robotech
  • Reading: Legend of The 5 Rings Unicorn
  • Watching: TYT LIVE
  • Playing: Deva Premal
  • Eating: pumpkin
  • Drinking: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Cofee
I wanted to do way more of these by now, but I got snookered into doing a DIY Mermaid Tail for my kid! She's old enough to make her own from now on!

It's still not as good as I would like, but that's what practice is for... developing... and in my case re-learning... But, I feel it's definitely improving, and going forward.

Here's the very rough concept for this scene, which is a musical singing scene:

Djehkaujaa City Concept Doodle 001 by BlackUniGryphon

Here's the rough demo of the song for this scene:

Get Ready To Fly
"Get Ready To Fly"
Song, lyrics, poetry by Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
©2016 Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman
(Notes at the bottom of page)
I'm gonna reach!
I'm gonna strive!
Will get release! 
Because I'm gonna fly!
I'm gonna fly!
I feel the truth,
of the real me inside!
Let it all out!
I am ready to fly!
I am ready to fly!
Returning back to
the way things ought to be!
I feel my wings!
Returning to me!
I am ready to fly! 
And, I will reach!
Here! As I strive!
Will get release! 
because I'm gonna fly!
I'm gonna fly!
Returning back to
the way things should seem!
I'll leave the rest behind,
Where my tail ought to be!
I feel my wings!
It's not the best in the world, but it's a start... Gotta start somewhere...

Djehkäujaa in her humanoid form, which she hates, actually started to cause some quirks in her personality, and she, being a dragon, has an insatiable love & desire for beautiful things, something they all struggle with. So, once she became  stuck as a humanoid form, she was totally FREE to indulge in beautiful things, which meant she started to collect and horde shoes, and has a massive shoe collecting fetish. She loves things that are SHINY, SPARKLY, GLITTERY, SHIMMERING, and COLORFUL or Vibrant... but, for the most part, her clothes tend to be more practical when she picks her own clothing. But, the SHOES! WOW! She's NOT as flamboyant in her clothing as Lively... just SHOES.

Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 002 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkeujaa Wind  Swept by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans HQ by BlackUniGryphon Dhehkaujaa Humanoid ModelSheet by BlackUniGryphon

She's also a singing dragon, which was/is rare... I actually wanted to call her a "wind singer" but, Macross Delta actually already copyrighted that.. and I didn't know until this year.... because I watch the show every week. So, I will need to come up with something else.... This is why I'm SO PARANOID about this story. So, i'll need some other name for it. "wind" is a major motif in this story. Wind, flow, light, mind... but, also "earth", but I need a new term for it because it's an alternative version of reality, meaning our Earth... So, i need a new term for that also...

Anyways, Djehkäujaa becomes far more musical in her humanoid form, and it's how she survives, somewhat, to cope with living in the human world.

These are the rough sketches from video/photo references. I just wanted it to look and feel right, like my inner vision... but, I need to develop and grow it. I want something new, and unique. SO, I need to create it on my own. I also don;t want to do something else...

I'm a bit apprehensive that the new Macross Delta series character Mikumo might end up having some similar themes in my visuals... I mean, I can SEE why I like the show, BIG TIME. But, I don't want to be accused of ripping it off... I do admit that I was inspired for a lot of my art (overall) from Macross Plus from the 90s... but, I've intentionally put a 90s vibe in here.

Here's my Concept Art/Practice sketches

Djehkaujaa Cityscape Concept ref 01-02 by BlackUniGryphon

Djehkaujaa ref 03 by BlackUniGryphon

Djehkaujaa ref 04 by BlackUniGryphon
Djehkaujaa Doodles 2016 002 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Sketch 004 by BlackUniGryphon

Another part/scene different song after this one (rough concept storyboards artwork):
Djehkaujaa Zeppelin Flight Storyboards 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Zeppelin Flight Storyboards 002 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Zeppelin Flight Storyboards 003 by BlackUniGryphon
  • Listening to: Macross Delta
  • Reading: legend of The 5 Rings Unicorn
  • Watching: TYT LIVE
  • Playing: Walküre
  • Eating: hamburger
  • Drinking: chrysanthimum tea
Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 002 by BlackUniGryphon

Zenith Beyond Eclipsing The Dragon's Rue

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



:star: Song/Poem/Lyrics:


I know I haven't done much on the actual dragon form of Djehkäujaa this year, but I'm just feeling my way through this... I still get the muse for random whims of music just flowing to/through me.... I ALWAYS regret it when I don't have my iPhone (or battery power on it) or a notebook to jot the stuff down, because often when it comes, later on you loose it, and trying to get back into that is SO HARD.

In fact, i just did a NEW song this week, which I'd actually wanted to be a 4/4 beats but ended up more like a 6/8 waltz sorta... :-/

Anyways, I managed to record and splice pieces of it together... it sounds a but too "country" to me, probably because it's the waltz beat count... *gags*

So, here's the Poem typed version:

Get Ready To Fly
"Get Ready To Fly"
Song, lyrics, poetry by Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
©2016 Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman
(Notes at the bottom of page)
I'm gonna reach!
I'm gonna strive!
Will get release! 
Because I'm gonna fly!
I'm gonna fly!
I feel the truth,
of the real me inside!
Let it all out!
I am ready to fly!
I am ready to fly!
Returning back to
the way things ought to be!
I feel my wings!
Returning to me!
I am ready to fly! 
And, I will reach!
Here! As I strive!
Will get release! 
because I'm gonna fly!
I'm gonna fly!
Returning back to
the way things should seem!
I'll leave the rest behind,
Where my tail ought to be!
I feel my wings!


The SoundCloud rough DEMO is here: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…


It was SERIOUSLY a LOT of work, and frustration... I'm not a pro song writer/musician... I'm just trying to remember what I learned long long ago...

I've been kinda "in the flow" with Djehkäujaa in her humanoid form since about April/May but especially since June.


Also, doing my croquis gesture life drawings is really helping. And, I got a stack of abandoned sketchbooks at UMASS.
Also, I start my Federal Workstudy Program job at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy Mass, because I'm starting at UMASS this fall majoring in Philosophy. I might actually switch to a double major, and major in art also, for several reasons.

Anyways, Here's some of my old vintage storyboards that were rough concepts I came up with back when I went to AIPH:

Djehkaujaa Zeppelin Flight Storyboards 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Zeppelin Flight Storyboards 002 by BlackUniGryphonDjehkaujaa Zeppelin Flight Storyboards 003 by BlackUniGryphon

Anyways, I still don't feel my skills are as good as they could be nor ought to be, but I am practicing often.

When I first tried to do these sketches I found I was struggling, but after continually doing the croquis practice I improved it a lot:

Djehkaujaa Sketch 004 by BlackUniGryphon

Then, since last week, I kept having the intense whim to sketch Djehkäujaa in her humanoid form:


Djehkaujaa Doodles 2016 002 by BlackUniGryphon

Then, I did this one:


Djehkaujaa City Concept Doodle 001 by BlackUniGryphon

It's connected to the song I wrote.

I have another sketch similar to this one which was a reference study (and I want to do more of them) but, if you follow my Instagram you can see I've been making my daughter ANOTHER mermaid tail...

-this is THE LAST TIME I will EVER DO THIS. I did it last year and it almost killed me. The back pain is NOT WORTH IT! I don;t have an adequate space to work in, so I have to work on the floor and switch back & forth to the table between times when my spouse is eating, and he has some kind of compulsive mental issue over it all. Meanwhile, I could've been DONE already if he'd JUST let me go to the farbric store & buy some fabric, but NO he's a cheapskate, and I wanted to quit working on it SO MANY TIMES because of the back pain in my lower back. I can only work on it in spurts, and take breaks because it's serious. When he tried to pull his OCD shit again, I told him NOT TO TOUCH nor MOVE ANYTHING because it was EXACTLY WHERE I WANTED IT, even tho' it looks like a mess, and if he moved ANYTHING I would NOT be able to make the tail, and he's a softy for the kid... but, when we went out to get Pokemon balls on Pokemon GO for the kid, HE friggin vacuumed n messed up my stuff, then denied it, and then a whole strip was missing, and I told him without it, I wouldn't be able to complete it, and she would GET NO TAIL (guilt trip). Then, surprise-surprise! (Not really) he buckled & admitted he was vacuuming, then checked the vacuum which HAD THE STRIP IN IT!!! ARRRGGG!!!! Then he had to WASH IT, which set me back a WHOLE DAY! Plus, I needed to go to the gym, then take her to the pool, get a shower, and she wanted to get Pokemon balls again.

He's STILL nervously obsessing about it, so he's like: How long is this gonna take?

SO, I told him about 6 days, maybe... but, due to the set-back it was like 7. Then, today, My machine broke, so i had to disassemble it and reassemble it to fix it. Maybe it will take 8 days now. *shrugs* So, now he's off my back for the moment.

Anyways, if she ever wants a hand made mermaid tail, she will need to make it herself after this. Or buy one with her own money.

so, that other sketch I mentioned is not scanned yet, but I took a photo of it for Instagram.

I really wish I had more funds and better equipment and persons to work with in person, because I really struggle to get it to come into form without a team, or persons with the right skillsets. Also, I get annoyed with persons whom can't understand me, nor my vision, and want to do things their way, and change everything.

Djehkaujaa Character Design 2000 Chracter Design 2 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa 1999 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scan 2 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans 3 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans HQ by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkeujaa Wind  Swept by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Doodles 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon

I'm just kind've letting it go with the flow, because it does that anyway.

I also started a grapevine wreath that I will be making into a Boho Chic Dream Catcher, and if you haven't see my Boho Decor photos from Independence Day of my so-called "balcony on the first floor" go check it on my Instagram: www.instagram.com/blackunigryp…

I haven;t really done much else with Lively or Ao Xingtao lately... it's ALL Djehkäujaa right now.

I figure, it probably still seems like a mess to everyone else... because they can't see nor understand my vision. I wish i could show you what I see in my mind, and experience how it feel,s but I can only do this bit by bit at a time...

I do want to get more into the animation, but my skills still need a lot more work & practice.
I'm getting there bit by bit, but these things take time.
  • Listening to: Ghost In The Shell OST SOuntrack
  • Reading: Immortal unicorn Vol. 2
  • Watching: TYT LIVE
  • Eating: Salsa Chicken
  • Drinking: Hot Tea
Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 002 by BlackUniGryphon

I'm definitely still developing my story "Zenith beyond Eclipsing The Dragon's Rue"
But, I'm trying to concentrate on developing a specific character for now. I wants very much to do some painting stuff, but a lot of circumstances have changed/shifted since then, and I kinda lost my fire for that... plus, out of nowhere, suddenly Mr. Wang wanted to do painting again... (Gee... I've no idea why...) I would definitely like to improve my painting skills again, but It's kinda back-burner, or an afterthought for the moment...
Ao Xingtao HZ001 by BlackUniGryphon
Mostly, I've been heavily concentrating on developing 兴涛 Áo Xìngtāo.


It's kinda "the vibe" I'm going with... and I figure it will take me the rest of the year to finally "get it. (I'm assuming)
I kinda have some ideas I like, but I haven;t honed it, and I also want to really nail down a specific face and body-type, but I haven't quite reached it yet.

Lovers Designed by BlackUniGryphon

I really like the direction this one was, but I don't always want him to have the long hair. i want his hair to also change a number of times. I just haven't settled on his exact face yet.
And, I want to improve my drawing skills, again....

So, I've done a lot of doodles, and rough sketches, and studied all kinds of references. I'm rather awkward right now... but, I'll get it eventually.
ROUGH SKETCHES Xingtao development 003 by BlackUniGryphon ROUGH SKETCHES Xingtao development 002 by BlackUniGryphon ROUGH SKETCHES Xingtao development 001 by BlackUniGryphon Sketch of Livley and Beloved by BlackUniGryphon
I was studying photos of 80s/90s Christian Slater (Because OMFG THE HAIR!!!) and 80s/90s Tony Leung Ka Fai, and many other incredibly gorgeous dudes.

Yet, at the same time, I DO NOT want him to look like Djehkäujaa!!!!
I've felt like a number of the sketches kept veering over in that direction and was bugging me a lot!
Djehkeujaa Wind  Swept by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans HQ by BlackUniGryphon

I've also been interacting with a lot of people, socially, on DeviantART this whole month.
 And, I spent so much time from about 2008-2015 doing my photography work/art that I was somewhat conflicted about posting it here, altho' i have tons on Flickr and elsewhere...
But, as a creative person, artist, and producer, I feel I am ALL of those things.
So, I've been publishing more of my Cosplay work, and probably I will add some more of my Bellydance bedleh photos. I did actually make money here and there with those, so, I don't see why I couldn't post those here. I've ALWAYS been very serious about those things.

So, I will be adding more of my Pirate Character (OC) Marshall Kändiß The Pyrate Wench.

Gypsy Skirt Dance by BlackUniGryphon

Many people have no idea just how much work, effort, thought, and feelings, creativity, money, planning, and so many other factors go into producing just a shot like this, and ALL on my own. Makeup alone takes 2-3 hours (or more), set-up can take a long time. Weather is a major factor.

This pirate character was also my #1 most popular blog I had which crushed my photography blog which was doing fairly well in 2010.
And, I also have a Boho/Gypset/Mori/Raver/Whimsical blog that was also incredibly successful about a year ago. At a few points in time it beat out my pirate blog, but the Pirate character is one that I STILL all kinds of comments, questions, compliments, and from everyone and anyone. Young, old, girl, boy, trans, international, domestic, etc.

I would LOVE to do this again, but my health is a major hurtle. I'm easing slowly into trying to improve my lungs which were badly damaged from pneumonia last month, and I have prescription codeine painkiller narcotic med whenever I have a flareup. I'm also hoping to have improved my lung again, like last year, by the end of summer... but, we keep getting cold arctic jet-stream air and I get major setbacks. Each time I'm getting somewhere, something can happen, and set me back several days, and i can;t go to the gym until my lungs improve. It often knocked me out and I have to sleep most of the day so my lungs can heal. This is literally THE WORST my asthma has EVER been. Even worse than when I had surgery in 2013. I could loose more weight faster if my lungs would just heal. But, it's hard to do do the harder stuff right now, like power lifting and more vigorous cardio because I can;t fully "chest breathe" right now. But, I can still diaphragm or "yoga breathe" without any problems.  i really need to get back my "chest" area of the lungs to get that power one needs to effectively get the most benefits from exercising.... but, since I'm getting older now, I must baby myself, and be gentle, and go bit by bit... It's very frustrating and humbling, because I still wish I could do things like when i was 18... but, I'm not 18. I'm 37.

I still like furries, and anthros. But, I probably won't be doing much of that work at all this year.
But, I still love monsters and beasts. I'll very likely be doing dragons.

I'm expecting to concentrate on human figures tho'.
  • Listening to: Ghost In The Shell OST SOuntrack
  • Reading: Immortal unicorn Vol. 2
  • Watching: TYT LIVE
  • Eating: Salsa Chicken
  • Drinking: Hot Tea
Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 002 by BlackUniGryphon
Djehkeujaa Wind  Swept by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans HQ by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Doodles 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Character Design 2000 Chracter Design 2 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scan 2 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Color Portrait by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Color Human M Sheet by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Expresiv ModelSheet by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Facial Model Sheet by BlackUniGryphon Lively Expressive Model Sheet by BlackUniGryphon
Djehkaujaa Rotation ModelSheet by BlackUniGryphon
I've worked quite a bit on my dragon story which is now titled: 

"Zenith Beyond Eclipsing The Dragon's Rue"


Dragon Animated Lip Synch by BlackUniGryphon

I've been reworking, and redesigning the subplots... most of it is in my head, while other stuff is in my notebooks. I'm redesigning some characters, or going back to some of the original aspects the were.... I don't quite have my main villain/antagonist worked out fully yet. When I'd originally written him back in 1999 in my old notes, I was bothered that he seemed too extreme, and wasn't believable at all by an audience, so I felt I needed to tone him down, but I struggled with this a lot. However, members of the Republican Party are far more extremist than my character was originally written, so I'm going back to my original character personality design for him. And, yes, my main villain is a radical corporatist dominonist politician. Unfortunately, I DO FEEL he needs a new name because the name I made for him I felt was TOO unoriginal.

I'd also originally intended the story to be a full length animated feature film motion picture. But, Now, I am reworking it to be a series of animated shorts, and a lot of  music. The reason is because originally I'd written it based on the old media standards, and the establishment Hollywood way of doing things, and marketing, and pitching... but, I no longer have to care about creating a "pitch package", delivering a pitch, or a treatment, or even a pilot... So, all my wild ideas I can actually put into it. I've already rewritten and redesigned things a number of times, so there's no reason I can't redesign it FOR ME. I don't have a publisher, I don;t have a boss, I don't have a money on my back mouth breathing on me... so, I thought: Why not just GO TOTALLY WILD????

Animation Picking up the Goat by BlackUniGryphon

I already wanted it to be a Sci-Fi/fantasy film. So, since it's MY FANTASY and MY SCI-FI why not fucking GO FOR BROKE? Let's just go WAY FAR OUT THERE!

Pressed Lovers Sketch by BlackUniGryphon

One thing I struggled with was that I wanted to do things MY WAY, not some one else's way. And, there's some themes I want more than anything to do in a more European way. And, I want to show nudity, and nipples. But, I DO NOT LIKE the way it's often portrayed in Hollywood which is male dominated, and lacking, or way to censored. I don't think, as an artist, that if I wish to portray a love scene, that it should be vulgar or trashy, but it could be beautiful, sensual, and artistic.

Mature Content

Flower Child Lively Colored by BlackUniGryphon
Fallen by BlackUniGryphon Lovers Designed by BlackUniGryphon  Lively With Lover by BlackUniGryphon Lively With Her Lover by BlackUniGryphon  Lively Lovers 2008 Rough doodle 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Lively Theater 2008 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Sketch of Livley and Beloved by BlackUniGryphon

But, since I was going to do that, I thought why not some other fantasy things? Instead of portraying the world as this world, I wanted to portray a world THE COULD BE or how it MIGHT have been.... like an alternate reality of our world. Much like Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry did whom created a vision of the future of what humanity COULD BE LIKE, as a hopeful vision or responsible people in an egalitarian world,  or even stories by Arthur C. Clarke's "Fountains of Paradise", I wanted to show what our lives COULD HAVE BEEN LIKE at the turn of the Century/Millennium if we had gone with a leader like Al Gore and gone in a more Green and pragmatic direction. So, I will portray a world where they are transitioning off of fossil fuels, and doing away with hydrocarbon combustion engines, and highways, and redoing agriculture with permaculture, and implementing a municipal automated national transportation system. 

But, that wasn't enough either... so, in my story, in my world, there are going to probably be about 3 lunar satellites (3 moons), but I haven't decided whether it will be a binary solar system or not, yet... I know I've seen other films from the 70s & 80s do that.... but, the idea of at least 3 moons sounds so far out that I don;t think anyone in the establishment would like it at all. SO, fuck it! It's my dream world so, I say multiple moons!

Lively Back Bend by BlackUniGryphon Quick Pencil sketch Livelly by BlackUniGryphon

And, on another twist of weirdness, I also just wrote a new side scene plot in which Ao Xingtao takes Lively to one of the moons.
I was somewhat inspired by a French artist that did those moon mummies hoaxes that people STILL ACTUALLY THINK IS REAL! XD It was an awesome hoax! If you want to find video footage of that, it's all over YouTube. It was a totally awesome, very creative hoax of 2 mummies of ancient human women bodies! humansarefree.com/2015/07/mona…

I wanted to start trying to work on, or rework an establishing scene with Djehkäujaa, which was why I did some painting earlier this month. But, then, I lost my mojo, got frustrated, had terrible weather, and was constantly getting sick! But, I'm recovering now!

Eyewitness Congressional 1995 by BlackUniGryphon Eyewitness: Dragons 1999 by BlackUniGryphon Dujiao Wu Qilin 2002 pastel by BlackUniGryphon  Eyewitness: Wu Dujiao Qilin B by BlackUniGryphon  Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 004 by BlackUniGryphon Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 005 by BlackUniGryphon Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 003 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Yoga Performance Nixie Concept 001 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Double Tailed Nixie Rough Concept Art 002 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Double Tailed Nixie Rough Concept Art 001 by BlackUniGryphon
2 Tails Undine Stride by BlackUniGryphon 2 Double Tail Undines 01 by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Black Mermaid by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Undine Stretch Color by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails White Mermaid by BlackUniGryphon

Anyways, I figured I could always just do my art the way I WANT IT TO BE, and if I decide to market it, like to other audiences, I could always just alter it later on. If I wanted to make it more G rated, I see no reason why I could not do that.  I'm totally fine with remixing it anyway, since I like remix culture. It's really funny how much my 2 main projects this one, and "Eyewitness" are becoming very similar sometimes. I like the idea of it as a full length feature film, but I also like the idea of a series of shorts. If i did shorts, I could actually do a lot more, then after the fact, I could always just recut them, like "Macross Plus" and "Macross Frontier" did, and use different music, different scenes, and variations on the story. LOTR, Star Trek, Star Wars, Jim Cameron, Ridley Scott also did this. There's also several recut versions of Walt Disney's Fantasia. So, I see no reason why I couldn't come up with my own format.

I'm rather happy with the direction and development of my main male love interest character so far. Since I don't have to worry about the judgements of some overbearing boss/producer/director/executive that doesn't understand the world, or me, nor my vision, I can completely do whatever I want. So, I came up with a REALLY BEAUTIFUL name for him, and it was SO MUCH WORK & EFFORT! 兴涛 Áo Xìngtāo

It was SO HARD to come up with this name!

Ao Xingtao Ancient Vertical 001 by BlackUniGryphon Ao Xingtao Ancient Vertical 002 by BlackUniGryphon  Ao Xingtao Vert 001 by BlackUniGryphon
Ao Xingtao HZ003 by BlackUniGryphon Ao Xingtao HZ002 by BlackUniGryphon Ao Xingtao HZ001 by BlackUniGryphon

So glad I don't have a boss that would ruin & destroy my vision, and art!

I also recently spoke with a really good friend of mine whom is a creator of a new animated TV show about to go into syndication this fall, and this friend (male) had expressed the downsides of this and his feelings on the matter. So, altho' I'm rather happy for my friend, I understand that my friend has gone through a number of compromises just to get to that, and all of the things he must give up, forever, just because he achieved that. So, on one side, I'm happy and excited for my friend, on the other side, I just can't see myself going in that direction, EVER. I'm not a male, and I also don't want to EVER be that level of high profile as an artist, nor the kind of scrutiny and pressure that goes along with that. My "Eyewitness" project I would like to be more family oriented, but I WOULD like to have an R rated small spinoff series of that. But, for my Dragon Project (Zenith Beyond Eclipsing The Dragon's Rue), it would crush me so deeply to have my story altered just because my character has nipples showing in the frame.

I'm also nobody, and I can stay nobody. Having contracts at the level of funding that is establishment means they have major leverage over you, and I can't stand it. I've been an entrepreneur and freelancer for so long, that I always have a say. I'm too much of an alpha by now. And, I'm too much of a Free Spirit.

Hamlet The Readiness Is All Marshall Kandice Pyrat by BlackUniGryphon

Poetry:


The Color Of My Heart by BlackUniGryphon

This is one of those things that I've greatly taken for granted my entire life. Writing poetry, fo me, was just so friggin' easy that I thought anyone could do it... the strange thing is that I was wrong. In The Greater Philadelphia Area where I grew up which includes Southern NJ poetry was just so common, and everyone I knew often doodled out poems, lyrics, that I just scoffed and thought of it as just one of those things... and whatever... who cares? But, then I graduated and went to other parts of the country, and networked with a lot of people worldwide on the internet, and whenever I'd post even a crappy poem, I'd get these really unusual comments like: Wow! I didn't know you were a poet!

What? I'm a poet?

What? I just wrote some corny poem, and now I'm a poet? What do you mean? Can't you write poetry????


and.... apparently.... no..... they can't....


this was just mind blowing to me.... like not being able to read & write.... or being unable to see colors... or being unable to swim....

This was just so weird and alien to me!

And, people would make SUCH a big deal over it! It was almost like I'd laid a golden egg or something! Like, WOW! that's so impressive!

I personally don't think I'm all that wonderful at poetry... like, it's just something I can do... but, when I was a kid, I also felt the same way about art. I thought everyone could draw... but, they couldn't. I also didn't think i was a good artist, even tho' I was actually a prodigy child and won awards and scholarships all the time as a child.

Well, I'm not gonna be a rap star! LOL! So, don't start!

Anyways, ever since I started doing poetry again this year (because every few years I start going through periods where I fill up my notebooks with poems (and some are cheeky or snarky).

So, why not? It's like I'm loosing my mind, surrendering to the madness... and now all this art stuff is erupting out of me since Feb!
Why not? Poetry! OK! Fine! As if I wasn't already crazy enough! (according to society)

But, this time, I actually decided to type and publish them.

The weird thing was, on my blog, and also here on my gallery, i got more hits on my poems than most of my artwork. It was really unusual for me.
I was surprised so many people wanted to read my poetry.

My newest poem was this one:
Stirring Dragon
Stirring Dragon
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman   "Black UniGryphon" TM
©2016 All Rights Reserved
Hear the sound of my soul,
See the color of my heart,
Feel the light within,
Know the truth without,
Be the motion and lift up.
Ascend the stairs.... 
If there is a dream in my heart,
Make it so......
Sleeping dragon,
Cozy in the dark,
A sleeping dragon,
Slumbers inside my heart. 
The tail does twitch,
And, head does wake,
With wings unfurling a flight to take! 
<a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b38EtMMlp9Q/VvGVWQG8J5I/AAAAAAAA0io/3fZcQEJN7v0lqPIjGCdfteWXbvlY4_VfQCKgB/s1600/196302397000201.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;">

It shot up in views when I hadn't even promoted it on social media.

This one, which was the only one that was more personal and emotional, and I was incredibly feeling vulnerable also shot up in views even tho' i didn;t promote it on Social media originally either:
  WindWind
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Draft Lyrics/Poetry

I.)
I am the wind,
The wind that flows freely,
I am the wind that blows me to you.
I am the wind.
Trees and grasses sway,
Song birds sing and play,
Letting go,
To and Fro,
As leaves in the wind,
I let go.
I submit to the breeze....
Bend me to your will like a reed in the wind,
Now the wind and I are one....
Free....
Just be....
I am the wind.....
*********************
II.) Reprise
It is the wind,
Which has brought me here.
It is the wind,
That blows me to you.
Softly and sweetly,
Boldly and breezy.
I am here now.....
Fertile as the Earth,
Beneath my feet,
Stable as the ground,
And stretching streets.
Flowing like a river,
Vast as oceans and s


The other ones I wrote were meant to be song lyrics for my Dragon Project:

These are more inspirational & motivational:

Keep On Going
Keep On Going
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Draft Lyrics/Poetry
Keep on going.... (echoes)
                           Keep on going.... (echoes)      Keep on going.... (echoes)
                                                                 &
I Take It Higher
I Take It Higher
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Draft Lyrics/Poetry
Gotta reach!  
A little further!
Gonna reach!
A little farther! 
For myself,
Make a conscious choice!
Come on! 
Make some noise! 
Jump-jump!
I jump some more!
Jump-jump! 
Jump off the floor! 
A little higher!
Gonna make it! 
A little higher! 
Time to soar! 
I take it higher!
I make it higher!
*********
Go forth! 
A little Further! 
Reach forth! 
A little farther! 
For myself,
Spun it 'round! 
Come on!
A glorious sound! 
Jump-jump!
I jumped some more! 
Jump-jump! 
Launched off the floor! 
A little higher! 
Gonna make it! 
A little higher!
Free Flying Heart

(Some vintage Storyboard thumbnails)
Free Flying Heart (working title)
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Rough Draft Lyrics/Poetry 
I dreamed I was the wind,
And a Part of the sky,
And then when I awoke,
Remembered I once could fly.
What do I do?
What have I done?
Foolish and selfish mistakes!
Careless and empty! -thinking it's fun!
I am the obstacle of myself,
Find a way to overcome me!
Somehow I can reach it,
My heart wants to finally fly free!
I miss you,
All free in the sky.
I mi


This one is more Emotive:
The First Time SeeingThe First Time Seeing (working title)
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Rough Draft Lyrics/Poetry

The first time........... (echoes)
               -though these eyes......... (echoes)
                                 I ever witnessed this place........ (echoes)


The first time........... (echoes)
               -through these eyes........ (echoes)
     &


But, if you really want to read my BEST POEM I've EVER WRITTEN, and my MOST PROUDEST, it's this one:



I wrote that when I was in high school. It's my very best work.

I also keep going on these Shakespeare obsessive moods... I was often obsessed with Hamlet this month... often hours on end...


I'm quite frustrated with my whole "funds issue" as an investor and an entrepreneur... There are funds that  "have but don;t have" and been perpetually delaying... This has been a constant thing that started back in 2010, but I went fully into it in January 2011. There's a reason why i know a lot more about finance, politics, and corporatism than everyone else, because I've been involved in the process(es), conferences and all... You will never have to know the kinds of pressure I've been through, and you are lucky you never went through it. The funds are mine, and I do have them... but as far as being usable currency(s) in a banking institution... well... I'm kinda in limbo until I get the green light(s) on either the public end, or the private end... and, I've been put on alert so many times, with memos and everything... but greedy people don;t want others to be equals, and there's so many other power plays going on.

if i did have access to what is actually mine already, I could've easily created my own corporations, nonprofits, humanitarian projects, major investments, and many other really great things. In my view, it's not actually just for me, but for others, because I'm an egalitarian pragmatist. I did so much work, homework, research, thorough planning, strategizing, re-strategizing, business plans, legal research... u have no idea. SO many people have been worn down, and I also volunteered many times to help others involved because they were going mad loosing their minds from the perpetual delaying of the process, and holding up all kinds on international monetary things... that would take like 4 weeks to even explain.... probably longer...

But, if I ever got the green light to cross the Rubicon this would be a game changer for me.

But, until that ever happens, which who even knows at this point if it ever will... I'm just some crazy, middle aged woman/artist doing crazy stuff online....

I really don't care about  the world, or money anymore, because the whole world is out of its mind... so, if by being ethical, and rational, and being true to my heart & soul makes me crazy... than I'd rather be crazy.

If you don't love me, then I do not want you to pretend that you do.
You can't make people love you, and you can't make yourself feel something your heart won't or can't.

We all could've had a better world, and a better life, if only you had tried, or didn't stop trying...

if people only love you when your popular, famous, beautiful, or "successful", but don;t love you when you're not... it's really not love, not real love... nor a success, and I don't want that.

For all the things I have put my heart, soul, ethics, spirit, effort, care, consideration, and integrity into... and you don't care, then why should I care what you think of me?

There's a difference between conditional love, and unconditional love...

A person that is very giving of themselves is NOT WEAK. A stingy or greedy person is.

If you don;t like my art, then you don;t like my heart... and you don't like me... because my art IS ME.

I will never fit their box, because it's just an idea.... and the box doesn't exist. I don't think as they do... I have better dreams than fitting into uncomfortable imaginary boxes.
  • Listening to: Ghost In The Shell OST SOuntrack
  • Reading: Immortal unicorn Vol. 2
  • Watching: TYT LIVE
  • Eating: Salsa Chicken
  • Drinking: Hot Tea
Here is the Owl on a Lantern I did back in Feb but just recently scanned:

Owl Lantern Sketch 001 by BlackUniGryphon

I've had 2 flues and pneumonia this month, a number of health issues also. I got a gym membership, finally, at the end of last month, but since my lungs kept getting infected I had to stop, and rest until my chest heals. Gonna see how I do by the end of the week, because I HATE LOOSING MONEY! And, I quite enjoy going to the gym!

I've always been a Macross fan, and I am really crazy for Macross Delta like a mofo. I did a bit of fan art, not that great tho':

Here is Mikumo Guynemer from Walküra in Macross Delta:

Mikumo Rough Sketch Fan Art by BlackUniGryphon
It's possible I might do another one.

And since I saw ZERO fan art of those adorable mercat catfish alien thingies in Macross Delta here are TWO on them:


MerCat Macross Delta Fan Art 001 by BlackUniGryphon
 MerCat Macross Delta Fan Art Doodle 001 by BlackUniGryphon  
I also started watching Ghost In The Shell again, and it was way different for me this time. So, I might want to watch ALL OF IT NOW. I read Phillip K. Dick's "Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep"  (Blade Runner) in the winter, so it's very similar....

I also did some painting this month, but I got very sick and had to stop EVERYTHING I was doing. i kept passing out because my lungs were so badly infected!

I've been on a major 1990s kick, like crazy. X-Files, La Bouche, Corona, Macross, Star Trek TNG. AND, I'm a CRAZY friggin' Star Wars fan this year. Got the 3 disk set! Sci-Fi has ALWAYS been one of my favorite genres!

I also saw the newest episode of Game of Thrones. Very excite!

 
  • Listening to: Ghost In The Shell OST SOuntrack
  • Reading: Immortal unicorn Vol. 2
  • Watching: TYT LIVE
  • Eating: Salsa Chicken
  • Drinking: Hot Tea

Zenith Beyond Eclipsing The Dragon's Rue (Working Title)


Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 002 by BlackUniGryphon
Bernie Sanders 2016 Stamp by TheAggravatedArtist Bernie Sanders 2016 (stamp) by hormonours Bernie Sanders for President 2016 (stamp) by hormonours

I keep having anxiety or panic attacks about it, but, my art is just sort of taking over.... I'm at a point where I can;t fight it anymore... and over the past few months, and especially since March, I'm really going through something...

Some of my old concept work is totally missing, or lost, or I haven;t found it, but I spent a long time scanning old stuff, including rough sketches, and unfinished doodles.

I wasn't sure what to name my story for years, since I first started the concept at least in 1997. It's changed titles a number of times, and I spent many hours at a time, and weeks, deciding on a title. What I came up with (this far) is probably this:

"Zenith Beyond Eclipsing The Dragon's Rue" (Working Title)


I was hoping to do some painting(s) today, but I need to wait for my spouse to get home because I don't know where the paint brushes are.
They will mostly be paintings or sky, landscapes, and clouds, all aerial stuff.
I might also need to get a 3D program eventually and mess around with it (even tho' I stink at that).

Dragon Animated Lip Synch by BlackUniGryphon

The 2 main characters are the dragon named Djehkäujaa, and Lively. But, there are other characters also.
Djehkäujaa is a dragon, but in a sizable chunk of the story she's a humanoid form.

Djehkeujaa Wind  Swept by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans HQ by BlackUniGryphon 
Djehkaujaa Doodles 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scan 2 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 2000 Chracter Design 2 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 2000 Chracter Design 1 by BlackUniGryphon
Djehkaujaa Color Portrait by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Color Human M Sheet by BlackUniGryphon Lively Expressive Model Sheet by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Expresiv ModelSheet by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Facial Model Sheet by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Rotation ModelSheet by BlackUniGryphon

I had originally intended this to be a feature film, and I wrote the first screenplay around 1999-2001 on my free time in Philadelphia, and sometimes in Delaware.

I've been redesigning and tweaking the story this year. I went in a somewhat more progressive direction in the themes in the film, in much the same way as Gene Roddenberry and Arthur C. Clark did in portraying what a world COULD BE LIKE, whether its the future, or even NOW. Or, what it COULD HAVE BEEN, and SHOULD HAVE BEEN. Not to be too cryptic...

It will be a big, grand, and picturesque fantasy, but also Sci-Fi. It will ALSO be an alternate world... meaning not this world, but a different version of our world, and far more fanciful... only not what it sounds like if you only read this... the landscapes will be VERY fanciful, colorful, and UNUSUAL.  I will also be including a different landscape of infrastructure, in a time of transition. That will include transportation, a new kind of "agriculture", energy, and other progressive concepts depicted either starting, in practice, or being built....

My villain/antagonist character, will pretty much the same as I'd originally written him in 1999.. it's incredibly ironic because when I first wrote him, in 1999, I felt he was FAR TO EXTREME that I was worried he would be too unbelievable... having said that, the politics of NOW (2016) have politicians that are FAR MORE EXTREME THAN HIM. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD EVER SEE THE DAY! I'm still working on his new name right now because his original name I felt isn't "original" enough... I also need to develop him more... I don't have a real 'look" for him yet...

Pressed Lovers Sketch by BlackUniGryphon

Another important character was the main love interest for Lively.

Animation Picking up the Goat by BlackUniGryphon Lively Back Bend by BlackUniGryphon Quick Pencil sketch Livelly by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Flower Child Lively Colored by BlackUniGryphon


I was agonizing over this FOR YEARS. It was SO PAINFUL. Pain & anxiety like you would not even understand. I often felt guilty and depressed over it. I just COULD NOT DECIDE on how to make him.... then, I had a major breakthrough recently, and it was like a whole lot of weight off my chest. I realized I could actually do multiple characters, and there didn't need to be just one. Once I did that, this character seemed to develop a lot more, and I even have a name for him that I've FINALLY settled on!

Last year, I was playing with the idea of him especially on IMVU, and I had come up with Xingtao 星套.

You can see some photos of the avatar on my IMVU Tumblr page:
www.imvu.com/catalog/web_mypag…

or his Profile on IMVU:
www.imvu.com/photos/albums/152…

But, I wasn't really satisfied with 星套 as the name, so I came up with 兴涛 (Xingtao), and then I wanted a surname for him, and I got it from the Feng Shen Ban (Yan Yi) of the dragon Kings of the 4 Seas which is: 敖 Ao.

So his full name is: 兴涛 Ao Xingtao


That was incredibly difficult to come up with!

Ever since I definitively named him, it was much easier to come up with his character.

Fallen by BlackUniGryphonI think I will have him change his hair a few times also. This was another major breakthrough I had over developing him. He also can be 2 distinct personality moods, 1 as an introvert, and the other as an extrovert, but also a mystique and an unknown aspect of him even to himself. He will also go through changes as the story go along, because I like the idea of a person progressing, or even digressing, or regressing, and overcoming pitfalls in life. I figure many persons could relate to a personality of someone that has screwed up, or overdone things in life, and had to learn difficult lessons, and actually come to a point in life where they want self improvement, when before they were reckless and selfish, and then the regret some decisions, and want to be more self controlled, refined, and humbled. (also known as maturity, or maturing)
I like characters that can be redeemed, or learn from their past, even if sometimes they get the lesson wrong a few times, or misinterpreted the conclusions...

I also think having other male characters makes it more interesting of a story dynamic, and a lot more believable...

 I also want to take much of the beginning content with Lively and take it to a more European style, because I don't like the way love or sexuality is done in North America or Asia. 

Lovers Designed by BlackUniGryphon
  Lively With Lover by BlackUniGryphon Lively With Her Lover by BlackUniGryphon Lively Lovers 2008 Rough doodle 001 by BlackUniGryphon Lively Theater 2008 001 by BlackUniGryphon Sketch of Livley and Beloved by BlackUniGryphon




I also have some other concept work from another old project:

"Eyewitness"


I have so many concepts for that because it was intended as a series of shorts, or short stories, many with music, or musicals, others not so much.

Tons of that concept work is found here: blackunigryphon.deviantart.com…

Eyewitness Congressional 1995 by BlackUniGryphon Eyewitness: Dragons 1999 by BlackUniGryphon Dujiao Wu Qilin 2002 pastel by BlackUniGryphon  Eyewitness: Wu Dujiao Qilin B by BlackUniGryphon  Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 004 by BlackUniGryphon

There is also some bleed-through or overflow from some of the stuff from this project to/with my Dragon Project.
And, I also have another different story that I wrote a bit on that is somewhat similar to the Dragon Project called "Lively's Mini Unicorn". I have a few chapter already written a few years ago, and I have rewritten that many times also. Those I would also like to rewrite, some other time... it's also very cartoonish, and somewhat comical.

Lively With Unicorn Colts by BlackUniGryphon  Lively n Pip Frollicking by BlackUniGryphon

I'm just not really doing anything with this story right now.

I also wrote some concept music, and lyrics last month.
Boho Decor Lanterns n Candles During The Blizzard2 by BlackUniGryphon


I have been obsessed with lanterns, especially since last year.


Boho Decor Lanterns During The Blizzard by BlackUniGryphon

But, since the end of last year, and especially since New Year, OWLS have been showing up EVERYWHERE, and EVERY DAY IN MY LIFE! Usually more than 1 each day!

OWLS! OWLS! OWLS!


Anyways.... I'm enrolled at University of Massachusetts Boston to major in Philosophy for the Fall 2016.

SO many the whole Lanterns & Owls thingy motif with the Philosophy... You, know... Diogenes, Sophia and Athena Goddess of Wisdom & Philosophy.... lanterns, owls... maybe some kinda inner subconscious psyche thingy happening...

But, a lot had been going on with that... I often felt like I was loosing my mind, because the music from my childhood was in my head, and lyrics writing themselves inside of my head... then, I had to record it, and write the stuff down, and tore apart my house looking for my old portfolios, sketchbooks, and screenplays.

Here's the music on my SoundCloud


The lyrics wrote for my project:

WindWind
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Draft Lyrics/Poetry

I.)
I am the wind,
The wind that flows freely,
I am the wind that blows me to you.
I am the wind.
Trees and grasses sway,
Song birds sing and play,
Letting go,
To and Fro,
As leaves in the wind,
I let go.
I submit to the breeze....
Bend me to your will like a reed in the wind,
Now the wind and I are one....
Free....
Just be....
I am the wind.....
*********************
II.) Reprise
It is the wind,
Which has brought me here.
It is the wind,
That blows me to you.
Softly and sweetly,
Boldly and breezy.
I am here now.....
Fertile as the Earth,
Beneath my feet,
Stable as the ground,
And stretching streets.
Flowing like a river,
Vast as oceans and s
Keep On Going
Keep On Going
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Draft Lyrics/Poetry
Keep on going.... (echoes)
                           Keep on going.... (echoes)      Keep on going.... (echoes)
                                                                 &
I Take It Higher
I Take It Higher
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Draft Lyrics/Poetry
Gotta reach!  
A little further!
Gonna reach!
A little farther! 
For myself,
Make a conscious choice!
Come on! 
Make some noise! 
Jump-jump!
I jump some more!
Jump-jump! 
Jump off the floor! 
A little higher!
Gonna make it! 
A little higher! 
Time to soar! 
I take it higher!
I make it higher!
*********
Go forth! 
A little Further! 
Reach forth! 
A little farther! 
For myself,
Spun it 'round! 
Come on!
A glorious sound! 
Jump-jump!
I jumped some more! 
Jump-jump! 
Launched off the floor! 
A little higher! 
Gonna make it! 
A little higher!
The First Time SeeingThe First Time Seeing (working title)
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Rough Draft Lyrics/Poetry

The first time........... (echoes)
               -though these eyes......... (echoes)
                                 I ever witnessed this place........ (echoes)


The first time........... (echoes)
               -through these eyes........ (echoes)
     &
Free Flying Heart

(Some vintage Storyboard thumbnails)
Free Flying Heart (working title)
By Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman (Black UniGryphon)
©2016 All Rights Reserved 
Rough Draft Lyrics/Poetry 
I dreamed I was the wind,
And a Part of the sky,
And then when I awoke,
Remembered I once could fly.
What do I do?
What have I done?
Foolish and selfish mistakes!
Careless and empty! -thinking it's fun!
I am the obstacle of myself,
Find a way to overcome me!
Somehow I can reach it,
My heart wants to finally fly free!
I miss you,
All free in the sky.
I mi


And, I've been scanning my old creative concept work for my Dragon Film Project...

Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 002 by BlackUniGryphon

Djehkaujaa Dragon 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Character Design 2000 Chracter Design 1 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans HQ by BlackUniGryphon Djehkeujaa Dragon 2001 Rough 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa RoughSketch 002 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Doodles 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkeujaa Wind  Swept by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Doodles 2003 001sheet by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Rough Nude 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa 2001 RoughSketch 002 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa 2001 RoughSketch 003 by BlackUniGryphon  
Djehkaujaa Character Design 2000 Chracter Design 2 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scans 3 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Character Design 1999 Head Scan 2 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkeujaa Dragon 2003 003 by BlackUniGryphon  Vintage 2001 Djehkaujaa Rough Sketch 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkaujaa Ozma 001 by BlackUniGryphon   Djehkaujaa Tail 2001 RoughSketch 001 by BlackUniGryphon   Djehkaujaa Doodles 2001 001 by BlackUniGryphon Djehkaujaa Head 2003 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Djehkeujaa Dragon 2003 003 by BlackUniGryphon   

Vintage Lively Concept Art for the Project:
Lively Theater 2008 001 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Lively Lovers 2008 Rough doodle 002 by BlackUniGryphon
  Lively Lovers 2008 Rough doodle 001 by BlackUniGryphon  Lively Doodles 2008 002 by BlackUniGryphon  Lively Doodles 2008 001 by BlackUniGryphon Floral Lively 001 by BlackUniGryphon 

Mature Content

Winged Lively 001 by BlackUniGryphon
  Lively Ozma 001 by BlackUniGryphon Lively Unicorn Profile 2001 Unicorn by BlackUniGryphon  Lively Theater Uniform 2003 Uniform 001 by BlackUniGryphon  


My old vintage concept work from Middle School of "Eyewitness" original concept art sketch 1993-94:


Vintage Original Eyewitness Concept Art 1993 1994 by BlackUniGryphon

Other unusual things that happened to me:


Well, my uterus exploded for mysterious unknown reasons, and I could've bled to death. had to get driven down the street to the Emergency Room in an Ambulance. I lost so much blood that I had to sit on layers of towels, and splatter pads, plus wear a diaper. Everyone was upset! Then, i had to go on steroids to stop the bleeding... the pills made me OUT OF MY MIND CRAZY.

Then, by the following day I went to go start a job that was an elaborate hoax, then I was on the phone with the FBI.
The day after that, I had to start ANOTHER job, and even tho' I loved the job, which was pretty much going to Gay Bars and night clubs and surveying LGBT community for the FDA about tobacco use and PAY THEM CASH, the public transportation was HORRID and unreliable! Then, since Staffing Agencies are run by negligent brats, with bad attitudes and can't get anything done, and blame ME for their incompetence and LACK OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS I had to resign.

Even with the internal issues, I still WANTED to work that job! Who wouldn't want to get paid to go to gay bars every night? Am I right? That's awesome! It's also serious work... but, I was stranded in Boston overnight every night. I had to resign.

I'm definitely NOT a "normal person" whatever that even means... I'm a creative person, and a geek, or a mutant freak. I do things like common sense... Yeesh!

SO, the whole time, everything is going nuts! Totally stressing me out... and I'm like: Screw this! I just wanna do my art... but, then my spouse is all like: You're so smart! You should apply for college and major in philosophy, and forbid me to apply for art (He's an Art Major there RIGHT NOW) .

Steroid pills making me want TO DIE... STRESS... and crap like that....

I thought to myself! Maybe I'm crazy! Maybe I should go to a mental health hospital! Then, when I looked at the news, I realized EVERYTHING was CRAZY! So, philosophically speaking, could one REALLY have a reasonable expectation of any semblance of sanity anymore???
Well, just like Socrates would say: I DON'T KNOW....

Well.... I'm off the steroid, I'm not bleeding... feeling better.... and I now FINALLY have a Gym Membership.

Boho Decor Lanterns n Candles During The Blizzard by BlackUniGryphon
 Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 005 by BlackUniGryphon
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Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 004 by BlackUniGryphon
:star: My older stuff from 2008 from when I was living in China:
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2008-2015 BlackUniGryphon Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman-Wang

2 Tails White Mermaid by BlackUniGryphon  2 Tails Black Mermaid by BlackUniGryphon  2 Tails Undine Stretch Color by BlackUniGryphon 2 Double Tail Undines 01 by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Undine Stride by BlackUniGryphon
2 Tails Undine Stretching by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Undine Sketches 05 by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Undine Sketches 01 by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Undine Sketches 02 by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Undine Sketches 03 by BlackUniGryphon Double Tails Undines 06 by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Undine Sketches 04 by BlackUniGryphon
8 17 Undine 2 Tails Doodle by BlackUniGryphon Tiger n 2 Tails Mermaids by BlackUniGryphon Double Tails Undines 07 by BlackUniGryphon  2 Tails Undine Doodle 03 by BlackUniGryphon 2 Tails Undine Doodle 02 by BlackUniGryphon

I'm publishing this here, to further reinforce that no one else in this century, is really doing anything new, creative, and innovative so-to-speak/write/draw/publish. Sure, you might see kinda something in a Starbucks Logo... but, I want to differentiate mine as entirely DIFFERENT.

2 tailed mermaids are actually not new, they are quite ancient. However, my concept art is uniquely mine, and I want that to be clearly emphasized.

As it stands, there really isn't anything being done, currently, online anywhere, and anything similar only tends to be cheesy low-brow logos, a few spurts on some old animated films from the 20th century, and perhaps old Common Era European or Mediterranean works from antiquity.

If you like my work, and it inspired you, would at least have the common courtesy to cite me, by name, and include a link back. PLEASE. :D

There are a number of popular artists, of other styles/subjects whom are somewhat well known whom have actually been fans of mine, whom also now have fans, yet never credit me, especially my wings, since people don't always study the methodology but just the poses I've already created. That is totally fine, and legal to do, but it's discourteous not to mention your sources, and I have several times gotten private letters/messages from my fans, friends, and students. If you looks at the bulk of my work, I always cite my sources of inspirations, often with links, but most especially by name or alias. In some cases, I have also includes dates...
For crying out loud, people weren't even listing some things as fan art. WTF?

Also, since I have many times been a teacher to so many artists, I think it is both important, and helpful to persons whom are truly committed to self learning, self knowledge, and the personal striving of ones self skills and talents to include the entire amount of source materials to help artists grow, learn, expand, and come to a better fulfillment in their art and life. As an astute and shrewd artists and geek myself, I often read descriptions of several works of art, even if just browsing quickly. But, many artists include their source materials, inspirations, thoughts, feelings, opinions, and that is often helpful.


I do not wish my artwork to be viewed as low-brow, but as art, and respected.

At the beginning of this new millennium, something I personally was inspired by was the Bellydance Super Stars, whom took their dance artforms, and wanted it presented as art, and to be treated with respect for all of their skills, hard work, dedication, and teaching. If yu watch the film "American Bellydancer" this idea is expressed quite clearly and with a variety of views:

 

* Anyways, this month, I have been bursting with inspiration, dfreams, imagination, and many things are exploding, flooding, and spilling out of me all over. it's been pretty emotional, also. Much inspiration comes from :iconsavercat: whom is family.

My Nixie concept was originally, in 2008, meant to be as just a musical number animated piece short, as part of my series concept "Eyewitness" ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ( blackunigryphon.deviantart.com… ) which is meant as a series of animated shorts, which eventually grow, over time, into more deep, meaningful, or even eventually some shocker/shocking shorts. It's meant as a whimsical, fantasy/Sci-Fi escapism art to take the viewer away from their life, and experience a strange circumstance, like a dream, or even verging into the paranormal, and leave the viewer with a lingering emotional experience. The original shorts are intended to be uplifting, and/or inspiring, however, I would also eventually like to create some that are "Halloween-ish" (as in not for children or family entertainment) which would include shock, horror, and really messing with the minds and emotions of the audience. I think for those darker bits, it might require a series label to differentiate the original clean and uplifting work of "Eyewitness" from the dark, shocking, horror bits, which will include animated dismemberment, and gore.

Eyewitness Congressional 1995 by BlackUniGryphon Eyewitness: Dragons 1999 by BlackUniGryphon Dujiao Wu Qilin 2002 pastel by BlackUniGryphon

I also want to do a Phantasmagoria kind of project, however, I have no set idea for that project, other than wanting it to be animated shorts, set to music.

As for my Nixies project, I had always wanted to do a Fantasia-like animated art, as a series of masterpieces, and fine art as animation with music.
However, I very much enjoy fusion music, which includes orchestra, folks music/instruments, and also electronic music. Fusion music is not new, and has been around for a long time. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2015 BlackUniGryphon

And, my Nixies project seems to have taken a whole life on it's own, in my mind, and my day-dreams, all on it's own. What was intended as JUST one small piece, probably like an old fashioned water ballet, has now morphed and grown, all on it's own. It seems to be taking on a fantasia-like vibe as a rave-like musical concert, of many performances, and musical pieces. I also have several concepts for remixing the materials, for different versions, and it's very exciting to me. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2015 BlackUniGryphon

:star: Here are some of the concepts/concept art of some of the ideas I still have (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2015 BlackUniGryphon):

 

Mature Content

Double Tailed Nixie Rough Concept Art 001 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Double Tailed Nixie Rough Concept Art 002 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Yoga Performance Nixie Concept 001 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 001 by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 002 by BlackUniGryphon
Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 003 by BlackUniGryphon Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 004 by BlackUniGryphon Diva Melusine Nixie Concept 005 by BlackUniGryphon

These concepts are till working themselves out.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2015 BlackUniGryphon

If you want to follow some of my progress, or other stuffs, you can follow my Instagram: Black UniGryphon
instagram.com/blackunigryphon/



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I have quite a number of blogs that I publish & manage.

:star: Blogs by Kandice K Zimbleman BlackUniGryphon:

* BlackUniGryphon's Main Blog of Arts: blackunigryphon.blogspot.com/
* My Cosplay Pirate Wench Character blog "Marshall Kändiß The Pyrate": pyratemarshallkandice.blogspot…
* My Blog For/About my Original Character "Lively": livelymaiden.blogspot.com/
* My Photography Blog: blackunigryphonphotos.blogspot…

:star: I also have NEW Bohemian Blog with Boho Chic, Gypset, Mori Girl, and Gypsy themes: bohoblackunigryphon.blogspot.c…

* The rest of my other blogs: www.blogger.com/profile/098519…

Boho Chic Blog BG Autumn 01 by BlackUniGryphon New Pirate Blog BG Whimsical Autumn VIBE by BlackUniGryphon  Pirate Cosplay Blog Redesign WHIMSICAL AUTUMN VIBE by BlackUniGryphon Pirate Marshal Kandice Sonnet 29 Shakespeare by BlackUniGryphon

Boho Artist 003 by BlackUniGryphon
I have quite a number of blogs that I publish & manage.

:star: Blogs by Kandice K Zimbleman BlackUniGryphon:

* BlackUniGryphon's Main Blog of Arts: blackunigryphon.blogspot.com/
* My Cosplay Pirate Wench Character blog "Marshall Kändiß The Pyrate": pyratemarshallkandice.blogspot…
* My Blog For/About my Original Character "Lively": livelymaiden.blogspot.com/
* My Photography Blog: blackunigryphonphotos.blogspot…

:star: I also have NEW Bohemian Blog with Boho Chic, Gypset, Mori Girl, and Gypsy themes: bohoblackunigryphon.blogspot.c…

* The rest of my other blogs: www.blogger.com/profile/098519…

Boho Chic Blog BG Autumn 01 by BlackUniGryphon New Pirate Blog BG Whimsical Autumn VIBE by BlackUniGryphon  Pirate Cosplay Blog Redesign WHIMSICAL AUTUMN VIBE by BlackUniGryphon Pirate Marshal Kandice Sonnet 29 Shakespeare by BlackUniGryphon

I have also taken the initiative to expand further on my revenue horizons and not only expanded my revenue potentials with Google/Adsense but I also went around there and made new contracts with other affiliates. I'm NOT EVEN the slightest bit afraid of any rejections, because I constantly get new offers from advertizes each week. Sure, I am still a small-biz blogger, but I have so much content to show for it.

I've been merging and fusing so many of my variety of interests and it's fascinating to me how they are all coming together now, and don't seem to far away from each other like they once did.

I've become very popular on Instagram since about the 2nd week of January.

Thank you to the people whom have privately expressed their interests in my blogs or content, and have also credited me with inspiring them to be true to themselves, or to expand on their own creative, artistic, or even intellectual endeavors.
I apologize if I can't always take a compliment very well, I've been very stressed for a several years, but this year ain't too shabby so far, just lots of snow.

:star: TO SPAMMERS: I hate u with a  passion. Go screw yourself! I don;t spam u with my stuff, I just share it WITHIN REASON on my own social media. U deserve my utter disdain!

:star: To moochers & con-men:

Do I look like some kind of doofis to you?
I DO NOT WORK FOR FREE. Go take ur "pro-bono" prettyied-up works of tech pandling of misguided rhetoric and shove it.
Maybe u LOVE to prey upon college students, or young people to get free laybor from some suckers, and poor saps, but that bunk won't fly with me.
NO, I will NOT give free labor to you.
NO, you CANNOT have my life's work for free just because you begged me since ur a cheap ass mofo.
I don't care WHO u work for... ALL I HEAR IS MONEY, negotiation, compensation... MONEY TALKS and BULL SHIT WALKS.

I have taught MANY kids & adult how to avoid persons LIKE YOU!
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  • Drinking: water with cucumbers, lemon, lime

Qilin

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 16, 2015, 4:57 PM
Black UniGryphon 烏獨角獸
Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman-Wang 任思麒
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Gonna do some sketching with my daughter this weekend.

Weird year so far...

Anyways here's some 麒麟 Qilin:

Dujiao Qilin Chinese Unicorn by BlackUniGryphon Wu Dujiao Qilin Cloud Strider by BlackUniGryphon Purplish Dujiao Qilin by BlackUniGryphon  Lan Dujiao Qilin Rump by BlackUniGryphon Green Dujiao Qilin by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Dujiao Qilin Maiden Color by BlackUniGryphon
Cloud Walking Dujiao Qilin by BlackUniGryphon Jing Dujiao Qilin by BlackUniGryphon ROARING BLUE Lan Qilin by BlackUniGryphon Dark Blue Dujiao Qilin by BlackUniGryphon ROARING FIRE Dujiao Huo Qilin by BlackUniGryphon Descending Red Qilin by BlackUniGryphon Eyewitness: Wu Dujiao Qilin B by BlackUniGryphon Low Res' Qilin Profile by BlackUniGryphon Unicorn Qilin Male Lin by BlackUniGryphon Ming Dynasty Ox-like Qilin by BlackUniGryphon

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Happy New Year!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2014, 5:37 PM


 Happy New Year people!

I have no real clue what the heck to expect!

Some folks think WWIII is gonna start...


Dujiao Qilin Chinese Unicorn by BlackUniGryphon

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Unicorns

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 9:07 PM
Some old unicorns I did a long while ago:

Reflections by BlackUniGryphon Uni-Corny White by BlackUniGryphon Vexed Unicorn Warior Warm CV by BlackUniGryphon Music Folio Last Unicorn Color by BlackUniGryphon Bounding Unicorn Revized by BlackUniGryphon Pine Unicorn Color Version by BlackUniGryphon Maiden Beckons Unicorn Color by BlackUniGryphon Color Last Unicorn n Meeko Com by BlackUniGryphon Last Unicorn Portrait by BlackUniGryphon Diving Unicorn Color Version by BlackUniGryphon Rainbow Courting Unicorns by BlackUniGryphon Unicorn Maiden Poser by BlackUniGryphon Unicorn Maiden Color Version 2 by BlackUniGryphon Uni-Corny Video Graphic White by BlackUniGryphon 1999 Self Portrait n Unicorn by BlackUniGryphon Unicorn Purifies Waters 1999 by BlackUniGryphon 2003 Lively Unicorn by BlackUniGryphon   Unicorn Sketch by BlackUniGryphon Finished Black Uni Sketch by BlackUniGryphon

Mature Content

Nude Rainbow Unicron Maiden by BlackUniGryphon
Music Folio Last Unicorn by BlackUniGryphon Com Last Unicorn n Racoons by BlackUniGryphon

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Some Black Unicorns

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 7:36 PM
Some old classic black unicorns I created long ago:

 Original Black Unicorn 1997 by BlackUniGryphon Black Unicorn Poem by BlackUniGryphon 1999 Black Unicorn in Purple by BlackUniGryphon Black Unicorn Poem Chinese 01 by BlackUniGryphon  Black Unicorn Poem 2002 Print by BlackUniGryphon  Black Unicorn in the Mists by BlackUniGryphonVexed Black Unicorn by BlackUniGryphon For Ishaway Epilogue Version by BlackUniGryphon

Uni-Corny Black by BlackUniGryphon  Uni-Corny Video Graphic Black by BlackUniGryphon  Wu Dujiao Qilin Cloud Strider by BlackUniGryphon EYEWITNESS Wu Dujiao Qilin by BlackUniGryphon   Dujiao Wu Qilin 2002 pastel by BlackUniGryphon Animation Morphs to Unicorn by BlackUniGryphon Ishaway Unicorn Progress by BlackUniGryphon 

Eyewitness: Wu Dujiao Qilin B by BlackUniGryphon













 

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Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 24, 2014, 1:16 PM
Wow! I never realized just how quickly my uploads go with this Premium membership. It's been a long time!

Looks like :iconsavercat: is going to town having fun all over DevArt! W00t!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Got some more Boho Chic:


Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 001 by BlackUniGryphon Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 002 by BlackUniGryphon Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 003 by BlackUniGryphon Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 004 by BlackUniGryphon Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 005 by BlackUniGryphon Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 006 by BlackUniGryphon Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 007 by BlackUniGryphon Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 008 by BlackUniGryphon Orange Lipstick Boho Chic 009 by BlackUniGryphon
Boho Spring 2014 001 by BlackUniGryphon Boho Chic Sakura 001 by BlackUniGryphon
Tripple Agate Stones Tribal Silver Nacklace by BlackUniGryphon Czech Glass n Agate Stone Tribal Silver Nacklace by BlackUniGryphon Tribal Silver Nacklace by BlackUniGryphon

Agate Tribal Silver Boho Necklace by BlackUniGryphon
Tribal Silver Boho Necklace by BlackUniGryphon
Agate Czech Glass Beads n Tribal Silver Necklace by BlackUniGryphon


Some Corporate Theme Stuffs:


Bright:


Spring Corporate Red 001 by BlackUniGryphon Spring Corporate Red 003 by BlackUniGryphon Spring Corporate Red 002 by BlackUniGryphon Kandice Career Seeker 03 by BlackUniGryphon Kandice Career Seeker 02 by BlackUniGryphon

Spring Corporate Red 002 Cropped by BlackUniGryphon


Dark:


Gloomy Corporatist 001 by BlackUniGryphon Gloomy Corporatist 002 by BlackUniGryphon Ominous Shortcut by BlackUniGryphon Gloomy 001 by BlackUniGryphon Gloomy 002 by BlackUniGryphon

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Christmas Week

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:23 PM
:xmas:  So, yeah... it's Christmas week...

But, I have been into Boho Chic & Bohemian themes A LOT!

Star!  I have plenty more on my Flickr account: BlackUnigryphon

Star! My 8Tracks Profile: BlackUniGryphon

Star! My Instagram: BlackUniGryphon

THIS IS NOT A DATING SITE!

ALL PERVERTS MUST STOP SENDING MY UNPROFESSIONAL PMs! I AM NOT A HOOKER!


Dark Bohemian 006 by BlackUniGryphon Dark Bohemian 005 by BlackUniGryphon Dark Bohemian 004 by BlackUniGryphon Dark Bohemian 003 by BlackUniGryphon Dark Bohemian 002 by BlackUniGryphon Dark Bohemian 001 by BlackUniGryphon
Boho Spring 2014 001 by BlackUniGryphon Boho Chic Sakura 001 by BlackUniGryphon Whimsical Album Graphic 00X by BlackUniGryphon
Spontaneous Bohemian 004 by BlackUniGryphon Spontaneous Bohemian 003 by BlackUniGryphon Spontaneous Bohemian 002 by BlackUniGryphon Spontaneous Bohemian 001 by BlackUniGryphon
Agate Czech Glass Beads n Tribal Silver Necklace by BlackUniGryphon

Tribal Silver Boho Necklace by BlackUniGryphon

Agate Tribal Silver Boho Necklace by BlackUniGryphon

Tripple Agate Stones Tribal Silver Nacklace by BlackUniGryphon Tribal Silver Nacklace by BlackUniGryphon Czech Glass n Agate Stone Tribal Silver Nacklace by BlackUniGryphon


I never seem to get my sketching done..... :-/

Maybe I finally will....

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Year Ending....

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:12 PM

Merry christmas everybody  OM-GOSH! This journals skin is simply adorable!!!!


Christmas La  So... anyways, I noticed that somehow my prints were selling for a while... just a lil' bit... so, I figured I could get e premium membership again...

I wasn't sure, but when they had the BOGO offer, I got one for my family member: :iconsavercat:!


Christmas- Deerling  So, now, we're both Premium!


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Raver Internet Graphic by BlackUniGryphon

OK, so here's my disgruntled bits:


*Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (Angry)  ALSO: FOR CRYING OUT LOUD THIS IS NOT A DATING SITE!!!!!

Will all the perverts STOP PMing ME!!!!!!

I AM NOT A HOOKER! I AM NOT AVAILABLE!!!!!

I AM AN ARTIST, FFS!!!!


:angry: This has probably been THE roughest, most stressful, unhealthy, depressing year that I have EVER lived through, which i what i thought last year was...

:evilnurse:  I mean everything from relatives (multiple) becoming full-on junkies of heroine, meth, psychotic individuals having public psychotic episodes and dragging me into it all, COMPLETELY UNWILLINGLY, drunkards, alcoholics, dear friends whom tried killing themselves, people whom tried literally killing each other in front of myself and my kid, to million dollar deals and high end situations, to financial episodes of THE HIGHEST MOST STRESSFUL KIND AND THEN SOME after being promised & assured via the government that I would be paid to only perpetually delay paying me, and/or attaining my funds.... Oh, and people whom lost their minds from prolonged stress and just suddenly din;t want to be friends anymore, after I was the one whom would always help, and be there for them...

:ARRRGH:  I lost my hair... gained & lot weight so frequently that I often lived in fear of becoming diabetic. In the winter we had a death scare that my spouse might have diabetes, then in the Spring they told us he probably had cancer.... only to find out it was only acid reflux after a major medical procedure.

Angry  I had SUCH a horrific time with getting hired & unhired with Wholefoods which IMHO has a TERRIBLE LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM & ACCOUNTABILITY.
they promised to hire me several times as a graphic artist, and the building is 3 blocks away from my Condominium. (Long story) I went all out doing my portfolio.
then, they told me they wanted me to work in Hingham, which isn't that far away, and when I got there after being promised so much they acted like they'd never heard of me, nor that the job was even posted, and was interviewed by a person with no concept of graphic art, but told they would call me back.
Then, they finally hired me for what was supposed to be a cashier, only to hire me and tell me it was only fetching carts & bagging groceries...

I finally go to my formal hire day to sign contracts and they stuck me in this room of chaos, with a frat party going on! people not only looked like they just rolled out of bed, but they were drunk & high, cackling, and throwing shit! Someone's cellphone kept making extremely loud noises, and no one did ANYTHING ABOUT IT!
I was given 2 stacks of contracts, which legally you're obliged to read, and sign... try doing that with a friggin' frat party going on!

Since I was THE ONLY person dressed professionally, the new people kept mistaking me for the manager, and kept trying to give me sensitive papers which I wasn't authorized to look at, and asked me what they were supposed to do. The guy whom was supposed to do the legal paperwork kept asking me HOW HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO HIS JOB, and pulled up the IRS website and asked me what I thought he should do... I told him to dial the phone number of the IRS and let them walk him through it...

Then, after going through all that bullshit, and waiting for them to call me right back... and waiting all week to know what time on Friday to come in for orientation training, I wrote a polite professional e-mail letter using words like: please, thank you, and appreciate, plus I proof-read it. HR e-mails me back apologizing about her miscommunication, and told me what time.

Then, in less than an hour the crazy guy named buck calls me telling me tat Wholefoods is rescinding my job offer... so, I politely, professionally, yet firmly, asked him why... at first all he said was "Wholefoods" felt this or that... none of it made any sence, until after crossexamining him, he started to talk about how HE just didn;t like me. Any excuse he made was nonsense. He told me "the tone of that letter" and made it out to be some kind of rude letter... I told him that is how a professional letter is written. you use words like 'thank you", 'please", and "Appreciate"... then he would change the subject saying "their were specific signs" none of which he would elebortae on and go back to how "he felt", until he came to how it took 2 hours to sign my contracts...

- FIRERAGE -  Yeah! You need to READ THEM! try reading them during the chaos of a frat party of people drunk & high making jackasses of themselves, throwing stuff and people constantly coming TO ME ASKING THEM HOW TO DO THEIR JOB??? BECAUSE I'M THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL PERSON IN THE ROOM... which by the way was decorated with creepy demonic Voodoo stuff EVERYWHERE! With boxes of stock thrown ALL OVER like a FIRE HAZARD WAITING TO HAPPEN!
So, I told Buck that it was my right to read my contract, and by law they must respect that. No, he didn't like that. he just wanted a mindless drone, even tho' I sat their and READ all of their company core values & policies which are the opposite!

:angry:  Actually, I could go on & on in volumes about JUST WHOLEFOODS... If I even told you what the interviews were like.... some were great... others not.



Beta to senior  There were also the temp agency fiascoes, that wanted me to WAVE MY RIGHTS AS A CITIZEN under the Bill of Rights! FUCK YOU! :angry:
I have quite a few stories of those...

So..... if it seems like I have some trust issues, and that I'm shell-shocked... it's because I am.

I'm not even gonna START on mentioning the stuff that goes on in the media... don't even get me started... there were whole weeks I couldn't even go onto facebook... 

Nuts  My computer got hacked, my router got hacked (multiple), my smartphone got hacked. I was targeted by some insane folks , after helping them, whom exploited my job-listings resume information online.
Sanity is Overrated  Changed my cellphone number multiple times. Had to deal with a number of dangerous aggressive schizophrenics on the loose, who think the voices in their heads are God, angels, Jesus, or aliens, or they think they're some celebrity, or alien overlord, and that I should pray to them...

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Green Pyrate Blog BG Graphic by BlackUniGryphon



Hug  There were actually some highlights this year. Like my buddy :iconpiccolola: whom i spent time with briefly this summer... and also my very nice friend Debora in Belgium. Her baby photos are so cute! (sorry, I forgot what her DevArt name was)

:happybounce:  I'm still in exactly the same spot I was in 2010 Christmas... still striving to reach my goals, and fulfill my dreams, and help people... altho' I know now much more about what to do, and how to do it, how to get there, and how to maintain it. Just still waiting for the pending stuff to FINALLY DROP THAT OTHER SHOE!

:D (Big Grin)  But, I learned a lot about Permaculture, and Peak Oil, as well as credible investments.

Clap  I learned even more philosophical educational studies.

Music  My mixes on 8Tracks are rather popular. I get likes daily. Jammin' 

:protester  And...... I did LOTS of protesting, and activism. 

2013 Twitter Sakura BG by BlackUniGryphon

  • Drinking: Starbucks coffee