~ HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 FOR ALL!!! ~
Thank you for visiting my project page!! I would like to welcome you to be my "Partners in Crime" in my first Indiegogo pledge campaign - The illustration "WMYT | Pin-up series."
This illustration project, the "WMYT | What Makes You Tick?" pin-up series, is a theme that arise from questioning and challenging the perpetual notion of the "Seven Deadly Sins". PRIDE, GREED, GLUTTONY, LUST, SLOTH, ENVY and WRATH are deemed the capital sins that give rise to the eternal damnation of soul. A notion that has manifested itself as an intrinsic creed of Christianity throughout the history of Western civilization, and has been woven into the fabric of our daily living and influenced our social consensus even to date.
Time to learn some Chinese calligraphic characters!!
Granted that giving in to those "weaknesses" can be detrimental to our well-beings, nevertheless, if we look past the guilt-mongering, the "deadly seven" in small doses could actually bear virtues and bring out the best in us. For example, at times when we need to step up and act, we all can use more confidence and not be too bashful (Pride); the success of our survival relies on how resourceful we can be (Greed); Anger without self-destruction can used as fuel for confronting injustice (Wrath)... Each one of these "transgressions / vices" can be either the poison or the antidote for our characters depending on how we prescribe it. That's what "WMYT" is all about.
As I see it, it would be fallacious to yearn for divine intervention so that one day we can lead a redemptive life, or to convince ourselves that we need to stop all frivolous actions for fear of the repercussions in our afterlife. For all I know, we take cues from things that "make us tick" at every moment, then we react using our best judgment to chart the course as we move forward in life. Surely there have been and will be "bad judgement calls" for every now and again, but I believe that we are also capable of "wising up", with or without the angels on our shoulders.
Obviously, my unyielding "optimism" for our flawed humanity may seem a bit naive, but I do believe in taking the responsibilities from which come our free will and personal choice. Instead of having someone absolves us from our sins, we ought to take reins of our own destinies and be assertive in our ability to make right decisions for ourselves.
Truth be told, the daily life is a grind for us mere mortals. Any lingering cynicism is not going to help turn things around, right? For what it's worth, while the concept behind "WMYT" is provocative, it certainly wouldn't hurt to simply enjoy its presentation from a purely aesthetic point of view either.
Bruce Wang is the guy behind this project. Currently He works as a freelance artist doing a little bit of everything; Graphic design, Animation, Character design and Illustration.
Influenced by his sculptor father in his early age, Bruce tends to hone his artistic skills and creativity with the sensibility inherited in his nature. One of his childhood dreams is to become the romanticized version of a talented but no-named artist of his time, whose arts will have finally gained the well deserved recognition, then to be auctioned off for millions of dollars decades after his death. Now, Bruce can proudly announces that he's achieved the former part of his fantasy, and yet he is determined to ride out the latter part of the story and to see what the future holds for him.
While Bruce is not busy with his graphic works, he also likes to invent stuff that nobody seems to care. He is always dreaming about hitting big with his quirky designs someday.
Indiegogo provides a wonderful platform for guys like myself, who prefer to accomplish things on our own terms and celebrate a person's individualism. But sometimes we just can't do it all by ourselves... that's where your generosity comes in!
Of course, your generous pledge will kick this project into overdrive and allow me complete the series with a vengeance(got two more designs to go, 'Pride' & 'Envy'.) Not only will I be able to get the series into prints and stuff in order to fulfill the rewards as promised, but also gain the confidence to take it to a higher level and open more doors of possibility in the future. Your support provides the momentum that will carry into my future creations, and more new projects.... all these plans can fall into place if we can set this project in motion!
I will keep the project updated as its progress grows. Hopefully you'd enjoy the process as much as I do.
- I've chosen the **Fixed funding** method for my campaign, which means "I won't collect any fund unless the project reaches its intended goal." So, you will have the chance to get your money back and there is no risk to you!! Go ahead & make your pledge today! Thanks!!
- Now, just figure out which tier of perks you've got to have:
WMYT Prints | First 5 designs are here!! 2 more are coming soon!
WMYT T-Shirts | All Over Print T-Shirt X 5!!
- WMYT Digital Wapapers | WYSIWYG!!
- WMYT Process Booklet | "The Stretch Goal/ Special Perks" for you!!
- WMYT Temp Tattoos | "The Stretch Goal Perks No.2"
- WMYT Hidden Perks | The Dante's Inferno- I
Amount: $0 ~ Priceless!*ATTENTION: 5 lucky backers from the "Jupiter" tier and up, who will be randomly chose, each can get a hand-drawn character sketch of my works free of charge, as a token of my appreciation for the supports!!
You will find out if you are one of the lucky winners when you receive your perk package! How fun is that?!
Any Way You Can Help:
Other than making a contribution, there are many things you can do:
- Leave your comment(s) and tell me what you think, all are welcome!
- Please "go tell the world" if you find my " WMYT?" project interesting.
- Using the Indiegogo share tools to spread the info.
- Go Lick Yourself!! That's one way to do it!!
And any of your efforts counts. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!