The first journal of the year and sadly it's a depressing one, I apologize about this but I wanted to get this out. You don't have to read this if you don't want to.
Now, last Sunday, Feburary 1st, a very creative animator had passed away. That animator's name is Monty Oum. Sadly, I didn't hear about this until Monday at 6:33pm and before I had heard this news I was simply saying things in posts such as "get well, monty" and even that sunday, I sat down and watched some Red VS Blue just to put me in a good mood and to laugh. None the less when I had heard the sad news that he had passed, I started sobbing immediately. I couldn't believe someone so talented and so inspiring was gone so suddenly but he was human like the rest of us. Still, it broke my heart, I couldn't hide how I was feeling for too long.
Needless to say, I wanted to draw something as tribute for Monty Oum but I had no drive or inspiration, I just felt sad. Looking at all the other drawings or videos of tributes for him had me in tears, in fact...seeing them now still makes me cry. I loved seeing Monty's work in motion, I enjoyed Rwby, Red VS Blue, Dead Fantasy, Haloid....so much creativity and I was inspired while watching them all. I wanted to make my characters be amazing, have determination, get frustrated, just to be alive...his work definitely made me want to draw more, listening to music from said creations I mentioned were enough to inspire me to draw because I felt it.
To be honest, I rewatched all of those creations for inspiration or just because I wanted to see them again because they made me happy. To say the least this has taken quite a toll on me, the next drawing I plan to post will be a tribute to him, even though I've been depressed about my drawings lately, I want to do this for him. Sorry it won't be a super happy lovey drawing for Valentine's Day but...I hope you'll all understand.
Monty Oum, thank you for the creative, inspiring talent you showed everytime you worked on anything, I loved watching your work and still do...heh, I loved watching you dance, I thought you were a funny, awesome guy. You will be missed, you creative, amazing, inspiring soul.
Good night, Monty. We'll miss you.