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It's been a long time since I wrote my last journal entry. Lots of things to do, lots of changes in my private life:
  • I broke up with the woman I was together with for almost 10 years. It was a hard decision to make but things just went wrong, for both of us. Looking back now, I believe it was the best decision we could have made. Didn't make it feel any better at the time, though.
  • I was diagnosed with heavy psychological disorders and needed lots of time to figure out how to deal with. And I still am. But I can laugh again.
  • Working as independent designer / illustrator got worse and worse. I noticed to spend more time with my lawyer fighting for my payments than actual working. Lots of other factors also played into it, but I had some kind of crisis where I don't feel a sense anymore in what I do.
That sounds all like pretty heavy stuff, but in addition, while dealing with those things, a lot of really amazing things have happened as well:
  • I have learned who my real friends are. I know this sounds pathetic to read since it's a highly overused phrase, but in great trouble, you really see who you can count on. And I am proud to call those people my friends because without them, I wouldn't have been able to put up with everything the way I did.
  • The lack of sense in my work has lead me to a search for alternatives. And I have found a profession that speaks to me on more levels than design ever did. I'm not yet in that position but will soon start internships and educational programs. Looking forward to it.

    And finally, the one thing that I am most grateful for in the world:
  • An old friend that I've known for almost 15 years came to help me when I was in trouble. We spend a lot of time and came much closer to each other than we ever did in the past. We discovered so many things about each other that we've never noticed before and it was one of the most wonderful experiences of my entire life. Now, we are engaged. God I love that woman! And though she still lives very far away from me and the distance is killing me, I know she's the one and we'll have a bright future together.
    With everything I have to deal with right now, she is the spark that fires me and drives me all the time. For her I want to become better than I am. She just makes me the happiest guy in the world and she deserves nothing less than the best of me.

But enough with the emotional striptease!
I've uploaded another new deviation, a fanart DVD Cover. Because I happened to notice that some cheap bootlegger from Thailand actually had the nerves to steal one of my illustrations, changed it and is now selling films with that cover on ebay. Nothing I can do against it but at least I want to show my own work in the way it was intended to be.

I still got plenty of things to sort out, but I haven't given up drawing and I never will. It won't be the main focus in my life anymore, but I find that a good thing. It will be my hobby, my passion. It always was a part of me and always will be. And seeing it as such, I can continue to put more of my own passion into it, from which it can only benefit.
  • Mood: Lonely
  • Listening to: The Moody Blues - Nights in white satin
  • Reading: Beginners Guide to tantric massages
  • Watching: Sporadicly zapping through comedy central at night
  • Playing: Only occassionally on my mobile
  • Eating: Not much
  • Drinking: Water

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Tobias Weinald
Artist | Professional | Varied
Germany
Born 1982
Professional graphic designer and illustrator
Free artist (mostly fantasy & horror)
Lives and breathes pop-culture, great cook^^
Always eager to learn more & meet new people (regardless of level, age or any other criteria, my door is always open and a cup of tea is waiting^^)

You can find me under:
www.facebook.com/TobiasWeinald <- english site for updates, news & making contacts
www.zeichenblick.de <- german blog for tutorials, design- & comicnews in germany
www.project-icarus.de <- my business website (german)
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:icontheshadowgirls:
TheShadowgirls 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ty for the llama :D
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:icontobiasweinald:
TobiasWeinald Oct 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Vielen Dank. Du hast auch wirklich schöne Fotos auf Deiner Seite.
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Ezaura Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! I really appreciate it! :la:
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TobiasWeinald Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Jaja, no problem^^
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:iconautumn-in-april:
Autumn-In-April Sep 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much for the watch! :D I hope your day is filled with the spectacle that only the wonders of the imagination can provide! 
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TobiasWeinald Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, that's an original wish, thank you very much.
Sadly I don't have as much time for drawing these days as I wished I'd do, but it'll come to me again^^

I wish you also godspeed. Your paintings are already very unique pieces. It will be definitely interesting to see how you'll progress over time.
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:iconautumn-in-april:
Autumn-In-April Sep 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
You are quite welcome! 

Great art, in my knowledge, is fueled by the spirit of the artist, which can waver at times(sometimes much more frequently than we like), and when we do have the spirit, the time to fully create and embellish our work can be another obstacle. The important thing is that even when time eludes you, you should not give up on your spirit. Keep it strong until you can find the time once again. :) (That's what I tell myself, anyways)

Thank you for your wish as well! I hope to do more detailed and longer works in the future, which I have not done in awhile, so i'll see how that turns out! :) I'm excited to see how I and others will progress over time, and perhaps have a clear view of my style and the like.
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YumiTheWolf Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Viele Dank fürs watchen :iconspazhugplz:
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