This year is a very conflicted year for me. I discovered that one of my artwork from my Luminous series, Cinderella, was stolen by Disney. I love Disney, but i'm not sure if i still have the same respect I have for Disney. This was an art piece that I created back in 2015 as a gift for my niece, and I was shocked when I learned that my artwork has been stolen by the one and only "Disney". They provided/ licensed my artwork to a third party online store for their use in their products. How is this possible? Disney took my artwork without my knowledge or consent! Should I be angry cuz they used my artwork as their own? Or should I be happy cuz Disney selected my artwork as their intellectual property? Does this mean my artwork meets their standards for consumer products? It's a situation full of confusion... What happened to Disney? I just hope everything is a misunderstood...
Now let's talk about something fun. I'm always fond of 2D animations, I even dreamed of working as an animation when i was a kid... but that was just a childhood dream anyway. Now with new technologies and tons of new apps available for artists, I'm glad that I can now learned and create animated art. It's basically my traditional 2D artwork, but with a few added animated effects and music, It's not a full animation, But it gives mt a little bit of satisfaction to see my art comes to life!
During the Christmas holiday, I visited the Tim Burton's exhibition at the Neo Museum in Las Vegas. He is one of my favorite directors known for Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride and many more. It was a very unique experience as it was a rainy day and this was an outdoor Museum... it's like a gloomy romance, just like Tim Burton himself.
Looking forward to another fun year filled with Disney magic! Just hope they don't steal my artwork again!