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Life was like a box of chocolates by alphaleo14 Life was like a box of chocolates by alphaleo14
It was quite some time ago i haven't been posting any art for this past years, the main reason of my absent was I was very frustrated with myself and my skills, that is why for the past 3 years I switch to full time Gunpla building instead, and during those time of artistic depression, things are not getting any better, as more and more avoided incident and events that further pulled me down, and it was tiring and frustrating, but I still have to keep on moving, in a way i have switch myself to autopilot.

At those depressing time I was looking for inspiration and to my surprise Forrest Gump movie gave me a bit of comfort and encouragement during those hard time, a very simple story of a simple man doing great things even without him knowing it and the message was so powerful that it inspired me to sketch out this little doodle on what happen if Alphaleo met Forrest Gump in the park, and i believe this is what forrest would say.

For 2012, I was hoping to get back into drawing again. I am not sure will i get this color but for now i just keep it as a sketch.
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:iconsimbaforlive:
simbaforlive Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Is the lion simba

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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
no, it' me alphaleo
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simbaforlive Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
oh hukunamata
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
pretty much the same meaning about life ^__^
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simbaforlive Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
so true

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AbramWinterSmith Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just had this pop into my Favorites, and I figured I would drop a line...I hope things have gotten better for you over the last nine months...and I understand all to well how being overwhelmed by real life and depressed can be a huge drain on the creative process.

**Pats the white lionoid's shoulders**

If you need anything or just want someone to talk with, by all means drop me a line...perhaps it may help.

Take care of yourself, my friend, and stay awesome.

--Brother Abram
"Why do you call everyone 'friend'?"
"Have you ever earned a smile calling someone a 'stranger'?"
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wolfsjourney Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
That is inspirational.
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad yr back alphy <:3
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0629 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
This is an inspirational drawing and I'm glad your back with deviantart. Just so you know we are there for you as fans if you have any questions to ask. Sorry if that last sentence sounded weird.
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legendario13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
JUST A SKETCH!
O_O Mother of drawing.

Dont worry man, everything will be fine.
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Wannbe17 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Nice, u should have said the same thing about gunpla to mr.forest gump. XD
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WinDasH Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I'm Very amazed You're Still Alive and Around Here after 10 Years. I'm so Happy to see your Work Again.

You're Very right... It's not Good to have Expectations and Think too much About what will OTHER PEOPLE Think about your work. If you do, It'll just make you think More... and do Less... and the less you do will make you feel more Frustrated.. and the more frustrated.. the more Depressed and depression into Lack of Motivation.

you just have to do... and do and make, and do what you Feel like doing.

I have a long story behind this... but I used to think I would love to work as an animator/ilustrator... but after 3 years of expereince, I realised how FRUSTRATED it got me... and Today I'm Studying to work as a computer enginier, and have Drawing/Animating as a Hobby, Because It's what makes me Feel Better.

Dont let your Thoughts about other people's opinions take over your Actions and WILL to Draw what YOU Want.. YOU ARE The one Who is Drawing and Expressing Himself, NOT The Viewers.

I Missed your Art alot, I'm Very Glad to see new Stuff from you, and I hope you have a Wonderful and Motivating 2012!!! :aww:
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rasenth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Awww ;v; I went through the exact same thing (heck, the same span of years too!!) during my undergrad college years. But instead of Gunpla building, I got into studying Japanese. But I'm glad I got back into drawing again, and I hope you do too!
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ZacharyZemsen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so sweet :D
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I speak for thousands of your fans out there when I say that we look eagerly forward to your return to artcraft ^_^

Take heart, Leo! You're a master!
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Shushik Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Glad you`re back with art :)
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:iconimperaton:
Imperaton Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I want to draw these lion characters as good as you
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Culturedropout Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I've always loved your drawings. I was kind of bummed when you went off into model building. You're really good at bringing life and emotion to your characters. I hope that if you enjoy it you'll keep drawing. It would be a shame to waste a talent like yours.
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Mars-Walker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can you say that your frustrated with your skills? This is great!
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Inktail1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope to see your artwork again
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JanusPeldragon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
IT good to see you back again. We miss you. :3
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DrunkardHu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Goddamn it, not you too. I got myself into depression years ago and ended up wasted so much time on World of Warcraft only dug the hole deeper for me. Even to this day I still haven't completely got over the depression and self-loathing.

Consider you are so much greater than me, It'd be a bloody shame to lose you to the same demon that still clutches me.

We both need to do the same thing and talk to you another time Ray.

- Dennis
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
seems like both of us are having some hardtime, mybe some Nostalgia Critic review will helps
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Kkaras Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I can understand how finding the drive is difficult. Sometimes you have the ideas, but translating that "Great Idea" from your head to paper(be in painting, singing, photography, whatever) is ...

Taxing, Exhausting and Draining.

Sometimes no matter how much you try, what lands on the paper is never equal to what you pictured in your head. We've all been there at one point or another, some of us just sit there longer than others. It doesnt mean that any of us are "bad" artists, it just means there is some 'piece' needed to move us forward and we havent found it ...

yet.

Keep that last phrase in mind whenever you doubt your skills at art, there is a "piece" needed to move us forward and we havent found it ... yet.

What that piece is will vary from person to person, it could be that one song you never heard(or see from a new perspective), a new outlook on life, a new style of art. It could be anything.

About all I can say, and this is coming from a guy frustrated with his inability to write. So I fully understand what you mean by the whole dissatisfaction thing.
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
i have many ideas that just went past me because of my slow drawing and painting that what pissed me off, but i do hope i can still salvage back some of those good ideas
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Kkaras Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Sometimes you get more out of the salvage bin than you do from something new and still in shrink wrap!
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VakhiNick Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
inspiration is like life. You never know when, where, or what until you get there. :3

Inspiration easily evades me too. I find that it's mostly because i'm living life in neutral. I don't have the drive to go, but i'm not quite stuck in the same spot either. Just kind of drifting through, waiting for the next downward hill to speed me along. I don't draw very often at all. Sometimes, I help my fiance with detailing, but that's not really my own work. I have found that I got a bit of a nack for animations though, and they're really quite fun once i'm passed the long hours of constant adjustments. Music helps time pass faster too, lol. I think it's just all about doing what you love, and creating from the imagination.
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Exoplanet-2049 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice pic. :) Haha, I love that movie. ^^ I know how you feel about the art block, I've been there too.
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YuriRPG Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you will pass those moments soon. I know, life sucks at times because of many reasons, but there will always come up a reason to live it when you are in the most need.
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Ishiga-san Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've missed your artwork more than you can imagine. It's what made me watch you all those years ago.

I don't assume I'd know what you were going through when you put the pencil down but if you pick it back up and run with it again, you very well may be surprised at the outcome. Give it a try for yourself and perhaps those that miss your expression.
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joulester Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
God always watches out for the meek, the humble and the heartbroken. You can be sure, like Forrest, that you'll be someone great without even trying, through His blessing. You have always been a great artist.
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
somehow i felt i am more like lieutenant dan, bitter and angry at my own handicap,
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joulester Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Eventually Lt. Dan thanked Forrest for saving his life 'cos he realised there was something there worth saving. Even though he's extremely bitter and felt useless at first but Lt. Dan is still lifted up in the end =)
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
in a way, it was very truth, we may not get what we wanted but God have prepare something much bigger for us, and when the time was right, God will entrust that thing to us.
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Sniffs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
hey, some of us know the feeling about burnout and depression. i found something to kick my muse back into high gear, and have been working like a nut, lately. yes, it does get better, believe me.

Forrest Gump has been selected to be preserved in the US National Archives

and some of us liked wtching you go all hyper detail on the Gundams
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
wow, never knew that forrest gump was such a powerful movie, really miss the day about movie makes focus more on story telling rather than FX, i think movie nowaday are really lacking on storytelling
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Levn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Sir your an amazing artist and you have friends and fans here who will support you
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
thanks
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I'm just glad to have you back ol' friend! :hug:
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
still not in 100% recover yet, but looking for inspiration around now.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Nice drawing. I loved that movie.
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VirtualSonic1731 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good drawing friend, i imagine that you want express your mood and the what you want overcome the depression that you be now, jeje, well, i wait that you be better for make new drawings, because i didn't see new drawings in years,jeje
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BengalBoy17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
trust me mate, you have amazing talent in your work, please fight this depression as your style is so unique and amazing it would be a huge loss if you never return to doing it :S
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ggg3187 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
depression in any form is a miserable torture. but that doesn't mean it is absolute.
Heres to a good 2012 for you man.
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Shirogitsune Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I love your style! ^o^
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
We all have our down times, but you have a ton of support here so don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Wish you all the best with your art this year!
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
thanks, all the best for your 2012 as well
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
great to see you trying again alphaleo.
just take it easy and slow back to where you came from in life
and you will see that the light on the end of the tunnel is not always
the oncomming train but can also be the end of the darkness.
i wish you all the best for this new year. :pray:
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
well, i do need to set my direction right again to reach for the light
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
wel go for it i whould say, but nice and slowly so you can keep going
in the right direction.
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