March 14th, 2009
Today is the first day of spring break, I wish to do something that I wanted to do for a long time.
Yep, a post dedicates to Flashinn.
Flashinn was a flash based online doodling site for doodlers. I discovered that site back in 2005. I still remember how excited I was when I opened my first flashinn site and started fill out pages of drawings in it(every Flashinn user gets an individual site).
When I first started doodling in Flashinn, I didn't have a drawing tablet, all I got was a wired mouse. It was hard to move the mouse around, the line was always crooket, and it was impossible to make a circle (fortunately, they have a shape tool and a curved line tool :D ).But I was totally satisfied and overwhelmed by the joy and freedom of drawing whatever that comes to my mind.
Soon it became a habit (or even an obsession) for me to doodle in Flashinn. In 2005 and 2006, I spent most of my spare time doodling in Flashinn and made something around 150 images. I stopped drawing in Flashinn because I decided to go to an art school and needed time to prepare my portfolio.
Anyway, the pictures I posted above are my only memories from Flashinn (sadly, I only saved about third of the pictures I drew). There is nothing fancy or great about them. But all of them are very meaningful to me, each and every of them has a little precious story attached to it. : )
A couple of months ago, without any notice or potent, the website crushed and no longer existed. It was a sad news because I haven't get the chance to save all my images. But after all, I feel blessed and thankful.
To me, Flashinn is a magical place.
If I had never came across Flashinn, then everything would be so different.
I would never get obsessed with drawing curved lines, fairies, and bees.
I would never receive so many supports, feedbacks, and compliments from others.
I would never meet so many friends that enjoy drawing as much as I do.
I would never have the will and courage to go to an art school.
Furthermore, my childhood dream of becoming an artist would never be picked up and strive for.
P.S. if you realized that the signature on the pictures is "Bee" instead of Sunny, that's because Bee is my net name(yep, that's why I draw bees all the time :D).