The apartment somehow was like an empty bottle, and when the night fell, I could see the movement of the nightfall. The darkness was as if the ink started to fill in every space of the apartment, room to room, corner to corner, and finally, it took away the emptiness, and left the silence all around the house. 夜幕降临的时候，整个公寓好似一个空瓶，我能感受到黑夜的悄然挪动，宛如墨汁般，在空间中逐步渗透于每一个房间、每一个角落，随后带走了虚无缥缈的一种空洞感，唯有寂静还在房间中游荡。
At that moment, somehow I felt a strong emotion, so strong that the emotion began to link with my memories as if I took a deep breath and then hold it. In the pitch black house, I hold the emotion for a while, not a sound was heard, but the pounding of my heart. Outside the window, it was getting clear and clear, and the moon cut out a silhouette of the curtain. Lying in bed, I saw the shadow of the curtain was moved as a gentle breeze pushed it. Then, I found a note that represented the feeling I’d been holding. I followed this with notes that compliment this feeling and reached for my harmonica to let the emotion out. 彼时，我能感受到有那么一种情感正在涌现，是如此地强烈，将我的记忆一一融入。黑夜吞噬的房间中，这一强烈的情感在我心中定格，仿佛我深呼一口气，并摒住了呼吸，万籁俱寂，只有我的心跳砰砰作响。窗外，月光的照耀下，正逐渐明朗，衬托出房间中窗帘的剪影。躺在床上，望着微风轻轻推动窗帘的影子，我顺手拿起口琴，跟着感觉，让那强烈的情感化为一个个音符，吹出心之曲。
MI(3), SOL(5), LA(6), and SI(7) were the music notes I usually play. By overbending, I played these notes with different musical tones, sometimes it was melodic, sometimes it was a vibrato like a violin, and sometimes I played the tune back and forth between the two notes. In the darkness of the room, the blues was pretty obvious. Usually, I played the harmonica SOLO. But this time, I invited my friend Susan, who is a guitar lover, to recreate the classic theme song “Moondance” from the movie “August Rush”. We tried to remake the song more original-like as well as expected to put our own style in it, including slow-wave and blues. MI(3)、SOL(5)、LA(6)、SI(7)通常是我常用的音符，通过超吹和压音，呈现不同的音调，时而悠扬，时而犹如小提琴般的颤音，时而又在两者音符中来回吹奏，黑暗中，蓝调的感觉尤为明显。以往我的口琴均为独奏，这一次，我邀请了一位朋友Susan，作为吉他爱好者的她，共同演绎重现电影《八月迷情》的那段经典主题曲“Moondance”。我们不仅期望让歌曲还原度更高，也期望加入我们自己的慢摇和蓝调特色，于是乎，运用勾弦、推弦、滑音、颤音、移琴、提音等手法，不断的互相配合找到了合适的律动，让旋律有一种柔柔的弹性，又带有一丝抒情与慰藉之感。
Having been tried many many times, we finally found the perfect match with our musical instruments via various skills including pull-off, bending, slide, vibrato, switch holes, blow and draw, etc. And now the final version was completed and recorded. Then, with the help of the Red Dead Redemption II, a famous video game by Rockstar, I created the music video with the scenes of the WEST in the shooting perspective of the movie. And this “Moondance” had the melody with a soft elastic with a trace of emotion and the feeling of comfort. Let’s enjoy it and hope you like it. 在尝试了很久之后，终于完成，录下了我们满意的版本。随后，通过R星旗下的著名游戏《荒野大镖客2》，我以西部的场景让这首歌更为生动，模仿电影的拍摄视角，剪辑完成了这首“Moondance”的MV。接下来，让我们一起来欣赏下吧，期望你们喜欢。
Music and painting are alike, I thought. As both parts of the ART, somehow they connected with each other, which invokes feelings in the deep of your heart. The melody offers an ability to hear while the drawing gives a capacity to see. As the music and the painting collides, the expression of emotion could boost your feelings. And that was ART, I guess. 我以为音乐和绘画有着一丝共性，作为艺术的一部分，两者又有着彼此的联系，都能唤醒你内心深处的情感。听觉，让你能感受优美的旋律，而视觉，则让你去感知色彩斑斓的绘画。当音乐和绘画互相触碰的时候，共鸣之情油然而生，这或许就是艺术吧。
A Poem I’ve written to start with for readers 送给读者的一首情诗
Far Away | 远方 作者：BubbleSwan | 楠 ，《梦与月》
I go toward the sun in a way to enlighten me. 我追寻着太阳，一路向前，寻求它那一星半点儿的指引 I go with the wind for the breeze would take me away. 我追随着风儿，一路摇曳，渴求那阵阵微风带我飘向远方 I go for the sea, even the huge wave would against me. 我追逐着大海，一路颠簸，哪怕是巨浪与我针锋相对 I am a human, or I’m not. 我已不能自己，而我又是谁 A lost soul has come a long way. 仅存的灵魂，一路走来，迷蒙模糊
I seek for the sea. 海洋，我寻寻觅觅 For beyond the world, there’s the sunset. 因为我知道，世界的彼岸，有着那落日 I trace the words of love letters in bottles. 瓶中信，我感受着字里行间的爱意 For beyond the sea, you were there. 因为我知道，海洋的彼岸，有着你
And you are far away, away from the sun, away from the sea. 你在远方，一个远离太阳，远离大海的地方 Between the horizon, I failed to find the sign of you though. 天与海之间，我却寻觅不到你 My LOVE, because you had already been everywhere… 我亲爱的，原来你早已是无处不在……
He who is reading my article now, at this moment, my poem and the painting may open the unspoken feelings of himself. MAY is the dawning of love for the spring. 此时此刻，我这首诗与我这幅画，或许能让正在阅读的你，打开那些未曾诉说的情愫。5月，一个情窦初开的春天。
Pen in my hand, I stopped writing. Instead, I took a deep breath, then slowly breathed out. The night crept in and started to devour rooms one by one. “If there were memories of roses in the time, then music will be the whispering love words of the flowers”, I thought, wiping my harmonica, “And, I’ve lost the track of time.” By night, I played the French love song “Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t leave me)”, and turned it into the blues tunes, as if the roses were telling their hidden feelings that had never been burst into bloom before. 停笔，我深吸了一个口气，缓慢的吐出。望着黑夜慢慢吞噬整个儿房间。“若时间里有着玫瑰的回忆，音乐就是那呢喃的花语。”我擦拭着口琴，心想：“而我早已忘记了时间。”借着黑夜，我吹起了布鲁斯口琴，让这首法国情歌《Ne Me Quitte Pas（不要离我而去）》化为蓝调，吐露玫瑰不曾绽放过的幽情。
When the last note skipped off into the night, my poetry, my painting, and my music might boost your feelings. That kind of sentimental feeling was more than a thousand words. Apart from these expressions, in the internet world, we had emoticons as well. Probably, from the other side of the phone, you were sharing your emotions and conveying your young love via emojis. 当最后一个音符跳跃着消失在了黑夜，我的诗歌、绘画和音乐或许能让你感同身受。彼时这种情感交流胜过千言万语，除了这些表达方式，在互联网的世界中，我们还有表情符号。或许在手机那一端的你，正通过表情包分享着情感，传达着青涩的爱意。
In Shanghai, we are still in the epidemic prevention lockdown, being forced to “BE SEALED” at home, we got all kinds of emotions coming together, including boredom, happiness, craziness, unease, and pain. While emoticons interpreted those various feelings in a great and fun way. Every day, we picked up our phones and surfed in the digital world, chatting with each other with emojis and stickers. At that time, their responses were as if they were close to you, sharing their thoughts and revealing their emotions. Sometimes, even for shyness, who might have no idea what to say with hesitation, an emoji could break the ice and bring the closeness between them. Perhaps this was one of the reasons why emojis enjoyed great popularity around the world.
From static stickers to motion emojis, the dynamic ones surely make the emoticons more vivid and visualized. Let’s enjoy a short fun video below, to watch how A’Wang spent his Day at home during the epidemic lockdown: 表情符号除了静态，还有动态，而动态则赋予表情更为生动化和形象化。正如下面这个小短片，一起先看下封印家中的“阿旺”是怎么度过他的一天吧：
The short video was created by one of my newly designed motion stickers. To match my scripts, a few stickers were selected. For the limitation of the 240×240 pixel uploading standard, it’s a pity that the video was not made in the HD version. My previous WeChat stickers package, or “The Daily life of A’Wang – Episode I” and “The Daily life of A’Wang – Episode II” were both created into static images. To fulfill my friends’ requests, I kicked it up a notch by designing a new prototype and making animation. Having been racking my brains for almost 3 months, from static image design to animated one, from creation to post-animation production, The Daily life of A’Wang – Episode III was completed. 我撰写了小剧本，将制作好的其中几个动态表情串联起来，赋予场景创作了该短片。由于240×240像素的表情标准限制，为此视频的清晰度有所影响。前两期，我的作品《阿旺的日常1》和《阿旺的日常2》均为静态版，在朋友们的呼吁下，我也开始了第三弹表情包的设计与制作，并进行了突破，由静态转为动态。从创作到后期动画制作，花费了我差不多3个月的时间完成。
To make a static image into animation was a killer. However, the animation-making principle seems not that difficult. Take our ancient trotting horse lamp. There is a series of paper cutting on the axle, the shadow of the paper cut projected on the screen of the lamp. As the candlelight generated the heat, the lamp starts rotating. Meanwhile, when you look at the paper-cut patterns, it looks like they are moving. Let’s trace back to the Silent Era for cartoons for example. At an early stage, it was completely made by hand drawing and was painted into various split footage and a number of drawbacks. Then one of the ancient methods was painting images onto plates of glass such as zoopraxiscope, which was pretty expensive and labor-intensive to paint the figures. With the rising of technology, computers have to make frame-by-frame animations easier. Animation is created by lots of digital drawing figures on the keyframes and then was lined up on a timeline to perform a series of motion actions. After the change of the computer era, CGI and motion capture technology has further improved the level of animation production. 第三弹表情包的难点在于静态转动态的制作，原理类似我们古代走马灯上的剪纸图案，随着烛光的热量带动灯转动，投射到灯周围的剪纸也跟着转动，视觉上便产生动感。追溯到早期的无声动画片，完全由手绘完成各类分镜头绘画创作，其中一个古老的方式将一个个动作分解并绘制到类似活动幻灯机的玻璃上，手绘非常的耗费人力，价格也高昂。随着科技的进步，计算机减轻了动画制作的痛苦，带来了逐帧动画，通过关键帧中分解动画动作帧，再将每个时间轴相互串联起来，成为一个完整的动画形式。之后时代的变迁，CGI和动作捕捉技术又进一步提升了动画制作的水准。
To meet the fast communication with the cute motion pictures on the internet-surfing, animated stickers and emoji could be created into 10 or 20-second-action, and then be exported to GIF format. At present, the emoticons still rely on the GIF format, which can be said that there is no GIF, and there may be no emoticons as well. Released in 1987, the Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF is a bitmap image format that has come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web for its unique features of presenting color images and simple animations as one. Like JPG, PNG, and other image formats, GIF wide support, and portability between applications and operating systems, which, it’s part of the internet. However, the GIF creator, Stephen E. Wilhite, passed away at the age of 74 from COVID-19 on the 23rd of this year, online media reported. Rest in Peace. Let’s take our hat off to the great scientist, may he would continue to create a unique digital art world in heaven. 动态表情包为满足网络的快速传播特性，允许制作10到20几秒的连贯动态并生成GIF，一个表情就这样完成了。目前表情包的呈现依赖于GIF格式，可以说没有GIF，或许也就没有表情包。GIF（Graphics Interchange Format）诞生于1987年，是一种公用的位图图像文件格式标准，以彩色图像和简单动画呈现，和JPG、PNG一样，是互联网中非常受欢迎的图片格式之一，应用于各大应用和操作系统中，是互联网的一部分。但令人惋惜的是，据外媒报道，GIF之父，即发明者Stephen E. Wilhite（斯蒂芬·威尔海特）因感染新冠于2022年3月初逝世，享年74岁。再此，愿逝者安息，愿这位伟大的科学家能在天堂继续创作与众不同的数字艺术世界。
As for sticker animation, it has various ways and tools to create it into motion. A type of frame-by-frame animation is an old-school method to do the trick. Traditional and effective, which means that all the actions are created by hand drawing, then be exported to GIF with the help of Microsoft PPT, Flash, Photoshop, etc. And, the animation can be done by professional software, including After Effect, OpenToonz, etc., as well. These animation or movie maker software could make the action look to be more smooth and more natural via skeleton feature, rendering, and 3D function. However, mastering that software is really complicated, which needs to boil the ocean to study and practice more often. 那么对于表情包的动画制作来说，工具和方式有多种多样，常见的方式为逐帧动画，即一个动作一个动作完全手绘静态图，再通过Microsoft PPT、Flash、Photoshop等软件合成后导出GIF动图格式。除此之外，也可运用例如AE、OpenToonz等专业动画、影视后期等软件，运用骨骼功能让神态、动作更为自然，加之贴图渲染和视角修正来完成，不过这些软件颇为深奥，想要达到好的效果，则需要更为深入的研究与实践。
For my stickers, I used the frame-by-frame animation through Illustrator and Photoshop mostly, and the support of PPT in a few actions. It’s a “No Pain, No Gain” situation because it was similar to cartoon making, which took lots of preparations, including scriptwriting, character design, split footage drawing, and funny or cute action selection that might likely be used by end-users. Then, a static emotion prototype was created before the frame-by-frame drawing of split footage for this static prototype. Take blinking action. The action was completed by two key actions that were followed by two static drawings, one for eyes opening and one for eyes closing. After putting the two static images together in order, setting the time axis to 2-3 frames, and hitting the PLAY button, a blinking action was all set. 在这儿，我主要以逐帧动画为主，使用了Illustrator和Photoshop，以及PPT少量为辅完成。但类似拍摄动画片一样，前期需要准备很多，即角本撰写、角色设计、分镜头绘画、创作角本的绘制，一个角色匹配哪个动态、哪一个场景是大家使用频率高的，且具有一定的有趣性，足以吸引人去使用它。随后，着手绘制静态原型场景设计，过渡到某一动态的分镜头逐帧动态绘画。以简单的眨眼为例，一睁一闭总共可分为2个动作，于是，绘制出2个动态，即睁眼和闭眼，在将两个静态图按顺序放一起，设置时间轴为2-3帧，便可组成连贯性的一组眨眼动画形式了。
To make the expression and movement in a more natural way, the relation between perspective and proportion of each movement needed to be considered. The whole act of Walking, for example, could be done with 10 keyframes from standing to the foot landing. While you were taking a walk, not only were your foot moving, your entire body was moving, including arm swings, shoulder shifting left to right, hip moving left to right as well. The more perspective and movement proportional relation you kept in mind, the movement you created would be looked more smoothly and coordinately. And that’s also one of the difficulties in making the character act more natural. It’s possible to complete the act of walking with 20 action keyframes or more. That’s why making animation really felt like testing your patience, which’s very challenging. 为了让表情和动作更为自然，需要考虑每一个动态的肢体透视和比例关系，例如走路，从站立起始到脚落地，中间一般可分为10个动作，除了脚的变化外，还得考虑整个身体的动态与透视比例，从手臂甩动、肩膀左右移动，到臀部动态透视等，这样整体视觉才能平衡与协调。这也是其中的一个难点，分解出的静态图越多，其动作连贯性就越自然，为此一个走路动态可能会分解出20甚至更多个动作关键帧。动画制作感觉就是一直在耐心的边缘试探着，很受挑战。
Taking an emoji for the wind blowing scenery. This one is pretty easy to understand, I guess. The motion picture above is the scene of my dog A’Wang enjoying the cool air from the electric fan, comfortable and joyful. In the dictionary of emoji and stickers, the wind blowing scenery has many meanings which could light the atmosphere of chatting. In different contexts, it could be read as speechless, the Cat Caught the Tongue Situation, real messy, wild playing, craziness, ecstasy, etc. However, in my emoji, I took“Happiness comes the way the wind blows.” In this limited and framed space, only two key elements I chose, or an electric fan and the dog. Since the dog played the main role in the scenery, I kept the camera right on the character and showed a small part of the fan in the invisible camera lens. Then I started drawing. I drew some floating ribbons on the electric fan to display the airflow. According to my dog’s reaction in the real life, I imitated and exaggerated the wind blowing scenery in a cartoonish way, such as his mouth was open wide and his tongue was out, as well as, his eyes were closed while his ears were all back of his head for the blowing wind. After that, I draw the series of static pictures for continuous shooting footage required by the frame-by-frame animation. And I make static ones as keyframes in sequence on the time axis. Finally, a motion picture was created. 以一个吹风动态为例，选择这个表情主要相对简单，也容易理解。上方动图是我家狗子吹风纳凉的场景，安逸又享受。在表情包的字典里，吹风有着烘托聊天气氛的意义，在不同的语境下，有着无语、风中凌乱、欲言又止、玩疯、狂喜等含义。在我的场景里，我将其做了重构，呈现狗子吹风的欢快之感。在有限的空间内，我选取了2种关键元素，电风扇和狗子。机位正视角度，镜头内只呈现小部分电风扇，使其主视觉聚焦在狗子上。随后着手绘画场景，为了呈现风吹动的气流，我在电风扇上画了一些飘动的丝带。根据现实生活，模仿狗子吹风的动态，并加以卡通式的夸张手法，嘴巴放大，舌头吐出，耳朵被风吹得往后飘扬，闭着眼享受刮风的乐趣。最后绘制逐帧动画所需的连续分镜头静态图，加以重合，按顺序作为关键帧放入时间轴合成。一个动态的表情包就出炉了。
The third emoji pack is the same as the previous two, which were created with 24 motion stickers. Every emojis were carefully designed and created by me. For tough movements such as the state of feeling sleepy, the sadness, surprised expression, the touch of hugging, etc., I even rehearsed by myself as an actor to study the relationship between perspective and proportion further. Then, I copied my movements and expressions from it, drew each action scene, and constantly adjusted the keyframes and times in the timeline to let my character’s movements be looked more natural and visualized. 和前两部作品一样，依旧创作了24个表情，每个动态表情我都精心设计与绘制，难度大的动作，我会自我演练，从透视和动态关系中加以研究，并运用到角色上。如打瞌睡的状态、难受的情绪、惊讶的神情、抱抱的感觉等等，随后把各个动作场景绘画而出，并不断在时间轴中调试与增减合适的时间与帧数，使其更加自然和形象化。
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. I share my piece of art creations with anyone who would love them. Feel free to collect the “The Daily life of A’Wang – Episode III” on your phone emoji and sticker gallery via WeChat app. 感谢大家一如既往的支持与鼓励，现已上架微信表情商店，我将精心制作的动态表情包送于你们，期望喜欢，欢迎把“阿旺”带回家，送出你的“520”吧。
How to claim the full package of my emojis for free? 如何免费认领全套表情包？
Scan the QR code below to open the sticker page, then click “ADD” via WeChat app. 扫码识别下方二维码，点击“添加”获取
Love my original creation of arts, feel free to click “Like the Author” to sponsor me. Maybe Episode IV will be triggered. From now on, let’s pray together and fight against the COVID-19, hoping all will be well soon. Keep at it, we still need it. 喜欢原创，也欢迎大家赞赏，投个币，或许第四弹将悄然启动。也让我们共同祈祷，携手抗疫，祝一切安好快到来，继续坚守，加油！！！
When the night tip-toes and crawls on our hearts, when the clock strikes twelve, it has been on a daily basis of alternate the night and the day. Between the horizon of the sea and sky, the sun rises slowly in the east and sets quietly in the west as usual. At that moment, the clouds are getting misty and colorful while the morning or evening glow touches every corner of the earth. As if God has forgotten to close a door, letting the beauty escape from the crack. In which, it’s ready to spill out with the last existing magic to declare a beginning or an ending of the day. It’s warm and splendid. 每逢夜轻轻的爬上心头，钟声敲响12下，黑夜与白昼开始交替。不论是日出东方，还是夕阳西下，总会在海的那一端，缓缓升起，亦或悄然落下。彼时，云雾飘渺、色彩缤纷，霞光触及每一处角落。犹如上帝忘关了一扇门，美景瞬时溢出门缝，带着一丝温暖，一丝辉煌，仿佛向我们吐露着心扉，释放出最后的魔力，宣告着一天的开始，或者步入终结。
From sunrise to sunset, from the beginning to the ending, the day and night take the place by turn, again and again. So does life. A life is completed with birth and death. Somehow, no one will be able to experience a whole life from the beginning to the end truly. Usually, we come and go through the middle of life. However, it is the memories that connect us emotionally with those who passed away. Even they are gone, they may still compose life in a certain way. 从起点到末尾，而后又再一次重新开始，一天，一天这样的循环轮转。生命亦是如此，出生和死亡构成了一个完整的生命，或许，没有人能真正完整经历生命的自始自终，我们从中场走来，又从中场离去。而记忆将我们与离开的人们保持着某种情感的连接，即使是逝世，也在以某一种方式谱写着生命。
The first draft of this artwork was brewed in 2018. I never had the guts to finish the painting for the death of my dog ‘A’Wang’ last year. By chance, having been read the book ‘You Can Heal Your Heart’, I got enlightened from one of its sentences, saying “Loss offers a chance to rebuild your destiny in life”. So I picked up the pen once more, wishing he would be long live in my painting. 这幅画的初稿在2018年已逐步成型，去年因爱犬“阿旺”的去世，一直未有勇气再次提笔完成雏形。偶然的机会，读到一本《心的重建》，其“生命中的失去，就是重整命运的机会。”这句话很是启发。遂再次提笔，或许它在我的画中将得到永生。
I struggled for a while with the artwork scene-setting. Would it be a sunrise or a sunset? Considering our ancient meteorological proverb “No outdoor activities at sunrise while it will be ok to travel thousands of miles at sunset”, I went for the setting sun then. Because the evening glow often indicated that the rain would be stopped at the west, and the day would be cleared up soon, which implied a good life would be coming at a certain level. Turned over a new leaf, and everything would be fine. 对于场景设定，是日出还是日落，我纠结了一段时间。考虑到我们古人的气象谚语“朝霞不出门，晚霞行千里”，为此选择了落日余晖的画面场景。因为晚霞往往预示着西面将停止降雨，天就要转晴，一定层面上暗示了重新开始，美好即将到来，一切安好的心情寄托。
As the sun went down, the temperature tended to be more stable and the convection was reduced. And the sunlight got through the clouds more easily. At that moment, there were orange, gold, and red colors blended with each other in the sky. The sea was wonderfully calm as well, and now it was rich with all the color of the setting sun. It’s very visually appealing and the warmth rested on you with the sea sparkled. This warmth just like A’Wang, our loved dog, offered us the kind of passion, warmth, and easygoing that had a great impact on us. He who loved to explore each day of life, enchant every moment of life with full of curiosity. 而日落时分，气温趋于稳定，对流减少，阳光也容易透过云层，此时的颜色更为艳丽，橙色、金色、红色相互交融，大海也非常的安静，和煦的日光洒下海面，波光粼粼下，瞬间染成了暖色调，极具视觉的感染力和暖意。正如阿旺给予我们的那种热情、温暖与随和，非常具有影响力，充满好奇，探索生活的每一天，温存生活的每一刻。
The swans in the scene symbolized the same virtues as my dog, including loyalty, purity, kindness, courage, and nobility. As an Angel of Goodness, the group of swans rested on the sea. Some of them were catching fish and drinking water while some cygnets were snuggling up next to each other on the pen. And there were a couple embracing in the distance, enjoying their own world. From that, it indicated a warm and loving feeling to present the same feelings for my dog, the eternal love and mildness between A’Wang and us. In some way, it also intimated that he went to another dimension, a paradise of beauty to which he belonged. 场景中的天鹅群象征了忠诚、纯洁、善良、勇敢与高贵，同爱犬的品质相辅相成。拥有“美善天使”之称的天鹅，它们在海面上休憩，有的载着小宝宝沐浴在阳光下，有的喝水捕鱼，还有一对天鹅相互依存在远处享受着二人世界，传达了一种温馨和爱意之情，以此表达我们和爱犬之间永恒不变的爱，家庭间的温暖。也暗示了阿旺去了另一个维度，一个属于它倾心的美丽天堂。
My dog and I shared a boat, rowing through the group of swans, and moving ahead toward the corner of the sea. The travel conveyed that we lived in the present and would explore the unknown with no fear. To welcome the future with ambitions whether we were faced with a calm sea or the rage one along with strong wind and waves. For that, I painted it in FPV and added the mist to improve the reality of ambience and boost aestheticism. 划着小船与爱犬共同穿梭于天鹅群，往海之角游历，寓示着我们带有鸿鹄之志，迎接未来，是现在的风平浪静，还是过后的大风大浪，我们都无从知晓，但活在当下，勇于探索迎来的未知。而第一人称视角和海上的薄雾，则增强了临场感，强化了一种现场的唯美气息。
Almost three months later, I finally completed the artwork by picking up the scattered times at weekends. My artwork, “The Warmth of LOVE“, was another 4K resolution concept art, which was a great catch for home decorations, and a theme background for desktop and mobile phones. Since the epidemic, we have lost the chance to go traveling. I hope this painting will give us a yearning for a better life, and inspire us to go sightseeings, to feel the beauty around us, or around the world. Meanwhile, I prayed for each of us, wishing we all had a joyful life and a sense of well-being via fewer catastrophes and more happiness. 利用碎片化的时间，我断断续续画了有三个多月。我取名《爱的温暖》，该概念艺术作品依旧为4K画质，不论作为家中装饰画的摆设，还是电脑、手机等电子设备的主题壁纸都很是耐看。因为疫情，许久不能外出旅游的我们，期望这幅画能给予大家对于美好生活的向往，激发起外出看世界，感受美景的憧憬。同时为我们每一位祈福，少点灾难，多点幸福，人民安康。
Short Video | Painting Sections for My Advertising 【短视频 | 手绘广告片段组合】
If 2020 is an extraordinary year, then 2021 may be a year filled with hopes for the future and a desire for change. 如果说2020是个不平凡的一年，那么2021或许是一年承载着对未来的希冀和变革的渴望。
World Wildlife Fund(WWF) will launch a worldwide moment, Earth Hour 2021, at 8:30 p.m., your local time on Saturday, March 27, 2021. It will be the same approach as last year or Go Digital in order to take a moment to reflect on what we can do for nature and to preserve our planet. 明晚3月27日晚间8点半（各国当地时间），世界自然基金会（WWF）将举行”地球一小时2021″全球性节能活动，今年与去年一样，一改常态，以”数字化”形式，呼吁地球上的每一位共同善待和保护我们的美丽家园—地球。
Traditionally, turning off the lights is a symbolic gesture of commitment to preserving our planet. Based on that, I got a spark and drew some freeze animations for my advertising. Plz, feel free to enjoy the short video above the article and zoom out the painting sections. Let’s save our earth and make a better planet to live in. 于是乎，我也手绘了一则广告，以熄灯作为灵感，绘画出每一定格场景的片段，随后依次拼接引出海报主题。点击下方定格画作放大欣赏，也可观看原文首页上方的短视频。希望你们喜欢，让我们一起保护地球吧。
“Mankind is a community with a shared future.” Indeed, global tragedies had alerted humans to the danger of the future, as if hitting our head really hard, which shook us out of our complacency. For Earth Hour 2021, WWF will host a guided meditation led by internationally celebrated yoga teacher and scholar Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts, which to create a moment of solitude to calm our busy minds, to escape from noisy cities, to practice gratitude for our nature, and to reflect on our commitment to saving the beauty. “人类只有一个地球，各国共处一个世界”，诚然2020年全球大灾难的悲剧已为我们敲响警钟，好似当头一棒，把沉浸在自满中的我们彻底唤醒。此次活动，WWF邀请了一位国际知名瑜伽老师Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts，通过线上视频，牵引我们的身心进入心之境，忘却生活与工作的烦恼，远离城市的喧嚣，一起携手感谢大自然的馈赠，反思我们的过错，担起保护地球的责任。
Since the first appearance of my sticker “The Daily Life of A’Wang”, it has enjoyed great popularity in downloading and using. I really appreciated your supports and encouragement. In two months of usage, I found that these 24 stickers couldn’t fit the needs of diverse chatting. So in my spare time, I started to create episode two for my sticker. I hid a gem from my previous article if you were heedful enough to notice it. There’s a sticker not belong to the Episode One that was a hint for Episode Two. 继“阿旺的日常”表情包初次亮相以来，获得了很多童鞋的下载和使用，感谢大家的支持和鼓励。2个月的聊天使用过程中，我发现单单这24个表情还远远不够，为此闲暇之余，开始了第二弹的表情设计。细心的朋友们，或许可以发现我在上一期的文章中留了一个彩蛋，最后一幅图的表情在表情包里是没有的，而这一点也预示着可能会有第二部。
It named “The Daily Life of A’Wang | Episode Two”. Compared with my first sticker, the second one may be closer to daily expression. I thought about the frequent words that people usually chat, and combined the unique characteristics of my dog. Then together, they were transformed into another cute sticker in the end. 我将它命名为“阿旺的日常2”。相比处女作，第二部作品或许较为贴近生活用语，更多考虑了大家平时使用的高频词，再融合我爱犬那独一无二的特性，转换为了又一个萌萌的表情包。
My stickers were all designed out of the working hours, or at night. A sticker was born from two or three hours designing. The process of creation was really complicated, including concept brewing, a combination of each design element, analysis of perspective representation and dynamic figures, the ratio of exaggerated expression, etc. After that, retouch was a must before the sticker was ready to be used. 因上班工作原因，表情的创作都在晚上闲暇时候进行，一个表情从传达含义开始设想，到每个设计元素的组合，再到透视动态的分解，以及表情夸张到多大比例等等。最后再对角色进行润色和打磨，使其更加符合表情场景。这一过程往往要精心创作2-3个小时之久，才逐步成型。
As shown in the image above, a sticker was composed of several anchor points, which was connected by Pen Tool and then outlined the figure step by step. I really encouraged you all to create your own artwork instead of copying. For the approval of being published on a sticker gallery, it usually had to wait for 10 working days. However, this time, it took only one day as my sticker was submitted. Probably because of the originality, I thought. 如上图所示，一个表情由多个描点组成，画笔工具一笔笔将各个描点相互连接，一步步将其勾勒描绘成型。在此，我极力鼓励大家想自行设计，就一定要原创。对于微信表情包的审核，虽是10个工作日，但我这次从提交到审核，却用了1天。或许，是因为原创，我的两部作品也均一次通过。
There’s an anther hidden gem in the sticker. After the hours of designing at 1:00 past midnight, I was totally worn-out. The last 24th sticker awaited my pen to fulfill the emptiness, but I was lost at that moment. I lay down on the bed, stretching out my arms and legs while looking at the ceiling. Then an idea came across my mind: “Why not an exhausted expression?”. That’s how the last one was created, which had made a funny closure for my sticker’s Episode Two, I thought. 这里我也藏了一个很深的彩蛋，现在分享一下。第24个表情，原本不知画什么，后来有次周末画到了凌晨1点多，身心疲惫。瘫倒在床上，伸展四肢看着天花板，就这么突然灵感找到了我：“为何不画劳累的场景呢？”。于是乎，“累了”这一表情孕育而出。从而为这第二弹的表情包，画上了一个诙谐的句号。
For more details of how I created the stickers, feel free to read my previous article ” Sticker | The Daily Life of A’Wang”. I hope you love my Sticker Episode One & Episode Two. Enjoy downloading and chatting with friends and families with my stickers. Maybe, some other time, there will be Episode Three. 想了解更对表情包的设计思路和过程，欢迎阅读我的上期文章“表情包 | 阿旺的日常”。期望大家喜欢我这2套表情包，欢迎下载和使用，未来第三弹或许指日可待哦。
Designing/Writings/Art Edited & Translated by BubbleSwan 设计/撰写/美编/翻译：BubbleSwan
Emoji, one of the computer languages, is created to send lots of information in such small data. It has its own character encoding standard. This word was born in Japan, which’s used to be pictograph or emoticons for use in electronic messages and webpages. 作为电脑语言的一种，表情符号有着统一的字符编码，小巧的数据却蕴含着大量的信息。早期称之为绘画文字，源自日本，常以绘文字、表情或情绪的图案运用于电子信息和网页中，Emoji这词便由此而来。
Nowadays, emoji is everywhere. Even input method tools are embedded in emoji. Since the change of the digital era, emoji cannot meet the needs of diverse communication. That’s when sticker comes in. We all know that WeChat Sticker enjoys great popularity in China. Various stickers can be installed from the WeChat app freely. Users can design and upload their own creations as well, including static images or dynamic emoticons. 如今，人们在信息交流中，表情符号早已无处不在，甚至融入了输入法。随着数字化时代的演变，已满足不了多样化的沟通需求，于是乎表情包由此诞生。在国内，耳熟能详的莫过于微信表情包，用户可在手机端微信中下载各式各样的表情，也可自行设计上传静态或者动态表情。
Sticker is a killer for me that I normally afraid to design it. Because I draw digital arts for years, mainly creating realistic computer concept paintings. Cartoons and comics are really not my things. However, I decided to give it a shot when my beloved dog, A’ Wang, was passed away after he tried to save my father. The sticker of my dog’s emotions and expressions will be a memory for me, I think. 表情包对于我来说，一般不会轻易去尝试。因为一直以来，我以概念艺术绘画为主，创作出虚拟写实插画，卡通和漫画则是另一种范畴，是一个很大的挑战。然而，自从我家爱犬“阿旺”救主去世后，我坚定要给它来一套表情包，以此作为永久纪念。
Having glanced over each photo of its one by one, I lost in memories of its companionship with me. Grabbed the pen, I stared at the paper for hours. But the paper was still in the blank. I got nothing for months in the end. The draft drawings were still too realistic. Finally, I got another idea by turning the photo into illustration first. Then, sorted out some most characteristics it had, I simplified what was complicated in its profile. Such as my dog had a “Chuan” Chinese character on its forehead and some white fur landed on its chest. Its body was in golden yellow as the sunshade soft light on it while its tail was up in the air and twisted twice, for example. That’s how I created my first sticker. 指尖划过每一张照片，回忆着它陪伴在我身边的点点滴滴，提笔欲画，却最终还是白纸一张。几个月下来仍是毫无头绪，画出的稿件依旧是写实派。为此，我换了个理念，先将照片转化为插画，随后从插画中整理出最具特征的点，化繁为简。如我家爱犬的额头上有类似一个“川”字，胸口还有一些白毛，阳光下周身呈现金黄色，尾巴向上翻卷两圈等细节。最后创作出了第一个表情。
To make the character cuter and more fun to look at it, I created big eyes, short and slightly round body, and small hands and feet. I use a heart shape instead of the white fur during the design. After that, I got the sense and feeling of the character design. I put its expressions in daily life and what emojis that people usually love to use together, I created these 24 stickers eventually. 为了迎合当下可爱、有趣的形象，在设计过程中，我放大了它的眼睛；身子变矮，呈现微微的圆润状；手和脚也画的比较短小；胸口的白毛，则用爱心来代替。接下来的稿件也慢慢寻觅到了感觉，我将它日常的生活状态与当下人们常用的表情符号相融合，最后孕育了这24个表情。
My artwork is designed via Adobe Illustrator (i.e. Ai). Creating a sticker is similar to the character design in the video game. It requires a vast knowledge of some essential principles including body proportion, perspective representation, the relationship between bones and muscles when there’s a moment. Then, add various elements for the character, such as a change in the facial features, or in the shape of the arms and feet. After that, having a three-dimensional space view in mind for the character, I selected the best profile for my character. Take the profile in ¾ side view, top view, front view, etc. Finally, I enlarged or shortened a certain feature of the character to an appropriate ratio with exaggeration skills from the cartoons and comics. That’s how the sticker of my character was born. 我的作品是用adobe illustrator (Ai)设计的，创作表情包主角就类似于游戏的人物角色设计，不仅得了解人物的比例关系、透视关系，也需要熟知动作与骨骼和肌肉所带来的裙带关系。然后，在一个角色的表情中，添加不同的元素，可以是五官的改变，亦或手臂和脚的形态变化。随后在此基础上，脑海中勾勒角色的三维立体图找到最能体现该角色的角度，可以是¾侧面、顶视图、正面视图等。最后，通过卡通和漫画类的夸张手法，将某一特征或形态放大或放小到合适比例，该角色的表情形象就孕育而出了。
WeChat has a set of detailed designing and uploading regulations. Artist has to design 16 or 24 stickers album, or a single sticker, or special effect emoticons via adobe illustrator, photoshop or other design software. Artist requires to prepare different sizes of image pixel materials, including stickers, sticker thumbnails, sticker icon for chat dashboard on the app, banner for sticker homepage, and sticker cover. Once the design is exported to GIF and PNG files and is uploaded to the platform, it has to be examined and verified within 10 working days. If it goes well, the artist’s stickers were to be displayed on Sticker Gallery in WeChat officially. 表情包的制作，微信有着一套详细的设计和上传规范。运用Ai、PS等其他设计软件进行创作，需设计出16或者24个表情专辑，亦或单品，或特效表情。艺术家需提前准备好一系列多种像素大小的图片素材，包括表情主图、缩略图、聊天面板图标、详情页横幅和表情封面图。最后导出GIF和PNG格式上传到管理平台中，等待10个工作日内的审核结果。审核通过后，自行设计的作品便在表情商店正式上架。
Let me share the meaning of all those image materials. Take stickers. It is the 16 or 24 static sticker images or dynamic expressions you’ve designed. Thumbnails are small images for the stickers, which enables users to view freely at the chatting and to browse the sticker homepage. As for the sticker icon, it will be shown on the chat dashboard when the stickers were downloaded to your WeChat app, which helps users select stickers as they were chatting with each other. For sticker banner, it is an illustration with character in it that be placed on top of the sticker homepage in the gallery. And sticker cover is a representative sticker that appears on the sticker gallery where users and stickers were first met. 在此，我介绍下各图片素材的含义。表情主图，即设计的16或24个静态或者动态表情。缩略图是表情作品的小图，用于微信聊天和表情作品主页中表情包的查看。聊天面板图标指用户下载表情后，表情会呈现在聊天工具框的面板中，以便于用户聊天互动时选择表情。详情页横幅是用户点击表情包进入介绍主页后，整套表情上方的场景插图，通常角色具有故事性。而表情封面图，则是指在表情商店展示的代表图片，便于用户浏览各类表情时，有个直观的第一印象。
Share your work with global users If you are interested in designing stickers as well. My stickers are called “The Daily Life of A’ Wang”, which have been displayed on WeChat Sticker Gallery now, hoping it will spice up your life with cuteness just like the way my dog was used to bring happy laughter and joy for my family. Somehow, I felt my beloved dog was still with me as I used these stickers. Perhaps, we found another way for the reunion, another way to memorize it. Feel free to download and use my stickers, and give me feedback. I will create episode two if inspiration finds me again. Hope you all love my stickers. I appreciate all your supports. 有兴趣的童鞋也期待你们的作品，让全球的用户使用你们的表情。我的这套表情专辑，名为《阿旺的日常》，期望能给大家的生活加点萌料，就像当年我的爱犬陪伴着我们全家一样，带来各种的欢声笑语。对于我来说，阿旺表情包的使用，或许，是与它的又一次重逢，以另一种方式缅怀着它。欢迎大家使用我的表情包，也欢迎给我反馈，有机会我会再出第二弹，期望你们喜欢，感谢支持。
冬日的一天总是过得这么快，月光在玻璃窗上镀上了一层薄薄的淡黄色，不知不觉中黑夜悄悄地爬上了心头。一只猫在小巷的不远处嗥叫，好似向人们宣告这一天接近了尾声。屋内早已漆黑一片，我并打算开灯，任由黑暗贯穿整个角落。轻轻擦拭我的半音阶口琴，慢慢地放到唇边，先微微的小吹几个音符，浑厚的颤音瞬时在屋内飘飘然，而后隐秘于黑暗之中。 Daytime always found its way to meet with nighttime pretty soon in winter. As we knew it, the moon shaded a soft yellow light on the windowpane while a cat meowed in the distance of alley as if he was informing people that’d be the end of the day. As the night finally crept up my heart, the house was in the total dark already. I intended not to turn on the light, letting the darkness fill in every corner of the house. I wiped off the dust from my chromatic harmonica with care, slowly fumbling at the holes. A few musical notes for a starter vibrated from the reed, leaving no trail to be found in the darkness.
我顿了顿，闭上双眼，开始吹奏我的心之曲，内心深处也随着悠扬起伏的音符上下波动，任凭琴音在各个房间游走，彼时我早已不能自己，在时间与空间中迷失了方向。 On playing, I closed my eyes and paused for a moment. Then there came the music. My heart followed with my song, flowing gently high and low. And then, I lost the track of the time and space while the song of my heart was flying around the room to room.
我以为音乐可以打破时间的束缚、空间的界限、文化地域的不同，牵引着双耳直击听众的心灵。艺术亦是如此，无需多说什么，仅仅通过视觉的呈现、色彩的相互交融、场景的描绘，动静结合的手法、光与影的映衬，便能很好的碰撞读者的内心深处，产生共鸣。而我也非常荣幸，在近期的“Night Scenes Photo and Art Contest (Corel夜景摄影与艺术绘画国际比赛)”中获胜，我的绘画作品“Moonlight Shadow Night (月夜)”从众多的摄影和艺术作品中，在艺术绘画板块一栏荣登榜首。该比赛由全球前十的套装软件生产厂商，系知名数位多媒体应用之领导者Corel赞助，Corel Discovery Center主办，经过评审团从美感、构图、故事性、专业性等多方面评比而出。 Music might break the chain of time, the limitation of space and the difference of culture, leading the listeners’ ears to collide with their hearts. Arts might have the same impact as well, I thought. The visual images, the mixture of colors, the depiction of scenes, the dynamic and static drawing skills, the light and shadows, etc. Just enjoy, leaving nothing to say. The artwork speaks itself and reaches into the deep of your heart to boost your feelings. As for me, so did my artworks. And I was pretty honored that I was awarded a prize and one of my artworks, or “Moonlight Shadow Night” was a winner in art entry in the Night Scenes Photo and Art Contest hosted by Corel Discovery Center and sponsored by Corel Corporation. Among all the photos and artworks, the sponsor selected three winners from all eligible entries by their great sense of beauty, composition, storytelling and other professional skills.
我的2019年也因此画上了句号。现在我将这幅获奖作品呈现给大家，分享我的创作历程。这幅概念艺术绘画灵感来源于一部电影的背景乐，那天夜晚我刚看完《八月迷情》，被一首Moondance口琴独奏所深深吸引，于是乎，我开始扒歌，一个音符一个音符的比对，几个小时的拼凑，我成功学会并能吹奏出完整的背景乐。午夜时分，明月光辉下，我爬上天台背对着山吹起我的布鲁斯…… Because of this, my year of 2019 had marked with an amazing closure. And now I wanted to share my story of how I got the spark to create this award-winning artwork. The inspiration began with the movie “August Rush”, which’s had many great music tracks. One of the BGM was played with harmonica, or “Moondance”, and I was totally attracted to it. So I started to copy every tunes and notes of this track by listening to it for hours and hours. At midnight, I mastered this song and played at the rooftop as the moon revealed behind the cloud.
脑海中好似有一团迷雾飘忽不定，而后渐渐清晰，想象着自己在一个四面环水的岛上，就地取材筑造了一栋小屋，屋前的火光带来一丝丝的暖意，幽幽地湖水泛起阵阵波纹，映衬出小屋模糊的倒影。天空中的一轮明月，正如我在天台看到的样子，在繁星的点缀下尤为皎洁。整个夜晚被蒙上了一层蓝色调，“静”如止水。 There was a mist forming in my head, then all of sudden, it came clear. I imagined myself on an island where the lake lying around. I built a wooden villa while made a fire in front of the house. The fire brought warmth, offering the reflation of the house from the lake. Together with the stars in the sky, the moon shone as bright as the one above the rooftop, which covered the night in total blue. I felt the inner peace as if the still water, quiet and peaceful.
于是乎，我先为画布赋予了一层蓝色系，随后在视觉的黄金比例中勾勒出一栋木屋，画笔一遍又一遍的描绘其建筑结构。依据那夜晚天台上光与影的角度，深化了木屋细节线条的深浅，以及光与影的变化。 That’s why I painted the background in a blue hue. A wooden villa was put in the golden ratio of the visual sense that I outlined the detail of building structure for many times. According to the light angle radiated at that night, I darkened some lines of the house to enhance the changes of light and shadow.
接着绘画出木屋前的道路和火把，为了营造静态画面中的动感，我描绘了微风中舞动的火焰，偶尔有点点小火星随风飘落。然后进一步勾勒火光散发出的高光部分，调色以绘画出反射到木屋、道路上的光源，来呈现一种温暖感。而后我给天空挥洒了点点繁星，月光照亮了整片区域。月亮上的我正吹着布鲁斯，在黑夜沉沉中，好似坐在了夜的边缘，找寻着心之静。 Then I painted the pavement and a dancing fire to light the mood as if a gentle breeze searching for the warmth. Several sparks found their way to the gravel ground. I added the highlights of the fire, tinting the warm color on the door, bushes, and ground that around the fire. After that, the sky was filled with stars. A pure moon illuminated the night while I was playing the harmonica. I sat on the moon as if I sat at the edge of the night, looking for my inner peace.
最后，我绘画了湖水再一次强调“静”，微微的波纹在静态的画面中，捕获了细微的动感，其倒影又宛如一面镜子，映射了我的内心——独。随即，我的口琴乐飘然而入，跟随着小屋吐出的烟飘向远方，何去何从，永无止境。 I painted a lake and ripples to create trivial motions for the still image. The lake just like the mirror reflected my heart – Alone, I felt. That’s when my harmonica started to be played, capturing this loneliness that along with the smoke from the chimney. It flew away, far from the moon, where was it going, where was it flowing? One thing for certain, it never stopped.
欣赏我这幅获奖作品的同时，一起来倾听我的口琴曲吧，期望音乐与绘画的融合给予你们不曾有的感触，也感谢喜欢我的概念艺术绘画和长久的鼓励支持。 As you, my beloved readers, are enjoying my award-winning artwork, feel free to listen to my music as well. Together with these two, I hope they will leave footprints in your hearts. Thanks for loving my artworks and supporting me as always.
七夕节很快就这么过去了，对于牛郎和织女来说，这一天极其珍贵，有着千言万语却怎么也说不尽，而在这短暂的一天里，同时经历了重逢与再一次的别离。 The Seventh Night of Lunar July or Chinese Valentine’s Day has just gone. As for our legendary “the Cowboy and the Girl Weaver”, this day was very precious for them, having so much need to say to each other. However, how this thousands and thousands of words were enough for just one day? At that special moment, they had to go through the reunion and the departure again.
而当他俩再次相拥又慢慢推开，指尖拂过发丝，轻抚彼此的双手，而后缓缓的滑过手掌到指尖，一寸一寸的分离，直至他俩的距离渐行渐远，彼时时间似乎定格了几秒，在太阳落山之际，一个回到了凡间，一个回到了天间，相隔甚远，朝朝暮暮，恋恋不舍，而又无可奈何。 When they hugged together once more, and slowly pushed away. Their finger went through their hair, caressed their arms, and finally, they traced down to their palms. A step closer to their fingertips, a step closer to their departure. As the distance became far far away, the sun was setting down. At that moment, it seemed the time had stopped there for seconds. He came down the Mortal World, and she went back the Milky Way, leaving for themselves to miss each other day and night, and to feel helpless and reluctant again.
随后的几天，一股强大的气流在各个城市集结，好似吸收了来自各地爱情的苦情长短、幽幽怨怨与悲欢离合，瞬时形成了一支强大的军团，这一自然巨兽——台风。它四处横虐，步步吞噬每一座城市，所到之处，席卷每一栋建筑、每一条街、每一个小巷，偶尔大声长啸，“呼呼”的咆哮声顿时灌满整个空间，在漆黑的夜晚，回声阵阵。而后“哗啦啦”，硕大的雨滴一个接着一个坠落，夹杂着狂风，洗刷着尘世间的爱情粉尘，敲打在玻璃窗上砰砰作响，好似在向人们倾诉：“是的，这就是爱情。” The days after that festival, there’s strong turbulence formed from many cities as if it absorbed all sorts of affections for LOVE from various cities, gathering feelings of resentful, bitterness, sadness and happiness to turn into a strong army – Typhoon. This nature monster devoured each city he dropped by, invading every corner of the city from buildings to buildings, from blocks to blocks, from streets to streets. Sometimes, he roared at somewhere. The howling was shattered into lots of echos, bouncing back in the darkness night. Then the huge raindrops became falling down one by one. Together with the fierce wind, the storm washed away the specks of magic love dust among the mortal world, banging on the windowpanes violently, as if it poured out:” Yes, this is what they say, LOVE.”
凝望着窗外，黑漆漆的云朵在天空中不断的翻滚着，宛如搅拌着人们的内心，渴望着在心头灌注甘甜的雨露，寻觅到一个不为人知的世外桃源，亦或一个秘密花园，一片不受干扰的心境。 Watching outside the window, I saw the dark clouds kept turning and running beyond the sky, implying what kind of tickling from deep inside of people’s hearts. And they wanted to find an unknown place, a secret garden, an undisturbed inner peace.
闭上双眼，深呼一口气，又慢慢吐出，内心深处一颗炙热的心，快速跳动直至缓慢平稳，彼时时间停止了挪动，周围不再是嘈杂一片，远处隐隐约约传来了鸟语。 I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and slowly breathed out, waiting for my heartbeat to be steady. At that moment, I felt like I lost track of the time. The birds were twittering somewhere in the distance. There’s no more noises, no more roaring, and no more howling.
揭开郁郁葱葱的树林，手背下意识得挡住那强烈的阳光，而后贪婪得深呼一口气——有着阳光的味道和青青的小草。一只蝴蝶从我身边飞过，视线随即跟随着它舞动的姿态往远处推移，幽静的湖泊映入眼帘。 I crossed the dense trees, covering the strong sunlights with the other hands. There’s sweet-smelling sunshine and wild grass came all the way to my nose. I took a long sniff greedily. A butterfly flew beside me, my eyes followed it to a beautiful and vast lake for someone to explore.
几束阳光透过云层，洒向湖边的亭子。在那儿，四面环山、环湖萦绕、花儿漫山遍野、蝴蝶翩翩起舞。一阵微风拂过，树叶沙沙作响，湖面顿时波光粼粼。几片落叶，随风飘动，搅动着空气中的阳光粉尘，飞飞杨扬，隐秘于灿烂的阳光之中…… The sunlight shined through clouds, laying soft lights on the pavilion near the bank. This was a place where mountains and lake embraced it, a place where flowers all around it, a place where butterflies danced freely. Trees were rustling, lake was sparkling, and leaves were falling. Here came the gentle breeze, offering invisible wing to the leaves. The leaves flew to the sky, stirring clouds of dust that hidden in the air. Where were they going? They disappeared in the sun…
或许，牛郎织女彼此的内心深处也藏匿着这么一个境地，因为，无论TA在哪里，哪里就是伊甸园。相爱不易，全世界中能寻觅到彼此，可谓大海捞针，而能双双坠入爱河，更是难能可贵。为此，我画了这幅《遗失的秘境》，向大家呈现大自然的另一面，正如爱情的两面性一样，实则更多的是你看待爱情的态度，什么样的心境决定了什么样的画面。 As for our legendary “the Cowboy & the Girl Weaver”, they too might have a secret place concealed in the deep of their hearts. Because, wherever the loved one is, there’s EDEN. It’s not that easy to be loved. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack if you find each other in the whole world. Not alone to be fallen in love. It’s a killer to find a soul mate, a perfect one that really fits. That’s why I draw this painting, or “A Secret Place to Fall”, to show another image of nature. Love is like this nature has two sides. What kind of picture you have it depends on what you think about your own love.
好好珍惜身边的TA，多一份陪伴、多一份包容、多一份耐心、多一份真诚、多一份理解、多一份互助、多一份体谅，因为爱情很是脆弱，情绪化的它仿佛这台风可以是变化无常，时而欢声笑语，时而暗淡无光，时而怒不可遏，时而郁郁寡欢。 Take good care and cherish the one you loved. Try to spend more time with your special one for love is always patient and kind, is sincere and considerate, is understanding and supportive. Love is fragile and emotional, which will make you feel being blessed, being hurtful, being upset, being joyful, etc. It just like this typhoon, it came with the storm and left with the gentle breeze.
此时此刻，窗外已是阳光明媚，宛如上天漏关了一扇窗，美景从那儿逃离了出来。我们家狗狗也坐在飘窗边，贪恋得望着，许久许久，直到阳光慢慢地将它的耳朵尖染成了亮金色…… Right now, it’s already a clear day as if the god has left the window open, enabling the beauty escape from heaven. My dog sits on the windowsill, watching at the flying butterflies outside the window for a while. He does not willing to look away until his tip of the ears is covered in light golden color. The sun is coming out…
PS：这两幅新作依旧为4K画质，并即将运用于实际室内项目中，成为客厅大画幅背景墙的一个整体，我们翘首以待吧。 These two artworks are still in 4K resolution, which will be applied in an interior project. It’ll be part of the wall decoration for living room. Let’s look forward to it, shall we? 😀
当鼠标遇上了键盘，两者之间形成一种特有的默契，在这城市化的办公娱乐中，成为了我们最不可或缺的得力助手之一。而当美学和人体工程学在此相遇，他们则化为了人人皆用的艺术品。 When mouse and keyboard find each other, they become one of the most important family members in the computer group. They have this unique bound that connect with people’s social life for business and entertainment. Whey they meet aesthetic and ergonomics, both of them are formed into the must-use artworks.
在线条、光与影的衬托下，给予了十足的现代科技美。按下一个键，光宛如水滴坠落湖心，从按下的第一个键向外扩散，波纹四起。鼠标的呼吸灯也一呼一应，传递着私语。 Their curves, outlines, lights, and shadows carve the entire beauty into modern science & technology. When you press a key, the light effect as if a raindrop falls into the lake forming the ripple to bounce back from other keys. Meanwhile, the mouse’s light twinkles, giving its unique signal to the keyboard as if they were communicating.
彼时，摒弃了我一贯用手绘板、铅笔的作画方式，鼠标与键盘成为了我的画笔，在电脑屏幕上创作了一幅我们中国的水墨画。 I didn’t go for my Wacom or traditional pencil drawing this time. Instead, mouse and keyboard were my brushes. I created our Chinese ink painting with their help on the computer screen.
在这儿Illustator成为了我的辅助工具，这是一款Adobe旗下最受欢迎的设计软件之一，作为平面设计师的宠儿，一般多用于商业海报、书籍装帧、名片、网页等的平面设计范畴，因其矢量图的优点，而大受欢迎，甚至作为UI设计也游刃有余，并在2018年的PC Magazine(知名美国电脑杂志)中入选最佳矢量图编辑软件。 Illustrator, one of the most popular designing software developed and marketed by Adobe Inc., becomes a bridge to my artwork creation, in which’s normally being applied in a poster, business card, web design, format design, book design, illustration, etc. This is a graphic designer’s favorite vector graphics editor that was reviewed as the best vector graphics editing program in 2018 by PC Magazine. I even use this one for UI design as well.
然而用该软件来绘画则需要超强的耐心，鼠标和键盘也增添了不少难度。鼠标作为画笔可没这么容易，其操作模式的改变，使用习惯的不同，要很好操控它，按住左键画出自然的曲线、弧线和勾勒线条，实则是个不小的挑战。 However, painting with this graphics software is a little bit challenging for giving full control of the mouse and keyboard is not that easy. You need extra patience for creating outlines, shapes, curves of the image to look natural as the one that drew by painting brush.
我用描点和路径工具一点一点塑型，描绘出所需的形状，随后选用圆滑工具润色。为此一个物体的成形，或弯曲成想要的形态，有时候添加的描点和路径能达上百个。譬如上方这两张截图，绿色和黑色的描点密密麻麻。(密集恐惧症的童鞋们慎看) Pen Tool and Anchor Point Tool was the best way to offer the better lines of the shape I wanted to be. If the line was not that curve enough, smooth tool spiced it up. To make sure the image profile meet my requirement, the anchor points and paths could be up to hundreds. Check out the two snapshots above, it might make you uncomfortable if you are a trypophobia since there’re lots of green and black anchor points covering all over the shapes.
绘画之前，我尝试了各种画笔，以找寻真实毛笔的写意感觉。再加之配色、画笔大小和线条粗细的融合，一层层的叠加与调试，才有了在宣纸上的纹理。 I tried various brushes with the pencil tool to search for the style that fit a sense of ink painting perfectly, which’s seemed like painting with the real Chinese Brush. With the help of the color, size of the brushes, and weight of the strokes, I overlaid and adjusted for several times to copy the texture of the real Chinese art paper (Xuan Paper).
我画了两种构图，横版是鱼跃出水面，触碰落叶的瞬间；竖版则是鱼触碰湖心落叶的场景。自然是我最向往的地方，湖水暗示了一种宁静，鱼儿映射了内心的波动，竹代表了坚韧不拔的毅力，落叶映衬了尘世间被遗忘的美好。鱼群中，有这么一条脱离群体被落叶吸引，则隐喻了在996的社会里，也要放下匆忙的脚步，追寻自己曾经期盼的梦想，找寻那一份生活的幸福，去发现艺术的美，感受那与众不同。因为，美有时候甚是短暂，在你不经意间，悄然离去。不要因为那时，成为了巴黎圣母院前驻足的人们那样，望着熊熊大火一点一点啃食着精湛的艺术品，心中无不遗憾和惋惜。 The composition of my ink painting were two types. Fish jumped out of the lake was the horizontal one. Fish touched the falling leave that lied on the center of the lake was the vertical one. Nature is the very first and the last place for me to dive in. The lake represented a kind of stillness while fish as if a small tickle in my heart. And the bamboos implied a way of perseverance while the falling leaves suggested the forgotten beauty in the world. Dream big and go for it. Especially in this cruel sociality that enterprises consider employees work for 6 days at 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and only have 1 day-off is the best solution for dedication. To slow down a bit, to find what you are long for, to search for the beauty of art, to enjoy the happiness of life, to feel that difference. Because the art that around you might disappear before you know it as if the terrible blaze devour the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. So cherish it, and make each day counts.
如果你们喜欢我的这幅水墨画，欢迎前来定制。当鼠标与键盘在此相遇，鼠标垫成为了它们一个温暖的港湾，因为艺术无处不在。 If you happened to love my ink painting, feel free to bring it home. When the mouse meets the keyboard, the mouse pad is a soft place to fall for the arts is everywhere.
午夜，我游走在无尽的道路上，脚步声跟随着我四处游荡。走着，走着，走着，不知不觉我在一片丛林前驻足。于是乎，我拾起周边的废弃物，零零散散拼凑了一张床，我蜷缩着躺在了上面。 I wandered around the street at midnight, and the footsteps followed me along the way to nowhere. I walked and walked and walked, finally stopped at a forest before I knew it. I gathered all the debris together as a bed and curled up on it.
猛然，我发现我再一次来到了这里，我坐在长椅上凝望着远方，有这么一颗星星也陪伴我左右。而我的思绪顺势飘向很远很远的地方。这一梦境一次又一次的找寻到我。这，无尽的梦。 And there again I found myself sat on the bench while a jar of a star beside me. I was watching somewhere in the distance, feeling lost in thoughts. That dream found me again and again. The Endless Dream.
“ 夜来了，轻轻地盖在了我们心头，闭上你们的双眼，放飞耳朵，欢迎收听我的晚间时档 ” “The night is not young anymore, as if a blanket covers us quietly. Please rest your eyelids, let your ears follow my evening broadcast.” 来自我的荔枝电台：FM1390953 | Broadcast by BubbleSwan From LizhiFM
随后，这梦境化为千千万万的碎片，每一碎片里承载着不同的梦境，在多维的空间里快速移动着。我伸手触及了其中一片，只见那梦境慢动作般的呈现在了我眼前。 Then that dream was cut into thousands of pieces and formed into various different moving dreams. I reached out one of the dreams, the image went into a slow-motion.
遇见你是美好的开始。当我们两眼相望，我仿佛遥望着天空中出现的第一颗星星，不仅点亮了黑暗，也点亮了我。 The wonderful things were about to happen as I first met you. When our eyes were engaged, I felt like the first star at night, which illuminated the darkness as well as brighten my heart.
这一梦境日渐清晰。一开始，空白的画面上唯有线条和轮廓。而后秋色的温暖席卷整个画面的角角落落。紧接着，你也映入眼帘，虽然脸庞依稀模糊，但能看到你正紧挨着树旁。镜头慢慢地推到你的脸颊，我这才有幸好好欣赏你。 The image began clear. At first, it was all the outlines and sketches. And the season changed into autumn. Then there’s you leaning against the tree, your face was vague though. The camera got closer to your cheek, then I finally got the chance to study you.
不知怎么的，你带上了围巾，蒙住了脸。微风轻拂你的发丝，逗得蝴蝶在一旁翩翩起舞。阳光穿透浓密得枝叶洒向你身后的神秘生物——独角兽。 Somehow you intended to wear a scarf to add the mystery. The breeze was touching your hair tenderly while the butterflies were flying around. The sunlight found its way through the woods and shone on a hidden creature – The Unicorn.
时间则瞬时放慢了脚步，我好似听到所有的声音也放慢了节奏，随后一片寂静。时间，终于停止了挪动。我感觉我的心脏像是乱撞的小鹿即将一跃而出。彼时，我再一次迷失了自我。 The track of time started slowing down, I could hear all the sound were in a low-speed way to silence. As time was finally stopped, there’s no sound was heard. I felt my heart would pop out of my mouth as if the deer was running about. And I was lost once again.
我最喜爱的是你那双眼眸，因为我能感觉到你一丝的阳光与柔情。 我最害怕的是你那双眼眸，因为我看不透你，这却让我深深着迷。 我最讨厌的是彼此间的距离，因为你我相隔甚远，唯有朝朝暮暮。 What I love the most was your eyes for I could see the sunshine and caring in you. What I fear the most was your eyes for I couldn’t see right through you that humbled my heart. What I hate the most was the distance between you and me for we were been apart, missing you day and night.
你就站在那儿，在远处默默地看着我。我无法触及你，也感受不到你，即使每个夜晚我在梦里与你相见，但我仍然形影相吊。 You didn’t say a single word to me, just standing there in the distance and looking at me. I couldn’t reach you, and couldn’t feel you. Alone, I stood there, even I met you in my dreams every night.
一如既往，我被拉回了现实。每逢秋叶坠落的时候，也是我最想念你的时刻…… I’m pulled back to reality once more. The leaves are falling when I miss you the most…
以上这幅是我的新作，为了让你们读懂画中的意境，编了梦境故事分享于你们。这幅画依旧为4K分辨率，不管是作为电脑和手机壁纸，还是家中的框画可谓非常的棒。期望你们喜欢，祝各位周末愉快。:D This is my new painting. I share the dream story with you guys to understand the painting better. This painting is in 4K resolution as well. It fits perfectly as a wallpaper both in computer and mobile phone or painting that be hung on your wall. Hope you love it and have a great weekend. 😀
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