Giulia is a german/italian human being residing in a very nice and cosy country called Brazil. By day she is an architecture student and by night a very unexperienced yet excited comic artist.
Her interests include several unrelated and related subjects such as animals, airplanes, history, books, video games, exotic names and sports (although she isn't good at them. Any of them.)
Through architecture, she wishes to shape the world into a better place- like most architects.
She's not very good at that either, but she's working on it.
She's particularly fond of people such as Amelia Earhart, the Red Baron, Derek Robinson (the author), Bjarke Ingels and Manuel Neuer (der Nutellagott).
Giulia hopes writing in third person isn't creepy and that you enjoy your visit to her DA page, she would be particularly happy if you checked out her webcomic that she works really hard on.
I've been meaning to post this since May 2nd, but due to a series of events regarding my university and some technical issues I’ve come across, I couldn't manage writing this any sooner. Quite frustrating, I’d say.
Griffins themselves are Greco-roman creations, so I can’t picture a better way to do some world-building other than researching the very same culture which brought them to light.
The couple carved on the walls, for example, were based off Jupiter and Juno. I intend on giving them stories of their own, but the reference is worth mentioning.
Beside the structure of the room and the details on the walls, the furniture was also a major challenge. The most time consuming of the pieces was certainly the tapestry spread on the floor. I’ve drew it on a separated file and after I finished it, I added into the comic page and distorted it to fit in the perspective.
About the time I finished the tapestry and the room, the file I was working on was corrupted! I don’t know how, but it just went all black. I closed the file and opened it again, but it was just a plain void of emptiness and despair.
You can guess I started freaking at that point.
And yes, I was.
But thanks to the preview shots I took before, I actually managed to save pretty much 80% of my work! It was a really big relief! I’ve finished the jinxed page around…5 days ago? I think so. I am glad I managed that, it took me forever. Now I can finally move on to the next page.
(After I finish the 2 videos, project plans, vegetation species notebook and whatever else my professors are asking of me. XD Sleep? Who needs sleep?)
Speaking of my professors, my History teacher has given our class quite a challenging project to finish until July 8th. We must draw a comic about the history of a historic city. Our team picked Istanbul! I am very, very excited about this. I am also scared for life because holy cow, that will be time consuming. The city is 3000 years old!
I do intend to share it here, though! Hope you will like it!
It’s been really delightful to dig in Roman and Ottoman history! Istanbul is quite a clash of cultures! I guess that’s why it’s such a special place!
Another subject I've been meaning to write about is my recent approval in my University's exchange student program!
-confetti followed by a deep sigh of fear and concern-
Oh boy, what did I get myself into?
I've been planning to study abroad for so many years, but now that's it's going to happen, I can't hide how nervous I am. I am also very excited though! I will spend six months of my existence studying Urban Design in the Netherlands! I am certain it will be a wonderful experience, I just really hope not to mess up at anything.
Question: How will this affect The Gryphon's Odyssey?
I've been told by many people who have studied abroad that the easiest way to settle in is to create a healthy and proper routine similar to the one we have at home, so i made up a list of what I expect on doing while living abroad:
-Working on the webcomic
- and exploring my surroundings, of course!
In comparison to the list of things I have to do here on my daily life, this list is much - much - shorter, and from what I gathered the hours I will spend on the university are less than the ones I spend here. I do believe managing an apartment will time consuming (and frightening), but I think I will be able to keep up with The Gryphon's Odyssey and, perhaps hopefully, have some more time to dedicate myself to it. So I am actually expecting a positive impact on the story!
Also, upon my return, I will have six months to do whatever comes to mind before my return to classes on August. So I will get to do all the art courses I've been dreaming about for years now and never had the chance before!
It it worth mentioning thought, that another tip I've received from people that studied abroad is not to have any expectations.
Obviously I didn't listen to them.
Thank you so much for reading and supporting The Gryphon's Odyssey! The last page I've posted (number 55) was received with such kind words of support, I am very - and I mean very - grateful for all of you who have been supporting this crazy world I've conjured up in my head! I do intend on sharing some more of it quite soon!