I may be a relatively new member here, but I've decided that I'm not going to post my future work here in the future. Sorry about that. My family and school life has been very complicated lately, and due to a desire to follow God wholeheartedly I'm not sure whether I'll enter the animation industry in the future, despite that I'm majoring in Communication Arts now. The film and animation industry as a whole is more complex than I've first realized, and some study on the Second Commandment and verses on idolatry I've being doing lately have led me to believe that I can't idolize my work or craft, whatever it may be. Animation and artwork is fun, but to make it a full-time job might cause me to become a workaholic if I don't watch out. So as a result, although I can't quit my school and I must finish the courses I picked, I am unable to say for sure what kind of job I will do in the future, and if I create comics, how much time I will spend on creating these things. It's all ultimately up to God, not me. Growing up in a single-parent family with a mentally disabled sibling, I learned a lot about illness and death and that life on Earth is limited. I'd rather spend less time on my artwork and more time with real people, caring for them, and studying the Bible so that I will be able to live in God's way, not mine. Even if I do post any comics online in the future, having a more biblical worldview would be beneficial because it will keep me from over-idolizing my craft or creating stories that are nothing more than cheap escapism and have no eternal significance. That's how I feel about it, anyway.
Surprising, I've found that some people interpret the Second Commandment and Deuteronomy 4:15~16 to mean that representational art is not acceptable (the Muslims and some ancient scholars come to mind), though others believe that these verses simply mean that you can't create images of God (since doing so would ''limit'' him to our own imaginings of him) or worship them, due to the explanations in Isaiah 40 and 44 connecting ''graven images'' to ''false gods used for worship''. I was worried for a while (and still am) that the verse means I can't draw my characters in comics (and I'm still examining the verse), but so far I find that if you look at the Bible as a whole, the verse seems to prohibit pictures and statues meant to represent deities. Either way, painful study on the issue has made me do a lot of thinking on idolatry these months, and although there is much about God's commands I don't understand yet and people have debated meanings of verses and even killed each other in wars over these arguments, I did learn that if I ever want to create anything truly good or live a truly human life, it's best if I not go around posting my artwork all over the Internet at least until I have a more solidly biblical worldview, knowing God better.
For those who read my first post, you guys probably know that I want to write science fiction. While I did say that I won't be posting any artwork on this site and I'm not going to make a comic blog of my own until it's the right time, I'm on FanFiction.net as ''A-Stranger-On-Earth'' and I'll probably be typing up a novel-length fan fiction about robots and society over there. I also reply to Private Messages there, so for those who wish to contact me, I can be find there.
In the meantime, this will be my second and last post on this site, and I'll be praying for you guys. Let's all pray that our creativity doesn't turn from a gift into an idol. Many people fall into that trap, so let's not make the same mistake.