welcome to the shadow realm, bucko.
now have a seat while I ramble to you about irrelevant information
Hi! I'm biko, and welcome to my site!
This site was created as an escape from social media, and I permanently moved here to post my creative work, including my longer thoughts and my art. There's also the digital garden where I share bite-sized thoughts and quotes from various individuals and books.
Purpose of the Site
It's good for me to outline what I personally want out of this website so I don't lose sight of what's important:
- Going at a healthy pace in terms of creating art and writing long-form articles.
- Taking breaks when I need to, possibly going on sabbaticals.
- Counteracting the desire for external validation by removing unnecessary feedback and information that causes it.
- Chronicling the various steps in my artistic journey.
- Recording improvement outside of artwork comparison (change of mindset, a new approach in the process, etc.)
- Also providing value to others outside of making "good" or "inspiring" artwork.
- Writing about topics that are relevant to me, regardless of its relevancy to other people.
- Being unapologetically myself.
- Having fun while creating stuff on here :)
Emails are welcome at bikobatanari [at] protonmail [dot] com, but responses are not guaranteed. Rest assured that I will see your email if you send one, though.
My PGP public key, if you'd like to send encrypted messages:
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uid [ultimate] bikobatanari <email@example.com>
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Infrequently Asked Questions (IFAQ)
- Q: Are you taking commissions?
A: I have no plans of taking commissions.
- Q: What art program(s) do you use?
A: I've been using Procreate for painting since August 2020. Before that, my pieces were created in either Photoshop CS6, or Krita. I sometimes use HEAVYPAINT for messing around.
- Q: Where else can I find you?
A: I currently don't exist on any platform other than my website. You may find a Reddit account under my alias, but I've stopped using Reddit a long time ago.
You may also find mentions of me being on Neocities, but I've since left the platform.
- Q: How did you create all of your site's graphics?
A: The splash images for each of the main sections (and my site button) were animated using Procreate. I colour-tinted all of the static images using GIMP. Animated gifs were colour-tinted using Ezgif.