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As the daylight diminishes daily, it's common to feel somewhat low and disoriented (that vitamin D deficiency hitting hard already). So, it's fair to say that during such periods, absorbing words of encouragement and inspiration can be incredibly uplifting. Eckyo’s wholesome comics provide a delightful fusion of adorable imagery and empowering messages, offering a unique source of support and motivation.

Eckyo's work has been previously featured on Bored Panda, so if you'd like to see some more uplifting comics containing quotes make sure to pay this article a visit.

More info: Instagram | eckyo.com | Facebook | youtube.com

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you did a good deed just so you can record it and post it on social media, you are a piece of trash. Performative altruism doesn't count

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Bored Panda reached out to Eckyo, the conversation with the artist delving into his transition from realistic to cute art style! Eckyo describes this transition as “quite an interesting journey for me. It came with its own set of challenges but was also incredibly rewarding.”

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5 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate the word toxic. Doesn't mean much, just invalidates everything when maybe not everything should be left invalidated. Still agree with this very cute comic though, I feel like saying "its okay to let go of people you don't get along with" is better though, no?

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Regarding the transition, Eckyo elaborated, “One of the main challenges was shifting my mindset. Realistic art often focuses on precision and capturing the details of the object, while cute art emphasizes simplicity and exaggeration of features. Consequently, I had to let go of my perfectionist tendencies and embrace a simpler, more playful approach in my drawing style.” He also had to “re-learn how to draw basic shapes and characters in a cute way,” experimenting with “different proportions, colors, and expressions!” The key, he said, was “persistence and patience.”

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Quick question, do beavers not know what they are doing or do they just see a river and go ABSO-F*****G-LOUTLY NOT

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The comic artist also reflected on how emotions influence his work, saying, “Just like everyone else, I have my ups and downs, and those feelings often find their way into my work. When I'm feeling happy and positive, my art tends to reflect that with vibrant colors and cheerful themes.” Even during challenging times, Eckyo sees value in channeling emotions through art, stating, “Creating art becomes a way to channel those emotions and work through them.”

He shared a personal anecdote that significantly influenced a comic piece: “There was this one time when I was at my desk, really worried about problems happening in my family... So much time was wasted without finding any solution except to worry... So, I started doodling a heart character who was worried about something, mirroring my situation.” This act of creation didn’t resolve the problem but “kept me going.”

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5 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Had this happen this earlier this month, it hurt 'cause it was new, scary, uncertain, now I feel stronger, braver and kinder:)

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When discussing the importance of follower feedback, Eckyo explained to Bored Panda, “Feedback from my followers has played a significant role in shaping my work over time. It's been an incredible source of inspiration and improvement.” This feedback sparked the creation of comics on similar topics, which encouraged deeper exploration into themes enjoyed by the audience.

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Regarding his upcoming eBook and drawing course, Eckyo hopes to offer stress management through drawing, saying, “Drawing is actually a good method to help manage stress. This is one of my goals for anyone who wants to learn cute drawing as well as gain good drawing skills.” The eBook promises a more enjoyable drawing experience with varied and somewhat complex cute characters and objects, offering “fresher material.”

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun fact…. You can’t breathe right while smiling. Just kidding, I made you smile :) I hope everyone has a great day today!

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of the hardest parts of adulthood is learning not that you won't cry, but just can't cry. Being denied the catharsis of a good cry is... frustrating.

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Damn, I've been trying to find "the best" for a hell of awhile now...

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you find yourself in the position to do so, it's worth it. Speaking from multiple experiences

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was my approach to people taking my stuff in mid-high school. The most I would do is hold it my hand for them to give it back, and if they took too long I'd tell them "You can hand it back now, it I can tell the teacher. Either way I'm going to get it back and I'm not playing that game." I'd also always follow through if they didn't think I'd tell the teacher, so since I was unwilling to give them the responses they wanted, they'd get bored and eventually stop trying to tease me altogether. I'm lucky though cause I went through puberty and got big early.

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey artists, wanna know the only person you can fairly compare yourself to? Yourself from yesterday.

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Self care is so important. If you save no time for yourself, you lose who you are

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