Hi and welcome to my cozy little corner on the internet!
My name is Jay and I'm a Digital Artist from Portugal with an affinity for Character Design and Storytelling!
I'm kind of shy but fairly easy-going and generally just lost in my own little world, but you're always welcome to reach out and chat :)
I made this website in order to properly archive my work since regular social media has just felt very restrictive as of lately.
I hope it's a nice stay! 💙
Counting since 17/02/2022
What's is this?
NEØNbandit Street is an attempt at a hybrid between a portfolio and a personal website, and is mostly a place where I can keep all the stuff I've created throughout all my years on the internet.
I've been drawing ever since I was very young and started posting pictures online way back in 2007, having accumulated a vast archive of goofy drawings and silly projects I'm passionate about.
I've always been fascinated by the idea of webrings and personal websites, and nowadays, with the overwhelming and suffocating nature of social media, the idea of having to cater to algorithms, the subconscious need of only drawing things if they're worth posting to social media, screaming in overpopulated timelines in hopes that someone, anyone, will listen... I felt like it was time I did something like this.
Maybe I'll learn to let my art just be art and not just a tool to gain numbers and relevancy.
If all big social media ever suddenly dies with no warning, at least I'll have somewhere I can keep my stuff in. I may invest in buying a domain someday, who knows. I've always wanted to write my own website from scratch so I guess this is my attempt. At least those HTML and CSS classes I had weren't a complete waste of time :)
I was pretty good at being distracted during them...🌸🌊