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As you may know, this is the first time I have gone more than a month without updating or letting anyone know why I haven’t updated.
THIS WEBSITE ADDRESS IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Until I get my life back together and figure out what to do with my online presence. Thanks.
Hey peeps. I was just reading an article about people with my kind of personality and it suggested that we have to be careful, lest our natural positivity run away with us. I realized that I have been overly positive with you. In my head I want to be so much more than I can in reality. I’m sorry for overstepping myself! I hope you will not be disappointed… but I can understand if you are.
Here! I have some things to show you. These are two of my completed interior design projects:
I am changing my angle from video games to anything goes. I’m not ready to tie myself down to any one angle right now. I kept trying to, but I’m starting to rediscover my passion (which I feel was lost in college and still missing until about April of this year) and it’s taking me in unexpected directions.
One thing I found out is that I truly, truly have no desire to work as an artist for corporate America. An annoying discovery since my major in college was Illustration. Another thing is that I work naturally in a way that is completely different than how I was taught in college. In college, we have three projects going at once and we spend all our time getting them done within a deadline. Right now I am rebelling against that idea.
I went to the Big E last weekend, and in the Connecticut building I met an artist named Judy Derench who does wood carvings for Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. She told me that she has 80 plus projects going at any one time. And she works on whichever one she feels like on any given day. One by one she finishes them, and then she sells them through the Animal Kingdom shops, and for herself at festivals.
I want to have lots of projects going at once like Judy. I don’t consider this an excuse for my lack of art – but I do consider it an explanation: that I am in the process of starting lots of projects right now, and it’s going to take some time before any one batch of them comes through. This is a more free way to do things and it is making me happy, so that’s what I’m going to do.
In closing for this post, I have one last piece to show you – As a gift I made a printing press plate for my sister’s wedding invitation. It was an amazing time. The information and names are changed for privacy. Have a great month, friends!
This month I do not have any digital art to share with you. I have invested my artistic time in voraciously designing/coding/ story-writing an interactive story in Ren’Py. Side projects have included traveling around to sketch things, decorating an accent wall in my room, sewing a pillowcase, and studying interior design to further my understanding of environment art.
This coming month is going to be verrry interesting. I do imagine that by then I will have something to show for my efforts. I plan to finish two paintings for September, one being a digital background for the interactive story, and the other being an oil painting of an environment.
I plan this interactive story to be a longterm investment! Very exciting.
This month’s art piece is an environment, intended for a dialogue based video game I have been coding in Ren’Py. I decided I didn’t like the story enough so I threw it on my idea stack for later. I have new plans in the works.
In other news, I will be attending Boston Post Mortem‘s July meetup session to learn about Unity programmers in the area and their language. I feel quite joyous about it!
What I had previously posted on the monthly art page:
“Hey! It’s been a while, eh? Currently I’m traversing artistic territory that’s new for me and it’s provided me with quite the challenge. I’m game if you are!
Since the end of March I’ve been studying (when I have time to) the choreography of martial arts fight scenes and the compositional choices in displaying such a scene in a film or an illustration. I’ve perused the work of other illustrators and photographers, watched classic martial arts movies such as Jet Li’s “Fist of Legend” and Jackie Chan’s “Drunken Master,” started reading a book by the famous Japanese swordsman Musashi on his martial strategies, and reflected on my own experiences practicing martial arts over the years. Here is a clip from my sketchbook in which I imagine a choreographed sequence, and a perspective that it might be fun to display it from. There are also a bunch of random-word-associations on the page that lay bare my subconscious associations on the subject of action, martial arts, and fighting. I put squares around the groupings of words that have a potentially significant underlying connection or evoke a feeling of motion.
As much as I would like to do a sequential art piece on the subject (and plan to in the near future), my current project is a single really awesome panel. It is a dramatic step forward for me in my artistic mission and calling. I hope that for you it will be worth the wait.”
Finally, you can view my finished panel! It’s in the next post. Cheers!