Realities of working at a video games studioHeerrrooo! Second vid vid of the week is here!
Some chatty chatter about the game industry in here, check it out! Oh and the start of another painting
New Program: MischiefSo there's this program called Mischief that I feel like not a lot of people may know about right now. I only know about it thanks to my tumblr dashboard.
Hmm, to talk about it would be easier in bullet points so let's get to that.
Infinite canvas, resolution, and dimension. It's all specialized textured vector so no matter how small you draw you can export it to a .psd or .jpg of ANY RESOLUTION AND ANY DIMENSION which is pretty fucking amazing and helps those people who can't handle heavy programs or preset resolutions like in SAI or Photoshop.
It's like drawing on paper. Like to me it's really forgiving paper. The select tool is pretty much like a canvas cropping device-- you select and then you can export the selected area as the cropped image. Otherwise it doesn't do nice things like resize, scale, or rotate. (Just yet anyway, I think they're still developing.) So it's a good practice tool.
It's really smooth and pleasant to draw
I'm posting this article on an art site... oh boyhttp://everydayfeminism.com/2014/06/dont-call-me-beautiful/
People, please read that. No snarky or sarcastic comments, please. I probably won't be humored by it since what I'm looking for is a legit, serious conversation about the excessive use of the phrase "you're beautiful."
I have a MAJOR problem with this phrase.
When I was little, my parents told me that I needed to lose more weight so I could look prettier. So I told them that so-and-so said that I was pretty already. That was then my parents told me, "Who would insult you in public by saying otherwise? In this world, the only people you can trust are your parents."
Well, that's cool I guess. Smack the self-esteem of a 10-year-old, will ya? Builds character? Sure, why not. Problem is every teacher, friend, classmate or stranger that called me "beautiful" immediately got slapped on my "untrusted" list by reflex after that.
12 years later, I still haven't lost any weight (on the extreme contrary, I've gained a lot more
Moving Again - Kiriban 100k Over - Raffle OverMy bf and I are moving again soon (to Boston area!) near the end of the month.
I'm looking for game design schools in that area and people that I can connect with around there. It's hard to jump into a community without friends, and though I'm a bit awkwardish, I hope I can organize some sort of a DA hangout/anime and manga drawing group there, perhaps using MeetUp.
Finally, less than 2000 pageviews left till kiriban. I'll offer something (I'm not sure what I'll give yet) to one person who captures the screenshot of 100,000 pageviews.
Since there's a chance of no one catching it, I'mma do a raffle that offers the same prize. To enter:
1 - You must be watching me.
2 - You must fav this journal.
It's optional to share the journal. o vo
But if you want to join, please do hurry. I will pick the winner at the same time I know the Kiriban's winner, so there isn't a definite "end" date.
Skillshare art class - OPEN2014-04-22
my class is now available through skillshare membership: for $9.95 a month you can get access to hundrets of amazing classes (my humble one included) in a variety of creative fields.
also, skillshare is now holding a contest in which you can win a lifetime of free membership (check the banner at the top of the page)! if you want to take part hurry up, the contest ends on April 22nd, 2014 11:59 PM EST - that’s less than a day! good luck~
there is a president's day sale on skillshare.com for all online classes - get 25% off with discount code PRESIDENT (expires monday, 2/17 at 11:59pm EST)
Heads-up: skillshare.com is having a new year's sale for all classes! If you enroll by 11:59pm EST on 1/10 you can get 25% off with code NEW25
Still here.Life is a bit demanding at the moment. Certain things feel like as if I'm running through a swimming pool and it doesn't feel like people truly take me for who I am, or what I accomplish on that terrain. This has nothng to do with the costuming hobby, but it is.... draining (I think that's the right word). Quite the opposit is true for the costuming hobby as I get alot of positive feedback... But then it is also demanding (and not even the costuming itself, primarily the social media behind it).
I decided to pull the plug to get back to myself. Center out my thoughts and focus on things that I must focus on.
Had a talk with my wife however. She said I should NEVER let go of any creative outlet, no matter what is "required" of me or my time at all. She said I would eventually starting to want create stuff anyways and I'll regret having pulled the plug. I suppose she is right. I am what I am and I do believe I am a creative person. Deviantart is a launch platform for that creativity.