Motion graphics and explainer vids, thats what. Bunch of local companies who aren't even on the radar would LOVE to hand over a few hundred dollars for a simple video. For those of you who I havent talked to... I kinda got lazy and havent written a journal in like... seven months? I graduated, and got an internship, and went to the Philippines, and came back home, and that was pretty nifty. Got lotsa stories about what it's like over there, but the general idea is that it's pretty ghetto over there, and fascinating in it's own way... and I'm so glad to consistently have a toilet seat again, hahahaaa. I got a fulltime job offer to return, however due to my deal with satan... er... i mean student loans.... I have to turn it down to find something a tad higher paying. Met some fantastic cool people over there though!
So what's next for me?
short term; motion graphics, freelance gigs, job hunting for mobile game companies and such.
long term; I'm kinda tired of beating around the bush with all this bullshit "potential" i have to be good at anything art related i want to be... i mean, even though it's true (its true for every one of you out there too) my generic-ness hasn't helped me with getting a job OR achieving any sort of dream. Y'know what I like? I like drawing people flippy dippy spinning around and beating the hell outta eachother, I like foreshortening, and I got a really late blooming admiration for anime now... so I'm gonna learn how to animate that stuff and do it for a living. That's my new long term goal; make a portfolio of things related to badass characters beating up badass characters, and getting hired to do that. Also I want to travel the world s'more, the Philippines was a crazy cool experience, and I want to see ALL of the different cultures out there. Also, i guess another thing on my bucket list is to get back into shape, and maybe one day pick up some sort of martial arts, wrestling or boxing, any type of full contact sports. I LOVED them growing up, and they're also relevant to learning to fight animation, and being in shape makes me more upbeat/cheery.
One of my biggest challenges at the moment is getting the ball rolling again. Until recently, I haven't finished or posted work for a long time, lots and lots of mental roadblocks, my mind hasn't been in the right place to make art for quite some time, and generally speaking, the source of the problem has been refusing to enjoy the process for fear of the judgement of final results, or not starting because the final results wouldn't be of a breath-taking ground-breaking level. I stopped making things, stopped being happy, and the gap between my old art and new became so huge that it made things worse... because I just was so rusty, and it had been so long I figured making more art would downgrade me or some weird thing like that.
I got a lot of little stories to tell, but I don't feel like extending this journal entry to novel-length.
tldr; graduated a while back, took an international job for a bit, finished it, now I'm home doing freelance and found a niche, and found a clearer life direction, and slowly breaking out of my massive ancient artblock. "Irish Death" is by far my favorite beer, i discovered it a week ago and I'm never going back to anything else.
oh... OH.... and I might try that commissiony thing again, totally sell out and do fanart n crap....
FAN ART!!! I JUST GOT IT!!! I NEED TO MAKE FAN ART! breaking bad is on my list. If you haven't seen it, do so.