Monday, 29 August 2011

My two most valuble lessons

I have learnt two really important lessons over the last 3 months that I have been struggling for years to learn, all I can say is that things happened this summer to make my viewpoints change, and it couldnt have come at a better time.

lesson one. Dont care what other people think! 
This one was a long time coming, I realised that HONOUR is more important than REPUTATION, its not what other people think about you, its what you know about yourself. If you know in your heart that you are good enough/can do it/are not like that etc... who cares what they think. I dont. Not anymore. I can take constructive criticism, but I dont care about criticism when it isnt constructive.

lesson two. Have self confidence!
This was the only thing that has ever held me back, well not anymore. I realised this summer that if you believe in yourself and you are confident in yourself no matter what you look like/feel like etc.. it can have many benefits. I have self confidence now and I have reaped the benefits, made many new friends and had the courage to cast aside those which dragged me down.  I am independant. I have also got to know myself better and feel free to be who I really am, and I feel free now.

So the good, bad and strange experiences I have had this summer have helped me grow as an individual, and i feel now that nothing can ever stand i my way and if it does I am confident i can overcome it.


big decision

I have decided to keep this blog as my game art blog, I'll change the design a bit but I think it would be good to keep an online diary of my acedemic life, from college through to uni, why have 2 blogs? im gonna just stick it all on here. :)

Uni summer project...

If anyone reads this who thinks they know me then they may be thinking that I have spent the summer worrying about uni. They are wrong, I have been looking forward to it and i'm really exited, I cant wait to be honest.

We have this summer project, In a nutshell we have to take an A1 peice of paper, glue and a craft knife and see what we can make with them. I found an artist online that does something similar, his name is Peter Callesen.
check out his work.

 This design is quite a simple idea, but I think it looks so good, just as good as the more complex designs, like the castle below.

 I can imagine that one of peers will do something weird and freaky like this, not mentioning any names but....

 I do like the way that the artist has used just one peice of paper and included everything. The cut out part sort of acts as negative space, I like this idea.

I can imagine the work you would have to put in to get this right, lovely hard work, hours of it :), I miss that.

The truth is I already know what I am doing, its weird because you dont know what anyone else is doing, that could be good though, you can do what you want without there influence.

I will post it up when I have done, Im going to town with this one. DMU here I come.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Random speed painting - random object 5 mins

Influence by boredom, looking around the room, I challenged myself to a 5 minute object speed paintd based on the stimulation around me.