Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lunchtime with Melonhead and The Thumb

"So you're just handing over all your work to this random internet guy?" Melonhead leaned back in his corner-booth seat and raised a quizzical eyebrow. The bustle of the restaurant was muffled by the plush cushioned backs and the privacy of the booth often led to long boozy conversations.

"Well it's not that bad, we're using an SVN" I retorted.

"Wo wo wo, enough with the mysterious acronyms" The Thumb stopped slurping her wonton soup to interject. "we're all friends here, ok?"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

All awesome and no skill

I have heaps of pictures

In my head that look awesome. Amazing accomplishments of artistic grandeur. Unfortunately my hands don't share the vision. I have pieces of art meticulously planned but I just don't have the wacom skillz to make them a reality.

Or so I have convinced myself

Recently I have had projects that require more marathon work than I am used to. I have been working on my current model for almost 180 hours spread over the last month. And it has taught me quite a lot about how liquid a piece of art actually is. I used to (and by used to I mean had done up until the model before this one) be scared of changing anything for fear of ruining what I had so far. In some cases this has definitely been the outcome, but a well planned ctrl+s has saved my skin.