Tuesday, 30 March 2010

I picked up this Watchmen portrait photography book in the Works today. Even if you've never watched the film or read the comics it's still a great resource full of interesting characters, expressions & clothing from on and off set; albeit all in black & white; good for value study though. I'm gonna use tracing paper and practise drawing topology on their faces; all good fun.

"Once you realize what a joke everything is, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense."

Friday, 26 March 2010

A certain thing that's good about doing this course is that you learn to respect the profession because now you know how much effort experts have to put in to be that good. I'm sick of seeing comments that tear games to shreds just because they're not to someones particular liking and clearly don't have a clue what it takes to make a game.
Even if it is poorly designed, has bad voice acting or whatever, it doesn't necessarily mean any less effort and time was poured into something created solely for our entertainment. End of.
So, it's the easter 'break' which will definately not be a break for most of us but I'm not complaining.
"It's not like you get these kind of breaks when you have a full time job" as my dad politely reminds me, which is a fair point.
I'm definately feeling more dedicated as of late, minus the neglect of this blog and I really want to succeed, not just struggle along, lest my epitaph reads: - Here lies Sophie Holt. - Almost good. -

There's no jobs for almost good.

Actually there's no jobs for pretty damn awesome either at the moment.
What surpasses pretty damn awesome?
I'm not sure but I know I'm a long way off from it. One day though, one day.
*Work montage to Eye of the Tiger soundtrack*

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Time for some reflection about the group project. I don't think any of us knew what to expect; I wouldn't describe it as difficult, just awkward as we have nothing to compare it to; no previous experience of having to rely on others and communicate frequently and thoroughly.
  I think I expected more unity and team spirit but we've all been a bit scattered over the weeks; at least we all get along and everythings starting to come together. I just hope we haven't left the texturing too late as it's a weakness of mine.
 I know we haven't finished yet, but I hope I'm pulling my weight.

Anyhoo, heres a quick study from John Hammonds 'Capturing Light in Acrylics' book. His work is beautifully ideal; a nice change from our resi style projects. Hopefully if I keep studying works like this, it'll help with my colour confidence.