Hi (Good Moring?) everyone!
Here's some brain storming I've been doing regarding my homework assignment!
Apologies for the delay in posting... I feel like a scruffy bear cat coming back from the wilds.It's been a long week, lots of client meetings and bread and butter projects to push on this week. I was hoping for a relaxed week, ie: more website/sculpting time! Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement. I really appreicate the time you're puttingin, to reviewing everything.
When you asked me, that you wanted to see something that says something about me... flip,I thought dinosaurs, monsters, dragons, robots, studies in animal anatomy, fineart figureative work... I just didn't know for sure what direction to go in. So, I made some quick drawing concepts that I couldpossibly carry through into a character sculpt of some description.
It can be hit and miss when breaking into a project and I have no action plan. By that I mean I make it up as I go along and hope I'll get lucky and hammer out something cool, but do it in relatively good time. Otherwise it could be a miss and it takes too long to find something that works. So I did the brain storming thing, tried to eek out what my mindset is doing right now etc. Outside of my obcession with dinosaurs and dragons, I stemed away from that alittle, and tried to think alittle on the diverse side, insects, crabs, tree/humanoid things. I've been fixated with a character idea called the Trinket thief, so there's a bit of him in there. I feel like I'm chasing my tail abit though... hehe. The furthest I've gotten on this is with these drawing ideas. I wanted to paint them upalittle with tone etc, I only have the raw drawings to show for now.
Just last month, I was at the local musesum here doing a study on their £50k replica ofa Triceratops. I'd love to push that into a sculpt, but it would probably be a reference study, as opposed to a character concept. Unless I take something from it and make something new. (Triceratops drawing at the bottom of this post)
Thanks again for your kind and helpful advice regarding my blogsite. Yeah, it's disordered andit's hard for any new comer to the site to know properly how to navigate on there. Not good!So my current blogsite aside, it's time I put a proper website together that doesn't look like a discussion board! I'm glad you suggested that, it was pretty obvious to. Geez. That's why I'm here I guess!
After looking at what everyone else is doing I'm completely gobsmacked at the pletheora of amazing projects and volume of it to! So many improvements made in just under a week. I'm looking at 'Squarespace' right now, they seem to have a good reputation for building websites, especially for artists. If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm all ears.
I'm glad you like Gwangi! He was unfinished at the time, he has come on alot since though. I don't update enough!I have an unfinsihed Harryhausen designed cyclops I was working on aswell, I even took all the reference imagery I could find and started recreating the original armature (digitally) for Cyclops. I love working on vintage dinosaur designs after spending time working on dinosaurs that are moreanatomically correct going by what we know today. I kind of miss the tail support/draggingthing I have to say! I loved the photo you made of your dinosaur sculpt by the way. (Is it a brontosaurus?) Love the design, the pose and the details. Your insane experience shines.
Thankyou again for your valued help and advice, looking forward to class!
Chat soon everyone!
haha... nice job on the SWSCA Squares. That's getting printed and put on my wall!
PS: w o u l d a n y o n e l i k e t o p l a y a n i c e g a m e o f c h e s s ?
Hey everyone, I have a quick Facebook question,
Do I create a personal Facebook page or business Facebook page? I'm reading that the business FB page has less options than a personal page. I'd love to hear some advice on that. The business FB startup page has various different options; ie: local business, company organisation, artist-band or public figure, Entertainment etc etc.
Is it possible to have a number of FB pages under the one account?
Thanks for that Charles. Yeah I have a personal page, that I rarely use! I need to allow social media into my veins... like a disease. (creature idea alert!). I created a new business orientated page within my account. I've been busy adding in the basics and contact information just as Matt Winston emphasized. Thank goodness for Google tech. I've been exploring YouTube videos on the subject.
It's starting to dawn on me the mountain I've to climb regarding building a website and photographing my work etc. Good times though!
I totally agree with you on the optimization part and being able to distinguish myself as an artist better. Interesting what you're saying about StudioADI. I'll check that out for sure.
Thanks again for your help, it's very appreciated!