I just came home from my last work day of the year and am about to enjoy my longest vacation yet!
I'm looking back on my first full year of employment as a 3D Junior Artist and a self-sufficient person and it's a really great and really eventful year!
Something that I haven't mentioned here yet, I started doing Parkour. And Mirrors Edge inspired me to do so. I dug that came up, played it and thought, "Damn, now that I'm in a (by german standards) big city, there must be a parkour group somewhere! And there was! I am now training weekly and even though I really can't do much this far (also because I'm stereoblind which is A BIT of a handicap) I am making some decent progress on building the necessary muscles, flexibility and what else you need
Work-Wise I just recently had my first 3D Animation Job which was 30 seconds of commercial that I had to animate all by myself (with feedback from the director of course) and just today we watched the final version. So I successfully completed that, among many other cool things.
On another personal side, it took me over a year to meet people here to hang out with, but it finally worked - I totally forgot that I dreamed of something like this when I was 14 but now it has come true anyways - I'm in contact with the punk community of the city, just slowly getting into it, but teenage me and also current me really love it.
Besides all these great news I'm completely fatigued right now (not only from training) and I am really looking foward to recovering now.
The one thing that I'm totally missing is time to draw.
Having no time is not the right phrase, having no energy is more correct. I have some ideas on how to get out of this, so onto a tradition that I had on dA for a couple of years now;
My Art Agenda 2016 (Pretty much a resolution but when I started this I called it agenda so I will keep it)
Last year my idea for this year was finishing more things and stepping up in professionality.
Well, I did have that animation task I mentioned - it was official and I finished it? Guess I missed it this year. But it's okay.
My plan for next year:
- Fill an entire sketch book with gesture drawings (I have started already - check out this epic tool)
- Finish "Lithium" of Floyd
- Do stuff to remind me that I'm better than I think (I'm holding myself very low atm)
- Don't stress out over everything as much
We will see how that goes!
...There are more things I could write about, but I am too fatigued.
PS: I finally claimed the web adress ayior.com. it was taken by some spammer for some time. The link doesn't lead anywhere yet, but I'm hoping to build my webpage there, soon~