This may be my last post here, as I should probably set up a proper blog spot. Anywho, I'll continue! I recently did the Buttons and Bows craft fair in Crumlin. It was the 2nd Buttons and Bows market, so it still isn't very well known, and hasn't taken off yet. Regardless of that, it was a nice day out (bar the lack of sandwiches, which I'd a huge craving for all day!) I sold quite a bit, and it was definitely worth the experience too. Here are some of the things I was selling/sold:
I went to another workshop on the 16th, with Greg Maguire. He was very helpful and informative and made the whole experience fun and at times a little scarey... I'm still baffled by the "expressions" in Maya! It was great to see his body of work and the ins and outs behind it and what's involved in the technical side of direction for animation. We made models in the class and mine was chosen to be scans by the model scanning machine! It took and hour, but then there it was! fully formed in a max file! Unfortunately you can't work directly from that model, but never the less, it's amazing! Got some handy tips for programs and even found out you can make one of these cameras yourself with a laser pen and a web cam! I'll research that another day!
I attended the Barry Purves workshop yesterday as part of the Cinemagic festival, and it was awesome! Was introduced to alot of shorts I had'nt seen before, all using different types of processes. Pixelation, stop motion, 3d, water colours, puppets etc. Just a really informative day! Super nice guy and I of course owe him lotsa happy memories from my childhood! He created Wind and the Willows! And even did the voice for Toad! I wish him all the best with his new projects!
Shout out to my talented friend Adam!
He's a big talent hog and I shake my fists at his awesomeness daily.
This is a shout out to Aniboom! It's a great website which offers animators and artists alike the oppurtunity to do work through the internet. Due to the various degrees of talent and skills etc., clients can pick and choose which artist they wish to use.
I myself haven't signed up for the work aspect of the site, (mostly out of fear that I might get work and not have the time to do it at this particular time with my college workload!) but I love to pop on now and again and watch the animations uploaded by the animators. It's interesting to discover what programs people are using and the different styles they're incorporating into their work.
This is a shout out to Aarting, a fantastic website run by a couple, who just love artists from all over the world and wanna see both their and our dreams come true!
And I am lucky enough to be one of those artists! One of my designs was picked to be made into a toy! There has been some issues with production, but they will be made eventually! :)
Until then, I await excitedly!
Heres a shout out to the artist David Lanham, one of my favourite artists. I love his work. It's quirky, colourful, fun but also a little bit dark at times. He's had his work made into awesome plastic figurines and also has a funtastic range of gui stuff. Not only is he an awesome artist but, hes a great guy! Emailed him the odd bit while buying some of his stuff and he was a wonderfully accommodating guy. I'm lucky enough to have two of his prints in my possession (which I framed promptly!) which always bring a smile to my face.
Hello blog likin' folk!
I've decided to hop on the blog band-wagon!
Not sure I'll be commited enough to be a daily contributor, but I'll definitely make the effort to pop on here now and again in indulge you with vaguely interesting updates of my mediocre life! Gonna stop waffling now.
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