Long Life Recap!
Last time in “Nyucu+”…
I was all bleh, I was about to start my videogame design classes and I was working on some projects.
Then I screwed up big time and caused trouble to people because of my flawed and close-minded perception of the world and decided to take a break and just focus on work and classes. (and Twitter.)
Well, it’s been 6 month already.
I’ve come back and wrote several “coming back from hiatus-land!” posts, only to be scrapped because I thought I should take advantage of the hiatus and just change the layout for once. Not that I didn’t like Len and Rin up there, but I wanted to feature something completely original this time.
So every time I wouldn’t post a thing because the layout wasn’t ready.
Now here comes the “long wall-of-text-style life recap”. It was longer before, I shortened it just now because it was way too boring and long, filled with unnecessary personal stuff xD;
There is no project progress update here, I’ll make one later, separated from this recap (:
Now, if you could skip to the end, there’s a question regarding the “Resources” section of this website I’d like you to take a minute to answer, if you can ^^
6 months ago, I was feeling down, not confident on my skills, lonely, bleh, etc… remember?
Going to class has been *so good* to me. Having a group of people around my age to learn with, talk with, discuss, laugh and hang around with has been great. I’m really thankful I got the chance to take this course!
I’ve re-learned 3D Modeling, I touched Maya for the first time and loved it, then Mudbox… omg Mudbox is awesome! We’ve also seem theory, management, bussiness plans… the other day we had job interview simulations and it was so embarrassing! I was so nervous, haha. I’m still a fast learner, and that’s a relief because my lack of time kills me, but I feel I can do so many things now! It’s exciting, because it’s an open field of possibilities in front of me!
Thanks to management classes I’ve also learned to organize my time better! My whiteboard ifs full of post-its with the tasks I have to do and how long they’ll take me, it’s done wonders to my always mess of a schedule. I still get behind schedule, though, because I get blocked or tired or whatever ^^; But it’s a lot less thna it used to be and it’s getting better week after week (:
Sadly, I don’t have much time… well, I don’t actually make myself the time to practice all the things I’m being taught =/ It’s upsetting, I’m pissed off at myself because of that! But starting next week I’ll do my best to do homework and practice each day first thing, before starting with the rest of the work I have to do.
I stay at my boyfriend’s twice a week when I go to class, because it ends quite late at night and I’m scared to return home at that hour by myself ^^; It’s good, because I get to spend time with him I didn’t have before, and not so cool, because I tend to oversleep there and get home by lunch or after lunch >>;…
Speaking of home, I moved my desk to the livingroom, because my great-aunt came to live with us a month ago and she is using the room that used to be my studio. I exchanged desks with my mom (who has hers on the dining room xD; ) and now I have a new desktop pc in it, along with all the artbooks I’ve been buying. Seriously, they’ve been the best investments ever <3 I finally got myself the art of How to Train your Dragon, the art of Up, John Howe’s Forging Dragons, Disney’s Illusion of life and the Animator’s survival kit (the animation books are because starting this tuesday, we get animation classes! woot! ). I’m currently awaiting my last purchase to arrive: The art of KungFu Panda 2, hehe x3
I’m eager to buy more artbooks! But right now I’m saving, so I can go visit my friends to the United States next year (: I’m worried I won’t manage to get the visa, not save enough money or not have paid my debt by then and not have enough money, meaning to get indebted again… and I can’t afford that right now .__. I’ll do my best, though! >O
Other than that, my cat Serafín (the black one I always draw myself with) got really sick with FLUTD some time ago >: He was hospitalized for a few days, but got better really quickly! Now he eats prescription food, haha, but he’s back to being the horrible cat he’s always been <3
And that’s been life, pretty much.
Now, I’ve learned a lot as a person, I think. I still have lots of things to see and to learn about, but my limited and sheltered vision of the world has expanded tenfold. I’m sad I’ve got to upset people in the past due my close-mindedness, but I’m thankful that those experiences have made me expand my vision. It’s funny how as we grow up and mature, we stop being arrogant, selfish and just “looking at our bellybutton” and we start humbling ourselves and understanding we’re so small and there’s so many things we’ve yet to discover and learn… I’m happy I’m going through such process now (:
Now… Art-wise, I’ve been drawing and coloring A LOT. And I’ve improved a lot as well! I mentioned I had been widening my artistic intake. Well, not *that* much, but it’s considerably wider than it was before xD
I’ve improving *really fast* lately, and that makes me so happy! I think that if I keep improving, I’ll be able to do all the things I’ve wanted to do and more! I’m happy, because people are enjoying my art a lot more (and not just noticing all the flaws xD). Again, the humbling attitude strikes me on this area and makes me see that there’s so much to learn, so much to see, so much to enjoy! I don’t know if I have the talent or the dedication to become what people call an “Artist” with capital A, but right now I’m really enjoying what I’m doing, drawing and coloring characters in a rather simple style, and I want to do my best there ^^
You know… I’m not so scared about my future anymore (: It still makes me anxious as hell, haha, but I think it’ll be good and that’ll be able to enjoy it ^^
Project-wise… I’ll let you know about that on another, way shorter recap!
I can tell you, though, that I’m working non many things, sometimes full-time, sometimes on and off. Take a look at the About page
I’m really happy about that, you have no idea!
Now, I need to get something for class done that I’m really overdue with >>;
Thanks for reading!
P.S.: Oh! By the way, I’m planning to get rid of the resources/tutorials section. What do you think? Do you think they’re useful?
I honestly think they’re way better things out there to learn those things from, like really awesome artists, books, art magazines and *gasp* observation and study of awesome artists and life itself! xD I don’t want to hinder people that come here with my limited knowledge, I’d like them to do better than that!
So, uhm… I thought I’d ask first? I think some people actually like those tutorials for some reason ^^;
Resources section? Total Voters: 35
Total Voters: 35
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