Friday, May 8, 2009

Quick Update

Thought I'd just do a quick update.  Only a couple days left of the semester here at MCAD.  It was a pretty great year.  I updated my mnartists page: Here .  I'm having fun inking in some finishing touches on a comic assignment that I will hand in on Monday.

I have recently had lots of thinking going on in my head regarding art and MCAD and the people at MCAD and the quality and kind of work and growth as artists that students here are experiencing; and lots more.  Hard to articulate it, especially out loud, which is kind of too bad, since I could do so with some instructors.  Maybe if I wrote it out first.  Some time I'll get around to that.

Hopefully I also figure out what I want to major in soon... I'm hoping either Animation or Comic Art, or if neither of those seem like 'it', I'll do Illustration.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

In the midst of homework and stuff

I have tried to do some extra drawing practice on my own recently, including some sketched out comics.  They're mostly newspaper-style, I suppose, being about four panels in length each.  I also have been brainstorming a lot of ideas for stories and settings I could use.  In fact, just now, I stopped writing and brain-storm'd a bunch of stuff.  Possibly look forward to the story of Marsita the Flower exploring issues of gender roles; or the person who flies around his house and the valley his town is located in; or the return of an old average young dude named Earl, who I used to draw lots of strips of when I was younger.  Then I will hopefully also get to use some of the pens and ink I bought, and maybe get some sort of finished (small) comic finished.

If anyone knows any good sources for information on Neil Gaiman...I'm open for some direction.  I have a mini-presentation I have to do for a class here at MCAD, and I have had a little trouble so far in finding sources, or thinking of what exactly about Neil Gaiman I'm going to research.  It seems that a lot of sources just talk about his stories and books, and not really about any themes or ideas that his work explores, which is more what I'm looking for.

I am still kind of undecided if I want to focus my studies here at MCAD on Comic Art or Animation.  I feel like Animation would have potentially greater job opportunities.  I'm not sure yet which I like more, having only done some animation.  Also, overall, I want to improve my artistic skills in general, so that I feel a little more ready going into whatever I choose to go into.

Hopefully I'll soon be trying some more to step out of this semi-shell I'm often in.  Lots of homework.  Anxiety.  Fatigue.  And I'm stubborn.  All add up to: ... It's not easy.  I guess good things don't come easy, though, of course.