Concept Art aims to visually communicate an idea.
Character Design, as the name suggests, involves creating new and original characters. Characters can feature pretty much anywhere, but are most commonly seen in movies, television series, video games and picture books.
Like with any craft, its important to start with the basics. The human form is a common subject of art and is often used as an introduction to illustration.
*cue cheesy Days Of Our Lives soundtrack*
It’s been awhile. You look good by the way. Just how I remember you.
I know I’ve been distant lately, but I’ve just been going through some stuff.
I figured you’d understand.
– (me, to my blog, after abandoning it for four months)
Nothing screams poetic quite like the June 2009 issue of Seventeen magazine, am I right?
there would be no morning coffee
no afternoon tea
no drunken two-minute noodles
nothing to fill the spaces on my desk
no paintbrush holder
no failed Pinterest recipes
no makeshift ashtray
no space for corny messages
nothing to knock over
not just once
but multiple times
despite your chipped imperfections
and stained interior
you remain one of man’s most wondrous creations
your usefulness often underappreciated
your humble appearance
acting as a disguise
waiting to reveal
the endless possibilities contained inside you
Assign a gender to your business and take it to a party as a date, how do you introduce
him or her?
“Okay, so now we’re going to go around the room and tell everyone a little bit about ourselves.”
Me (internally): *has minor existential crisis and literally forgets everything about myself as though I have only recently inhabited my own body*
As the tagline suggests, this blog serves as a platform for me to share, reflect upon and finally, refine the content I churn out in my weekly Craft sessions.
For those of you who do not know me very well, I am a true perfectionist at heart. I am never without a ruler, ink smudges and messy handwriting give me anxiety, and I am highly critical of everything I produce. So, while I hope that my content will not be too reminiscent of actual vomit, I hope to use this blog to not only reflect and refine, but to also challenge myself to bare more of my soul through my work, no matter how messy or unrefined it may seem at first. I’m slowly beginning to learn that the best kind of creative work is in fact; the untidy, the unapologetic and the seemingly unheard of.
May this blog fill me with a discomfort that spawns only the most extraordinary of ideas.
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