Sunday, February 24, 2008

And we start again

Just like i noted last time, using some new strategies to beat photomerge's dastardly effect until i can afford a bigger scanner or laptop (soon). The laptop would be my secret weapon, why, cause i usually work on the go and around friends. Ive never liked doing my work in class (mostly cause people talk alot back then.) and its hard to do it at home as there alot of people talking (urgh) while i usually cover them with music or movies, so distractionpalooza. Sooooooo, time to save up.

BTW, i was hired by toonboom a week ago and loving the job, only prob is i MUST force a better sleeping schedule on myself. Its been a whole month since family problems caused me to return home at around midnight to evade certain people there (more on that in a rare emo journal post.) so thats left me with 5 hours of sleep every night which makes me take 2 cups of coffee, 1 rockstar energy drink and 1 back of extreme spicy doritos. And all that still doesn't keep all my senses awake. So far, sleeping in my work room at home seems to work for an hour or two so i guess that'll be my strategy. Also im loving the job, great people, all pro-traditional animation people, you learn so much there just by hearing random conversations on the industry and people are very helpful. Ill be amping my training to match their expectations. This means, everything else will be slown down: Comissions, void, art trade, gift art. I also gotta create new characters for these guys, this'll be a rush.

Now on for void, well that first battle was a flunk, family situation didnt help and i HAVE to get a second gig of ram. So here goes:

Let the party start for match 2.


Dan szilagyi said...

Hey Keith,
nice work!! looks like you put alot of time into the comic, so great job on it! i'm still trying to finsh mine, but i'm in no rush to do so.
Its good to hear about toonboom, keep bugging those guys for info about jobs and work etc, try and make friends and get to be "known" within the studio, so don't shy away or never talk to anyone, that's probably the worst!
but for sure try and sort out your sleep issue, you need the rest man, 5hours a night isn't going to cut it in the long run.
thanks for the tips, i see what your trying to say but you also have to remember that i did lifedrawing and i drew what i saw, so somethings it doesn't always look so great.

but yeah if you could scan some pages for me that'd be awesome! its always good to have more knowledge!

so take care and see you on msn sometime

Richard Smitheman said...

Your work is looking good Mokuu, keep it up!