It’s been kinda quite here for a while, but there’s a good reason for it. I got a new job 3 weeks ago and the job has provided plenty of opportunities for creativity and content production. And as we all know… the number of hours you can be really productive & creative during days are limited.
I decided to do some self-learning in 3D for a change! As I’m not a student anymore, I cannot take advantage of the student versions of 3DS Max. 3DS Max is a really powerful and great tool, but Blender doesn’t seem to be too bad either. And yeah, did I forget to mention it’s absolutely free? I had my first encounter with Blender at school a couple years back, but the UI was so dreadful it didn’t really inspire to learn more.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve drawn any portraits, so I decided to give it a try! I wanted to draw something beautiful for a change and decided to practise with beautiful women! I don’t own any special artist pencils, I just used what I happened to have in my reach. When you start practising a skill that has gotten a bit rusty over the years, the path to learn is always paved with some fails. Here’s my fail!
I’ve mostly concentrated on pushing more content out instead of creating the rebranding page. The rebranding page wouldn’t contain anything new contentwise, it would be a separate page where I describe the style and design work. The page will also represent all the different elements that go hand-in-hand visually. These elements include my business cards, CV, video, logo-design and this site. I’ll also show a screenshot of my older site just to give a “before – after” – comparison. I feel like creating new stuff so I’m gonna work more on the page later.. In some point… 🙂
I’ve opened a new Youtube-channel for humorous content. This is to make a differentation between serious and “clowny” content. So far, it only contains 2 videos, but I’ll be working on more content in the future 🙂 Have a look at my Facebook memeback video! I might even create a Vine-account for some short goofy content… We’ll see!
I made a promise to push out the showreel and make a dedicated page for the new make-over during January. Well, I’m a man of my word and the most time-consuming part is over, the showreel. I’m feeling very happy with the result, it’s way better than the old one. I also wanted to promote my demos gameplay in a more interesting way 🙂
Okay, so I decided to just post once more! I finally received my business cards! They turned out to be OK, considering the price. They however came out with a slightly corny slogan I had in an older draft. Anyways, no more endless self-critique and complaining. They are just fine 😀 Just need to throw 100 of them around before making a new order…
I just noticed I haven’t posted anything for a month. Well, here comes an update! It has been a super busy month at work – deadlines closing in and lots of work! Luckily it’s starting to ease down now and Christmas holidays are closing in. I really am in need of a holiday. My brain has just suffered a severe After Effects overload, and it desperately needs some delicious Christmas food and minimum of 12 hours sleep a day to recover 😀
So I attended two game developer events yesterday! I first attended Game Cave by Serious Gaming Cluster. The focus was on educational games, but there were also a few “less serious” games. There were pretty cool concepts and Funtek was probably my favourite. Fun thing: I attended as an independent developer and didn’t have an official stand anywhere. So I just hijacked a table from the corner and showed my demo around.