January 09, 2009
How often do we uplift others?
How often do we discourage others?
No matter what, we all have an impact on everyone we come in contact with on a daily basis, whether the experience is good or bad.
This video is a wonderful example of how we influence others.
Watch it all and you will be glad you did.
My own work/ drawings etc are mine. Just keep that in mind. I post them to inspire and to encourage creativity.
As far as what I do, I create the models in 3d. (Maya) Then once the models are approved, I make the textures. Once the textures are approved, I send the models off to the rigger and he adds an IK skeleton. Once that happens, the character is sent off to the animators.
I haven't been animating as much for the last year. I hope to get back into animation to keep my skills greased.
I have so much stuff I wish I could post...but for now...I can't because the IP's are under non- disclosure contracts. But trust me, they are really cool.
January 08, 2009
I have slowed down on the personal projects, but should get back into the swing of things shortly. I am planning on attending a film festival in a few weeks. Should be fun.
I will be posting some of my Disney work now that the game is out. (Ultimate Band) It was a fun game to work on. We are currently working on a fun cartoony IP that I will let you know about when it is announced and known among the public...but for now it is shhhhhhhh........(however it is a pretty high profile IP that we all know and love...)
For some weird reason, I keep writing new songs. About a year ago I thought that writing new songs was not going to happen for a while. I felt like the river ran dry........but noooo, I have written a few more this month and seem to keep finding inspiration. I am having alot of fun.
I hired a fantastic woman to help me transcribe a Christmas song on paper. It is called, "The Star".
Quote, " Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw
I read an article lately that really inspired me about creativity. It basically said that we are all creators. EVERYONE. Everyone can create something beautiful whether it be an art piece, a music piece, a garden, or a small corner of the house. You don't need money, position, or influence to create. You just have to have a desire.
I quote from the article, "You might say, “I’m not the creative type. When I sing, I’m always half a tone above or below the note. I cannot draw a line without a ruler. And the only practical use for my homemade bread is as a paperweight or as a doorstop.
If that is how you feel, think again, and remember that you are spirit daughters/sons of the most creative Being in the universe. Isn’t it remarkable to think that your very spirits are fashioned by an endlessly creative and eternally compassionate God? Think about it—your spirit body is a masterpiece, created with a beauty, function, and capacity beyond imagination. But to what end were we created? We were created with the express purpose and potential of experiencing a fulness of joy. Our birthright—and the purpose of our great voyage on this earth—is to seek and experience eternal happiness. One of the ways we find this is by creating things.
You may think you don’t have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us. The bounds of creativity extend far beyond the limits of a canvas or a sheet of paper and do not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano. Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before—colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter.
What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside.If you still feel incapable of creating, start small. Try to see how many smiles you can create, write a letter of appreciation, learn a new skill, identify a space and beautify it."
and this is my favorite part.....
"The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create. That is your opportunity in this life and your destiny in the life to come. Trust and rely on the Spirit. As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you."
It is what makes us happy and makes for a happier life.
This is why I create.
Now go and create something wonderful.