Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Idea of the Day (re-post)

     Everyone gets ideas, but have you gotten that 1 idea that made you think? That idea that gets you SO excited and interested that you just have to start it right NOW? Me Too, those are great but be very careful with what you do with them and how you handle those ideas. Treat them as expensive wines in cheap bottles. Let them settle and marinate so they can grow and become so much better. If you jump too soon you may drop it and that amazing idea could shatter all over the floor and ruined forever.

Here are some things to think about, some do's and don'ts

  1. Do write it, but dont act until you have a fresh clear mind.
  2. Dont jump in now, it could take you away from the project on hand and get you distracted
  3. Do think it over, jumping in too early you may realize that can't complete the project or follow through
  4. Do evaluate its importance, you might change your mind or loose interest the next day or week
  5. Do let it marinate, if it is truly important it will be just as strong or stronger tomorrow or next week

Hopefully these ideas help you when you get that next big idea.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Be proud of your True Colors

"True Colors" by Brian and Alikorruption from Alter-Ego-Dezines

     Never be afraid or ashamed to show your true colors! 

We all go through struggles and tough times in our lives, myself included. One thing to remember is that we are not alone in this world and we were not created to survive alone. We are all special pieces of a massive puzzle of mechanics that work together in unison. However we must be careful and locate the correct people that match our edges and fit our direction to surround ourselves with.

I recently had some personal issues to go through that kind of built up under the surface and i had to deal with in my mind. I am blessed to have one of my best friends there and willing to listen to me rant. Sometimes we just need to reach out and open up to others every once in a while. I was reminded of who i truly am and about how much of myself i am hiding and locked in a cage.

My friend Alikorruption originally created this piece as an idea and a symbol. A sign for a free pass to let your freak flag fly and to be who you truly are, not to hold yourself back for anyone and to connect with yourself and to be that person you should be. That vision your inner child dreamed of.

I understood her concept originally, but then hearing her story when she shared it with the world and the energy she put into it, i found new meaning or maybe saw it in a new light. And now after going through a mental snap i have started to find my feet again and will constantly strive to better myself.

Thank you for your Support Ali and i hope that everyone reading this can let themselves go and be who they truly are deep down and to stop hiding under the cloak society has put over us.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Bringing out the best in your character - (re-post)

When you first start your concept or sketch just have fun, enjoy sculpting and don't over think things. Try to just relax and let your subconscious take over, doing this may release some ideas you didn't even know you had. Good and bad ideas are good to come out, the good ones can turn into masterpieces and once the bad ideas are out you wont have them holding your imagination back. Once you come up with a piece that you are happy with and enjoyed creating it is now your job to really bring it to life. The best design out there is still plain and boring without emotion, a great expression and sense of character can bring interest to a plain design so when you combine your cool new idea with a sense of character that can connect with the viewer it will take it over the top. Try to move your character around, feel what he feels, and think how he thinks to truly understand his being. Now you will have the best chance at bringing the inner sense out and connecting on a deeper level with you and everyone who views the piece.

Here is a new piece i am working on. 

First up is my concept, i did a warm-up sketch starting from nothing and not knowing what i was going to do

Then i liked the concept so i continued to work on him and his body language. This character is suppose to be the first invader or visitor, i wanted him to be a larger creature looking down with a stronger menacing look. Then for the base i continued with this idea and created a stony style base with ancient writings, all of them made up but with reference and similarities to Chinese, cuneiform, symbols and even an are with crop circle geometric symbols.

Make sure your character makes sense and gives you a certain feeling when you look at them. If you don't get excited and anxious then something is wrong. Figure out what it is and fix it, or let it die and start fresh.

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