Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking Back

It's been ages, since i have updated this blog. I've been busy this year,
and I haven't got the proper time to write some updates about my work.
So here goes. 2011 was a great year for me. I Learned a lot of
things, in both web and graphic design. 

I am really thankful to be given another chance to study, 
though i have some disappointments from the
school i went. I can say it was really worth it. 

I now know how to built a website, though i didn't learned everything from school. 
This would be enough to start off a career in design. 
I just have to double my efforts, keep learning.
And off course keeping enjoying what i do.

I made this Artwork last July 2011, on a 10" netbook laptop. This was a great challenge,
for working in small screens is a big "no no" for designers. 

So i tried it anyway because my main laptop shut downed permanently 
and i have no choice but work with this sluggish netbook, my sister owns. 
The fun part was, it worked and the output was amazing. 
Not that i am biased on my works or anything, it's just that doing this piece of art reminded me,
that it's how fast your computers are to make good art works but it's really up to you.
It's about adapting on what you have and make something "grand and wonderful out of it" .

I read the qoute somewhere, and i forgot the original author. but it really helps me in dire situations,
not only in design but in life itself.
"What Can I Do? with what i have, from where i am, NOW"


I super suck at self portraits, but this year, I can say
I have improved a lot. This Artwork was an entry i made
for a self portrait contest in deviantArt. 
Unfortunately it didn't won, but i personally love how i com-posited this image.
This work help me narrow down a style i would certainly love
to improved and worked on every now and then.

 This Artwork, i could say is the best one i have ever made so far in my life.
 It came out very well, and it's rewarding to see how you can bring your
ideas in front of your screen, just as the way you want it to.
I learned a lot from doing this art piece, added new technical skills i learned myself
and a lot of patience, not to rush this art piece.

I'm glad i have a lot of failures before, and it helped me improve my designs
drastically. I really failed better in those time. and I 'm still failing my way to success.

November was a busy month, because i finally got my first freelance job.
It was exciting and frustrating and scary at the same time. It made me realize
how hard designers start off their careers. 
Designers need to have a portfolio, and I mean a Good one. 
It's totally different from desk job applications, not to mention work itself.

I thought maybe it's the uncertainty that drives designers nuts. 
Failure to meet requirements, future projects, delayed payments, or not getting payed at all.
It's scary, believe me. But if your really up for it. If you really love what your doing. You can handle it.

 Even though it was a busy month, I still managed to made two simple artworks
for upload.

2011 has been wonderful, I feel like i have improved more this year,
and i hope i still do in years to come. I hope life will allow me to continue
these things I enjoy. These things I love.

Wish you all a wonderful New Year, here's my last Artwork

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