Greetings, dA! Hope all of you are enjoying this 2014 journey.
I'd have to say it has been a very smooth year with increasing opportunities! Can you feel the power rising? Truly we are in the midst of a transformational time here on Spaceship Earth. Time to embrace the moment and continuously take things up a notch, celebrating life and the opportunity to be alive during this crucial collective shift!
During the time I've been away from dA, I've been focusing on music projects and shifting from creating vector art to 3D projects in Max. I've found that creating 3D Art is careful balance of sculpture & photography. While 3D projects are typically utilized for character and animation purposes, I hope to harness the medium to at first illustrate conceptual notions in a manner similar to my previous pieces, then proceed to transform those scenes more intricately into visual scenes for my novel. I discovered that every art piece I had ever made is intrinsically connected to the story I am creating and thus each can be transformed to simultaneously represent independent concepts / experiences and also specific points in the story.
In working with 3Ds Max & Albeton Live, I have found great joy in having the ability to illustrate concepts through visual and audio means. The difficult part is prioritizing which pieces or tracks are of top priority to continue first and finish. The neat part is that the more you work with a program, the quicker you can bring said results to the surface with greater precision. Working in any creative medium is working with a Dragon (Potenial Energy / Shakti) and the Great Work is to saddle that Dragon (Discipline / Shiva) and bring the project(s) to fruition. Now, saddling multiple Dragons is no easy task, nor should it be.. but the sweet fruit that results from having an idea and working to finally surface the garden is such a wonderful experience.
That being said, I look forward to posting some of the new 3D material and receiving feedback / critiques from other artists. This site is so unique and was the route by which I met several good friends and shared many a conversation on here throughout the years. Don't get me wrong, I love Facebook.. but the lack of creativity on there leaves much to the imagination. So, it's time I renew my subscription here!
I do miss having the ability to custom the journal area and am excited to get the GIFs rockin'!! I have been working on Lenticular 3D canvases and have a few new ones that are convertible to GIF format. Thank God that dA is GIF friendly!!
Anyway, hoping to meet some new friends and share some new material! Wishing everyone a wonderful 2014! God bless+ <3