Monday, November 24, 2008

wow sleep does well to developing ideas. My Haiku animation has many versions now, and though I feel it is rather refined it will be good to hear from the teachers.

I'm afraid of leaving my studio pals behind during thanksgiving, however I do feel like getting away from hustle and bustle will do our minds well. I just can't imagine what christmas will feel like. I'm gonna have to get my job back to fill the voids of graphic design undergrad program at kcai.

wont be long though, we will have a fun time 

Friday, November 14, 2008

So I've learned a new lesson...Don't wait to work.
I just got mono and it was totally unpredictable. Now I stay up every other night trying to do work while I sleep for 12 hours on the other nights. This is not a good Idea. No particularly good Ideas have come of it. Maybe they have but its still the worst sleeping pattern of my life.

I'm going to work on it this weekend.

Friday, November 7, 2008

I have found a happy accident occurring when I order images in books. I organized my color book according to concept instead of form. I had no idea the outcome would seem so natural. Of course , all the photographs were of houses, and it just so happened to match up really well. I organized the color arrangements and theory studies accordingly to complexity of the idea as well as chronologically.
I didn't order them formally on purpose but they seemed to connect in extremely natural ways. Probably partially a real miracle but maybe could become a controlled process that could be utilized in the future.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I feel like the bit map would be the best choice for my shapes. I have alot of tonal changes in my mark combos that I definitely do not want to loose in vector shapes. It very well may be a useful thing to try a hybrid but that will take some experimentation.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

when I went to my review on monday

when I went to my review on monday...
I just realized how much I am affected by fear of failure. When I saw Jamie and Michael sitting there it seemed as though I was talking to my parents after the first time I ever did something really outlandishly wrong. Like the first time I got caught drinking by my parents.
Well, thats not who they are. My problem is•••I need to see that like my parents, they are here to help (not to baby-set(or by me things for christmas( or teach me to tie my shoes). The same problem occurred last year with Jim Sajovic, the painter. He was an amazing teacher but seemed incredibly critical. No matter how hard I tried there was no pleasing him indefinitely. His words were much more helpful at the end of the year that the beginning (his words never changed).

I guess I'm saying that I know now that it may not be about pleasing them, but really about working through the project and finding as many solutions that make sense and get the message to viewers across the board. 

Jamie and Michael have clarified to me that I haven't been one two overlook form, but sometimes translation is overlooked. This is a problem. If I can translate better what I need to say, I would be pleased and the teachers will be pleased.

Hope to come to a point soon where I feel comfortable talking in critique. It would be nice to make that situation a natural thing for me. To address form and concept for me is to much like saying two words at once.
––––––this is why I have decided to start writing more.

then I dont have to say two words at once because Its more of a time sequential activity than thinking is.