Posted 17.08.2016 @ 10.01PM
Hmmm? That made me think a bit.
My career has actually got a lot more exciting as its gone on.
In retrospect, my early career was as dull as dishwater.
I actually left design for about six years as I was sick of it.
I've always done self initiated projects to keep me sane and keep me going and I started to push this out there and eventually I started to get the kind of work I wanted to do as a freelancer.
I started working with a motion graphics company and also a street art/muralist company which I really enjoy.
Doing murals can be pretty cool as I actually get to go outside. O_o
Sometimes we're painting in quite dodgy places at night and the next it maybe a public, live painting in a huge, ancient abbey playing trip-hop beats and flying drones about to film it.
Don't get me wrong. Sometimes I can hardly bring myself to look at my MacBook screen as I'm sick of the sights of what I'm working on but that's part of it I have to do.
Back to the original question:
::For those of you that are employed, do you consider your job exciting? If so, why?::
Working in house sucked the life out of me. Boring and I'm not a natural 'employee'.
Working as a freelancer has been hard work but often AWESOME!
Posted 15.07.2016 @ 7.29AM (Edited 15.07.2016 @ 12.54PM)
Glad it helped@ULYSSES
Pity its not a Mercedes Benz AMG SLS.
I've got one of those that I had to make for Formula One (safety car) and you'd have been welcome to use it.
Posted 24.06.2016 @ 2.53PM
@pongo81 - sounds like a great gift and as @scotty was saying, even the new bamboo's are great value, the one I have at work, although I don't use it, is pretty good!
I just ordered a 13inch cintiq hd, should arrive in the next couple of days, I'm pretty excited as I never really got used to the idea of drawing whilst not being able to see directly where the pen is.
Posted 26.04.2016 @ 3.29PM
@scotty nice one, always good to see work in situ! I wonder what it feels like to be in a "fight team"...
A new one for me. It's the A-League Finals series, a couple of great games last weekend. What started as a sketch turned into an impromptu portrait.
Posted 07.04.2016 @ 1.52PM (Edited 07.04.2016 @ 1.53PM)
haha @scotty aw come on, surely you don't get THAT much sunlight do you?
Nice work @birdbeak decent job after 7 hours!
I have been trying to learn abit of animation myself, like TRex, keen to know more about After Effects. I know you can animate in Photoshop, have had a go at doing simple things in that.
For my show and tell, another football player. Franck Ribéry.
Edit: Franck Ribéry Zombie / White Walker.. that is
Posted 07.04.2016 @ 11.26AM
@Scotty That was only the first 7 hours of the course - the next 7 hours are next Monday! It's pretty easy to learn, I reckon you'd kill it.
A big part of learning the programs is that they force you to use terrible tutorials with hideous assets. It helps when you've already got your own style that you can animate, like you have.
I'd highly advise NOT going outside. We had Ivan Millat, you've got Jack the Ripper - there's also other reasons not to go outside that I won't even get into.