Yes, I’m taking baby steps! I’m getting ready for Animation Mentor and from what I hear it is going to be a blast! I will be starting in January (knock-on-wood) of 2011! I’ve always taken a break between schools (it helps keep my sanity) and it is just refreshing being able to put your skills to use during those transitions. Though I am not a natural animator, I have always marveled at the talent and artistry of the process. It seems that I am drawn to it internally like a magnet. Wish me luck.
I’m also trying to put my demo reel (back) together to see if I can get an internship at PIXAR, which would be awesome if I could do both programs at the same time. JUST AWESOME. I have high hopes but only time will tell. The gloves are off and it is time to get down to business.
A new magazine called 3D Hobby Mag is out and it looks promising. It promises tips and tricks for the casual hobbyist that want to improve their “game”. I’ll be keeping my eye on this one. Another thing that I’ve been constantly eying is Corel Draw. Since I am an artist on a budget, this tool has been my handy dandy fix for everything digital. Recently they created a Premium Suite version which has a lot of cool features and I think this is a great direction they are taking their product. I only hope they proceed with this new direction and develop the product and it could become a very powerful, affordable tool that could rival another famously utilized expensive program that dominates the present market.