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05-23-2003, 06:21 PM
I was wondering, what do you all hope to do/be? I mean more specifically in regards to your manips. Is it just something you do for fun? Is it something you'd like to do as a job? Is it just an outlet for your graphics skills?
For me it's a way to combine intrests in Computers and Comics and also something that should help me get a job in computer graphics.
05-23-2003, 11:15 PM
Since my wife and I own NetAnnex.com, I create and host web sites. I do a lot of graphics and design for clients. I also teach art from painting to sculpting or computer graphics. I use the DCG to just let my mind escape the tension of deadlines and picky customers. Sometimes though a theme day will tense me up when I notice I have only a day to get it in lol. but even that is different. I enjoy it here and am glad I found it by accident.
05-24-2003, 03:46 AM
I do my art to relax these days. Work can get a bit intense and manipping gives me a chance to let off steam creatively. I am also pretty grateful to Robbo for creating this site in the first place, cos without it I doubt my interest in art (or comics) would have been rekindled to the level that it has been. The DCG is a genuine community and a nice place to hang out http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/wink.gif
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05-24-2003, 12:15 PM
For me, the photomanipping is just an outlet for my graphic skills so they don't oxidate. As for what I'm going to do...well, I'm going to take over the world. Oh, darn it, I've said to much!
I'd explain, but I don't have enough puppets.
05-24-2003, 05:30 PM
I don't know what I want to do...
05-24-2003, 06:59 PM
me neither, that’s why I’m finding it so hard to pick a university course. I wish there was a course on photomanipping…
05-24-2003, 10:48 PM
I started out doing manipping as a hobby. Which should be obvious by my work.
However, I have stopped manipping because it stopped being fun, and started being frustrating. I was just constantly upset that I couldn't do it the way I wanted. I just don't have talent in the area of art, and I need to learn to use those outlets as a simple form of expression, and not get mad at myself.
I think my next artistic goal will be to play some more with digital coloring, which this site will be a big help with as well. I learn by staring at the art in the DCG that I like and then trying to emulate it. Coloring is something I may never be good at either but it's fun, and I find it soothing in a way. SO we'll see how that goes.
"The Goddess has spoken..."
05-24-2003, 11:50 PM
I first started doing it to see what my skills were. I saw these wonderful pieces from WWG, Marrow, Essex, etc...and thought I could do that.
I then realized this was difficult stuff.
Now it's more of a hobby and to see where I can improve. I do some freelance graphics work now...none of which involve manipping. It also helps me keep my Photoshop skills fresh.
I teach Photoshop, have so for a few years now. Usually the last day of class is an open forum, and mostly everyone wants to see how to manip an image.
Recently I've taken an interest in bottling my Photoshop knowledge and making some tutorials. I have a couple of tutorials I've submitted to the art school, hopefully they help out some of the new artists and enlighten some older artists on new techniques or avenues.
Now I'm trying to do alot of 3d stuff. Currently working on a Sentinel. I hope to have it done within a month.
I would like to take my skills into video game design and such. Rather I did clean up work, level design, texturing, modeling...I'd just like to try it out and see how it goes.
Nice topic. Makes you reflect on why you do what you do.
Pirate King 2000
05-25-2003, 09:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WonderWomanGoddess:
However, I have stopped manipping because it stopped being fun, and started being frustrating.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I hear that.
Career-wise, I really wanna be a film-maker. I write scripts, i've got my own camera, and I'm trying to get into the industry through talent rather than having a rich relative already there, which is the biggest problem with the TV/movie industry.
So for me, the DCG work was just a hobby. I had dabbled with the idea of working in comics during high school, but always found my work leaned towards "movie posters" of the comic book movies I wanted to see. This led onto my work in the DCG, where I attempted to make the movies I wanted to see, or at least posters or scenes for them.
After a brief dalliance towards a career in wrestling (whodathunkit!), all but nixed thanks to a back injury which means I'm more or less in pain EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE (I have the lower back equivalent of repetitive strain injury- nothing major, but I really have to concentrate on posture and exercises to keep it in check), I've focused more on my film "career", although X2 has put me in the right mindset to start doing more manip work again.
So the short answer would be hobby.
05-25-2003, 02:37 PM
I just wanna be involved in comics and art. Just don't know how. I know how I want to get started, but don't know where I want it to take me.
05-25-2003, 03:46 PM
i am a pro illustrator just out of college. but i'm also a comic book geek. GEEK. big time. i don't actually have time, generally, to do new work just for the dcg. but, since my work stems from a love of comic art and fantasy, i like to post anyways. maybe sometime soon, i'll have a chance to make something special for c2f... that would be fun.
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