Mood: Big Grin
Playing: Too many to list
Wow. I can not believe that I have over ten thousands hits on my DA page. Especially since I do not really do anything with it anymore. A big thanks to you guys who for whatever reason keep coming to check out what I've done.
I suppose I owe you guys an explanation on why I have not been big on drawing lately. Well first off, at the beginning of the year I moved from Massachusetts USA to California. A week long road trip with my brother to pretty much start a new life. Few months after getting to CA, I began classes at the Animatronics Institute under the guidance of Rick Lazzarini to learn about animatronics, something I have wanted to do for a while. I have been in classes since then working on a few things and even got hired by Rick for two months when he got real busy (can't tell you what I was working on, but it is something major and can't believe he hired me for it). Class is six hours a day, four days a week, my commute is close to an hour one way, so I spend close to 8-9 hours on this class and it is really draining on me. The things I have learned and built are just.....well, it's hard to explain. I should post some pictures on my tumblr of the things I've done. You can also look at the Animatronics Institute Facebook page to see me with the thing's I've done (hand waldo and eye mechs).
I have also been working for Maker Studios, a youtube company, working as a screen capture technician which has me pretty much playing video games for work. Things will probably be changing in the near future with the Polaris Civil War starting real soon since that is what I have been working on. The job has been fun, but sometimes makes for very long days.
When the weekends come around, I tend to just not want to think about anything. Drawing has really fallen to the wayside for me with constantly trying to think about animatronics, Maker Studios stuff, and just wanting to relax. Financially I'm not in a great spot and have had to go to my parents once, soon to be twice, for money to pursue this dream I have had about working with animatronics. That does not mean I have not given up on drawing. The bug has bitten me lately where I look at my mass of sketchbooks and pencils and feel like I owe you people something. Allison, well, she is her own thing and I should keep drawing her, no matter what. I've actually did a quick portrait drawing today just to see if I could still draw her.
I do not know if or when I will be uploading something new, I will be trying to do a 10K thanks drawing done soon, but I will try to be more productive. I won't promise anything because I know if I do I will not be able to meet said promise. Thanks again to all those who have gotten me to 10k hits on DA!
`Mike "Maxmillean" West.