Overwatch League 2019 started this year! Which team are you cheering for? I’m pretty behind on posting…anything, really. Art, lettering. Here’s the backlog for now.
Been busy with fonɛtɛks and start of term, so I’ll keep this short-
My old blog finally got its long-needed facelift into a portfolio.
My last co-op employer gave me a bit of advice about my personality- they thought I tended to understate my achievements and accomplishments, and needed to “toot my horn” more often. The purpose of it is to leave an impression on those around you, and if a project comes out and they need advice, they know who to ask. I suppose that’s why most of the people I consider “successful” in my eyes have that extra cockiness? o_o;;
Until next time!
Federation of Students space survey results in an infographic. Please see the full story in today’s issue of Imprint.
Inspiration and strong influences from the National Post graphic section.
Many people pulled together for a great celebration for memories and well wishes. The toast was provided by Rosetech’s “Tokyo Big Sight Souvenir” ita-sake.
Seems like a lot of people are moving around! And changing! Did I mention graduating? XD Lots to be thankful for, and to reflect on for the future.
The world is a great book, of which they that never stir from home read only a page.
I was asked by a friend to draw this before his trip. I tried something a little different for this. I originally wanted to Photoshop a custom nendoroid, but that didn’t work out so well with low-resolution photos.
References are from Mikatan’s Blog.
Won’t be posting the final version here, please follow the original person’s adventures! YOSH! Have a safe trip~
I’m going to start moving more towards speed-painting or more gradient-orientated cel-shading. I’ve been stuck on this style of colouring for too long, and it’s not helping.
I’m only posting this as a reminder to myself to write this post sometime, but I can’t do it right now.
This blog: The bad part about all this is that I have to write another blog for class, which is going to eat into this one. I’ll be cross-posting work when I can, but I’ll be over here on White Wind Musings as well as here. I’m not very strong on the “fine arts” aspect of things, and I still struggle with why I like it/ need it, when I can’t seem to understand it in it’s entirety. Maybe I like struggling, because it means it’s a challenge. I registered the name a long time ago, but never got around to posting to it.
The funny thing, though, is the professor seems to think that forcing the class to blog means she can read the times that the posts are made…except WordPress has the ability to set times to whenever you want. I’ve set up a “Follow Blog” function anyway, I’m not planning on faking any entries at the last minute at the end of term. I have set posts to update themselves in the past, and saved old blog posts as a different time, so I’m assuming she’s going to do random blog-checks once in a while to make sure people are moving along.
I purposefully left off the email notification widget on that blog, and I’m not going to be actively advertising it either. But, you are free to comment on it, ask questions about the fine arts program, or the assignments.
Projects: I’ve started learning how to use a DSLR camera. There’s a whole lot of things to consider, and I’ve been getting a lot of advice from friends and teachers, so it’s not that intimidating. The lenses make a lot more sense now; but still struggling with the shutter speed/aperture/ISO/white balance aspect. I’ve been practicing on
hapless students human subjects for portraits, with mixed results. You can watch my progress in the Distractions section of Imprint, which is currently edited by Robo.
This isn’t the whole story of the conference, might be another week or so before I feel like writing the whole thing down/crawl out from under assignments.
Memorable hash tags to look up in the meantime: #nash74 #pukegate #pukepocalypse #barfipelago
There are times when you expect reinforcements, and all you get are more hurdles to pass through. So, next plan of action: walk around the hurdles like you’ve always have, leap over them, or throw them away?
Things have been going alright for the last week, I’m surprised I saved it all for today to write it down (here).
News: Work continues on it’s way. I’ve been progressing on different projects, depending on what’s going on. I had the opportunity to take a look the potential co-ops that would replace me next term, and analyzing them, as well as coming up with questions.
My input was mostly in terms of conflict resolution questions…because that’s one part of this job that most people don’t realize. My newest project? Helping organize a robotics challenge. I’ll leave it up to you to try and figure out how the following photo is related to that.
Humans vs. Zombies tag officially concluded on campus with the HvZ Feedback session. This event taught me many things, from the adoption of personas by unexpected people that are outside their “normal” states, assertiveness, the value of comradeship (and friends), conflict, participation, information warfare, and a mash of various things. Why did I join, despite the fact I knew that I might not like all aspects of the game? Mostly because I wanted to observe human behaviour, especially with the backdrop of information warfare. I was totally not researching things like the so-called “Twitter Revolution” before the event. XD Totally not learning for the sake of trying to take over a world…
I did learn quite a bit about my personal failings from playing. But anyways, if you’re curious as to how things were handled, check out the Human’s Facebook Strategy Group as something of a timeline to the game at Waterloo. I’m looking forward to the next one (despite my aversion to the d-bag behaviour of some, but every barrel has a few bad apples, right?).
Humans meeting before a mission start.
Humans being briefed by a game moderator.
The Club That Really Likes Anime has their last show this term, and Imprint currently has about three issues to go before the end of term. As much as this term was fun, I’m looking forward to next term as well. Perhaps a little…love point battle? Haha. ^^
TEDxUW took place on campus this weekend. TEDx are independently organized TED events, where speakers speak to convey ideas and encourage others to do the same. I’d highly recommend seeing the talks from the UW-based one once they’re uploaded, if you happened to miss the livestream. They used the teaching platform one of the speakers started, which was John Baker from Desire2Learn. D2L is based in Kitchener, and really hope I have a chance to use it sometime soon. Sayonara, UW-ACE~
Of the speakers, it was clear who were the experienced ones when it came to presentations. Of the line-up, I’d have to say architect Philip Beesley was probably the one that I was most curious about. Other notable speakers included the charismatic youth champion Raynold Wonder Alorse, Engineering graduate Safwan Choudry, and the ever-quotable economist Larry Smith. You could hear everyone straightening up to listen when Larry Smith was about to enter, it was that intense.
Rethinking Art and Machine (RAM) is currently running at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener (near the Charles Street bus terminal) until the end of January, and the trailer, wishy-washy as it sounds, does sound like a good place to re-examine some old prejudices. An art show I’m interested enough to want to go to, for once.
I’m going to continue posting photos here. I do know the original intention of this blog was for sketches, but I haven’t drawn anything good enough to post, perhaps the up-side is improving my composition through photography.
Despite all the object-based photos, what I originally intended was to take photos of people around me that I know and care about. I was more than a little fed up that people keep promising to send me photos, and most of them never do. So, I’m taking the photos myself. I know memories are important, but I don’t know about you, but my memory for faces is poor- chances are, people won’t look the same anymore, or they won’t be around for you take their photo anyway. Goal: take more photos of friends, I suppose? If they let me, that is.