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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I realized I haven't posted on here for awhile and thought I would give an update to any of my fellow followers who are interested.

Since it has been a year since my last post and loads of things have happened.  First off, GCSE's: I manages to get pretty good grades from my GCSE's which I took last year getting 3 A*'s, 6 A's, 1 Merit and 1 C. With these results I got into college and am now working until my fingers bleed! To all those people who say that GCSE is hard, they have a hell of a ride ahead of them! XD

At college I took Art, Graphics, Maths and Computing as my first year subjects. I found Art to be the hardest of the subjects I took since of the shear amount of work you have to do, especially since I didn't even take it for GCSE so I had no idea what I was getting into. However, I do feel after completing the course that it has improved my overall art skills which was what I took the course for in the first place. Graphics was not the type of graphics I wished to take; being Product Design rather then Graphic Design which is similar to the stuff I do now. Still, I managed to do really well in the course as a whole and I also really enjoyed learning about the steps taken to create a  product. Computing has also been really enjoyable: being able to just create a working and functioning program from words and have it do exactly what you wanted it to do is extremely satisfying. Maths is just maths really, not much change there however; it has recently hit me how I can't perform well in an exam compared to in class, which has caused me to not do as well as I should.

After one year of college, I managed to get: Graphics = A, Computing = B, Maths = C, Art = D. I'm fairly happy with the grades, but feel I still could have done better :(.

Now, on to all of my art work!
I have been producing a lot less work since I started college since 90% of my time was dedicated to work which was highly annoying. I have decided that I wan't to be a computer animator when I'm older and wish to take a university course for it in the future. This has naturally lead me to start focusing more on animating and familiarizing myself with some more complex and advanced industry standard programs. Autodesk Maya has been the program I have begun to learn, since I was able to get a free student copy from Autodesk themselves! Which is excellent since I can learn all about the program before I go to university and start learning about it there. I have been keeping up with my other work, although I have pretty much stopped making signatures entirety which is a shame but things change and I'm now working on more 3D based work. I may go back to doing signatures now and again, but that was just the beginning gateway into what I do now.

Since I took art in college, you may see a lot more traditional art pieces on here in additional to my other work, since I'm feeling more confident in using art mediums in my work. Plus, it's a good t hing to build up my portfolio with this kind of stuff for future reference.

That's it really, I can go into more detail but thats when I get a hell of a lot more boring and you won't read it XD but I hope you enjoy the work I have on here and that you have a lovely day!

Signing off

Jonathan Flynn
AKA Chum162
  • Listening to: Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Reading: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: Awesomenaughts
  • Eating: Pizza Hut
  • Drinking: Tropical Fruit Juice
I Have been doing pretty much no graohics in teh last year, bits here and there but hopefully i can contnue where i left off!

Well, im back, lets get back to work!
  • Listening to: FatBoySlim
  • Reading: Millenium Trilogy
  • Watching: House
  • Playing: LBP 2
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Apple Juice

WOW, This Journal looks good!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 9, 2009, 10:07 AM



Just got the promotional Ninja Assassin thing which alows people to use a skin! yay!

Anyways, been busy creating resources for www.digitaldelusions.com and at last I am hugely better at making signatures now and still always making some tutorials!

12 days since I had surgery to have my tonsils out. Still in quite a bit of pain but im getting better! 2nd time I have been to hospital but I was seriously nervous! Can't remember much about last time, so Long ago!

Anyways, hope you enjoy all the work I have on display!

October Tag Wall 2009 by Chum162 PS Signature Tag Wall 1 by Chum162 Fusion Signature Tutorial by Chum162 House Signature Tutorial by Chum162 Fusion Signature by Chum162 House Signature by Chum162 Hero Signature by Chum162 Dell Laptop Signature by Chum162

  • Listening to: Myself
  • Reading: Nothing =(
  • Watching: Flashforward
  • Playing: Modern Warfare 2
  • Eating: Minestrone Soup
  • Drinking: Oasis
I have recently reached my 1,000 Pageview in 1 Year of membership here (which is quite impressive seeing as I left for 6 Months) And I am also celebrating my switch to Photoshop From Gimp at Very Last! All the Work you will now see by me will be done in Photoshop and also expect a huge decrease in skill (if i even had any lolz)

Anyways, Welcome to Chum162's deviantART account now featuring Work using Photoshop!

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  • Listening to: My Computer Making Random Morse Code!
  • Reading: Lirael: Garth Nix
  • Watching: Mentalist
  • Playing: GTA IV, Team Fortress 2 & Gmod10
  • Eating: Minestrone Soup
  • Drinking: Oasis
Just added some of my favorite older works onto my DA so you can all view some of my Great Gimp Work!

:star:Click Here to View My Signatures in SitBack Mode:star:

Thanks for Listening!

GIMP FTW!!!

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  • Listening to: Music *he he he*
  • Reading: Sabriel: Garth Nix
  • Watching: Harry Potter
  • Playing: LittleBigPlanet, Team Fortress 2 & Gmod10
  • Eating: Custard Cream
  • Drinking: Booze (j/k)
I have recently released a New Signature Tutorial for my Freefall signature.YAY!!!

Go and check it out!

:star:Freefall Signature Tutorial:star:

Thanks for listening!

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  • Listening to: 5 Years Time by Noah and the White Whale
  • Reading: Garth Nix: Superior Staurday
  • Watching: The Matrix
  • Playing: LittleBigPlanet, Team Fortress 2 & Gmod10
  • Eating: Rocky!
  • Drinking: Squash
As of recent, Signaturebar.com have made a DeviantArt account and some of my work has been featured there, yay!

Anyway, if you have time, why don't you go and have a quick visit of there account here? There is some amazing work there!

:iconsignaturebar: SignatureBar

Thanks for listening!

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:star:Faves:star: :deviation:
:star:Gallery:star: :gallery:
:star:Prints:star: :daprints:
  • Listening to: 5 Years Time by Noah and the White Whale
  • Reading: Garth Nix: Superior Staurday
  • Watching: The Matrix
  • Playing: LittleBigPlanet, Team Fortress 2 & Gmod10
  • Eating: Muffins!
  • Drinking: Squash
Im happy to say that nothing of my stuff so far has been deleted! happy days...well not so happy, my Mum has just been made redundant but, nvm, life goes on.

I hope you enjoy your stay here on my DeviantART, and plz comment and fav the things you like! And if you really like me, Why don't you become one of my watchers?]

Good to see you here and have fun!

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  • Listening to: Nobody by Skindred
  • Reading: Artemis Fowl And The Lost Colony
  • Watching: Deathnote!
  • Playing: LittleBigPlanet, Team Fortress 2 & Gmod10
  • Eating: CAKE!
  • Drinking: Water
After my tantrom, I have decided to come back and try again....well im back for good! and i will uploading al my stuff ASAP! It's good to be back!
  • Listening to: Baba O'Riley By The Who
  • Reading: Artemis Fowl And The Arctic Incident
  • Watching: Deathnote!
  • Playing: Killzone 2 & Orange Box
  • Eating: Nachos!
  • Drinking: J20
Today, i found out that Deviantart.com thinks That the ferrari signature tutorial i made was copying someone! I quote, 'due to it making use of copyrighted property created and owned by another artist'!!! Well, next time they start accusing people of things GIVE PROOF DEVIANTART!!! All you are doing is smiting down people because you think thats the right thing to do when THE PERSON HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG! One letter mispelled, one pixel out of place and they Think its copied...I think the only reasons they are doing this is; 1. Deviantart Gone MAD with power
2. Think that since a put Beezleboss on it, its not mine...

Finally i end my Rant and Rave with a Target for the people of deviantart who dont research before Deleting;

GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT!!!!
  • Listening to: 'THE DEATH OF DEVIANTART' Composed by Chum162
  • Reading: '101 ways to Destroy a Graphics Website'
  • Watching: The Deviantart Mascot Being arrested
  • Playing: Deviantart 2: Kill The Mascot
  • Eating: The Deviantart Mascot!
  • Drinking: The Deviantart Mascot Blended Smoothie!