Wow I SUCK at writing Journals . But here is another one.
Hello again everyone, good to see you all once more .Got some updates on life in general, future plans and projects and some thoughts of mine --------
Kickstarter ACHIEVED!!That's right, we did the thing.. and it was AWESOME... most fun I have had all year and I want to do it again already www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…We are currently editing and putting together all the images from the shoot but anyone who backed the kickstarter will already be aware of this.For the moment that is all I can say about it as it's a secret, but I will say...one HELL of a massive Thank YOU to everyone who backed the project and made it happen, it was so soooo much fun and somewhat of a Mini dream come true for me (was sort of me who bugged everyone else to do it ).
Surgery-Illness and My Health.Sooo yeah since the surgery last year I have not been 100% at any given point, I am coughing and generally feel like I have hay-fever constantly which SUCKKSS...More recently our office flooded.. Add the fact all the computer systems got his as well and the roof tiles with all the insulation came down and you have a horrid damp office building with emergency lighting and dust everywhere.All of this happened THE DAY I returned from the US and the Kickstarter so I was called into the office on my day off after my flight and was in the office till midnight... something close to 40 hours on 3 hours sleep is NOT fun at all and all the above is still ongoing I am sad to say, I am in work but feel like hell every day and what is worse is if the dust etc from the collapsing office is bad enough it could set off my nose again for a possible 3rd round of surgery..!I so soooo do not want that to be a thing.
So yeah, the short of that is...I have not been able to work on much as I have been so busy/run down and ill :S..
Yup looking forward to this, I have 1-2 sets from holidays last year to put up (Italy), and then I want to shoot some more, this is likely to be in about the next month and a half which breaks my lack of shooting/stock work for the majority of this year, something I am not to happy about so
Secondly and while I cannot promise, I should get to upload some shots from the recent Kickstarter which I am sure you will all love
I am even putting together a few props and a ranger outfit to shoot in, most of the poses will be similar to my Scythian archer sets but in full costume so, YAY.
Suggested items are here on this idea sheet/image
I have the ears/Top/Knife/Bow/Bracers and maps, and now have the boots (left most pair due to my feet being HUGE and these being women's boots).. tell me why do you get all the best shoes
so then all I need are the trousers and the quiver
I plan to make a few modifications to everything which in itself should be fun and a learning experience (sewing).
I also have my exhaustive suggestion list so, as always, trying to chip away at that!.
Yup, long time no see on these, I still have some mid progress, however now the Kickstarter is done I will finally have some energy to put into these (when not ill
), Secondly I did overhaul my entire computer so it is now very up to date and powerful.,, so much so that older animations and sequences that took hours to render and preview now take...minutes.. it is not even FUNNY how much my 10 year old system was struggling.
Combine this with that fact I have some much more up to date software a well and I am very excited to work on a few more animations.
Future Kickstarters/Projects (Underwater).
So again thank you ALL who helped with the kickstarter, so see that much love and support was astounding and keeping that in mind I would love to put a fire under me doing a dedicated underwater shoot towards the end of this year.
I already have :
So what I will need to organise is the pool (rental likely) and a photographer/fish person, but enough of you have been asking/suggesting it and I really need to make it happen.
My simple question to you all is this, If I found a pool and photographer willing to let me, and the cost came to perhaps a few £200-300, or I could part fund and needed a small boost to make it happen...would there be interest in a dedicated underwater shoot?
I did ask about this and the general response was, "Yes but please don't put your stock behind a pay wall" to which, I NEVER will, don't worry, however I have to consider very carefully if I ever go down this route as it is a huge commitment on my life/stock work to keep the flow of stock coming to make it viable and something of worth to anyone who would support me, so on hold while I investigate.
Something most of you are aware, I currently do not allow the posting/sharing of my stock images outside of DA, this is almost certainly going to change soon in a Big way, and in a good way, I feel it will help me reach a larger audience which will in turn me supporting more of you with stock, and hopefully more support and input from all of you!
I will however have to figure a form of tag/meta data and stamp for all of my stock and edit all 3000+ images 0_0.. so there will be a mass re uploading at some point, but it will be worth it.
What this means is I will then be lifting my rules on linking/sharing etc which is something I am fighting on a daily basis, meaning more free time to create AND HOW DID I FORGET...!!
The main reason I am now looking to get my stock out there on twitter etc is what with the recent Kickstarter and working being very much aware of the project/asking what stock is etc.. it is now very apparent they DON'T CARE that I do stock.. in a... "It won't get me fired way" which has had me on edge with work ever finding out about it more than once!!
And that's the big stuff,,, other than of course planning for the wedding
These may never see the light of day again but.. I am still haunted by them :
God Is A Concept,Ratman Animated Comic,.FibreGlas Companion Cube.
And that's everything for now