I probably will never do this again because the people I tagged at the end might hate me for perpetuating dA's undercurrents
. But since a friend of mines, Catherine, asked me earlier today, it could be worth a shot.
So, awe at her fantastic openCanvas and Corel Painter works before I grind this meme:
1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag-backs.The ten:1.
I give thanks to the Lord for all things Hes provided every day, including a loving family, the ability to use my mind, hands, and feet, a desire for originality and to learn from others, the amazing artist communities I've been introduced to, and the people I know face-to-face at school and at home. He is the reason why I do what I do.2.
Electrical engineering continues to dominate time, but theres always a balance between my major and artwork. Over the past four years, Ive realized that excessive amounts of either can be detrimental to everything else. Both require creativity in many facets and a large serving of fantasy, all on top of intense down-to-earth thinking. I chose EE because this is a childhood I want to be an inventor! passion that is finally coming to maturityoften with a lot of tedious work, but satisfying results nevertheless. Art has served to augment reality and branch itself off towards new interests.3.
I frequently have obsessive-compulsive tendencies outside of academics, including desires to coil any wires and cables within sight, and straighten up disorganized things that dont belong to me. Most of my friends can testify to this!4.
There is nothing like a good, long nights worth of sleep. I cannot work on less than 6 hours a night, and anything 10 hours or above is blissespecially for doing homework
and thinking about new machine designs.5.
I used to play classical piano until 7th grade, and the trombone until 12th. Both were dropped due to lack of time. I play drums now, and regret that I didnt pick it up sooner. I sorta wish that I learned jazz piano or the Hammond organ, because
my favorite music genre is jazz, particularly uptempo swing, fusion, avant-garde, and jazz rock. I often associate mechanical design with classical swing/bop tracks: there are beginning choruses to outline the background and overall structure, a series of solos for core development, more varied choruses for asymmetric details, brief closing riffs to add embellishment, and a well-formed lead-out to complete the work. During the entirety of the song, no one forgets his or her role, and every note is played with deliberate intent and full expression. The signature may come last, but who knows
the ending is rarely when I assume it is!7.
Right now, my preferred traditional drawing instrument is a clean, filled Rapidograph 0-size (0.35mm) pen with black Ultradraw ink. It strikes a compromise between the extreme precisionbut scratchy and temperamental performanceof smaller points, and the smoothyet too-wide diameterof larger tips.8.
One of my favorite childhood TV gameshows, other than Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple
, is Masters of the Maze
on the Family Channel. If you watched either or both back then, you deserve Internet cookies! 9.
If you couldn't tell up 'till now, I often think of owning a flight-capable bipedal mecha, or a high-powered exoskeletonbut never for the purposes of warfare
. Its akin to getting a car or pilot's license...with much more "awesome." If only I could go around the world in radical style, without having to worry about traffic, parking, fuel, the TSA, or the limited amount of luggage space! Too bad this is the reality we live in.10.
One of the most amusing things that a friend and I recently did with the new Intuos4 tablet is to bind undo (CTRL-Z) and redo (CTRL-Y) to the touch wheel, and set the repetition rate to maximum. We now have Warp Undo and Hyper Redo!
And now, time to tag the following ten peopleall very respectful members whom I enjoy watching and/or hanging out with. If you werent chosen, feel free to join in anyway!