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  1. devilace372
    September 27th, 2011 12:00 AM
    hey good glad your ok n ok im good thankyou just really really tired lol :/ hows your day been?
  2. Ivysaur
    September 26th, 2011 11:51 PM
    I'm seriously considering buying that Triforce charm. Looks so pretty.
  3. devilace372
    September 26th, 2011 4:47 PM
    hey u oki?
  4. Amaruuk
    September 26th, 2011 12:58 AM
    I'm keeping my options open by continuing with drawing/illustration, which is my oldest love anyway. Storyboarding is also a good moneymaker and I'm gonna get to do it for a real feature film soon enough and get a giant wad of cash that is so going straight to my California Fund.

    Yeah, I'll definitely try the poor-man's composite with Photoshop color corrections prolly as soon as I get these models done and rigged. The best Facebook profile pic ever shall then ensue lol.

    Oh, it was too late from the get-go. I fell irreversibly in love with him within days of meeting him and that's a whole massive story itself. Right now as it stands we're friendly with one another and talk on Facebook, but he's slaving away doing 37-hour shifts at the studio where he works so trying to get further is difficult. Hopefully he'll get some freedom before he moves to California in January but if not I'm still heading there myself either at the end of next year or a little later 'cause in America, that's where everything is. Can't very well reach my potential without surrounding myself with the gods themselves. In any case, just being able to talk to him and show my support is wonderful. If I end up friend-zoned, so be it. I've got experience with that (it's all about focusing on what you do have), and if they really really need to, the feelings will go away on their own. But as it stands, there's no reason to not try and be by this man's side making his dreams come true as well as my own.

    Lol I get so carried away when I talk about that man like holy cow X3

    Anyway, Glen Keane - Actually my teacher was referring to the male character I was drawing for his class (the drawings in question are right here) and how it reminded him of Keane's Tarzan drawings. But oh goodness yes I love Tangled to death x.x I think if I was a Disney princess I would so be Rapunzel. And just... everything about that movie was utterly wonderful.
  5. devilace372
    September 26th, 2011 12:14 AM
    kl snds good n gd glad ur weekndz bin goin good my weeknd bin ok i suppose bt thank you for askin :D n im ok jus had a really ruff day tbh bt ya knw it sumin i hav gt through lol n kl in a month or so il b abl tlk to you w/out stayin up all night lol :D
  6. Amaruuk
    September 25th, 2011 9:20 PM
    Well, so far I've lucked out with teachers but I have heard some things about ones I haven't met. But usually the beef people have with one teacher or another ends up being unfounded when I finally see what they're like.

    The lack of anything outside of cheaply-done Flash stuff is part of why I steered right away from 2D, though I would like to someday do some artsy 2D things independently. But as far as jobs, I would probably only take a Flash job if I needed the money and nothing I like better was available at the time, because I am good with it - it's just not nearly as fun.

    Another thing I think would be epic to do on my own is get an HDR camera and one of those reflective balls and use compositing magic to bring my creations into the real world and like have pictures and little short clips of myself interacting with them. Post-production is pretty fun to do in general, too.

    Haha, well my muse is just another kid that started school here at the same time I did (though he graduated way sooner 'cause he never changed majors)- not one of those famous professionals. He was in my class as a fellow student. I wasn't really paying attention to the industry at the time anyway. But man, talking to him and listening to his speeches about dragons and sculpting and whatnot and just watching him light up like the sun when he talks about art and CG and his dreams for the future - it's like nothing else. My dream is to catch up with him and climb the rest of the way up CG Mount Olympus as a team.

    If you look at his work (his website is actually linked in my dA journal menu - it's the little sunshine lol), he does fantasy too, but goes in completely the opposite direction with it than what I do or the kinds of art I usually follow or take influence from, and I think that would be neat to see what would happen if we combined the two. Personally I tend to gravitate towards a pure-spirited majesty or elegance with a heavy dose of storybook illustration-type feeling. Of existing works of fantasy that I'm familiar with, I think Narnia is the closest to the way I imagine fantasy to feel, especially in The Magician's Nephew.

    Oh! Other artists who continually inspire me... well right now I've been paying more attention to Nambroth on dA (she just might be my favorite painter ever), and I can't remember the names but I know there's some other artists that stand out to me. Oh, I got compared to Glen Keane once. By a teacher in a figure-drawing class. I was like 'whoamygod, I have soooo far to go before I can draw people as well as him but thank you lol'
  7. Amaruuk
    September 25th, 2011 8:05 PM
    Continuing the conversation here 'cause it's really veering off into walls of excited text rather than a gallery lol.

    Anyway yeah, everything about my school is a joke, really, except the teachers. They're absolutely wonderful. Also I looked at your stuff and oh goodness you'd kick the pants off of almost everyone here. The standards and structure and amount of stuff taught is just nothing, not to mention shoddy old equipment and lack of good lab hours. Recent budget cuts have really done a number on it, too. The industry itself doesn't even like this school. I think a big problem is that it's way too soft on the students who don't want to pull their weight. Very few people I see here reach the level I see from other places. You will not make it anywhere if you don't self-impose your own lofty standards and teach yourself about five times the stuff they have here on your own time.

    In 2D for instance, they only have Flash, and if you choose the 2D route they only really point you towards the one narrow route of Flash cut animation. All that beautiful, fluid hand-drawn stuff you see from other schools can't really be done here. I think doing traditional animation with traditional media would also have been fun to try but we just don't have access to the right resources. The 3D program here is a bit better, but there's a whole universe of stuff you can't possibly even know exists unless you immerse yourself in the CG community and take it in like breath.

    As for my passion, I've always been into drawing and painting growing up, but I got my first taste of wanting to learn Maya late in high school when I did texturing of existing models for IMVU. At the time, though, I didn't think I was meant to be an animator and was also falling in love with graphic design, so that's what I started out going to college for.

    I actually met my muse in my public speaking class a whole year before I realized where I belonged, and more than his art, it was his passion for creating life through CG that really called to my soul. Now I've definitely become that myself to the core. I love drawing and painting concepts, and then watching them come to life before my eyes as I model, rig, and animate them. I really love environments, too. I hoard pictures from Flickr and use them to envision all the places my creatures will be, and with Vue I'll soon be able to put them there.

    Also I see you're on LinkedIn! I love 'collecting' people there as much as collecting blogs to follow. Apparently you're connected to people who are connected to my connections. Small world, eh?

    I knew continuing to post my completely irrelevant art stuff on this Pokemon forum would pay off someday X3
  8. devilace372
    September 25th, 2011 7:26 AM
    hey u ok? hws your weekend goin? hpe its goin good n soo wen u startin ur job?
  9. ryziken
    September 24th, 2011 4:13 PM
    I mean, like HER, lol!
  10. ryziken
    September 24th, 2011 4:12 PM
    Haha, I'm glad u like it!
  11. ryziken
    September 24th, 2011 4:07 PM
  12. assassinjay1229
    September 24th, 2011 4:00 PM
    I wont be able to trade for the rest of the night i'll give you those pokes tomorrow :D
  13. ryziken
    September 24th, 2011 3:59 PM
    let's just keep trying this thru VM. it usually works eventually
  14. ryziken
    September 24th, 2011 3:54 PM
    cuz nintendo's server is crap. i was just going out and in to reset the connection. that usually helps. i'm back in now
  15. ryziken
    September 24th, 2011 3:46 PM
    On and waiting! I'll host.

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  • About Kura

    Soo.. what to say..?
    I'm Kura and I've been at PC ever since 2004!

    I currently work as a Lead Animator at SEGA (The Creative Assembly) in the UK.

    I love drawing, animation, and art! I also love fashion and cosplay, and baking, fitness, health, and making new friends :3

    And I'm member #5999!

    Want to know more? VM or PM me! I don't bite!
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Posted July 14th, 2015 at 10:51 AM by Kura Comments 3
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So, I sorta missed out on the deadline with the whole.. successes and failures blog competition thing, but I wanted to post something anyway since it's a subject that spoke out to me recently.

Sometimes, success can be a real matter of perspective, and sometimes, it's not always visible. We, as onlookers can point to others and assume that "this person is succeeding" and "this person hasn't really gotten that far" when we really don't know their whole story. We can also safely assume...

Posted July 12th, 2015 at 11:49 PM by Kura Comments 3
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Hey guys! My gaming studio is hiring an in-house moderator right now.

Contact me if you're interested and would like a referral. You may be looked at more seriously if I submit your resume and examples on your behalf and put in a good word.
You need to be over 18 to apply and note that this job is in the United Kingdom, so please.. only serious applicants.

Posted June 22nd, 2014 at 4:33 AM by Kura Comments 4
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Hey! How has everyone been??
I know I haven't been the most active person these past couple of months, but hopefully I'll start getting back into the swing of things now that I've started to find a bit of balance in my day to day!
I see loads of new faces, though I'm unsure how many are name-changes and how many are newbies, so you might have to help me out here!

Anyway, hmm in case you're wondering what I've been up to:
-I visited some family and friends back in Canada...

Posted January 20th, 2014 at 12:48 PM by Kura Comments 5
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Hey everyone! Long time no blog, huh? I thought to hit you guys with something new!
I've got two restaurants for you; one great, and one that's not so great. Let's start with the not so great one! And I'll write about the great one at a later date!

Pizza Express- Balham
47 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9EY


So for all of those that might not be aware, Pizza Express is your standard chain-pizzeria

Posted December 17th, 2013 at 4:32 PM by Kura Comments 1
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In ways, I feel quite a lot older this time of year- and thinking back, I realize how living on my own has changed me a lot, and even when I think I am mature, I look back again and see how much I mature further.

That being said, I realize that this Christmas, what I really want is the comforting feeling of friends and family around- and just being happy to be there in their presence. Now, this Christmas, I am away from my parents and brother and other family (it's too expensive to...
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