My Work in Progress

A sketchblog where I post a few of my scribbles from a variety of works-in-progress, usually from my rather random personal creativity outside of the daily grind. I occasionally, but not always, post the final artwork.

6/06/2005

Planning

For whatever reason, I have this sense of urgency. Like, if I don't get my ass in gear, I'm going to lose out on something. Not sure what it is, though.

Anyways, to help me get better organized...at least for my high priority creative projects (I have way many more than what I'm listing here, heh)...I'm updating my wipe-board calendar for the next two months. I figure that will give me enough evening and weekend work to:

  • - update my online portfolio (update design and content)
  • - create a new "book" to leave or send out to job prospects (yes, I really want a job in the animation industry and I'm definitely looking outside of Texas now for that first step in my new career...sad but true)
  • - finish illustrating the first two chapters in my graphic novel
  • - finish a dummy book for one of the three children's picture books I've been developing
  • - finalize character designs for the animation short
  • - tighten and update storyboards for the animation short (we should have about 3 meetings in the next 8 weeks.
  • - schedule specific modeling and animation tutorials (gotta keep up the practice!!)

By setting myself a schedule like this, detailed and specific much like my old class schedules, I'll be able to better manage my list of "things to do". I figure that after two months, I'll re-evaluate and see what progress I've made. Hopefully, I can give myself an "A". :)

2 comments:

Animator-Boy said...

Planning is always a good idea; I always work better with a plan. When getting your portfolio together have you considered attending Siggraph? It can be a great way to network.

tygriffin said...

Yup, I sure have. I've been several times in fact since about '96...and run into some old multimedia and graphic design colleagues of mine (work and school) almost every time I've gone. :) SIGGRAPH has frequently been the inspirational shot-in-the-arm for me. Can't swing the funds this year, so I'm planning on going to San Diego Comic-Con instead (I have a place to stay and as a "professional toy designer"...ooo-la-lah, heh, I get in free) and getting the chance to network with a different set of artists.