Im a homical Maniac who likes dounuts!
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Joined on 9/21/07
Since you're trying to do design for a living now, maybe you should disassociate 'these' sorts of drawings from your IRL name? If a potential employer does a search online for your past projects... oh god, duder.
Ya need a moniker, brother.
Perhaps you are correct, I mean I am looking for work potentially as a graphic designer but honestly that's not what I want to do. I'm a computer science major, and I love to code as much as I love to draw and animate.
Regardless at the moment these sort of drawing are my best work to date (or at least I think so anyways). However, I think on a completely objective level, they'd find I'm certainly competent in design and know my way around things like Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, and am certainly better then most people at it.
In short though you are correct, but I feel using a fake name is cowardly. I'm proud of my work and if I ever get big and famous or whatever the last any of it will be is secret to be thrown back in to my face.
I know what you're sayin... and kudos for not compromising... but I recently interviewed for a job as an instructional designer (creating elearning courses) and it was pretty fkkn awkward when they asked to see an animation sample and I had a hard time pulling something up that wasn't a toaster pastry cock joke...
Build two portfolios is all I'm sayin, bro.. :)
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Of course, I have a lot of clean, and frankly mundane stuff that I've done over the years as favors for people. Like making banners for my sister job or making a quiz game to help my brother-in-law study for his medical assistant courses. Even just recently my sisters asked me to clean up and fix some pop art she found on the internet and I love how it turned out, unfortunately I won't post it here because as different as it is now it's still not my work, but guess where it's headed! My portfolio. Not to mention the stuff from my art classes.
hey man, been loving what you do, and i (as are many) am waiting for the next update to HGS, but these things take time i know, so from me all i need to say is well done and keep at it. :)