Feb 27, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Then he had us combine some of the simple-shape thumbnails to create stronger compositions. I also used this opportunity to further define my version of the story, which opened up some great new compositions for me:
From the aforementioned goings on, we had to pick our four favorite compositions and create a simple value study. These are all 3 x 5.5" in size, using just 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils. Hopefully you see that they all have depth and a definite focal point:
Next up, we're designing our characters. I believe that, once we have the final design, we'll do larger, full value studies using the final character design and eventually add color to create something really cool. Here's a sampling of my character design ideas for Jack:
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 7, 2010
You’re the Result of Yourself
Don’t blame anyone, never complain of anyone or anything
because fundamentally you have built up your life.
Accept the responsibility of edifying yourself and the courage to accuse you in
your own failure to start over again, correcting yourself.
The triumph of the true man arises from the ashes of his mistakes.
Don’t complain about your surroundings or the people around you,
There are those who succeeded in the same place.
The circumstances are good or bad
depending on the strength of your heart.
Never complain of your poverty, loneliness or your luck.
Face it with courage and accept it, they are the result of your acts and
the proof that you will win.
Don’t feel frustrated with your own failures, neither unload them on someone else.
Accept yourself now or you will go on justifying yourself like a child,
remember that any time is good to start,
and none is so terrible to give in.
Stop lying to yourself, you are the result of yourself,
of your necessity, your pain, your failure.
If you have been the ignorant, the irresponsible one,
You only You, no one could have done it for you.
Don’t forget that the cause of your present is your past,
as the cause of your future is your present.
Learn from the brave, the strong, copy the violent, the energetic ones
the winners, those who don’t accept situations, those who succeeded despite of
Think less in your problems and more in your work, and without feeding them,
your problems will die.
Learn to arise from your pain, and to be greater that is the greatest of your
Look at the mirror of yourself.
Start to be sincere with yourself, recognizing you for your courage,
for your will and for your weaknesses to keep justifying yourself.
Remember that inside you there is a force that can do everything,
recognizing you, freer and stronger, and you will stop being a puppet of
You are your destiny, and no one can replace you in its foundation.
Wake up and look at the mountains and breathe the sun of dawn.
You are part of the force of life,
And don’t you ever think of luck, for luck is the excuse of the failures.
Nobel Prize in Literature 1971