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The next Semester of starts next week and its... My second and third semester!
I have performed well enough in the first to gain some liberties, I'm doing two semesters at the same time and I'm also combining various studies to have a curriculum tailored to my goals! I'm so happy, this is even better than my boldest hopes in the beginning of the school!
Among others, I'll have two Illustration-Based classes next year (rest is Design stuff) so I hope I'll have a lot to post this time!

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Next Monday I'm starting at a new !
And I'll return to the thing that I did when I created this account: I'll document the day to day life of being an art student!

While I originally dreamed of studying animation, life has led me to now study Communication Design with a focus on Illustration at a local academy. I still 100% intend to return to the animation industry once I'm done though!

Tune in if you're interested in my Art School Experience!
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Hm, apparently I can upload Videos to Mastodon!

I started a "small" passion project about Chimeras, specifically I wanted to see if I'm capable of creating randomly generated creatures.

This is my very first test! At this point it's just grey models swapping around but hey, you gotta start somewhere!

I want to add blendshapes that give a much wider variety of options, but first I want to go into texturing so the colors and markings can be generated, too!

I've long been interested in how a computer works on a physical level. I've always failed to find the answers that I'm looking for, they were always too high-level. Today I'm in that rabbit hole again and I've gotten further than ever before!
So far I learned today:
- How a temperature sensor works
- How a photo sensor works
- How a silicon transistor works
all on a physical level.
My end goal is to understand how binary code makes hardware do stuff. Onward!

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Behold, has a title illustration now! This is also a pretty handy piece of promo material, so I put in extra effort. I think it payed off! Felt good to draw everyone together like this.

Birthday gift for a friend :D
I've known them since we were toddlers and we're still friends today! (Yes those characters do relate to the character in my icon)

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Doing some coding in Renpy now! I figured I should start with some of the scenes for which I already have most of the assets. It's quite satisfying to bring the characters to life now and make them emote with each line! I gotta get some rustic custom GUI going soon.

When I found that glorious infographic I just felt it perfectly encapsulated my 3D experience.

Also yes I'm using my semester break to finally switch from Maya to Blender.

Infographic from here: giudansky.com/illustration/inf

Today marks the day on which I have survived my Double Semester at . I combined the 2nd and 3rd semester because some classes were about stuff I already knew and others about stuff I'm not interested in and I wanted to shorten the time I spend on that. It wasn't fun, I think I only had 7 free days in 6 months (including weekends) and it was pure crunch but I MADE IT! Next semester I'll finally get to the good classes! I shall now go and hibernate for three weeks until that starts bye

Ah yes, the five directions.

(I know this is probably the name of some algorithm, but still cracks me up out of context)

As my Cintiq Driver crashes for the Xth time this crunch day I think "Man, first thing I do when Art School is over is to fully go back to Linux" but then I remember that Linux doesn't run the tools I need or if they do they are prone to crashing, like Krita...
Pick your poison, eternally crashing drivers or malfunctioning programs.
Hopefully until then the Linux world has another emulation breakthrough á la Proton.
(And no, I'm not having the "use alternatives" discussion anymore.)

Finally some Art again! This is my project for Illustration Fundamentals class, which is all about contructing perspective and people. I learned a lot, and I have a lot more to learn, but this was fun!
Also that character in the foreground is low-key a self portrait because I definitely don't hear anything with my headphones on.

I borrow my partners backup drive and as I plug it in, it makes unhealthy clicking noises.
Me: "Well, I hope you still have these files on your PC."
Him: "No? Thats the only place where I save them."
Me: "But you said it's your backup drive."
Him: "It is!"
Me: "That's not how backups work."
Him: "It has worked until now"
Me (Panicking): "*That is not how backups work!*"
(Thankfully, the drive still worked on his PC and he's now backing up his files.)

As my ArtSchool InDesign Project files go corrupt, I realize my hard drive is failing. (Its okay I got backups)
I used three SMART tools to confirm this.
3rd Party Windows program said: "Disk is about to die."
built in tool said "Disk is about to die."
build in tool said "Everything is A-OK!!"

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TIL Coats of Arms were the first Corporate Identities

Doing two semesters at the same time is tough as nails and incredibly rewarding. I feel like a machine of productivity - and I love it. You see, I'm more susceptible to bore-out than I am to stress. While it's physically exhausting, my mental health is soaring. Welcome to my comfort zone: The front line :)

"I must be the calmest person to ever live!" concluded the fool. "Every time I punch someone, they get offended, whereas I have never been bothered by punching them!"

I'm officially ready for the new semester starting tomorrow! I *downgraded* my note- and sketchbook to a cheaper thing to allow myself to be more loose and conceptual instead of trying to make a fancy book - So I made a cover page for that vibe!

My typography teacher would probably kill me for that lettering though.

Also yes this is an approximate self-portrait.

The next Semester of starts next week and its... My second and third semester!
I have performed well enough in the first to gain some liberties, I'm doing two semesters at the same time and I'm also combining various studies to have a curriculum tailored to my goals! I'm so happy, this is even better than my boldest hopes in the beginning of the school!
Among others, I'll have two Illustration-Based classes next year (rest is Design stuff) so I hope I'll have a lot to post this time!

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"This time may treat us harshly, but I am not giving up. There is still good in this world."
"What makes you so sure of that, pipsqueak?"
"I am still in it."

Random lesson of today: The German word for "Stocking" is "Strumpf". It's pronounced "Shtrmpf". Just forget about the vowel. It will only hinder you at peak German.
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