Sorry I lied, I'm actually no professional.
But just last week, I have begun my journey to become one. Professional what you ask? A digital artist. I am enrolled in BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) for Digital Animation in a one year intensive program. I will be diving into the realm of 3D modelling, both 2D & 3D animating, rigging, texturing, lighting, special effects and all that cool stuff; so that we may be employed in the film, television or the gaming industry. Obviously as someone who has played games throughout his entire life, my primary aim is to become a game artist.
This is my first blog in over a year. Admittedly I've somewhat drifted off from the community, bumming around elsewhere and not paying much attention to GiantBomb. Though I'm mostly a nobody so it wasn't like my disappearance has had a big impact. At any rate, this serves as an introduction for the series "Don't worry, I'm a Professional". I will be documenting about my experience, joys, frustrations, rants and whatever in this blog, to share it with other curious individuals. Each 2-4 weeks I will try to publish a new blog about new learnings I've picked up or projects I wanted to show off. The focus is to demonstrate how these programs work and hopefully I will be effective in sharing the details.
Accompanying me in my blog will be "Derp the Cat", a cat illustration I designed just recently. I adore him, simply because I haven't drawn anything for five years. He is the second product of my drawings this year and for someone who has crap skills, he turned out pretty well. He will be assisting me with his silly questions.
If there's anything you want to ask, go ahead and ask away. Commentate, critique my drawing if you want. Brag about how you're already a game artist/animator. I will probably make a blog about my my first two weeks next week, though I'll have to see if it'll work.