Monday, June 13, 2022

Your First... πŸ‘Ž

Onegai shimasu (γŠγ­γŒγ„ します)  πŸ™‡

I encouraged my students to save images of the first item they modeled and not look at it for a while. Then look at it at least 6 moths after. The reaction is always the same. Disbelief that they made such a rotten model. This is important as it will demonstrate concretely how far one has come. and where one will be many years from now. I showed them a photo of the fist drawing I did in school and how much it sucked compared to my graduation images. Today, I can hold my own with pros. 
It's not fair to yourself to compare your work (code, film, models, paintings, etc.) with high end pros. You won't be as good as them at the moment. And that's ok. It's good to favor them. To admire them. To emulate them. Learning their techniques will help develop your own. 
Remember: they all started just like you. DaVinci was not born with his skills. he had to start somewhere. It took years to develop his style.
You will develop your own style. Who knows. At some point someone will look at your work and be inspired by it 😊