Hello, as my first blog post I’d like to declare art as trash… just kidding, I love art. But in this blog post I’d like to talk about my ideas and what this website is for. Currently I have another website called SOFASTRANGLER.COM which is my main site. But not for long! This page is going to be my main page and portfolio as it will seem more professional, however I will still use the nickname SOFASTRANGLER on social media to separate the social media me and the (hopefully) future professional artist me. This blog part will serve as a communication device to give more insight into what I am doing and for me to practice writing by making maybe short essay-like writings or articles. I am also hoping to do commissions in the future and the like and I think having something like this could be beneficial for that to communicate with people interested in my work. Other than that I will do some video work as fun content and good practice as I am pretty interested in film. You can watch a recent speedpaint video below.
I am also very excited about a game project I am working with some people on. It is a 2D sidescroller about a character fighting through an enormous city expanding into infinity through its autonomous systems and robots. No one knows how this happened but civilizations and lifeforms has come and gone, with some being highly advanced but others being savages struggling to survive. We are getting some real good music, the programmer is getting pretty far on his way, so soon we might start looking for animators and other people to make this project possible.
It has been a huge learning experience working on the game, organizing meetings, finding out effective processes and ways to progress on the project. And I think my art has had huge benefits to this experience. I would strongly recommend you try to do a project like this with other people, there is so much to be gained, but remember to not slack off and structurize the project. I think organization or teamwork is the heart of anything like this, and it is so useful in life. So focus on the organization part and the process, and it will get you far. At least I feel like it does.
So hopefully I will be talking about more exciting stuff in the future, and less establishing of stuff. But I am looking forward to see the progress of this. I am open to all feedback and ideas, so please come fourth with them.
See you next time!