Below are pictures referencing an old 90s cartoon. A little nod from my youth, where instead of agreeing with it's main protagonist of wanting to "take over the world," I have the main goal of wanting to change it… for the better. I hope to be of use to this world. And my 1st step to getting there is to getting the Google job.
A megalomaniac with a GAINT head for it's relatively short body desires power for I don't know what, but I want to align myself with power players so that I can achieve my goals on a more shorter timespan.
With a better likelihood that I'll get a broader chance to influence, impact, and inspire a wide range of people. And to do that you need to be seen, on a large stage. Dream BIG! Big enough where the world can feel the impact of your dreams. And sometimes you need the help of powerful industries to achieve those said dreams.
"?... But, what are those dreams," you may ask?... That's what this year is all about, 1 step closer to having the ability to showing you what they are. . . . so stay tune.
Below is one of the many drafts I did in preparation to doing my Youtube video. (link is at the top, click on the pic for a larger view.) A rough outline of what I wanted to say and the pix I wanted to include, to better represent what I had to say.
At 1st I wanted to represent Mashi in an angry stance (like challenging the world), but thought against it, since I didn't want to start the year mad, so instead, I made Mashi look bored (seen in pix further down).
Below is the multiple sketches I did of Pinky to get the final product shown in the 2nd pic. Back story: I looked up pix on the internet and copied them on a paper, then transferring them to the final page.
Below is the back of the same sketch page, trying to get the right Mashi expression. And some Pinky expressions. I hodge podge together different Pinky pix that I copied off other pix I saw on the internet.
I gave Mashi a sort of bored, dead-eyed expression in the above pic because I wanted the transition to the below pic / expression, to be dynamic opposites. It creates a bigger impact, in tandem to the voiceover.
Below is another Draft I did, deciding which Mashi expressions I was going to use for my video (seen at the 2nd part of the video). The above pic is one of the expressions circled at the top-left hand corner. Notice for the final product it changed.
For the post-it notes, I used them to see which Mashies worked best when in animation form. I flipped the 2 pages trying to see if they would work as good key frames. (Knowhow of animation technique necessary to understand what I just said.)
For the end product, I ended up doing a combo of the 2 Mashies I was choosing from. You can see the 2 in the post-it note, right side up in blueish-green ink. The sideways ones I used elsewhere. And the "Big" Mashi in black ink is what I based the below pix on.
Below are the 2 Key frames I used to animate a joyous bouncing Mashi, ready to take on the Google job. But my animation skills are very amateurish, so Mashi just ended up looking like he was doing jumping jacks instead. "D'oh." (ーー;)
I used iMovie 8 Cross Dissolve transition effect to finish off the animation.
In order to plan for my video, I first drafted what were the most important things I wanted to get across and say. That's the below pic. Note: What I wrote in blue, ended in my next video. Wrote it on the wrong side.
This time around, for my video, I wanted to show more evidence on how much I consider myself to be an artist. That's why the below contains the two art forms that I love best. Drawings and Font... with a little education thrown in. Know that these 3 things are at a glance, who I am.
If you are curious to how I did the Pictogram for the Character 木 / Mù ? . . below shows how I did it.
SideNote: Just drawing on glass, would not have been the most feasible, since as you can see... Glass is see through and the background is distracting and in the way...
So I taped some posterbroad to the other side of the glass, and Voila.... Instant, makeshift, ghetto-ize, "Whitebroad." (Downside: when shooting on glass, when there's light, it reflects, that's why there was glare shown in the video.)
I positioned my MacBook close enough to the glass that I was able to cut the black "frames" (the decorative grid in the sliding door glass) out of the shot. And that's how I did it.
The below 2 pictograms are of my name.
My surname Lin / 林.
and My 1st Name Lan / 岚
Trying to teach people my name, I thought teaching the character's history would be a good and creative way to go about doing it.
That's why if you know anything about the character 林, you would know that it's character is made up of two 木's meaning = tree, the word at the top. And by using the word 木 to form new words, it made the below 2 words. 森林 / Sēnlín, meaning = forest. And that's where the 林 / Lin in my name comes from.
As a comparison, See the difference between how 林 started out as a pictogram and then to it's modern day iteration.
Want to know what Lin / 林 technically means? With the help of my MacBook, read below:
And lastly, below is one of the many different versions of my mascot Mashi. I'm always redrawing him, trying to find the "perfect" version of him and therefore my logo... Still. not. there. yet. . .
Meaning I'm going to keep trying. Don't be surprise if you see this (or another version of this) logo again.