Category Archives: Life
Well, not much- in june after the army i took time off to prepare for another shot at animwork so i have been drawing like hell. Also signed up for a 6 month course in a folkhojskole in Denmark starting in january. til then its just slow ticking with lots of drawing… and all kinds of other things life throws at you. heres a little sum-up.
- population of 2,189 (as of 1 November 2009)
- Otepää is a popular skiing resort, popularly known as the “winter capital” of Estonia
- It is the site of an annual FIS Cross-Country World Cup event.
- The earliest surviving firearm in Europe has been found in the ancient castle of Otepää and it dates to at least 1396.
Well, my sense of time is completely haywire but heres about week’s worth of drawing.
well, here we go again.. since i got rejected for the drawing skills, its time to start polishing them… drawing a little every day reading books and looking around…
But first of all, this little thingie (doesnt it make a nice impression on the post listing? ^^) copper + glass + pliers
for the drawings, click more or on the image to read on.
8 months have passed. im finally free to do as i please. It was all just one aweful experience, didn’t gain anything except valuing time more after seeing it wasted like that! could critizise and moan forever but since theres some laws against it that im too lazy to get familiar with, il just leave it at that and try to start up with my life instead….
so all i can give you is a few photos (which is also not allowed but whatever, dont see any harm in it…)
As expected, i didnt get into Animwork… my hand drawings were way too weak. I had hoped that my digital stuff and potential for learning would compensate but i guess it was wishful thinking…
so for now, the plan is to work in Copenhagen for a year and gather up some funds for material fees and boost up my drawing skills with intensive training (seeing as ive never, ever learned any theory nor systematically tackled drawing) to apply again next year.
how to make your mood any more darker then the last free weekend….
due to some ill tidings the next weekend and one in the end were cancelled… so now il be stuck without leave for the next 5 weeks out of which 3 are in the forest for an event called “kevadtorm” … ugh… dirty, cold, max 4-5h of sleep per night, crappy food, etc. cant wait to be over and done with this frikin carnival
sooo, finaly had the test and the interview over skype… has pretty much crushed all my hopes.
while i knew that my hand drawing skills werent that good, i was hoping that the digital part and the fast learning would compensate a bit since the education is 50/50 as they said but they didnt seem that enthusiastic… along with that, the test part went pretty bad. Since i had never drawn with a time limit, i messed up and the storyboard ended up being a mess.
Not really nice stuff to remind myself of but i figured i should post it here since i had desperately tried to find what to expect from the test prior to taking it but found only one brief mention of it… perhaps someone else will benefit next year.
The test was sent to my mail and had to be finished and sent back in 4h. we had to choose a genre (Romance, Action, Horror or Documentary) and draw a character, background, 12-15 panel storyboard and make up a story with the theme “a visit to the veterinarian”
i lost most of my time working on the backround(s)
well, the basic training of 3months is over now.
i was enlisted in Kuperjanov batalion, “miinipilduja patarei” (mortar/bombing squad or smth)
Well, i was against coming since the beginning and i must say, it met all my expectations. Ok, i see the point, a country needs an army but this is just waste of time for the guys who get stuck there…. the study time must be like 10% out of all our time, most of the time is used on cleaning, useless standing for no reason and traditions.
Every time i think on the time lost on this and how i could have advanced my own skills with it, a deep depression sweeps me off my feet.
I just cant get over the fact that im wasting a whole year of my life like this. Oh well, if thats how things are, i guess i have to just get through it and be happy when its over knowing that i wont have to go through it again.