Hey, Well I’m Russell (Russ for short) or other wise known as russ_XD (on PS3).
I’m from a town called Corby which is near Northampton.
I basically choose this course for obvious reasons. I got asked when I was in sixth for what I wanted to be. My honest answer was I don’t know I just really enjoy playing games really but I doubt I can get a job for that. I also got asked “well what subjects do you like?” And I said “I love doing art, it feels freer because it’s your own personal style you’re making when you do it.” And eventually being a game artist got brought up. It sounded so cool. So basically I looked in to it I loved the concept art for uncharted and I loved the work of Kekai Kotaki from Guildwars. Also at the time I loved playing Burnout Paradise and they each week made a podcast called crash TV and on their one of the leading game artist that works for criterion games talked about what it takes to be a game artist and from there on I was hooked I knew what I wanted to be! This was the only course near me as well so I thought great I’ll go for it. I didn’t even know it was the best course for it in the country so I guess I’m pretty lucky there.
My ambitions for this year is to improve my art to as best as I can. And continue to improve all through my life. This course isn’t about being the best in the class and being put down by others because their work is amazing. I think we should be inspired by it. And by the end of the day/ course we have to be as good as the people other work in the industry and that’s what I want to aim for to be as good as them! In the future I want to have my work shown on the art section of games like in uncharted, and MAG and games like that.
My other interests that trying not to include games are: music, (I love Linkin Park and bands like that), I watch some Animes (like darker than black, Full metal alchemist). Love watching films. And I also do some videos about games. Like: Dancing VIP’s in SOCOM, odd little montages and races on BFBC2. I’ll leave a link to one of my videos
I’m not really sure where I want to go in the industry after this course I hope to find this out during the course and what I’m best at. But anyways I looked up on Google and saw this which I thought looks cool. http://www.gamesrecruit.co.uk/JobDetail.aspx?id=13948 it’s an Environment artist. The only problem with it is that I need 2 years of experience working under ps3 or other groups. But it just sounds cool. Like it says “Role for an experienced environment artist on a high production values game for PS3. To work with lead environment artist in a focused and talented team of no more than 8 artists. Will maintain ownership of large level sections, from pre-production, through outsourcing to final internal polish” I like the idea of working in a small group. I would also like to be a concept artist but, I think I’m going to become more of a 3D modeller because it seems more like a nature skill to me.
I believe I could get this job though if I was to work hard throughout the course and into any job that first hands its self to me in the industry for the first two years.
I'f the bottum part comes out in caps I dunno why mike it isn't like that when I wrote it its just posting it like that. Please don't kill me if it is!