[WARNING!!!! READING AHEAD!!!!]
1- I am still alive
2- I just cut my hair and beard and I feel FABULOUS
3- on with the blog
sorry for my inactivity in the last weeks but university has taken up the majority of my time (with projects, test and assignments) but anyway, I was planning originally that it would at least take a couple of months to finish the first issue of my majelah (that was in january mind you,) and up until now, still not much of progress.
even though the majelah is going at a snail’s pace (I think the snail would be faster than this though >_<), I rediscovered an animation program called Blender, this jewel in some way is exercising my creativity and imagination (I am making a game as we speak but its in its alpha alpha alpha beta beta fetus stages), even I like traditional art and not depending on technology for things, it doesn’t hurt to try things. I have been using Blender for quite a while now, I would say that it does in a way help you exercise imagination because when you draw, you have to depend on your imagination and experience to judge a number of things (scale of objects, distance and the likes), using blender in a way helps me slowly build memory of how things should be and if they look appropriate.
I like to think that even though I am not drawing, I am still using my creative mind to make wacky things (I might use blender for anatomy and such)
bottom line, don’t be afraid to try things other than drawing or whatever your hobby is, it might help you in the long run.