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Chris
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Aspiring Concept Artist with a long, long way to go.

Games Art and Design graduate of the Norwich University of the Arts.

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Interests
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: Mono: Where we Being/The Last Dawn
  • Reading: Dune
  • Watching: The Guild
  • Playing: Warframe, Planetary Annihilation
  • Eating: N/A
  • Drinking: Coffee
I think I'll jump straight into this one. I think overall 2016 is going to be a very exciting year, I'm planning to move out on my own sometime within the next few months, hopefully some to tiny urban hobbit hole (I prefer small places). Also to get a new job that will support said hobbit hole since my currant job contact expires in April. I think I'm going to miss the money but also due to the job being government sector I'm hoping it'll help my CV/resume. If I can I want to move into a studio flat in Norwich (local city) due the job market being a lot more accessible compared to where I live now. I'm saving up for a deposit as well slowly but surely paying off debt from university. Funnily enough the main thing I worry about it transporting my PC and the fear of it getting broken in transit. 

As for myself. I'm not doing too great, but I'm making an effort to try and get to where I want to go and to get help when needed. Work is...to put it politely very challenging. I now work a new shift (11-7pm) but I'm trying to encourage myself to wake up before 10am, which for today at least was successful. I'm still not drawing much unfortunately. However I am doing an illustration for Dune mostly for fun, if it actually ends up finished or on DA I have yet to know.

I think at the moment I'm still getting over leaving university despite this was last year. I believe its called "graduate blues" Its a contradictory thing to feel at one moment utterly defeated and at the same time motivated to improve because you don't have the same support structure as you did. I think over the last decade I'm been obsessed with the past and nostalgia to time I felt were easier, keeping one eye on the future and one on the past prevents you from seeing the present. Came across more pretentiously philosophical than I intended there. Either way I think its by time I put away a lot of my old toys and move on from certain relationships, perspectives and attitudes, I don't think any of this will be an automatic change (like a flick of switch) its going to the old two steps forward and one step back, but I'm very excited to see where I am this time in 2017.

If I'm going to make my resolution I want them to be achievable and realistic, the amount of times you see stuff like "Travel a new country mingle, with its populace as the chosen one and lead a rebel native army to victory against a arms dealer" is ridiculous...also I think that's the plot of most of the Farcry games. So anyway realistic things...

  • Move out into my own place by the end of the year early this year if feasible
  • Continue to make time to develop my art
  • Apply for my Masters Degree even if I end up deferring it for year, that at least gives me a year to get things into place
  • At least start toward getting a full driving license
  • Get a Passport sorted and go to Tennolive (Warframe event) at Games-con or maybe Amsterdam for a couple of days.
  • Remember change in an ongoing thing. A positive motivated attitude rarely translates to the next day, be patient with yourself
  • If you need help get it. Its unlikely any anxieties and depression is symptom of adolescence by this point. If its effecting your life to the point of distraction do something about it.
  • As always read more books. Not a library at least 3 is fine, its more inspiring for art than movies or TV
  • Make apologies where needed, stand your ground where not.

I think that is satisfactory.

Happy 2016 everyone!

Activity


  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: Mono: Where we Being/The Last Dawn
  • Reading: Dune
  • Watching: The Guild
  • Playing: Warframe, Planetary Annihilation
  • Eating: N/A
  • Drinking: Coffee
I think I'll jump straight into this one. I think overall 2016 is going to be a very exciting year, I'm planning to move out on my own sometime within the next few months, hopefully some to tiny urban hobbit hole (I prefer small places). Also to get a new job that will support said hobbit hole since my currant job contact expires in April. I think I'm going to miss the money but also due to the job being government sector I'm hoping it'll help my CV/resume. If I can I want to move into a studio flat in Norwich (local city) due the job market being a lot more accessible compared to where I live now. I'm saving up for a deposit as well slowly but surely paying off debt from university. Funnily enough the main thing I worry about it transporting my PC and the fear of it getting broken in transit. 

As for myself. I'm not doing too great, but I'm making an effort to try and get to where I want to go and to get help when needed. Work is...to put it politely very challenging. I now work a new shift (11-7pm) but I'm trying to encourage myself to wake up before 10am, which for today at least was successful. I'm still not drawing much unfortunately. However I am doing an illustration for Dune mostly for fun, if it actually ends up finished or on DA I have yet to know.

I think at the moment I'm still getting over leaving university despite this was last year. I believe its called "graduate blues" Its a contradictory thing to feel at one moment utterly defeated and at the same time motivated to improve because you don't have the same support structure as you did. I think over the last decade I'm been obsessed with the past and nostalgia to time I felt were easier, keeping one eye on the future and one on the past prevents you from seeing the present. Came across more pretentiously philosophical than I intended there. Either way I think its by time I put away a lot of my old toys and move on from certain relationships, perspectives and attitudes, I don't think any of this will be an automatic change (like a flick of switch) its going to the old two steps forward and one step back, but I'm very excited to see where I am this time in 2017.

If I'm going to make my resolution I want them to be achievable and realistic, the amount of times you see stuff like "Travel a new country mingle, with its populace as the chosen one and lead a rebel native army to victory against a arms dealer" is ridiculous...also I think that's the plot of most of the Farcry games. So anyway realistic things...

  • Move out into my own place by the end of the year early this year if feasible
  • Continue to make time to develop my art
  • Apply for my Masters Degree even if I end up deferring it for year, that at least gives me a year to get things into place
  • At least start toward getting a full driving license
  • Get a Passport sorted and go to Tennolive (Warframe event) at Games-con or maybe Amsterdam for a couple of days.
  • Remember change in an ongoing thing. A positive motivated attitude rarely translates to the next day, be patient with yourself
  • If you need help get it. Its unlikely any anxieties and depression is symptom of adolescence by this point. If its effecting your life to the point of distraction do something about it.
  • As always read more books. Not a library at least 3 is fine, its more inspiring for art than movies or TV
  • Make apologies where needed, stand your ground where not.

I think that is satisfactory.

Happy 2016 everyone!
  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: Dynatron: Fluorence of the Cepheids
  • Reading: Transmetropolitan
  • Watching: Peep Show
  • Playing: Warframe, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void
  • Eating: N/A
  • Drinking: N/A
Hey everyone,

Since since I last put up a journal entry, I found a job (I'm working as an IT Desktop Analyst) to which people's reaction has been "Have you tried turning it off again?" in what is now nauseating quantities, but that's what I'll be talking about a bit.

So what I've noticed is that since working I'm losing a lot of passion and inspiration in my art, I guess this is what most artists experiences when they first get a job that not related to their work. I just want to know if anyone can give some advice, should I just keep pushing on with my art when I can? Or should I wait for the inspirations to come round again? I am for matter still drawing but I don't feel any drive with what I'm doing. This is especially ironic since I recently bought a cintiq.

I do wonder if this may have something to do with that I don't entirely like my job for a number of reasons, fortunately its not truly horrible on unbearable. Its just very often psychologically draining.

Anyway, if anyone can give me some advice or direction to help me get back into my art, that would be greatly appreciated.
  • Mood: Depressed
  • Listening to: Mono: Legend
  • Reading: The Gap Cycle: A Dark and Hungry God Arises
  • Watching: N/A
  • Playing: Warframe, Shadow of Mordor
  • Eating: N/A
  • Drinking: Acholic Ginger Beer
Hello,

So things I guess have been very quiet from me for the last couple of months. I am still around :) I am however going through a very dry spell with art, just not motivation at this time. I haven't stopped completely however I've been practicing anatomy, life drawing and portrait painting, I think I'm trying to fill in some very vast gaps in terms of what I can draw. Unfortunately most of it is studies are on paper. I have painted a Walter White portrait (Kinda was a birthday present to myself) But I don't know if I'll upload it. I've found although I'm not really drawing anything creative I am pushing myself to self-teach in a number of ways.

So guess following on from that I should explain a few things. I am currently on JSA (Wellfare to my friends in the sates) now while I don't have problem with this, aside from the frustration of trying to get employed it has began to eat away at me, quite noticeably, having a lot of trouble sleeping consistently, I now worry about a lot of things. So my art has taken a back seat, also when I try to draw something I just can't get it right :(. Its very demoralizing to be honest. I'm hoping that eventually when I do find work I may get back on the horse again if not slowly.

I'm dealing with a lot of frustration too, mainly with myself. I really miss university and my friends in general. I've also noticed I'm slowly beginning to isolate myself a lot more and that interacting with people is becoming challenging. I think the biggest or saddest thing is I've become very disillusioned with my art and don't know if I will have the time in future to really improve despite my afore mentioned efforts. A lot of things are feeling like dead ends at the moment.

Anyway I will admit not great update to things. But just so some of my friends on here know whats going on.

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finnmaxsam Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for watching and faving my photographs :-)
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Schism-Walker Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Np. And I thought I was already watching so I was little embarrassed to find out I wasn't.
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Hydraw-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav! Woah you got some really cool stuff here ! :D 
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Schism-Walker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Np :) love you work! think I've Favorited some in the past as well. And thankyou for the praise :) Hopefully should have some new stuff out to look at in the near future :)
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ulimann644 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for faving: "Babylon-5: Out of the Sun"... :)
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DeanLeoWinchester Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank Ye Kindly for Favoritin' :)
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DeanLeoWinchester Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
and Twicely so for Watchin' :D
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SomeSortofMax Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for everything!
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Schism-Walker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
np :) Love your C&C work! Very nostalgic. You some great talent for watercolour :)
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alexvontolmacsy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the favorite! :D
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