September 25, 2010

Stand By WIP 1

This is something I'm working on as a side project. Just testing perspective and such. Alacard and Coraw are standing by as Gomon fights by herself. It'll make more sense when I finish it :)

September 21, 2010

Temple Guardian WIP 10

Main shadows added as well as some editing done to the background. Drawing this in the dark is a no no btw....made me feel creepy! This seems to never end :D but at least when I look back on this drawing, I can see all the process I had for it!
UPDATE
So I saved an older version of this file over this. So I lost the shadows I did :( but I'm not discouraged! It was simple shadows that I will be able to fix in no time! HAZAH!

September 17, 2010

September 16, 2010

Temple Guardian WIP 7

Thanks Zero for your awesome posing! He stood in this pose so I could get everything correct. Now to clean things up!

Temple Guardian WIP 6

I think I'm done with the background for now. Going to start next on the character :)

Values and Understanding

Constantly the boundaries between friendships and relations are always being tested. I have watched countless couples, friends, break apart because of what they clash with. It's not about what you like and don't like, its about understanding. If you understand their views, walk a day in their shoes, you'll get somewhere. Even if you do not like what they are doing, try to put yourself there, to understand. Then there are times when families conflict with each other. My family is very close, but as you know, my father and I sometimes clash. I've studied his world, I grew up in school learning about his generation and how things worked. I even remember I once built a old fashioned animation box. I enjoyed myself learning how to do things back then. Now I talk to my father about whats going on with my generation and he becomes defensive. He claims he doesn't have time to learn about everything that's going on in my world. He doesn't need all the technology because in the end it becomes to expensive to repair. I try to keep my mouth shut over these times, because it's a never ending argument. I do understand, that some things today get expensive, but I'm not asking him to buy it. I'm asking him to understand it. It breaks my heart, when I try to explain my major to my father, and all he does is look at me like I'm crazy. I hardly show him my art work anymore, just because I know he'll never understand it. Don't get me wrong, I love my father, he's a great dad, always will be. I just wish he would take the time to understand. He thinks being the age he is, he doesn't have it in him to understand it all. But he doesn't understand that I don't want him to understand it all, just me, just what I do. I want him to be able to look at a commercial and instead of going "That was stupid" because of the graphics. I want him to be able to say "My daughter can do that". I want him to be able to tell his co-workers and friends what I do, without going "drawing cartoons or something...". I wish he would just understand me, understand what I love to do.

September 15, 2010

Temple Guardian WIP 5

I have realized this is a very peaceful drawing to work on. I suppose it's all the forest, yet I cannot forget why I'm working on it ;) and the two different colored trees are there for a reason, you'll see!

September 13, 2010

Website Banners

Some banners I made for The Michael Jackson Internet Fan Club, Brian should be happy. Might had some colors to the two bottom ones. Letting a friend use a re-visioned version of the second banner :3

September 9, 2010

Temple Guardian WIP 4

Playing around again with my trees, I hope to finish this soon. College is keeping me very busy. need to add bushes and more plant life.

Interview with me! :D

This is a typical interview set of questions given to me to answer. I answered as honestly as possible.

Tell me about yourself.

My name is Jamie Porazinski. I'm a very outgoing, joyful 22 year old that has been in character and concept design for over 5 years. I work well under stress and can easily handle multiple projects.

Describe a typical day in your current life.

Well, a typical day would be very boring really. I get up, grab something light for breakfast and then I'm on my computer working on my portfolio and current art works. I take breaks to play my guitar or go visit my parents for a couple hours. My three year old nephew is always over there so we get to play a lot. And my best friend likes to come over randomly to entertain me with her awesome cooking.

What type of job are you looking for?

I'm looking for a job where I can create interesting yet simple characters. I enjoy this kinda of work because it lets me think outside of the box and have fun with it.

Why do you think you will be successful at this job?

Because I am very open minded to new things, whether I personally like them or not. I love to learn new things and if I do not understand something, I ask questions till I do.

Tell me about your dream job.

My dream job would be becoming lead Character Artist on animated films and video games.

What are your goals for the next five to ten years?

I would like to be married and have a house somewhere away from the city chaos. Somewhere between the five to ten years I want to be on a team for creating video game characters and environments.

Why do you want to be a designer?

Because it lets me be free. I love the idea that any thought, any random thought at all can turn into something that makes people have fun.

What are you most passionate about?

Creating and innovation.

Start with your graduation from college and explain the rationale behind each of your career moves.

Career moves all depend on your connections and networking. Most of mine were based on being resistant and never giving up on something I wanted to do.

Have you ever been fired from a job? Why?

No, I have never been fired.

(If applicable) What did you do during this gap in employment?

Between gaps, I like to freelance and give my time to the local church I grew up with. I try to keep myself busy and keep up my portfolio.

Tell me about the previous work experience you excelled at most. Why do you think you were successful at this job?

I work for Busch Gardens: Howl-O-Scream [Florida] as a scare actor. I believe this job is what really pushed my passion for design. I worked as a bush, dressed in a gillie suit and everything. I pushed my boundaries, even morphed my costume a bit and everyone loved it.

What would you do differently if you could start your working life over?

Make it more structured.

Have you worked with someone you didn't like? If so, how did you handle it?

Of course, I handled it by sucking it up really. There will always be someone in the work field we don't like, but in the end if you really like your job, you'll get over it as long as no one causes any problems.

Tell me about a time that you didn't work well with a supervisor. What was the outcome and how could you have changed the outcome?

I honestly haven't come into this situation yet.

How do you get along with older co-workers?

Just fine, I attend to get along with a lot of different age groups.

Do you prefer to work independently or on a team? Why?

Oh man, it depends on the project. I love to work on a team when it comes to creating something large and different. If the project is small then independent makes it easier to think clearly.

Tell me about a time that you participated in a team. What was your role?

The last time I work on a team project was for my internship in an animation studio. I helped with so many things from cleaning up inks, coloring in flats, and doing shadows to each of the frames. I loved it!

How do you balance life and work?

Surprisingly easy. I pace myself with my work so I'm never over whelmed by last minute deadlines. I make time for my life so I can relax. I do take my work around with me, lets just say no one ever has to ask me for a pencil, there is always one laying around somewhere!

How would you describe the pace at which you work?

Ahh I kinda mentioned that in the last question. It all depends on the work load. Something large scaled needs a good pace to get things done on time. I'll take a section of work, a responsible section and set a time frame to get all of it done.

Do you procrastinate? If so, how do you deal with Procrastination?

Jezz, what artist doesn't? Much like writer's block, I get artist's block. I try to deal with it by keeping my mind on the project and going to something else creative. Such as playing my guitar or browsing something related to the project on hand. Keep things flowing ya know?

How could you improve your time management skills?

By setting myself on a time system. Try and keep things consistent so I'm not always tired. I miss seeing the light of day.

Have you ever broken a deadline? Tell me about it.

I do not believe I've never missed a major deadline. What I mean by this is things that were very important such as a final exam or getting work done by the date assigned by a client. I always seem to mess up small deadlines such as meeting my parents on time for a fishing tournament they go to.

Tell me about a client, employer, or teacher who was not satisfied with your work. What – if anything – did you do to improve the situation?

The best situation I can think of would be of a teacher I had. I turned in my progress for midterms. I don't believe we had the same taste in styles, so I wasn't expecting him to like mine to much. So I turned around for the final to mix the two styles, but kept the part of the project mine.

How do you handle stress and pressure?

Easy, calmly as possible. There is no use in blowing up over something. Besides, if you freak out over it, then mistakes are made. I take the energy of being stressed and pressured and try to put that into the work that needs to be done.

What motivates you?

My family and friends. I'm the first in my family to graduate college and I want to make the best of it. Also the site of children's faces when I draw out cartoons for them, makes me feel butterflies.

If the people who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would they say?

That I will get the job done and still have fun in the process. I'm easy to work with and learn quickly.

What type of work environment do you prefer? (E.g. corporate, small company, informal/formal)

I like the work environment Pixar has, it's very laid back yet professional. I think having a view customizable work place does wonders for the employees.

What are your salary expectations for the near future? What are those expectations based on?

My expectations are to be making close to 80k a year in the future. I want to be comfortable in what I make. I make this kind of expectation based on research and interviews I've done with others in the same career as myself.

Why are you leaving your current job?

My current job is my art work, I can never leave it or turn away from it. It's like a lost puppy that you fed in the park, it never leaves!

Have you had contact with customers or clients before? If so, in what context?

Oh yes, plenty of both. They were mostly friends of friends, or people who came to me to make custom birthday cards.

Tell me about a customer or client you have worked with who was difficult. How did you prevent conflict from ruining the relationship?

If I know a customer or client is going to be difficult, I try my best to let the client talk and tell me exactly what they want and are expecting. I write all this down of course. After re-reading what they told me, I ask my questions, just to make sure I have a clear understanding of what they want. This is normally where the conflict comes up, I do my best to keep the peace and keep everything clear. Just so we both are on the same page.

September 7, 2010

Oro?

Oh god, I'm off of deviantart for how many days? And I come back to over 6k messages and pictures to look at. I love you guys!....but no, I refuse to go through that many, :eager: I had a very long week and labor day weekend. It ALLLLLL started on Friday, when I had to class to attend! I slept in (finnaalllyyy) only to get a call from my bestie Tatiana so she can stay the night. She comes over only to remind me we are suppose to go to Adventure Island on Saturday. So i had to get myself ready for that, do all the girly things I love (HATE) to do etc. So the next morning we went to pick up her boyfriend Javi and his brother Jaime (think Spanish for his name). From 10AM to 5:30 PM we stay at that park and the Lazy River became our well known friend! I believe we went on every ride, even the little kiddie ones! My feet are still sore but at least I finally got some sun on my legs and tummy. ....and than! (and than,and than,and than,and than,and than,and than,and than) I came home sore and tired. BUT i stayed up extra late to practice songs I had been given at 8PM Saturday to learn for a concert I was playing in Sunday night. Lets just say those are the fastest songs I had ever learned to play on the guitar. Yes, the GUITAR. I play guitar for those of you who don't know. I wish I had someone to record it, I'll ask around for that next time and show you guys. ....and than! (and than,and than,and than,and than,and than,and than,and than) Sunday I was playing the guitar from 9:30AM till 4PM. On Sunday mornings I volunteer my guitar-ieness to the church I grew up with. So the band we are forming more and more doesn't have a name, but we love to rock. Me and the bass player Jaime (yes Jaime from Adventure Island) are trying to get together more often and just play to play, but I think we might do more of that once I am done with school, even if he is in school himself. From 4pm to 5:45pm I had a break to semi-start my laundry at my parents house haha, than i went back to practice more for the concert "LIVE" that started at 6:30PM. Even if it was only 5 songs we played, we made the best of them. Even if the last song I completely made up my tabs out of no where. I just new the song was in G and went with it. (Hahah shhh that's suppose to be a secret!) Monday, I finished my Laundry and played "Monster with my nephew all day, he's three. Than sometime after that I completely chilled out and neglected my art work. and Tuesday, I went to my internship at Fates (clicky link) Humoring the Fates Yes, shameless promotion, I'm sure they don't mind :eager: I was there for most of the day. 2PM till 9PM? Ben got me gummy bears :hug: I was happy for the rest of the day! So I colored and shadowed my way through some tweens in a scene. I try to do what I can for the day, because I have so much other homework to do (like a paper to write that I haven't started...) I need at least one day to do it with. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are my only real days off. Monday, Thursday, and Friday I have classes and weekends go to practicing guitar for thy band (Carlos should love this entry, he doesn't know I practice or thinks I do :eager: ) and this is my week! Why did I put it here? well I felt like it that's why T^T Have a nice day! NO SOUP FOR YOU will post up artwork soon :) -Jamie

September 2, 2010