For those of you who have seen my previous post you know this is Jun, the main character of the video game I'm doing art on(this is pose practice not official art). For those who haven't seen it you've probably seen the game asset designer in my title and wondered why the heck you don't see more game content on my page. It's all been very hush hush but I think January is when I can start saying the name of the game and such. This whole experience has been very surreal, I remember being a kid and having a lot of nintendo power magazines. My brother liked to read them but I really liked them for all the pictures. I liked the concept art and the fan art people drew. This was back in the days before you could just look up reference pictures on the internet *old granny voice* so I used to cut all the pictures out of those magazines and glue them onto this poster board as like my irl pinterest. I still have it up in my house because it took me years to fill that board, and its very sentimental to me. I used to look at all those pictures from fire emblem and phantasy star and skies if Arcadia and think gosh i wish I got to make pretty video game art like that someday but I'll never be good enough. It's weird in retrospect how much I was quitting before I ever even tried. I was comparing my own art to people's art who had put in thousands of more hours than me, and letting it stop me from truly practicing, because if you can't succeed what's the point? I see so many people comment on my art and say they wish they could do such and such but they'll never be good enough, and I wish I had the power to show those people just how incredible they can become as long as they don't doubt themselves. I was never the most amazing artist, and I'm still nothing to sneeze at but somehow I landed here anyway, and I find that concept very encouraging, that you don't have to be perfect to be successful. I wish I had the magical wand of encouragement that gave everyone the drive to keep pushing forward even though they're not where they want to be yet, but alas, all I have are my words, but I hope I can help at least one of you reach your goals.
"Your income is directly related to your philosophy, not the economy." -Jim John
We’re making plans for 2018! You can learn a bunch about ‘em at the Town Hall on Monday the 18th - our last event of the year!
Visit PIGSquad.com/events for more details.
If you’d like to provide feedback for us to review before the event, please fill out our 2017 feedback form! It’s easily accessible through posts on our Twitter account (twitter.com/PIGSquad). Kinda hard to do all this linkin’ on Insta!