…… here is a story about the first TV show I ever worked on. Our art director was this sardonic Serbian dad who was super hard to please and sort of lovingly mocked us for any task we didn’t execute to the fullest extent of our abilities. I had this one job given to me to do these super heavy cross hatched like… burn and dodge style super hero colour cards. I worked hard to make them look good and twenty year old me was content with what I’d done, but when the art director saw them he just started laughing like “Ahahahaha! Is so bad! Good enough for TV but is so bad!” and he delightedly waved me away. And that was probably the single most freeing thing anyone has said to me, I just thought, huh, yeah, good enough for TV, room to improve but I stayed within budget and schedule and produced acceptable work. It’s that one piece of advice that’s gotten me through going-on five years of MGDMT, it would be so easy to get focused on massaging everything above and beyond and polishing it to make it my best work, but in that case with all the other things going on in my life it would update like seven times a year. I finish it on time, I’m not always happy with it, but even my worst strips manage to make someone out there reading a little happier. “Good enough for TV” You satisfactorily finished the task, now don’t dwell on punishing yourself over it and focus on moving forward because there’s no time in the budget for beating yourself up.
Keeping this here because relevant to personal issues with job performance.
Good enough for TV. I could work with that.
My entry for the WWHD fanart contest Nintendo’s running. Wind Waker is still my favorite Zelda game by far, so even though I was short on time, I had to enter.
God I loved Wind Waker. I really need to finish the game I started a few months back.
A Lullaby for Gods
I finally finished animating this monster of a project. It started as a manic method for procrastinating in the midst of finals (while also practicing animation), and I ended up learning so much from it. I hope you guys enjoy watching it. Thank you!
Done in Photoshop and After Effects.
I can’t stop watching it. So good.
OH MY GOD
Well, that was unexpected.
W H A T DID I JUST
“I turned into two ugly dudes and a dog” is how I’m calling out sick for work next time.
I just need to put this here for reasons.
I never even knew this and I’ve fed bread to ducks multiple times! D: Definitely reblog this so everyone knows!
POOR DUCKS OMG.
I PROMISE TO NEVER EVER FEED YOU BREAD EVER.
Poor duckies! Apparently the ‘feeding encourages overpopulation’ one is iffy/not really a big deal, but the bread one is real! Poor things…
Okay. I only came back on Tumblr for five minutes before bed, but this is worth a signal boost.
I hate the horrific grammar, but I love ducks more.
Keeping this in mind should it ever happen again
Well let me tell you, it was quite the pragmatic purchase. It has endless uses in my morning routine.
Such as making the bed:
Getting things off high shelves:
Reaching the remote when it’s too far away:
And assisting me when I ran out of toilet paper:
I don’t know how I survived life without it.
No comment necessary.
You are my hero.