Nobody Expects the Space Birds!January 17th, 2009
OTHERSKIES HAS RELAUNCHED. Check it out, then come back here! Go! Go! Go!
Yes, you may have noticed I’ve not posted a thing over the entire Christmas break, but now, after a week back at school, this is what I have to show for it. No art (well, one piece, but I did that over the past couple of days) but a spiffy new site with valid HTML and CSS, built up with some PHP and XHTML to make it wicked-easy for me to update. The visual design may be mediocre, but considering I knew zero PHP and only haphazard, learned-as-I-went fragments of CSS going into this, I think the technical side is pretty damn tight. Aw, yeah. I need to embrace my nerdy side sometimes.
And here be the aforementioned new art:
I wanted to do something that captured the idea of the domain: Other Skies. I bought this domain way back when I was 15, caught up in the whole anime collective culture, and back then I wanted something that sounded nice but also said something about me… and I think it still does. This is what really defines my approach towards art, towards writing, towards most creative endeavours. What I love is, not the high fantasy, pure sci-fi approach of some other world entirely, but rather that subtle shift in reality that shows something is slightly off, slightly different. Same world. Other skies. I think this illustration reflects both that philosophy and the literal name itself quite well.
Besides. Space birds! Who doesn’t love space birds?
A couple of other deeply minor matters: I entered the CMYK annual contest, and along with the entry itself the entry fee bought me this little portfolio space for a year. There’s nothing there that’d be new to any readers of this blog, but. You know. It’s there.
Also, if you want, you can now contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s just a forward to the same gmail address that was linked here all along (I could never give up my beloved gmail… oh gmail, you are my one true love) but at least it looks a wee bit more professional.
Expect a good lot of art coming up. This is my final semester of my final year and I’m gonna produce a hiring-worthy portfolio even if it kills me.*
*This is not true. I cannot be hired if I am dead.