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Tigrin
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Hey guys! A lot's gone on in the past year since I last wrote a journal entry.

For most of the end of last year, I was working overtime (even through Christmas) finishing up on South Park: The Stick of Truth. The game was released in March, and was very well received. I'm happy it's done well and that people are enjoying the game. :)

Currently I'm still at Obsidian, working on a game called Pillars of Eternity. In the past six months, I've been learning a lot about computer animation, and developing skills I hope will continue to serve my career in animation in the future.

Recently I've been thinking a lot about art, and what I do with my free time. I think it's true to some extent that there's no such thing as "I don't have time". I often find myself saying this when it comes to things that I want to do with my free time, but I think what it really comes down to is that I don't make the time. Life happens, and things get busy, and sometimes, I just want to relax. But I've always been the sort of person that can't sit still for long, and I've always got a lot of things going on in the background that I wish I could do. I've tried scheduling out my time to the minute, so I could do a little bit of all those things, but it's rough to live your life in that way.

I guess what it comes down to is that whatever I make time for in my life at the moment is what I consider important, and often, art isn't one of those things. Sometimes I feel really awful about this, because I just can't seem to be like the artists that I admire so much. I'm just not a prolific artist. When I think about art, I often feel a sense of recoil. I don't know if I just get burnt out creatively from work, or if I am just afraid of failure. For years now, art has felt more like a chore than a passion. I'm trying to come to terms with the idea that maybe I'm just not meant to be one of those artists who create amazing things all the time. Maybe I just draw once in a while and that is good enough. Maybe if I come to accept the little things I can do, it will lead to bigger things. I don't know. I guess all I can do is try to be the best that I personally can. And if I can't measure up to that, that's okay, too.
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Starwarrior4ever Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
So I see you're listed as a professional under Film and Animation.  Just curious, but where did you go to college at?  Or do you know of any good ones?  
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tigrin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Filmographer
I went to Laguna College of Art and Design. What college I'd recommend going to kind of depends on what area of film/animation you're interested in...
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Starwarrior4ever Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I was kind of hoping to go into 3-D animation (or even storyboarding, it depends)  like what Pixar does with its movies :) 
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tigrin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Filmographer
If you're interested in 3D animation and JUST 3D animation, you probably don't need to go to college. Try something like iAnimate or Animation Mentor... you can get really specific training in 3D animation, and you'll probably have a pretty good reel to show for it at the end. But you'd probably need to be pretty self-disciplined, you really get out what you put into it. Otherwise, when I was in school, Ringling had a pretty good reputation for 3D animation. You might get a more well-rounded education that way as well.
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Cardiologist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
dont mind me while i just FAVORITE EVERYTHING EVER
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Yanahih Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student
YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED!! *Hug* 
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
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1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.

If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, happy birthday Tigrin! :>
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
Happy birthday!!!! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
:iconcakelickplz:Happy Coming Into Existence Day!:iconbirthdaycakeplz:
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Rosefield1979 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
please read my message and reply me in note
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I've featured you in my gallery! :iconminiravesplz:
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gpainbringer55 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love you artwork and your animation ;)
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BrannaPants Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this person is stealing work from you andrea2212.deviantart.com/
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tigrin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for letting me know. I'll see what I can do.
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