Monday, May 3, 2010

For the Artists spread by Artemis Sans

It took me a day to pick out a nice spread to kick off my first day with the Paulina Tarot! It's "For the Artists" spread by Artemis Sans.

Some Background: I'm taking a visual and audio arts class that focuses on 3d modeling. By the end of the class, I have to complete a level to be used in a game of my design as well as character models, non playable characters, and audio assets to be used. The extent of my artistic prowess lies in choosing unusual, but pleasing colors and I can draw only from looking at a object, not from sight memory either. I never had any type of experience with 3d modeling and is slightly anxious.


1. How the past affects the future
Page of Pentacles ~ I'm the perpetual student who is inquisitive about everything. Right before this class, I bought a Wacom tablet for digital art, like drawing, so I can get used to drawing programs. Very enthusiastic about learning how to draw again. There are a lot of wings in the actual card, and it looks like the young woman is being propelled by her dreams... which may lead to a job, I hope. :)

2. How the project affects you right now
8 of Cups ~ I guess it means the risk I take when going into 3d modeling (never tried sculpturing before) or putting my game idea that I love in front of other people. Getting out of my comfort zone while being led by my artistic spirit. The winds of change are evident in this card, but I feel it means I'm already well prepared. I just need to step out and just do my thing.

3. How to begin the project
The Magician ~ A very busy card to say the least. :) This card reminds me to not try to limit my imagination and to use everything I have and know to make it my own. I have to temper my creative mind in a way to come out with something tangible: A working concept. So far I've come up with a couple of ideas for the story portion of the game, now I have to worry about the gameplay matching it as well as come up with a non-cliched title. I have what it takes to make it happen.

4. How to continue the project
9 of Cups ~ I made sure to make a wish when I first pulled this card. It's telling me that by this point in the project, I need to like and want to share my project. I sense a sort of pride from the woman in the card and her willingness to share. I need to make sure that it's enjoyable to others. Don't want to make something that just serves to stroke my ego!

5. How to finish the project
Page of Cups ~ I need to finish this project with a strong artistic spirit. Maybe listen closely to my artistic muse, and temper my project.

6. How to share the project in a way that will lead to...
Temperance ~ Maybe its telling me that my various creative whimsies and technical know-how can blend together in a way I haven't imagined before. I can make a demo to put on my online portfolio.

7. ...The future
Ten of Wands ~ Hopefully this means that it will lead to a job after graduation or a series of jobs that demand my attention. It could mean that I might be able to freelance for a bit, picking up projects with smaller game development studios, or it could mean that I might be making my own small studio in order to maybe make this into an indie game.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

A slight deviation off course

I haven't been good about blogging my Deviant Moon readings, so I'm thinking about studying my Paulina Tarot for a couple of months. As my life becomes more focused on school and building an adequate portfolio, my readings have changed from relationship and "where am I going" readings to "how can I achieve etc" and advice/signs to pay attention to.

Today's May 1st, so I'm going to read for myself tonight. It's probably going to be about the direction of an artistic class project or how to reconcile my swords' side with my cups' side or connecting with my inner Temperance card. (My project is to create my own 3d level of a game I'd like to create. So my inner artist needs to get along with my logical side.)

-Super-Frog Saves Tokyo