Artist, storyteller looking for gear to kickstart my career.
My story begins during my teenage years, one day when my friend Alex came outside with a pink spray can, asked me “Dude, do you want to become famous 😀?” and started writing his name on a gray wall. This was my first encounter with tagging, the gateway which got me into graffiti. We mostly did it on paper back then and around the block, occasionally hitting the main boulevard. In the neighborhood we went by the name of SK – a shameless acronym for ‘Street Kings’. That is unless you asked anybody living there – for them we were just some stupid kids.
After some years I became uninterested in this scene, but I still had an itch for arts (don’t you do too?). I turned my attention towards the digital medium. Dipping my toes in the likes of Illustrator & Photoshop, making videos with After Effects and experimenting with generative programming through Processing and Touch Designer ~ this step-up from the traditional norm literally blew my mind; I realized that so many things I couldn’t even imagine before were possible – both technically, where you are only limited by your imagination, and in terms of social impact.
So I want to continue my journey in the creative digital arts and pursue this as a freelancing career. In order to do that I need to purchase some gear – a Wacom tablet which will allow me to quickly transfer ideas and concepts into the digital medium and more rapidly act on inspiration, a custom built rig designed for generative programming and real time computations and a projector to use in live visual performances are a few of the things I have in mind. I need your help to do it 🙂
Artists, people in need of Art, Designers and people in need of them, Story Tellers and people in need of those ones too.
Getting these items will allow me to take my art to further and to refine it, by offering me a new medium to work in – and would be a step forward in my journey as a pixel artist.
So far along the journey I came across a range of technologies and practices regarding computer aided art and have created a few art-pieces, including VJing for a number of events in Canberra. I have some of the technology I need, some software and the necessary skills. But as this is a rabbit hole, I have to keep going 😀
The funding will go towards the acquisition of computer parts for the custom rig, a mid-end Wacom-like drawing tablet or possibly a projector and purchasing creative software that will allow me to use my work commercially.
If I do get the funding I will continue creating works of art and stories, both commercially and out of pleasure, for your pleasure.
My Skills: storytelling, digital artist, programmer and web design