Hey everyone, my name’s Kapila but most people just say Kap but I have always been an artist but the past 6 or more years have been pretty rough and I’ve not really done anything artistic (design wise). I’m actually a full-time cook and one of the chefs I work with has called me a mad scientist. So I guess my artistic abilities transferred into food lately. Long ago I wanted to become a concept artist and I had a solid understanding of the fundamentals but I’m probably too rusty to actually say that’s still true now. I’ve been dying to get back into graphic arts, brush off the dust from my Wacom, and get back in the game even if I don’t end up with a career.
Most of what I’ve done in terms of graphics and design have been video editing and 3D modeling. I have spent hours and hours playing with PFlow in 3DS Max and playing with visual effects design in Adobe Aftereffects.
I don’t really have anything to show at present, and I kind of turned high school and early college art (which was mostly pencil and paper) into a small archive on deviantart (which I don’t think I’ve logged into in years). I’ll gladly share it with those curious but I have a strong feeling the skills of everyone here vastly surpass my own. I really look forward to getting back into the swing of things and actually drawing again. My primary reason for joining this is because I’ve wanted to learn to paint better w/ my Wacom because I’ve always seemed to struggle with it. I did practice on my Galaxy Note 3 but sadly had a memory failure and lost those. I will say though, to Travis actually, painting clouds was something I found EXTREMELY fun and meditative once I discovered how to do it. There’s an app you can get off the play store (if you have a Note or similar device) called Infinite Painter. Fantastic watercolor tools that can be used to create amazing clouds once you get the hang of it. I truly wish I could share the clouds I managed to create on my phone!!
So I guess my biggest challenge is going to be re-developing my skills as an artist. I’m scared and excited to be a part of this