Saturday, 5 October 2013

A Begining of Sorts

I’m going to just go out here and say I am terrible at written introductions, so if you’d like to humour me for a moment  imagine that I have just approached you, shaken your hand firmly and said “Hi nice to meet you, my name’s Sarah Wright”and then disappeared into the night. Awesome. Now that that’s out of the way, let the rambling commence.

Putting in a bit more background to this blog, my name is Sarah Wright and I’ve recently enrolled in the Game Art Design course at De Montfort University in Leicester. I come from a small town in Suffolk which I have lived in all of my life. I love creating and designing and telling stories, that’s why I applied for game design and that’s what keeps me doing what I’m doing right now because I could not imagine myself doing anything else.  I’m coming into this course from a fine art and product design background; neither of those required 3D modelling. This course is around 40% 3D modelling, so that’s going to be a learning curve and a half (I am currently working on my first assignment Dalek_model_5, so stay tuned for that.) I’m not sure what’s going to happen during the coming weeks, months and years here just that they’re going to happen, so let’s do this, and let’s do this well.

To wrap things up I’m going to talk about the name of this blog, because I feel like some explanation is needed. Before I left home I talked to my Granddad over the phone about my course, and being nervous about moving away. The first thing he did was put things into perspective for me. He and my grandmother moved all the way from Jamaica to England so my father (and eventually I) could be born here. I’ve moved 2 ½ hours from home. So perspective. He also told me that everyone on this earth is on a journey. We are all also pushing a rock in front of us, some may be ahead of you, some behind, some could have taken the left path instead of going straight ahead, but we all have the same rock. Our destinations aren't the same (if we even have them), or our paths, or who we travel with. It’s just the rock. And I like that way of thinking, rather than look at those in front and think they’re carrying a smaller rock, and that’s the reason for their success, it’s still the same rock, and if they can get where they are with their rock, I can get there with mine. Hence the name of this blog, as the next three years is going to be one hell of a push.