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RikMcCloud

A Change of Direction

So yeah, there have been a few changes in my life during the last few weeks which should ultimately make things in my life a hell of a lot more enjoyable and better. It started out with a trip to my local car dealership to get my car serviced and they were hiring. A while back, one of the managers asked if I was interested in working at that place. I said yes but didn't do anything because things seemed to be promising with my current job.

As some of you may know, things have not been the smoothest for me over the last few months. The best way to describe it is that the difficulty curve they presented me was pretty damn steep and nobody seemed interested in giving me a hand with grasping the stuff I needed to. As a result of that and some other factors, I have come home tired, angry and loathing my job. The thoughts had been running through my head that I needed to get out.

So here was a possible opportunity. I asked if they would be interested still and they said for me to drop a CV to them. After e-mailing it to them, I got a phone call on the same day asking me to attend an interview. A date was arranged and when it came round, things seemed to go well. The manager who originally asked me about working at the dealership said that it was the first interview in a long time that she has enjoyed. They said for me to expect a call by the end of the week as they had another candidate to interview.

A few hours later, I receive a phone call from her offering me the job.

Holy...

Naturally, I said yes as it was much better hours (I get my evenings and weekends back) and the money was better. Not only that but it seemed like they actually care about giving you the right kind of training. So from next Monday, I will be working at a Peugeot and Nissan dealership in the parts department. I am very excited to get started there!

I have been lucky enough to get a week off so I can get myself ready for the job and I am attempting to start doing some digital artwork. You can see the first fruits of my work so far here: https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=437443

I have been using a Wacom Bamboo Touch and Pen tablet and that picture has been drawn on GIMP 2. I also have OpenCanvas 1.1b72 and PaintTool SAI. What you are seeing is the basic set up for the picture and I was trying to draw a new layer with clean lines but I ran into a bit of a brick wall with it. This is where I want to reach out to you guys and ask how you do your digital work. I am still trying to work out my own style and any tips or pointers you could give me would be really useful.

Hopefully expect some more of this stuff from me in the future as well as some more traditional stuff.

That's all for now. Thanks for reading!
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furloverguy84
5 years, 1 month ago
Congratulations. :) 'hug'.
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