Welcome and many thanks to all 3 of you for taking the time to read the preamble to my blog.
Now, anyone who knows me will surely know that I have a very serious problem known as "Obsessive Creative Disorder" or OCD for short. This means that, since my creative enlightenment in about 2007, whenever I look at a piece of creative work I compulsively start to ask questions, namely:
- How have they done that?
- Why didn't I do it first? and
- How long will it take me to create something equally as wonderful?
Generally accompanied by strong feelings of jealousy, anger and self-pity.
It does have it's upsides though. Over the years I have learned a tonne from my problem, and while living through the development of digital media, almost everything I learn in one discipline I have been able to apply to another, through audio, video, graphics, motion graphics, music to list but a few of my "hobbies". This has often allowed me to jump in at the deep end and progress fairly quickly.
However, about 18 months ago I met my Moby Dick.
I stumbled across this Speed Painting Demo and of course my disorder kicked in.