Sunday, November 9, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Today I got a cool collector's item Nightmare Before Christmas kit in the mail. I really do like it but some of the details are all wrong like Zero's nose is supposed to be a jack-o-lantern but in this kit, he looks like Rudolph. His nose is supposed to be a pumpkin for a reason.
If you watch the Tim Burton movie, he did not try to copy Rudolph. He had his own imagination. And Zero wasn't a clear dog. That's just creepy.
I like that I had to put every piece together and that was the fun part but I didn't like that some of the pieces were so flimsy that they fell apart in the packaging. I never got a chance to see Jack's umbrella which seemed really cool. I also can't put the wind up on the bear because it's broken too.
Otherwise, everything else is good except that Jack's foot got stuck in the pedestal but that's okay because when I put his toy in his hand, it looks like he's sitting down playing with it and it makes me laugh because that didn't happen in the movie.
At least the person made this did a good job on all of the Jack Skellingtons, the sleeping elves, the bed and the trees.
Maybe the person that made this should think about making something that doesn't break so easy and that is closer to Tim Burton's design.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I get an idea and draw it. Sometimes I draw in many styles. I then start to imagine what materials that I need to create what I imagine. Sometimes I get lucky and my mom has random pieces that I can use from her creations. For example, when I made RW aka Riley Willey, I used my mom's artificial flowers so that he could have fingers that are pose-able. The rest of RW actually came from another puppet that I didn't get to finish for a reason. Hint: My auntie bought couch cushion instead of craft foam. :)
So I guess you can say that I recycle too. I'm lucky that my family sometimes buys me materials when I need it.
Ok, back to what I was saying.
After I have the parts that I need, I start to design a little bit more because I'm always finding new things in the store and I find a way to use it when I get home. Basically, what I draw is an idea and it changes as I go. I don't think about it that much. I just do it. I just realized this just now.
I never think that I can't do something because I always find a way even when what I think about doesn't work. I've made a lot of things that didn't work. I also took a lot of those things and turned them into something else.
I guess that the best way to explain what creating is like is to think of something you have to do everyday to live. Some people are happy with just breathing. I'm happiest when I am creating.
I'm lucky. I really am.
One more thing. I also make a lot of things in minecraft. I might write about that next.