Well, its been a while – as evidenced by the previous post. Yuri and I got married in September 2011 – we worked through the summer on planning and arranging a wonderful and personal wedding that was just what we wanted. Her family, almost entirely for the first time ever to America (and in many cases for the first time anywhere out of Asia) came and had, I think, a most amazing experience while here – in more ways that one! Rather than doing a honeymoon, we wanted to take the rare opportunity for both of our families, normally on opposite sides of the world, to be together and to get to know each other. Since we are both family oriented, this was a dream come true for us. Yuri was a major trooper, having to translate between two families nearly constantly for a week – not only the mental dizziness of having to translate some very important things, but even physically her voice with all the talking. I was so proud of her.
After that, I had two companies in Austin contact me to fly me out for interviews. I chose a full time position at Armature Studio and my family helped us move down to Austin where Yuri and I currently live. 2011 was a year of big stuff: College graduation, moving across the country, marriage/our families meeting face to face, being hired and moving again.
With that in mind and having (according to last post) only three people that occasionally look at this blog currently – I hope you can understand my neglect of the site. Now with my career getting started however, I’m also wanting to get back to some deliberate practice and some personal work when I can. Readers or not, that will at least give me a reason to put something up here from time to time. I am going to finish off that creature I started around two years ago (sheesh!), and I am also going to sometimes be chipping away at small projects during lunch at work unless I am exercising. Currently I have a bust of John Muir in the works which I am going to use to experiment with the new fibermesh features in Zbrush. Also, as my portfolio lacks any females yet and I could surely use the practice in anatomy I’ll be modeling that warrior that I recently did a sketch painting of (now in my sketchbook gallery).
In the mean time – here are a few pictures of a “Wish tree” I made for the wedding. When I was in Korea, I noticed a traditional practice of hanging a written wish from a tree – I liked the idea, and I am a major lover of trees. So I decided it would be a neat keepsake and a nod to Korea to make a tree that friends and family attending the wedding would hang wishes for us and our lives from. I chose red paper because in Korea red is associated with wealth. Its so cool by our window, the light comes through the paper and it sort of glows.