Wednesday, 20 May 2009

A sense of scale

Scale in SL is a hard thing to quantify, when you can move so fast and fly there are no real measures by which you might judge the epic of an object or the grand sense of your surroundings. There are a few examples that begin to improve upon this, such as Comet Morigi's Mt.XXYYZZ (talked about here  on NPIRL) which provides a real boundary by the avatar not being able to reach the object itself which in turn makes you stand back and really look at what's there in front of you.
Anyway, i'm still painting by numbers in/out world and so i've started looking over what i've created to try and gain a scale of what i'm trying to achieve. I've recently been creating a few pieces that are on the large side (300ft upwards) such as this worm garden:

It's still not what i'm looking for, I need a real awe moment, when you come across something fantastical for the first time and you can't quite get your eyes and head around whats in front of you, but then again in a world where anything is possible where is the TRULY fantastical?
Well, this has crossed over to RL as well almost in the reverse, subconsciously I revert my sense of scale to deal with the larger issues. When faced with grand decisions and dead ends where do you go? Into myself and Fimo apparently:

A sense of scale can be subjective really wherever you are, when boundaries are put up and the world gets a little smaller where does the scale slide?

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

I'm not dead yet...

....but I seem to have lost all my impetus in SL, i'm still logging on and exploring/building etc but it feels like i'm going through the motions on autopilot. Nothing for me to worry about though, this happens every few months, I stray away to other things and come back slowly. 

Moss and Lichen Plants on Rock wall. 

You see I have this state of mind that fixates itself on a subject or a form and won't let go until the objective or image has been finished, it's frustrating because I can't concentrate on ANYTHING else during this time. At the moment it's technology or I should say a particular item that's caught me, stopping me sleep at night, that I have to learn about inside out outside in before it eventually runs out of my system, or I buy or my mind catches itself on another fancy.

Lilium Flower

Luckily for me there are ways around this that help make daily life a lot more easier, SL helped a lot with the continuous idea of building nature, the background line that I explore there helps me keep a balance in what I do when I log on, instead of standing around.... 

Light through the forest

The other is art in RL, painting really helps as I completely switch off for up to hours at a time, so lately i've been doing this and hopefully moving into some new media and textures soon.

People buy the oddest things.