New start

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My last few months back in Sweden have been challenging to say the least! Not only did I have to re adapt to a culture that has become somewhat strange over the years, but to figure out what am I to do with my life?

What do I have to offer society?

I am sure that many of you ask yourself that every day. I have very focused set of skills that seems are not wanted here in Sweden. After trying to figure out a way to use my said skills, I realize that it’s impossible. I don’t know what Sweden has against my art style. It was fairly popular in America. So after realizing that, I did the only logical thing I could do. I created my own company.

There are always people from America who want to hire me to do work and why should I sit still in a corner while waiting for the Swedish society to present me with opportunities when I can create them myself?

Although I am happy to be home, there are some things that bother me a lot.

Mainly unemployment. Many people claim that unemployment is not that big of an issue. I do not agree. I’ve seen many friends and family struggle and losing their jobs. I guess when you have a job in today’s market, it’s easy to say that “ Oh, just go out and look, if you haven’t found one, that means you are not looking hard enough”. I resent that statement. It seems to me that when we have the things that others lack, we act as if thou they are given to all.

I understand that some people like being out of work and living on the state. But to claim that all unemployed do is a very shameful thing to say.

Anyway, back to my business. It’s fairly simple. “Big business quality graphic for a small business budget”. Not bad huh?

I already have enough work to keep me going for a while! I am also glad to say that my main client is one of the best people I’ve met in my life. The hard part about running a business is the paperwork. Sheess. The first month I barely had any time to do anything else but file paperwork. Things are finally calming down now and I am getting the hang of how to deal with the Swedish taxes and such. I am also lucky to have my mom helping me out with accounting.

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I am still trying to figure out the design on my website, I was thinking something like this. My brother said it didn’t stand out so I am still trying to figure out a way to make it POP!

Now let’s create a success story!

I know I also haven’t written anything about gaming in a while. Mainly because I haven’t had the time to play anything! WAAAH L

Calling all people with a Camera

Hey dudes!
Do I have a suggestion for you!

Here is my dilemma. I have this idea that I want to make a reality. I always like to create new things and new types of art and after watching Roger Rabbit, I got inspired!

I want to create art on photos, like this:

The only issue is that I am not a good photographer and I don’t have equipment to take remotely decent photos!  My brother has recently gotten a camera and has agreed to help me out “YAY”. Even so, I would like multiple styles of photography involved in this little artistic endeavor! What I will need are photos taken of a person or people in action. Like person (A) is talking to person (B) except that on the photo person (B) wont exist. Instead I will draw in a horse, or a cartoony type person.

Another idea would be ideal with those of you who have children. Imagine a photo of your little girl/boy surrounded by a enchanted Forrest or laughing at a puppy wearing a funny hat (again , that will be all hand drawn cartoonish in nature).

Or if you are a  barhopper, you can take a picture of a person drinking on his own and I’ll draw a crowed to make you seem less pathetic. 🙂

This is a mutual project which both will be claimed ownership and both of us will be able to use the image for commercial purpose. I need high resolution (really high resolution) Photos, where the object/person is in focus and sharp. If you have any suggestions on images then I am all ears. I would like to work with as many various personalities as possible.

I cannot guarantee that yours will be selected. It all depends on the quality and the work ability with the photo. Angle and idea.

And no, not everything has to be cute, we can totally make something macabre as well, as I mentioned earlier, I am open for suggestions and ideas. It will be a mutual work of art.

However I would appreciate if some of you tried to take some good pictures for me to use, I think this can be a mutual fun experience 🙂

This is an OOOLD example that I made:

I will need better resolution than that. A lot better…

But I think you understand the concept.  The ones I had in mind are more elaborate then this one.

 

Edit:

Here is the first picture made 🙂

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