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MichaelMathews
Ben michael mathews
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Japan
Current Residence: Shinjuku, Tokyo
Favourite style of art: I am fond of my fragmented style
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Ello!!

been awhile since I posted here.
First and foremost, for those of you organising or going to Nom Con, I wish you the very best! I hope you enjoy it and I hope it is a great success!
Unfortunately, I will not be going. I still live here in Germany, and believe it or not, while I have had no classes for the last few months, I have work starting again on Monday, so really can't take it off as a holiday.

In other news I think I should mention the recent passing of visionary director Satoshi Kon. Kon directed such classics as Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, and Paprika. I particularly admire Kon for making films that go beyond what is typically considered the realm of animation. They have a quality that distinguishes them from most anime - extreme mental states, psychological suspense, confusion about the blurring lines between reality and fantasy. I believe his works stand tall not only as anime masterpieces, but as masterpieces of film.

To end this journal entry I guess I will talk a little bit about what is going on with me, where the hell have I gone? Have I stopped making art?
To answer the latter answer first, no, far from it. I have been working on a number of large projects, but they are not finished and perhaps not suitable for DA. For one I am working on a new animated film, just over four and a half minutes of animation done another 25 to go. The screenplay is in both English and German, but it will be recorded in German first.
I am also due to start teaching life drawing toward the end of October - so I have also been preparing for that - doing a bit of life drawing, reading several books, learning the relevant German vocabulary, making sure I can translate the exercises into German. Also, although its with the local community college and they do some advertising, I will really need to do a bit of advertising myself to make sure it takes off, so I made some posters and have given a couple out - but its not always easy to get a shop to advertise for you and I don't really know the legalities of just putting up posters around town on empty buildings etc. Still there are a few out there - and hopefully they will get noticed and get people signing up.

I hope all is well for all of you. I look at your deviations and I am very impressed with them.
Keep up the good work!

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MachineMistress Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Just wanna say happy early birthday!
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Berry-licious Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Hurro Ben, hope Christmas New Years was happy and safe fer ya : )
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MichaelMathews Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
thanks, and the same to you. how goes it with you tree?
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Berry-licious Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Ah here and there, but that's neither here or there tbh.

;3 Back in college and having fun there though.
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iamanastronaut Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
hey! do you have the noise machine documentary up anywhere on the net?

steph
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XEllyChanX Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Just realised i never added you to my DA watch! D8

oh well...fixed now haha
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benitogallego Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Many thanx for adding me to your WATCH!
Erin Go Bragh!
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peannlui Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Just stumbled across your account! How are you? :D
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MichaelMathews Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Heya Leeann! Thanks for the message :D Just checked out your page again. Hurray for family guy! I guess life is good but I'm a little 'meh' today :P. Going through one of those transition periods in life - loadsa change - been avoiding posting deviant art because, although I have being doing some art projects, I am still at a kind of plateau that I need to surpass. Was even putting myself in danger minding/work as a security guard in an abandoned hospital and taking photos when I could :P Probably should have posted some of that on DA but felt that the photos themselves were not of the quality I would like them to be... that and DA did not lend itself to the way I wanted to present the project.

Aw well, I'll keep at it. I'll put the necessary time in and get passed this plateau soon - starting a new job in a new town in a new country next week - once I'm there there I will give it the best shot I can.

How are things with you?
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peannlui Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
If you need help art-wise, don't be afraid to ask me. ;) I'm currently living in Wales, doing a year in college here for a Bachelor's Degree in graphic design. It's been cool here, the town I live in is quite working class but vibrant and friendly. :) I've been getting to travel out to London and Cardiff so far for college reasons, we even have a class trip planned to New York next March for St. Patrick's week! :D As this is the final and third year, we need our heads down and asses up for the projects/dissertation we have to do. D: No moping for me! :lol:
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