What creative projects have you been working on?
This topic is part of a series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss creative projects they have been working on.
Projects can be personal, professional, physical, digital, or even just ideas.
If you have any creative projects that you have been working on or want to eventually work on, this is a place for discussing those.
I wouldn't call myself a very creative person, but lately I have tried to branch out a bit.
Mostly out of stupidity I decided to turn my friends rusty BMW sedan into a rusty BMW truck. My initial goal was a $500CAD project that would be driven 2 weeks, but it ended up twice that cost, and I drove it for 2 months before giving it away. I didn't know anything about welding, painting, or bodywork, but now I can safely say that I know almost nothing.
That's fuckin' cool as hell! Looks like a fun beater car.
Thanks! It's gotten loads of positive attention, which was a huge surprise to me. I had really low expectations for this thing, but it seems to have turned out. I even had people offering to buy it, or trade for it (though I dont feel right selling it).
Did you already have access to welding gear or did you purchase something for the project? I've looked at some relatively simple TIG setups and haven't yet determined what a cheap, simple, functional first setup for a hobbyist looks like.
I bought the cheapest mig I could off of craigslist, and I sold the welder for the same price once I finished all the welding. I had very little welding experience beforehand, but I learned quite a lot doing the project. I am great a learning through my mistakes, so you can bet I made lots of bad welds before I made any good welds.
Applying for the Nickelodeon Writer Fellowship, and every time I decide for sure I'm going to crank out an episode, I lose the taste. Of the shows I am familiar with, I can rattle off a plot and three acts easy as anything else, but I'm getting stuck on what show I want to write for, and which plot has something to it. DuckTales is probably the best show on the list, but difficult for me to write since it's a lot of characters to keep track of, and it's stand alone episodes interact with the ongoing plots. Disenchantment is... fine, but has nothing to really set it out and ahead from anyone else on TV, which you can use to stand out. Rick and Morty is flexible, but you better freaking deliver your A Game because it's already pretentious on a good day, and South Park is going to be trouble, since it's old and busted Rick and Morty. So this is a roundabout way of saying that I am once again procrastinating on a writing project.
I make postcards from pictures I've taken and send them to people I know. I usually send them when I travel; no OCONUS travel this year, so I've started sending them once a month or so from home.
Last year I sent about 1000 postcards. I really enjoy finding the right picture to capture a moment. I've upgraded to a really awesome paper cutter so I can print on 220g A4 cardstock and cut 25 sheets into 50 postcards quickly.
I've been writing poetry / song lyrics for a year and a half. Now that I finally got an instrument to learn as well, I'm gonna collect all the poems and lyrics onto a single document and sort them for future use.
I am currently working on Artfight! Less a personal project and more an art community thing. Each year artfight is held in July and is basically an art trading game. There are two teams, always themed "opposites" (ex: Sun vs Moon, coffee vs tea, etc.) this year is sugar vs spice. You post your own character references and you go out and "attack" people on the opposite team. An attack is just a drawing and you get points depending on complexity, full body/halfbody, animation etc.
I've participated for the past three years so this is my fourth! I'm pushing quality over quantity and have already drawn a couple of scenes which I haven't done before. I'm super excited to draw more characters and try to push what I can do!