Saturday, 16 January 2010

The interview

So I've got this job interview on tuesday. It's a job for a few weeks in animation, it sounds nice and it would be great to do it.
It is obviously not the first job interview I'll be going to, but it still doesn't help not getting nervous about it.
Obviously I've got few things to sort out this weekend - finish some bits and bobs of animation, sort out the portfolio, think of what am I going to say.
And this is how I am getting ready for the interview - watching Stephen Fry in America, drinking hot toddy and doing fuck all.
Anyways, I'm adding one of the images that I'll put into my portfolio tomorrow.
And please, do not dare to disturb me on sunday, as I'll be working VERY VERY hard on the preparation for the interview.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Illustration and tea

Here's my digital illustration below. I haven't made one for a long time so it was lovely to work on it.
I'm working on couple of illustrations on my own time as it's a lovely and relaxing thing to do. During the day Oddball Media is busy making an animation about Multiple Sclerosis. It is a very interesting job, I do lots of animation, where's Alex and Dan do lots and lots of drawings.
We are getting into a nice working routine listening to I'm sorry I haven't a clue, classical music, dancing around and playing a game "Who will make cups of Tea".
Dan has lost today as without a little doubt he shouted "Teeeeeee" after Alex slyly asked what letter goes after "S"...
Yes, please!!!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


I've recently scanned some old photographs of the day my parents got married. I think they are brilliant pictures.
Now I must explain, that traditional Lithuanian wedding usually takes two days. And there is no best man.
But there are Matchmakers. Matchmakers, do lots of things and are responsible for lots of little tasks during the Wedding.
But my favorite part of the wedding is called "Hang the Matchmaker". The idea behind is that a Matchmaker took the young girl away from her family, there for he's got to be killed by hanging. But then the happy-in-love bride saves him. Well, usually. Unless the groom is a complete useless pig-face and bride would rather happily stay with her mother...
So the bolding guy holding a bottle, in a picture below is a Matchmaker (and my uncle as well) who is about to be hanged.
I'm not entirely sure what does the guy with tights on his head do during the wedding, but I'll ask my mum to find out.

Bride and Groom

That looks like wine tasting:

That is a wedding taxi:

Here are the Wedding musicians:

That is my mother enjoying the part "Hang the Matchmaker":

Before the execution: