’’To manifest an intention requires laser like focus, full sensory visualization, and a profound belief’’
Even though I cannot remember who the quote came from, I have been living by it ever since I applied for Character Animation last March and did not get in. For several months I have been sitting in my corner at the Open Workshop, practicing, thinking, but most of all DOING. My heart bleeds for drawing and animation, and TAW has become my whole life. Every day I walk through the doors I feel happy. I know I have found my place, and my only wish is to entertain with stories, just as I have been my entire life – hopefully continuing in my professional career. Stories and other worlds have always been a big part of my life and when I’m not drawing I love to read. I love authors with vivid imaginations, such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Haruki Murakami. Inspiration for drawing therefore comes from different parts. Of course I have contemporary heroes such as Glen keane and Tim Burton, but I am very inspired by classical artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Egon Schiele as well. Right now I am working as an assistant in the Open Workshop. I have loved being a part of TAW in this different way as well, and I feel that I have gotten to know the house and what it offers even better through this. I have been trying out a little bit of 2d animation on my own, and I can’t wait to get started on animating the flour sack! My face and heart fills with joy when I get things to move. So! Right now, you have before you the portfolio of an eager and aspiring animator. I have put my soul and my heart in it, because I know that TAW is the place for me, and I will keep on proving it until I am accepted to CA. As well as laser like focus, my belief for this is very strong and I know that I am ready for it. I feel an enormous improvement just in the process of making this portfolio and I know that it will never stop, because I will never stop learning. I very much hope to be considered as a part of the CA class of 2011.