I am a production artist more than anything. I love the technical side of the development, but at the end of the day, the question I typically only care about is “What does my client need for their budget?” If I can not fulfill my client's needs, then I will have a hard time paying for my bills. I approach my teaching on this fact, as I want my students to understand what the professional environment requires of them when they go into the professional world.
I really enjoy working in the tools of my trade, and I have worked in several different areas of digital art, offering me a wide range of skills and experiences. The one thing is being to able to create while working with a team, more than anything, has been my search and goal. There is not much more than being vaulted into a higher level creative energy with a good, supportive team to assist and push you. It's even more rewarding when the client comes back for another project.
My art, as a professional, mostly reflects the needs of my clients, whatever they may be. As a personal artist, I do what I can to have fun drawing, conceptualizing, and building things which people will find amusing, entertaining, and, possibly even wowed. I take on projects pretty easily, and I try to base my scope and goals on my knowledge of the tools, or by the fact I may need to learn a new technique in the process, which is usually the more satisfying projects.
My name is Colin Blankenship, and I am currently re-building and re-branding my website to better suit my future needs. I am currently working on my MFA at SCAD, online, and have triggered a positive change in my goals, approach, and intentions.
I will be going live in a few short days, but, to be completely honest, I probably will never complete it. This website of mine has always been very organic!
Check back by September 6th to see the updates!