Week 1 Entry 1: Introduction

Amraj Singh Sukhdev Singh - Wed 26 February 2020, 10:48 pm
Modified: Thu 27 February 2020, 3:54 pm

Who Am I?

Hi there, I amraj, and I would like to make nightmares real.

I'm in my second year at UQ, here on the study abroad program on credit transfer. Prior to this, I've completed Diplomas in IT and Counselling Psychology. I also have experience freelancing with web development, among other things.

I draw as a hobby, you can find some of what I draw on instagram, at https://www.instagram.com/veilantares/ , among other places.

Here's some of my recent favourites:

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I like drawing robots that are like people. In my vision of the future, every 'person' is inescapably augmented by technology. Everyone has robot parts because the technology is literally a part of them, haha. One of many nightmares it would be interesting to share, dont you think!

I enjoy drawing because I still have a lot of room to improve, and there's also many possible directions I can move forward in to do so.

Experimenting with what works and what doesnt work, until I find something that's worth sharing is pretty rewarding - every additional round of drawing I do, I learn more about what I can do better next time! (hint hint)

What do I want to achieve?

I'd like to make nightmares real, but what I really mean by that, is creating something that has a strong emotional impact on people.

I think it's pretty easy for us to ignore a lot of things around us in the hustle and bustle of daily goings on. We filter reality through a certain perception so that we're not overwhelmed by everything we encounter.

And so... creating something horrifying and disarming (like a nightmare) or subtly concerning enough that I can truly bypass that block and get through to people with some message, a vision perhaps, would be pretty cool.

When I draw, I'm delivering a pretty defined and clear image of what I'm thinking of to people who look at my work. With things that I design however, it's not as straightforward, and getting that vision across in more and better ways, is what I think I want to get from this course.

Most importantly though, that feeling of progress, that I'm slowly but surely improving through consistent and frequent investment, I would say that's the satisfaction I'm chasing - and along the way, I'm hoping to pick up a bunch more new skills in service of that!

Whether it's better use of hardware and electronics, or just more industrial manufacturing experience, I look forward to what the semester holds!