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My life is messy

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 21, 2014, 1:40 AM
Volume XVI

So... videogames.

I think my whole last year was a complete rollercoaster ride. I don't think I've worked so hard in my life. 
The games I worked on were incredibly different and jumping between polar opposite visual styles. Was like doing 
paint-yoga for 12 months non-stop. 

So where am I now after it's all shipped and on sale?
Feeling very proud because Resogun really is fantastic
and when playing it I can feel all the love we put into it's game design and 

Also I'm dead tired... and kind of lost. 

 I spent so much time focused on achieving the goals I set for myself at work that now that I achieved
them there's suddenly this big void of nothing. I think I work pretty well under pressure but when I'm not
"driven" by a goal that I feel passionate about like that I unravel like toilet paper in the wind.

Yes the obvious thing is to focus on next games. However I feel like I  kind of need more substance in my life.
I just have no idea what that might be so my plan is to:

A) give myself a bit time off to just be for once, maybe even reconnect with people I haven't seen in ages
B) explore things I could do with my art.

I feel like doing a small visual project would be fun at this point. When creating a whole world for a game 
you can feel a bit hollow afterwards because it's probably 2 to 3 years of your life that you've spent in a completely
fictional space. Doing something smaller right now would probably feel like less risky for my soul.  
It needs to mend before it can give again. =)

  • Mood: Hurt
  • Listening to: back to black
  • Watching: the clouds go by
  • Playing: Resogun
  • Eating: On a damn diet for the 3rd month in a row.
  • Drinking: lol, I wish! See above.


Mikko Eerola
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Current Residence: Finland
Currently working on visual design for games industry.
On my free time I draw and paint for myself.


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Wabtfan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you choose which of your works appear in ads?
minty338 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i clicked on the add with the guy pulling up his shirt lol.... omg cry 
crazycool124 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
That's how I got here too, XD!
teddyb4334 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gab1231 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice add choice... Big Fool Emoji-3 (Smirk) [V2] 
Bawdywawdy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
joewinko Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
i love your pictures! :D they're really cool :D
TailsDoll6 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
megan7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Inspired by your awesome bridge…  Thank you!! :heart:
Spex84 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thanks for the watch, great art here!
And I totally understand where you're coming from with the burnout problem, feeling like you need something more "real". I've been having the same problem on and off for a half-dozen years now :P
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