My name is Joy Tartaglia and I live in Worcester. My major is IMGD with heavy lean toward art. I enjoy watching anime, playing music, playing video games, and listening to video game music. Writing is also something I enjoy and spend time on, though none of it will ever be seen outside my computer. I tend to be my own worst critic, so as a result, I don’t share most of my work.
I have a tendency to have a laser focus on specific things that interest me, and my ability to multitask suffers because of this. Unless my focus is broken, once I start a project, I stick with it until I see it through. Except fanfiction. I practically never finish those.
I have some digital and traditional art experience. I’ve taken courses in digital 3D animation and modeling. As for traditional, I’ve taken basic art courses which have allowed me to dabble in pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and Asian brush art. Most of the latter list of courses were taken at the Worcester Art Museum. I consider myself barely above rank beginner.
I’m familiar with Maya, ZBrush, Max, Unity, Photoshop, Gimp, and Reaper in varying degrees, and I’m fairly rusty with most of them. Aside from software, I have minimal experience in programming, electronics, and other tech.
Other Creative Arts:
I have the most experience in music. I’ve played the recorder for at least sixteen years and have performed in churches and other events, such as the Boar’s Head Festival at the Wesley United Methodist Church and one performance at Mechanics Hall. Both occurred several years ago. I am also partially a member of the Worcester Hills Recorder Society.
I’ve also spent a fair amount of time writing. It’s all fanfiction, though.
I particularly appreciate video games with memorable visual design, music, and writing. Just a few games I’ve enjoyed are: The World Ends With You, Okami, Nier: Automata, Furi, and Hollow Knight.
I haven’t read all that many books recently, but the Inheritance Cycle and Percy Jackson and the Olympians have had lasting inspirational impacts on me with their world building and characters.
As for anime, one I particularly enjoyed was a donghua called Mo Dao Zu Shi for its characters and music, and for being a great adaptation of the novel.
It would be a dream to someday create a masterpiece someday, whether it be visual, musical, or narrative, or all three together. My short-term goals are much simpler. I want to learn and improve. Besides that, I’m still trying to figure out exactly what I want to do in my life.
The quality of the videos are kind of bad because they were small side projects and were rendered at low resolution. I don’t have many recent animations besides these.
The first three pictures below were done in a small little book I carry around with me to doodle in my free time when I’m also away from my computer. All the Asian brush art was done in some introductory courses at the Worcester Art Museum.
Other Things About Me:
I strongly dislike popping balloons and static electric shocks.