I think this is a very useful thing to do and does make you think more and relfect and understand yourself and skills better. It's certainly something I should and have been meaning to do more often. To maybes make a new SWOT analysis at the start and end of each project. This makes it clearer to see what you've learnt and what areas you still need to work on.
Personally it does feel wierd knowing that this first year is already almost over and I feel that I havent been able to fully 100% commit myself and learn as much as I wanted or could of. This has been due to having to have a lot of time off which couldnt be helped but reflecting back on it, it is something that at the start I really wanted to avoid and I know it has held me back with my skills and developement. I do always continue with work on my own and can pick up quite a lot too...I'm thinking this might be different with Cinema 4D however! But this still doesnt make up for general everyday tips I've missed out on.
I'm looking forward to getting on though and learning a lot over the summer and trying out new techniques and just doing more random drawings and 'faffing' around on different programs (thats the technical term for it- faffing). I've got soooooooo many books and magazines I want to look through too and I also want to enter the 'toe fluff' character exhibtion I mentioned on my previous post. That should be fun!
Anways... this has turned into quite a long ramble of a post. Im in one of those reflective moods and forward thinking. I'm planning a lot and trying to keep to a structure and plan for it all. But back to the main point of this actual post: the SWOT analysis. Here it is (btw this is the first time I've tried directly exporting a word document to a blog so I think its messed up the layout a little)....
SWOT Analysis – April/May 2010
I will create another one probably mid summer to relfect and check on my progress from now and then right at the end too. It'll be interesting to see whats happened and what I've learned.