I have been thinking a lot lately. About things I want to do in the future. Like, where am I going to settle down and get a job? What kind of job do I want? Am I going to move? Am I going to have to move? I graduate in December, and my family and I are celebrating with a cruise! I have been pondering the idea of applying at a printing company, relatively close to where I live now. I could get experience in the field, maybe change my goal of “get a degree to teach graphic design at a college” to “work for a printing company”, which I think would be equally as satisfying for me. I really, really love the printing aspect of graphic design, CMYK, all the details, the history, you name it. I’m taking a class right now called Production Techniques, and even though I think I’m a little late on taking the class, I’m finally taking classes that are interesting, higher level, and have to do with my major. And that is such a relief!
And oh, I am taking an Illustration techniques class this semester!! I LOVE IT. Love it, love it, love it. And my professor, he has actually told me that he could tell my style was anime, but it was definitely a mature style and I knew what direction I wanted to go in. IT WAS SUCH A RELIEF. I was getting really tired of teachers trying to get me to go towards more of a realistic style. I want a stylized style…that’s what Illustration’s all about, impo. And I’m not going to get on the train of “anime is not a professional style”, because I don’t want us both arguing ourselves sick. All of my assignments so far, I have incorporated videogames in with it, and my professor has loved every one of them.
what’s really horrifying is when you have an artist you really admire on tumblr but you’re too intimidated/scared to follow them because you’re silly and then you find out they were already following you and have been following you for god knows how long and have been exposed to all your stupid posts about ships and homoerotic fancomics and bad rap music videos and then you kind of just want to bury your face in the sand
Yeah, I did it. I succumbed to gaia once again, and I opened up an avi art shop, yayayay. You know the drill! Click the link to go there, bump, chat, order something, whatever! I wanna have fun with this and most of all, get more practice drawing. :3