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Wednesday, January 28, 2009


today i'm going to do my next degree project piece.  i slept long and well with many dreams i can't remember.  
i'm blowing snot and blood and i'm bored with idea of being sick all the damn time.

i've got some ideas brewing.  i also have an opportunity to do an album cover... i haven't been inspired naturally yet, so it's time to look into my image banks and pull some stuff out and stare at it and piece it together.

i have no respect for reviews, i would cite this as a problem but that was my last one, so that's nice.  i think the only helpful/non-general feedback i got was from Chris Goodwin.  He gave me ideas of what to do technically, not vague suggestions or complaints about how i, (a) don't have concepts (b) that my concepts are too hard to understand.
also an interesting thing that i think two people mentioned was backgrounds.  i guess unless i'm doing a scene i just don't feel like putting one in because it feels arbitrary.  i think sometimes during reviews the reviewers kind of prepare themselves with a mental list of points and then go around to each person and apply that list to their work without taking the time to delve very deeply into the piece and try to understand what it needs.

also Emily was showing me pictures from Australia and her work is so inspiring to me.  she's just so free when she paints and draws.  i still want to feel that way...  i've got to get a new sketchbook.
i'm also sick of people talking about making larger scale work.  that's what i mean, they look for the opposite of what you're doing and assume that if they suggest the opposite, they're going to push you to do something real cutting edge.  it's so impersonal that i find it insulting.


Allison Bamcat said...

Wow you just explained my entire LIFE.

I got pulled apart over my non-backgrounds. But they're blank on purpose, for me, so whatever.

I feel like we've all been picked apart so hard over the years that I don't know what anyone's true working style is - I never get to see the work that makes people the happiest. I think that's the most important thing to strive for: making work that you love.

Tuesday Morning said...

that's definitely the most important point. everything i hate about illustration has taught me so much about myself.
i guess that's one way of looking at these 4 years, huh?