Ladies and gentleman, I have officially survived the first six months of my degree program. Hooray for me! No seriously, some days survival was the only thing on my mind…well that and why technology hated me. I can’t say I’ve loved every minute of it, because there were a couple of hours in there where I seriously doubted my ability to hold on to a full-time banking position, my GPA, my family and friends, and my sanity all at once. However, those moments passed pretty quickly. For the most part, I’ve loved it. I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned in half a year.
The really fun part is watching those skills progress from clumsy attempts to well-conceived designs I’m proud to show off. The best part is that most of the work I do for school doesn’t feel like work at all. I get to spend my lunch hours, evenings, and weekends drawing and creating fun stuff. Let’s face it, I would do that during a good portion of my time anyway.
For my family and friends who wonder where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing…here you go.
One project I had a couple of months ago was to choose three animals, and create sketches and final drawings in three poses that could be used as part of a logo for a company. The final drawings needed to be done in black ink, and should be easily simplified. Now, keep in mind this is still early on in the program, so my drawing skills are improving the more I use them (there’s some saying about perfection and practice, but I’m not trotting out cliches here).
I learned a lot from this exercise. First, I’m better at this drawing thing than I thought. Second, I’m not as good as I’d like. Third, I like elephants more than I realized. There’s other stuff too, but those really stand out.
Yeah, elephants are super cool. So awesome I just kept drawing them when I finished the stuff for class.
‘Til next time,
P.S. I’ll be posting more of my work here, but if you can also check it out on Behance. You can find my work as well as other really amazing designers and artists there.