Finally landed a new job. Will be spending most of my time developing web applications and website projects.
So, this means...I have to take a little step back from drawing. Just a little bit. A short break from doing something I really enjoyed doing. I have been out of the web design line for a bit, so I need to brush up my knowledge to keep up with the current trends and the requirements needed.
Just like Michael Corleone in Godfather III..."just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in". Back in the saddle again. Just finished my first week - lots of things happening on the horizon.
I would be drawing again once I get used to this new job. I hope it won't be too long before I picked up the Wacom tablet once more.
First day of 2014, and all by myself. A quiet way to begin the year.
It's been a few months since my last stable job ended. I was a Web/Graphics Designer over the last 10 years...it came to the point that the stress was driving me crazy. I had spells of doing design freelance jobs here and there, but nothing permanent for now. I have no plan B. I don't know where I'm going next.
Recently, due to the free time I have now in spades, I have started drawing again after not doing so for many, many years. I have re-kindled my long lost love for drawing and sketching stuff. I finally set up my DeviantArt account - I was honestly surprised I didn't do so earlier - and I've been loving it so far. I loved the feedback I've gotten, even when I'm nowhere near as good as some of my illustrator friends. I know I'm not at Pro level yet...but somehow all these drawings became my coping mechanism. Sort of...therapeutic I guess.
In an ideal world, with ideal financial situation I'd love to go for a professional illustration course. Right now, in reality I'm just scrambling to re-organize my portfolio and just go back into doing web/graphic design...purely for financial reasons. At my age (34), I know that I have to give up some dreams. Lose some, win some. I'd still draw and sketch on the side, purely as a hobby. I'm not sure what's ahead, but I'll just go on.
Thanks to DeviantArt for rekindling my lost love. Happy New Year 2014 to all. Thank you.