A Less Than Perfect Start.
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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.
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 thi
izzathafizHobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Good that things had been working out for you. Loved your 'anime-realism' paintings in your DA gallery
You brought a good point about ImagineFX...it is a good resource. Financially, I can't afford to go on a course now...so I guess IFX will be my sifu too. I just need to be more patient and improve myself.
It will definitely take some time for me to get good - I am very rusty now - but this is something that I really want to work on and move forward with.
Eddy-ShinjukuProfessional Digital Artist
Just so you know, I only start drawing @ 25 yrs old, that's about 3 yrs ago; I was sort in the same position as you then - didn't expect to be doing this seriously now
Btw, saw you bought ImagineFX Feb Issue (@ facebook), I practically study everything from IFX haha Never went to any art courses or college