Monday, January 26, 2009


Discouragement has increased again today when the question of why I am still in school reared it ugly head again....

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Digital Art.....Lame

I will never be a digital artist.

This quarter being all digital is killing me. Photoshop is going alright, but I am still not seeing why I should be painting on the computer when I could do it in the real world..... and Illustrator is a complete mess. In fact, I'm supposed to be working right now on a digital piece but must take a break before I throw my computer into the wall.

The fact that I cannot crack the Illustrator barrier is eating me away. I am good (or at least able to understand) almost anything I pick up, but for all the time I invest in this program I cannot get it to do what I want. This makes me extremely mad. I almost want someone to sit with me and watch over my shoulder so that I can have help every time I reach a snag (which is every five minutes). I am extremely discouraged, and I am now actually switching back to Photoshop just so that I can get this assignment to a finished level.

I am longing for next quarter where I will be taking all traditional illustration classes. I honestly gave digital all I have. At least I know what I do and do not like. Although now I am worrying about getting a job in a world where technology dominates everything..... it is a burden and a blessing I guess.

Thursday, January 8, 2009