it’d be great if ppl would stop assuming things about me. since carrying around a portfolio and visiting the art store i usually get asked once in a while if i’m an artist (meaning drawing and painting cuz that’s limit of ppl’s comprehension of what art entails) and how amazing my work must be. i always reply that i’m not good and ppl don’t believe me. one guy wanted a business card or a website. i’m seriously mediocre at drawing. (i finally got a handle of making things look correct, but lack a full range of value.) i don’t know how else to express that i’m not this amazing artist. i’m just taking art classes. for whatever reason it happened today, but the lady asked if i was a designer. the first time someone said designer and not artist and didn’t try making an awkward conversation about it. this is all like bio and ppl assuming i’m smart. i don’t care if it’s positive or not don’t assume things about ppl’s capabilities based on what they choose to study. the two are not related.
i recently acknowledged w/ myself that as much as i think it would be cool to be an artist it’s something i’m not. maybe one day. i’m better at design work over drawing and don’t need to feel like crap in my drawing class. today i found out that all the amazing drawers suck at design, color theory and doing anything on a computer. i confirmed this idea w/ ppl not in my class by overhearing a conversation. it’s a little bizarre to me that ppl seem so limited in skill.
i do think this one guy should pursue illustration as a career. he has natural talent. he said he doesn’t want to cuz freelance is scary and a job job has financial security. apparently he’s changed his major 4 times.
ah well. i’ll enjoy my class since it’s expanded to mixed media and we can do fantasy pieces now.