So i went to see the UWIC Illustration, Graphic design and Product design exhibition.PyroPandas
work was there which was awesome!
It made me realize how much more useful a Degree in Design type arty things is. Not that Fine art isn't good, but unless you know how to get the most out of Fine art you don't have much too show for it afterwards, unless of course you intend to become a practicing 'artist' which seems to be a bitch of a thing to do for a living.
I honestly couldn't live off my art...Exhibitions, funding, selling work/prints, residencies all sound good until you realize the return on them isn't great unless you don't have a high standard of living...not that i have a high standard of living particularly....ah I'm babbling.
The other good thing that came from going to the Exhibition was that i got to use another campus's library!
I borrowed a lot of books including;
The language of comics - Varnum & Gibbons
Understanding Comics - Scott McCloud
From Girls to Grrls -Robbins
The Artist as an Illustrator - Silvia Backemeyer
Lemon poppy seed - Die gestalten verlag
Handwritten expressive lettering in the digital age - Steven Heller
I -love- Books
I also got my results back from my tutors, lets just say i passed ok? Ok.
But i won't be going back to the usual term next year because the course curriculum is...well...bad. Bad in the sense that i don't enjoy it/do very well with the set work. So me and my Tutor are going to try to work a way of getting all my credits in a better way for me.
Im working on an entry to the Manga Jiman competition at the Japanese embassy, lets hope that goes well.
So yeah busy busy always busy, still finding time to play games when i shouldn't be though.
Placebos new album isn't so good. Two good songs maybe but the rest is meh.
Tags: books art life exhibitions
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