While unemployment emerges the boredom out of me, I have decided to challenge myself to commit to the 365 project. Not only photography, but graphics designing as well – which is pretty good since this project could help me add some artworks in my online portfolio.
My weapon of choice, Adobe Photoshop and mom’s Sony Cybershot. I chose not to use my Nikon D90 in fear that I might run out of shots, hopefully hindi pa ko nakakaabout near the 30 000 shots limit. The reason I haven’t pursued Illustrator is because I wasn’t too determined to accustom myself into using it back in college, however I’ll try to get used to it while in the course of this project. So, Photoshop it is for the mean time!
DAY 1 – Couture
I googled this image and vectored it in PS. It took me a good one hour to finish this. (Slow much? I was watching Will and Grace.)
DAY 1 – New Room
My Iron Man mask says hello. *wink* I know, this picture is so cliche. We just moved in earlier this year which explains the inexistent bed in my bedroom. We’re still doing some canvassing and yes I sleep on the floor.
I’ve already listed 33 potential companies/agencies and I’m planning to send out resumes by next week. Just a few polishing and I’m ready to go. Yesterday I just had the jitters, I was unsure of what job I wanted to be involved in. Do I want to be a brand manager or a copywriter? I’ve been fairly good at making Marketing Plans and Market Research, plus it seems challenging. Araw-araw kang magtatae ng panibagong ideas at strategies para sa positioning ng brand mo, wala ng mahirap doon. Pinag-aral ko yun ng apat na taon, sanay na utak ko diyan. Pagalingan nalang ng diskarte.
But with graphics designing and constant conceptualizing, even if my major wasn’t Bachelor of Fine Arts or Arts, I know I can get in as a creative in an ad agency. Since day 1 of college, I have been dreaming of being a part of a beacon that uplifts humanity beyond it’s means. The sad part is, I don’t know if I’m good enough for this industry. I’ve had a series of writer’s block, even artist’s! What more could happen if I was already on the spot? “Gel, I’m giving you 5 hours to come up with a concept.” Well it may not be that harsh, but the pressure? How?
Ang problema kasi sakin is, I am an artist pero wala akong expertise. I know how to draw. I know how to sketch. I know how to oil paint. I know web-designing. I know graphics designing. I know how to play the guitar. I know how to play with colors and moods. I’m the jack of all trades. It upsets me.
Penge naman ng calling.