Sunday, December 16, 2012

Digital: Good news, sad news


Good news:
This isn't finished, but I wanted to show you what I've got so far digitally!  You like?  Here's the thing... I love looking through a sketchbook and at drawings far more than looking at paintings.  And I love drawing way more than painting.  So... wondering if I can preserve the drawing/sketching/penciling/lining part of the work and also bring in bright vibrant color at the same time.  Like I said this isn't finished... but this is certainly exciting, fun, semi-addicting... which WHO KNEW..., and I'm far happier with the results and process, and guess what... I've been dreaming about painting digitally at night.  I'm all excited.  I had no idea I'd enjoy it this much.  My tablet still hasn't even come in the mail yet but I used the school tablets to make this.

Sad news:
Sad news is... I talked to my respectable advisor yesterday, and looks like switching to digital like this is most likely not an option.  I might have cried a little in his office.  Poor guy probably gets that a lot because I discovered an appreciated box of tissues at arm's length.  I'm very bummed.  But, I must do what I must do.  At least I know something I didn't know before, that I can take with me to use in future work.  So I guess it still kinda ends with good news again.  But yeah... bummer.


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    1. Argh double post and now the infamous removed comment

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  2. I like the digital painting A LOT! That is lame that he won't give it a chance.

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  3. :) I think all advisors keep tissues in their offices... I know mine does, and that I've used them! It is LOVELY though Ginny!

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  4. I'm still up in arms on this, why would it not be an acceptable switch? Was there a specific contract agreement? Did they request a certain look?

    And how definitive is 'most likely'?

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  5. There are a lot of websites that you can upload pictures and they will bind them into a hard bound book for cheap. My sisters use them a lot for scrap booking. You could do your sketches digitally and then print them in a sketchbook for browsing through later. Not sure how well the colors will be represented tho.

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  6. Everyone, I appreciate your concern. I prefer not to discuss it out of respect to my advisor until it's figured out and final. (There's still a chance... but if it doesn't work out, it'll be okay! It'll have to be.)

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