I have come to the realization that I’m not an artist (before people get angry I should clarify that by artist I mean fine artist). I like design and maybe a little bit of illustration (yes there is a different (apparently)), but fine art isn’t for me. It takes too long and I’m constantly frustrated that what I paint doesn’t look as good as I want it to. Part of that problem stems from me not wanting to take the time and get good at drawing portraits or painting landscapes.
But in a way it’s a good thing because it’s helped me realise that fine art isn’t the thing I want to be doing. I like design, I like playing with colours and shapes and turning them into patterns. I like illustration. I loved my corporate identity projects at college because they were essentially just doodling.
I don’t even know if there is a point to this post. Basically I’m not an artist and thats fine because I don’t want to be.