Odd one out

You know, usually in my graphic design classes, pretty much all the students I have in my class all seem to find some cheesy ‘artistic’ thing to say. For example, they see like geometric shapes with some warm colors on a cool background, and they somehow manage to come up with like, “I feel that it’s so relaxing, and inviting, I think of clouds falling into a sunset” bla bla bla, and the thing is, the professors eat it up, and the issue here is we end up all having to say something about some graphic design work, and all I can come up with is, “I see shapes”.

I don’t know how they find something so artistic and find such feeling in what I feel is just a straightforward piece of graphic work. I would understand if it was something like:

You know, usually in my graphic design classes, pretty much all the students I have in my class all seem to find some cheesy ‘artistic’ thing to say. For example, they see like geometric shapes with some warm colors on a cool background, and they somehow manage to come up with like, “I feel that it’s so relaxing, and inviting, I think of clouds falling into a sunset” bla bla bla, and the thing is, the professors eat it up, and the issue here is we end up all having to say something about some graphic design work, and all I can come up with is, “I see shapes”.

I don’t know how they find something so artistic and find such feeling in what I feel is just a straightforward piece of graphic work. I would understand if it was something like:


pain by *Obscurae on deviantART

Trust me, I’d have lots of things to say about such strong art works. Or art works in general.

But I don’t know how they find something to say about something like this:

I don’t know if they are just overdoing it and trying to seem artistic and smart, or if I’m just the odd one out in the graphic design classes?

I feel more comfortable in art classes, and get confused at how the girls in my classes show off with finding something so heartfelt to say about such a rigid straightforward label work.

Is it just the girls here? I don’t know.. I’ve only experienced it in AUK gdes classes, but the girls have less to say in regular art classes, which confuzzles me.

It’s frustrating trying to find something meaningful to say for such works, and I always feel silly for … well, being honest and straightforward in what I see and get from the work.

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Sad…Sad

What is it with these days, “artworks” of blobs and lines, and droplets of paint splashed across the canvas being sold for thousands and/or millions of KD – This became even clearer to me when I had to visit an art exhibition for extra credit. I kept starting open-mouthed, in total disbelief, and the prices on these those blotches of paint, with ripped up news paper pieces, and strings. Unbelievable. I don’t get what goes on in the mind of the people that believe those works are worth that amount of money. The work were that of the same level of a preschooler.. actually, the preschooler’s work would probably show more effort put into it.

It’s so sad, it really is, because of all the amazing artists I have come across in my time on DeviantArt:

This is Art, this is Talent.

 

Graphic Design

Why did I choose Graphic Design as my major?

Well, I love Digital Art, but hate traditional drawing (I don’t hate traditional art, I hate drawing & painting traditionally myself :p), and I don’t really like Graphic Design eithe to be honest, but it was the closest to “Digital Art” as possible.

Back then, if there had been a choice between an Art major or Graphic Design major, I probably would’ve chosen the Art major; however, now if I had been given the choice, I would stick with the choice I made as in the long run it’s a more stable job option!

So yes, Graphic Design is the middle between Art and Digital… D: