I have to be honest, I hate being a graphic design major in AUK. I feel like I’m restricted and not allowed to go far out artistically.. In 2 of my classes of this semester that just ended for me, I kept getting low grades for works I worked hard on. I kept getting positive feedback of my works from many successful graphic designers, however my professors seem to have a problem with it. When asking fellow students, they suggested to not put too much effort in it, which is how they’ve been getting good grades… yeah, go figure. I then started doing that towards the end of my semester and surprise surprise!!! I started getting good grades??? So is that the secret here?? In my other class, I thought I was doing well until the second project in which she told us to design a product about ourselves – so I did. I created artworks and made 3 mini books (a series) out of them, focusing mainly on the cover artwork since that would be the part describing who I am. At first she liked it, but kept asking whether they were my works, I assured her it was and she seemed to believe me and wanted me to print out separate copies for her. The second time when she checked up the progress on our projects she looked at me with this suspicious condescending look and asked, “You did this? You?” I replied yes I did, and she was like, “You used brushes I’m guessing.” I said “No, I painted this on Photoshop” her reply, “You painted this? Aha”
I once again assured her yes I did, and when giving in the project I provided her with a CD on which I had 2 step-by-steps of my works, (the other file of my 3rd artwork was erased thanks to the crashing of my laptop). For the 3rd project we had to make a booklet for that product, I once again had to use the artworks I had made for my book series, and also made more illustrations for the booklet. When she saw them she once again questioned me about them suspiciously and it definitely didn’t sound like she believed me!!! I had provided her with proof and still she didn’t believe me. I don’t know if she keeps forgetting each encounter with my works, or she just seriously doubts I worked on them.
Now I’m extremely worried if I’m going to fail my class because apparently my works are too good to be mine, in her view -_- God, I guess I’ll find out if I passed or failed next week, wish me luck.
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.