Thursday, November 19, 2009

Why Being a Graphic Designer is Fun...

...because you get to take nonsense sketches like this from your non-art superiors and turn them into functional information graphics.

I've removed all text on here that had to do w/ the actual company name, etc. When this series of graphics is complete and up on their site I'll post the end results of the project.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Funny Moments between Me & Art

I was just remembering an interesting moment I had with art in the 7th grade (maybe 8th...but pretty sure it was 7th). At the time it felt awkward, then as I went through art school I realized it was just plain stupid.

During 7th grade English we had an in-class assignment to Illustrate pages from a book we were reading. I don't even remember the book, but I remember it being about adults, not children. I drew the female character with breasts. Fully clothed of course - no nudity, literally just curvy under whatever type of outfit I was drawing on her.

The teacher was walking around as we worked, looked at mine and said I was a little young for that and made me erase it. I remember being so embarrassed and not really understanding why it was bad.

After going through high school art classes and eventually landing in art school, I realized that whole experience was rather stupid (through figure drawing classes and such you get pretty comfortable with the naked body).

Essentially, as a 12 or 13 year old, I was being told I was too young to Illustrate a body that was anatomically correct. At the age when girls should be learning about their bodies and feel comfortable with what their bodies are growing into, I was basically told it was "inappropriate". What a strange experience, right?

Do you have any silly or awkward moments in art?