Thursday, May 21, 2009

I graduate tomorrow.

(Me, freshman year)

Tomorrow is graduation day, where I'll receive my degree in Communication Design: Illustration and get my swift kick in the ass into the real world.

I'm (slowly) continuing to work on my 8 pieces for the Space 242 show next month. After graduation is over, I'm planning on spending a lot of time pumping out great-looking pieces.

I also went to the Surtex Trade Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City this past Monday. The event was really packed, with lots of energy. I saw a lot of the competition out there, mostly for stationary and holiday-themed artwork, which there is definitely a market for. I'm considering doing a holiday series to keep myself well-rounded and applicable to current markets. It may not be as fun as painting clowns and ice cream, but maybe it'll open up some different doors.

I'm also currently trying to teach myself 3D studio max in order to design toys and character models that will hopefully help me in applying to places like toy companies and video game companies.

So, tomorrow, at age 20, I'll walk up and receive my degree. I've never been so confused about what I want to do with my life than now.


Anonymous said...

Continue making amazing artwork like you always have-that is all you can do. :)

Alycia Garcia said...

omg. the yellow hair.
in retrospect, it was such a bad idea. who knew.
love you.