I spent the past week in aww and a bit of jealousy. I kept saying to my self, “how can people make amazing digital art? It looks so complicated and I am just lazy.” I learned to be lazy from being a programmer. So I told my self that I will do it too. I will become a great digital artist too! I don’t care how long it will take me, but I will learn it. I hate Photoshop and all its amazing power, but I will make proper digital art.
I hated photoshop from the beginning. I hated its complicated layering systems, its window within window just so you can do one alteration. I just hated it, and I seldom ever used it. I kept thinking, why would anyone use this crap? It’s not graphical user friendly. I am used to fast paced software that will help me do what I need to design quickly. To me time is luxury, and I don’t want to spend time doing one little thing which I can do with one click on another program.
Then I decided to go into a more complicated life and become a programmer. That requires a lot of patience! But I like it only because I am an analytical thinker and I like to design and code. Coding is fun, it is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. Once it is complete and all together, the result is magnificent!
Then I remembered back in the good old days where I was labeled as a young artist. I used to paint, draw, and make sculptures easily. I had a very artistic creative approach to things, but I was good at math and science, so it made no sense. So I was stuck in the middle and I felt like I can be good at anything if I set my mind to it. Also, I still adore all the art prizes I won over the years growing up. I mean, winning a Polaroid camera when you are 8 years old is amazing! It was a talent that I was happy to have.
So now I want to master being a digital artist. I want to change my direction in life, and learn to use Photoshop. Oh wait, I already did! Took me a day but dammit it, I can use everything in it now! I was like, screw all the beginner tutorials and what each window means and all the options; I am going straight to advanced tutorials.
I just skipped maybe 1st, 2nd, 3rd and almost done 4th year graphics art degree.
Time to make great art using crappy Adobe Photoshop. Oh I hate you, but your power is unruly!