I had a little chat today to my lecturer because wow I was stressing out so much about this project. Every design I did just didn’t “feel” right and I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I tried, but I couldn’t achieve that perfect design that I had in mind.
I told her this and she pointed out that my designs lacked character, and that I should do some hand illustrations and BOOM it was suddenly so obvious.
I wasn’t doing something that I loved; instead, I was forcing myself to do something that I thought would be “good for me”.
I mean I did learn from all of those designs and I know how to work with illustrator more but I hated almost every moment of it.
I’m truly in love with traditional illustration.
Eurgh how could I be so stupid! It was so obvious and yet I was so blind with stress that I didn’t see it. From now on I’m going to look at inspirational illustrators and hopefully shall have enough research by the end of this week to produce some sketches and my design.