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15 February 2010 @ 11:23 pm
I Can't Commit  
A symptom of ADHD is that constant picking of random objects will be developed as a hideous habit that cannot be fixed. I.cannot.stop. ARGH. I can't sit still long enough to even write this entry and I'm so distract I can't make myself finish my homework.

February 15, 2010 // Monday

Here I'm trying to create my own mark. After some self-reflection, I felt the Amazon parrot and waves had characteristics that best represent me. Waves are flowy, a constant characteristic of my designs. They can also be gentle or strong, opposites which I'm capable of. The Amazon parrot are beautiful creatures from the rain forest. They're friendly (compared to other birds), coachable, green (mostly) or colorful, bright, and intelligent. I also want to work for a nonprofit organization later on, or do something that involves helping animals or the environment, so the parrot, in this case, was chosen based on who I felt my audience will be.

However, I'm afraid to say I'm not much of an illustrator, which means parrots are a little difficult to draw. I hate that I have to do this mark on the computer this early in the process because there's no time for me to refine and improve my drawings.

I'm having trouble getting excited about this project, probably because I didn't realize beforehand that this was something we had to do, and when I am not prepared, I cannot commit. I want this to be a mark I'm proud of—that says something about me—that's deep and meaning, as with all marks.

But I'm also doing corporate identity for John's class, and so far, I haven't gotten any good feedback from him. I'm a little worried and dreadfully dejected. Thinking of John's class actually makes me want to break down in self-pity.
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
van Jory_phyxsius on February 16th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
:( Don't worry. Take time to relax and perhaps your inspiration and motivation will come to make it better! :D
Rae Rae McRaererson.: Harry Potter - Draco is a death eatereraticschematic on February 18th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Stylize your mark! It doesn't have to be an anatomically correct drawing of the parrot, so don't make it so. It has to be true to you, and embracing your wonky artwork is a part of that. (For the record, I think your parrot sketches are fine, and could definitely work if you're going in the direction of combining it with the waves or some stylized curves.)

Your other commenters have solid points too-let it come. Don't freak out, just take a deep breath, and you can come back to it in a while.

Remember: you're actually good at this. Even if you haven't been told so in a while.