But scratch that. Let me share something with you academics who are currently doing engineering, commerce,law or any other sort of liberal arts. I find it ironic sometimes that I even have the ability to make friends in my class. You see, in my point of view.. I don't look at them as my "classmates", as in the way I used to do in high school. Where everybody's nice and they just wanna get pass the SPM phase and go to college. No, I look them as fucking.. competition. When you liberal arts people hand in assignments every month we dish out designs every week. Everytime when there's a submission deadline there's an exhibition where you display your work for the other peeps at Building 88, BA Communication Design to look and criticize your work. You come to class that day hoping not for that tall girl in glasses to get question 2.b wrong but for her to use grey instead of dark pink for her mature female demograph aimed shampoo bottle or maybe hoping that she used Helvetica Neue Ultralight rather then ITC Baskerville Regular that would obviously suit her design better. You check you tracking and the kerning for your main title and wonder whether the leading of your rationale is just right. Is the margin too narrow? The point size to big? Should I have used 8pt instead of 9pt. Does Verdana on my rationale represent my design's concept betther then Didot Regular?
There are NO books that you can study to be good at this. No study breaks before ur exams. Wait, we don't have exams. We just have a deadline at 9.30 and if there you just had to catch the next elevator because there was just too many people in the previous one, you're gonna fail if you arrive at 9.36.
"Oh, the blur effect come from the lens wan is it?!?! I tot you all pro!"
"OMG, I loooove using photoshop."
"Get a real degree can you?"
"Oh he's good because he's using an EOS yours is just a silly IXUS."
These were words that came from people that were studying law, engineering or even Biomedical Science. If you all were so called "academics", how can you all be so naive?
Skill and technical abilities in art come from practice. But the ability to see the special from the ordinary doesn't come around that easy. It takes interest, it takes observation and a lot of other things that I cant really explain. But im sure as hell it ain't books.
It's not that easy.
So, to you all that think people that people that do design are just idiots who cant do anything else (i got an A1 for chemistry and an A2 for physics for SPM, I know people who did worse are currently studying medicine), I hope this post sheds some light on ur fucking face.
Chao. (with a little visual feed)