I bought a new laptop recently and was captured by both the price (since it's an AMD core) and touch screen capabilities of the new HP Touchsmart Tx2-1020us
series hybrid tablet/laptop.
All seems to be going well, but a strange thing has been happening deep inside me. Like an awakening trying
to occur but not having the ability to.
It seems I've downloaded an app called the Alias Sketchbook and have been sketching. I've always sketched stuff as a kid (although it was more technical stuff like cars, cities and imagined cross sections of stuff, etc), and would like to do so more now. I know my way around Adobe Flash extremely proficiently, I could animate in short time, it's just..... it's just I can't really draw.
I'm confused on whether having creative talent is something that is taught, or if it is something more natural, and teaching only refines it. I've been doing some online drawing stuff, but I still can't bring the middle man to put the stuff in my head onto paper. Some artists and animators appeal to me so much because they draw/animate the things that are in my
head. Things that I
'imagine up' seems to be taken from my head and put on paper/pixels by artists better so than me!
And this is a depressing tale indeed.
I told my friend that the other day that I wanted to be less 'mathy' and more 'artsy', in which he replied he wanted the exact opposite.
Grass is always greener.
PS, I hope everyone's having a great summer, because going to a campus for one class twice a week during the summer right next to the beach is amazing... I'm gonna be black and leathery by the end of this