So I was having trouble with my “Expressions” daily sketch; not knowing what expression to do. So I remembered my friend Mikey G showed me an illustrated facial expressions page awhile back..so i went searching and low and behold I find the following sheet from Nancy Lorenz linked from this Abduzeedo page that has some awesome examples done by other people. I plan on doing one a day.
Today, I went to a certain typography exploration event not knowing exactly what that meant or what stuff I’d be doing. I thought, “Hey, maybe I’ll get some insight about typography and see some awesome type work”. [Thinking it’ll be more of a lecture/art show] Instead it was more like seeing some type work from the internet with light definitions of typography styles then off to a spot where you could try making a typography piece. Not that this isn’t bad or anything, this actually benefits a lot of people. BUT. Being the kind of person I am, I don’t do to well in creation with groups. I get focused to much on others’ awesome work and get frustrated and impatient with myself. Sadly, I can be rude and jerk-ish or just plain unsocial when in this state. [I got friends that can testify being hurt by me - thank God for grace] I like solitude and uninterrupted focus. I get my best inspiration from being alone. It’s part of my personality and how I grew up. This isn’t to say I hate collaborating or working with others-in fact I do really well. I love art shows and networking.
The point being is that if you know your tendencies, personality, strengths and weaknesses; you can better function as an artist and person, and avoid unnecessary relational pains. [And I’m sure there is plenty of other pros to knowing yourself]