another batch of sketch pages…
“Honor Your Practice, Respect the Process”
Wise words from David Colman, one of the coolest character designers in the industry… and he’s totally right!
Colman just recently visited San Jose State, and in addition to talking about his amazing work, he emphasized the importance of remembering our ambitions. And he didn’t mean getting that dream job we animation/illustration students yearn for, but remember why we got into this from the beginning: cause we love to draw, paint, and create!
I’m in the middle of wrapping up a huge, overwhelming school project that, quite honestly, I just can’t wait to get over with. I love the class and the concept behind it all, but this project is really kicked my butt, and all the fun has been completely sucked out of it. And yes, I got to the point where I was questioning myself, why the hell am I doing this?? (‘course this was at 4am, when all senses have gone numb and I hate everything lol)
But my point is that we tend to sometimes get so wrapped up in our assignments and work, that we lose sight of why we are really here. Even Colman confessed that several industry professionals go through the same frustrations, where they feel stuck doing things they are not content with, and end up hating their jobs.
The cure? Just don’t forget! Keep your passions alive, as Colman suggested, by drawing something for yourself everyday. Doesn’t matter what, just get a sketch in there, something you can be happy with. Honor Your Practice.
Sounds good to me!
Taking a break from school, here’s something I drew up: