space pirate in a row boat
6 months ago
Really cool, man. Hope you get through all this doubts. Love your work!
Whoa! So nice!
@Ricky Linn Many of us have existential crises, tragedy, and deep-seeded pain and turmoil boiling under the surface. You're doing the right stuff — being open about what you are going through. Also, being creative for creativity's sake is great therapy.
What helps even more is being completely open with a friend that you can be human and real with. Trust me, I've been here.
Chin up fella. This looks rad, and yes, you are human. And we are with you :)
Indeed, this is quite fabulous good sir.
@Justin Mezzell @Adam Grason @Chris Farina @Mick Santostefano @Mike Nickells @Mike DiLuigi @John Duggan @Rogie and everyone else that responded:
Wow, thanks for all the support guys, I wasn't expecting this response at all. The Dribbble community is awesome. Lately I've been force to re-evaluate and face what kind of designer I am vs what kind of designer I want to be, what creative pursuits are worth it and what others aren't, should I even stay in graphic design? Should I be an illustrator/designer hybrid? Should I pursue some other creative field altogether? (like writing or fine art) I'm hurtling towards graduation in a year and I guess I'm getting nervous about what the next phase of my life and career is going to be like out there when I'm outta school and what impact, if any, I can have in the real world. Many questions and many anxieties, all of it scary and uncertain.
Keep us updated on your journey, Ricky. I am in the same boat. Will be graduating this semester and am afraid of taking that first step into big kid land.
Off topic, this is one of many reasons I feel a message board could serve dribbble well. A meeting of the minds to discuss the day-in-day-out goings-on inside and outside the world of design. I've always wanted a forum for cultivating others' opinions on font and color choices, individual techniques for texturing, composing, printing, etc. There is great potential there.
Just remember, PRESS ON.
dis i like
do you draw on paper before hitting the vectors?
I love this.
Reminds me of Doctor Who. "Silence in the Library."
@Jon Mills Most times I do, but for this particular one no i didn't.
word, yea this one just seemed straight vector to me.
not a bad thing at all, btw- i do it all the time.. i really was just honestly curious.
On the note about future endeavors and career choices --
You're a talented individual and you're young- you literally have your whole life ahead of you. Just slow your brain a moment, do what feels natural, and changes in your career path will follow your talents naturally.
Before I got out of school, where I studied illustration (exactly 7 years ago!), I happened to take a web development class. I was already a co-founder in a local art collective/apparel brand and quickly tried my hand at various web projects for our biz. Soon, I was developing not only our website, but was also taking on third-party web projects as well.
Today the apparel brand/art collective is no more, but I still design and develop websites. I'm happy in what I do and wouldn't be if I were forced to think about the future too hard instead of doing what I do.
5 months ago
by Ricky Linn
A friend suggested I try something completely different to get me out of my funk. Gave myself an hour's challenge and I don't remember the last time I had this much fun just making something for myself.
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5 months ago
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