Hello my friends. I am at a creative fork in the road. Part of me wants to continue cartooning, but part of me wants to go back to the fine art stuff. I know I can do both, and I shouldn't focus on only one part of it, but there are only so many hours in a day. This will come down to a coin toss, and I will change my mind a hundred times more. Having a writer's mind, ideas are always cascading through me. Have a great and productive week my friends!

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Comment by Jeanmarie on June 12, 2014 at 6:18am

Thom I went through the same dilemma when I was in college. I started out graphic design and liked it but  thought I wasn't good enough for a career in it. I missed painting and fine arts, so I ended up switching majors and the end result led me to teaching art. I never thought I'd use graphic design again, but sure enough I landed a board member position on and arts organization. I have to say delving into both medias helped strengthen my graphic and fine artwork. Ultimately the choices is yours. Don't feel like you have to give up one area to focus on another. The masters used to do that, we don't have to. Diversity is good for artists. My advice is to go with the inspirational flow. If you want to work on fine art, so be it. If the next day you want to cartoon, just do it. Since your a writer it sounds like both your styles of art could afford some interesting story telling.

Best wishes!

Comment by Thom Futrell on June 12, 2014 at 8:06am

Thank you, that is seriously great advice!


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