I had a hard time finding something that I was interested in blogging about this week. Then I came across the ad for Career Junction. The use of text as image works very well in this ad. The artist used everyday items in their same likeness while defining each with the word in such a clever way. I particularly like that the juice isn’t bottled.
The ad also reminded me of how I have grown in my art skills over the years. I have noticed the decrease in my use of elaborate drawing/sketching in detail on paper. I believe that drawing and painting, and even sculpting is ultimately how an artist begins their artistic journey. In the beginning, a hands-on aspect is abundant in every artist. I sometimes have to remind myself that the computer is not the only way to design. Design is done with so many different mediums today. That is why I believe design is good for illustrating whatever you may come up with in your head with the use of many different techniques to choose from. In the past, everything was done on paper first. Graphic designers today have the choice of sketching out ideas first on paper or just jumping right in and rendering it in any program of their choice. Has the importance of pencil and paper decreased over the years? For some designers, maybe; others would definitely fight for their pencil and paper! I know I would.