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When my portfolio got stolen, she said something along the lines, why don't you quick make a new one while all this recent work is still on your mind?.

She knew it involved five years of work in some casues and everything was done over a few monthes time. At the time I hadn't made any new pieces for at least a month, I was doing nothing but editing work since I was preparing the portfolio for scanning. Yeah....I can quick whip something like up anyday. I'm a talented artist (I think?) but not THAT talented that I can redo five years worth of designs.

Anyways, I let it go for now until sbe calls me again tonight and gives me the ole apathy treatment again and gets upset because I've been cancelling things right and left. YES bad things are going to happen and I'm going to cancel things I planned to do before this life altering disaster stuck.

It ended with why do you think I'm working so hard (working my ass off to rebuild) long pause, I dunno.

I'm so pissed off, I'm going to (again) avoid her for a while until she understands what a serious endeaver it is to attempt to enter the pro art world and that a good quality portfolio is not something you quick whip up.

How do I get this from someone who was a former artist too!.

I would be far more patient with someone who never did any art because then how would they not understand that I cannot quickly whip up more quality pieces. Oh well...What a dumbass!!!!!



I wish she would understand that this is the worst thing that has happened to me since I was forced to leave college in FL a semester before offical graduation due to my safety being in danger and I've had a lot of bad things happen since then too.
 

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Anyone who design or does anything would know that it doesn't work like that. The amount of time spend is directly related to the quality of the work. Working quickly will only result in lowering that quality level.

I guess if the work is good enough to begin with this won't matter so much.

My whole portfolio is crap compared to the portfolio I spend a month just on editing because I'm trying to speed up the process as much as possible.
 

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Yes you do. I have been trying to set the deadline to be done by Dec 1.

Oh and my portfolio was taken two days before I had an entire day set aside for the scanning process. I don't exactly have nice fancy pro equipment to play with.

I keep finding that artwork gets better each time it's edited (the more, the better it looks). This seems logical to me, it takes a certain amount of time to produce something and if you want it done better, you put more time and effort into it. Maybe I've been going about this all wrong.

Obviously I am from what you two say. Maybe I just have to edit less and leave drawings how they originally come out more.

I studied some design/art too on a limited basis since I did not have the luxury of actually going to school for that. So I'll take your word for it.

I get into a sculpture class by merit* before and it saddens me deeply to lose the skills while I make repeated attempts to make a living/ get an income. Sculpture is far more income dependent then drawing, especially when you move beyond the designing pieces in clay and having them cast part. Once when I had a promising job linned for the summer, I got all the info from the companies to get some projects done in the fall.

Then I "fired" before getting hired, repeat process untill I was burned out in fall from constnatly getting and losing jobs before they started, reduced to crying my eyes out and I never looked at the sculpture suppliers again.

* Then later I failed to make the cut for a show (I did then also build a small portfolio, except in this case, it was a sculpture portfolio) , which shows I 'm talented enough in my home state, but not talented enough to compete nationwide. Either that I was disqualified because my stuff got lost in the mail and arrived too late. I always wished I knew for sure so I'd know where I stood.
 
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