It seems like studying for computer science exams ignites my creative spark.
A few months ago I was doodling when I should’ve been studying for EECS3431. Today, I was doodling when I should’ve been studying for EECS3101.
“Should’ve” is emphasized for a reason—an important one.
I firmly believe exercising the creative muscle is an outlet for the mind. It’s not a coincidence my brain generates this longing for creative expression when I’m feeling stressed.
I think over the last year I’ve worked on nourishing it, trying to follow the urge whenever possible. This post is just another one of those instances.
I sprung my Mom a question—I asked,
“Mom, what should I draw?”.
She pointed at one of the many vases in the house, and said,
“Why not that planter!”
I tried going for a cute, cartoonish, aesthetic.
While I don’t think my drawings are great, I do thoroughly enjoy it.
I’m not very proficient with digital drawing, though I enjoy having an array of tools at my expense! I think my shading needs a little work. I like my colour selection and I feel my handwriting looks kinda cool and fun.
Tangentially, I wonder what goes into designing a typeface.