I spent all day working on this vector. While I’m not entirely happy with it from the waist down, I think it’s definately my best attempt at a human.
Click on the image for the full view. I linked it to Deviantart, but you can view it in my portfolio as well.
I’m in love with the character Joan (and the actress who plays her, Christina Hendricks) on Mad Men. If I could look that hot and curvy at a size 14, I would be eating chocolate cake for every meal of the day. Seriously, I would turn lesbian in a heartbeat for her. So gorgeous.
I can never get body proportions correct, so I thought she would be the perfect model for a sketch since her proportions are almost unrealistic. I don’t think I nailed it, but I’m getting better. As long as I could stick to this style for a few more vectors, I’ll probably get it down.
Perhaps I will vector the other women of Mad Men as well. Only two other female characters are prominent, but I suppose I’ll be sick of it by then anyway.
No, I’m not about to offer you prime ad space on Flamora for just $1.78 a month. I’ll save that nonsense for Atomic. My sites are like a mullet, and Flamora is the front, representing my more professional design capability. Atomic is the party in the back where anything goes. It gets a little messy and sometimes I add too much junk to it.
Advertising. I’ve always been fascinated by advertising, commercials in particular. In my old age I’ve begun to analyze ads. Why do they work? Why does this one annoy me but everyone else seems to love it (I’m talking about you Swiffer Wet Jet)? Who is the genius behind that one? I’ve had discussions with my brother about ads before, but it has always been just another one of the thousand things I pointlessly analyze.
But yesterday, I had an epiphany. As I was watching the season premiere of my favorite show, Mad Men, I thought about how awesome it would be to have a career in advertising. I realized I wouldn’t be able to drink Old Fashioneds all day and bang a dozen secretaries like they do, but the idea of working with people and using my creativity to get their product out there is as attractive as Jon Hamm is in his suits. However, that thought was quickly thrown away when I remembered how I also wanted to be a psychiatrist after watching Frasier…And I’ve always hated science.
While I was watching a repeat of the premiere and hour later, the thought came back. But it wasn’t because I was watching the show again. AMC ran a commercial for the upcoming season of Project Runway that blew me away. The imagery, the music, the text – Everything was perfect. I know part of my excitement was over the new season, but most of it was over the commercial itself.
So long story short, Gabi has a new career idea. Big surprise. I go through potential careers like most people go through shampoo. At the moment, I’m feeling more enthused about this one than I have been about any other ones. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
What is your dream career? Has it changed a lot in the past?
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