Daily Monday

A little break: random rambles

I haven’t attempted digital art for so long that I almost forgot how to draw. Being occupied with job hunting and thesis writing (which didn’t even progress) really got my hands shackled.

But since the outbreak is getting worse and it doesn’t seem like companies will continue hiring people, I kind of gave up trying so hard. I’m still trying, but not putting 100% effort into everything because I know companies out there are just displaying job openings for the sake of display.

So I decided to pick up my drawing utensils and take a break from all the stressful work. Drawing reminded me how I love art but not exactly being good at it. I realized that I’ve been applying to the same type of companies: those who have an aesthetic for design and somehow still connected to my field of study in university.

Though I failed all of them.

At some point I wondered if I should just apply to fields that I’m not even interested in. But it’s even harder to bring myself to apply to those kind of companies since I have to write “reason for applying” essay each time. And that’s taxing.

While thinking all of those I got reminded of my mom’s little dream to open her own bakery/coffee shop. I thought it’d be great if we could turn that into a reality one day so I started doodling an icon for her ‘future’ shop.

I liked how it turned out. I changed the style a bit since I’ve always wanted to try this kind of art style. Maybe I’ll attempt this kind of style more in the future.

Author

Rin

A 22 y.o child at heart and office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.

5 comments

  1. I know it seems very tough to find a job right now because of covid-19. You might have to keep rewriting your resume. Include your hobbies too if you haven’t. And keep applying to the same company (just wait 30 days). Also, you should take a break. Job hunting is hard and very daunting. Stay positive. I know it’s hard. Do things that make you happy too! Also, I think your logo turned out fantastic. You’re very hard on yourself with your drawing skills. You have improved so much over the years. Don’t let yourself be a perfectionist. Everything ever drawn/design have flaws. We just don’t know it because the artist never disclosed it. I really hope your mom does open a cafe some day. Maybe that will be your true calling? Never know. (And don’t apply to jobs that you’re going to know that you’re going to be miserable about. You’ll hate life. Trust me, I know this from experience).

    1. Thank you for your comments on both Tumblr and here! It really made me better! The sad thing about Japan’s system is if you fail an application to a certain company, you will have to wait a year to reapply haha. I am less depressed about it now, though. As you said, it’s better to stay positive so I decided it’s best to just move forward and seek other opportunities.

      Also, thank you for the feedback on the art! Reading it makes me feel so happy!

  2. I’m glad you’re feeling better! I know job hunting is hard. I was looking for a weekend job, and I had no luck. I did give up only because I didn’t have to work. I wish I hadn’t though.

    1. I just wanted to let you know that I changed my blog’s name to my tumblr name. I really love that name (and sorry that I stole the spelling for drops from your Tumblr account. I didn’t realize I did that. 😯 😥 I hope you don’t mind. I tried other variations, but nothing worked or looked clear enough to understand the name. Since my blog’s name changed, the link changed too: pastelraindrps.blogspot.com

      1. Don’t worry about the spelling haha. I also got inspiration from my host. I will renew the link!
        I love your new pastel layout, by the way!

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