Sorry for making yet another of these threads.
So, I've been studying landscape architecture for the past year and a half. Right now I'm supposed to be studying for an exam about cultural landscape history (bleh!) today, but instead I just started drawing. Yesterday I just drew whatever, and now I'm practicing making correct-looking shadows in perspective with the help of some perspective books.
My thinking is, I'll apply into graphic design again in the spring, specialising in 3D visualising. Or maybe just graphic design in general, with my goal to be an illustrator and comic book artist. I started thinking about this again a few weeks ago, after which I've had trouble concentrating on my current studies. Why would I concentrate on that if I'm really after something else?
There's just one problem. While I've been studying landscape architecture I've been getting more convinced I could do more good for the world as a landscape architect. I just can't shake away the thought that it might be stupid to hold on to my childish dream. Maybe I just can't grow up and get a grip on the real world.
If I could just forget about it, my studies would be better off for it. Landscape architects are in demand in our country, so definitely I could get a job. But I just don't quite enjoy it as much as drawing silly things.
But if I want to draw silly characters and work in, for example, the rising game industry in our country, that would mean I'm working on something that a lot of people waste a lot of time on. You know, games. Sure they're fun and I love the worlds that are in the games, but what good are they, really? They make some people happy for a while, but on the whole they can make people's lives worse, if they spend too much time on them.
Is it wrong to want to do something fun as a job even if it's something that isn't necessarily so good for people?
(And yeah, of course it can't be all fun all the time, but right now I'm really enjoying figuring out the 3D shapes of this silly-looking duck...)