I suppose I'm relatively new here at SVS, but y'all seem pretty welcoming, so I suppose I can get right to the point!
I'm a Visual Communication major at a small college (which of course makes for a more... intentional pursuit of my particular field (which is unfortunately vague to have that particular teaching style, but I've digressed enough on that)) and I'm kinda at the point where if I want to jump in to specializing somehow, I have to find something to latch on to and hone it. My basic artistic skills- drawing, color, conceptualization, etc.-
are moderate, even sub-par compared to, say, the standards held with concept illustration, but they improve more and more with each quarter, so I think in that regard I'm just in it for the long haul.
Creatively I'm a Maker. I love creating things with my hands, and it's because of this love that I've been pursuing metalsmithing for about two years now. My skills in the field haven't rocketed up, but conceptually I show promise in a way that, unfortunately, I can't say I do with my visual work. I can get by with Graphic Design, and my Illustration is quite storybookish, but my concepts are still rather formative. My other two creative aspects, as determined from the book Creating a Life Worth Living (which we went through in class) are that I'm an idea Generator and a Teacher, which basically boils down to me being somewhat innovative and eternally satisfied with being able to teach others how to realize their goals and share the magic of visual and physical media.
All of this self-analyzation stems from the overarching need to get paid for something, and if I have to get paid then I'd like to be doing work which I'm excited to do, for both me and whoever I'm working for. That means there's got to be a balance between what I'm good at and what I enjoy (I'm pretty sure y'all have a video for this somewhere, but I use my SVS account to learn with a group of friends so I'm waiting to go through it.) but I just don't know what that is!
The most important thing to me here is not that I'm getting my work out there, but that this forum has expertise far beyond the halls of my college, and I'm extremely interested in the collective perspective of you all. I would love to get into Visual Storytelling, but with my current skillset I'm still deciding whether or not it's the best choice. I'd love to hear where everyone is coming from and what they think might best fit!
To show my skill, here are a few of my works:
I was able to participate in this year's Inktober, which was loads of fun. Towards the end I cobbled up a little narrative, but before day 15 it was just purely off-the-cuff ideas
A nice little segue from visual to 3d here, in the flyer that I threw together for a gallery showing I was able to be featured for:
And some 3d work of mine: