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As a very uncertain university student, this piece is rather personal to me. I have listed all of my dreams in there, but the light bulb never came on... I could not decide what I want to do with my life, and the next thing I knew, I've wasted almost 2 years of university without knowing what I want to do...

I know I am running out of time as I stay uncertain, and time is slowing corroding my life away. So I suppose, my goal, or my dream, is the ability to light that little light bulb in my head, and perhaps capture one of the goals within my uncertain mind ( and then just go for it!). (the chaotic arrangement of the words are my messy mind orz)

I know many of you will think I am been way to literal with this piece and my goal, but I wanted to forcibly show what I think. Some of you might not realize, just how hard it is to find something I want to do with my future. I have to think about it everyday, it's not a very pleasant thing orz. Not to mention the university want me to decide what I want to do soon. I already have a lot of people telling me they DON'T understand why I could not find something I want to do with my life after university orz....

Even as I am applying to design schools, I am questioning if that's the right thing to do. I love doing art, but science fulfill my curious mind.... but I can only chose one....
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orz sorry for my pre-exam emo-ness
orz I just realize a lot of pieces entered are about dreams.... maybe I got the theme of this contest wrong.... O well, future aspiration is also a kind of dream.... right?

the person in the pic is me, this is only the second time I did a self-portrait XD, I know it kind of...don't look like me... I wanted to show my abstract mind, so the fonts and everything are in 2D style where as in real life, I drew myself and everything else more solid-like.

Edit: I know my hand looks abit weird, but don't know how to fix it yet...
Photoshop + SAI 50/50

Edit 2: misspelled engineer.... I spelled enginer
Edit 3: misspelled Architect..... I spelled Achitect lol
Edit 4: I should stop fixing it =/
I should this into a "find a wrong word" pic ;D.
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:iconshinianne:
shinianne Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
great job! :clap::star::star::star::star:
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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HappyDaise Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Wow! This has to be my favourite piece of all time. Is there a way I can buy this as a canvas print? :D
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DeathApple91 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
WOW thats soo coool i love it
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
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bialoveshoney Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't even begin to describe how much I love this!
The chaos shown in the words really reflect indecision, each idea so different, yet beautiful in it's own way...
I think most people can relate to this, because the future is so full of surprises, and choosing what to do is the hardest decision ever!!
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for the beautiful words! It's lovely!
:hug:
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Noa57zx1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
this is inspirational
amazing :D
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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Noa57zx1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
My Pleasure!
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
This has got to be word-for-word the exact problem I'm having in college right now. I too am still waiting for that light bulb to turn on, even after almost three years... :noes:

:+fav:
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
I hope you'll find your light bulb soon! ^^
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:iconcullo66:
cullo66 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student Filmographer
its just WOWWWWWWWWW the person drawn in there is absolutely fantastic :D
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
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:iconkamikaazee:
Kamikaazee Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
wonderful piece! i hope your dream of switching the light bulb on comes true soon :)
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
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dandanSMILE-xD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
really expresive :D really a faboulous piece of art. it's awesome
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
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riniwuzhere Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow. You have a lot of dreams. XD I love how you made the person (I'm guessing you XD) is painty and loose, while the ideas are bold. It's a really nice piece. Good luck with the contest!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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Drews-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Digital Artist
HA! What a unique idea! And very well presented! Good luck!!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
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Ziannna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Hahaha, those are most of the things I'm considering doing with my life. Trust me, you are not alone in your confusion. (Whenever the subject comes up among my friends, the others just go "LALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!! Don't wanna talk about it!)

Meanwhile, your piece is amazing. I loved how you merged styles like that.
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
haha, good luck with your goals >w<
And thank you very much ^^
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Ziannna Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Thankees, and to you too =D
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RachelHWhite Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
I feel I can relate to this: so many interesting things, where do you start? And I like the green wings on the lightbulb. :)
If you have time, check out my entry: [link]
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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:iconms-kid:
Ms-KID Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Very well done good luck on the contest!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
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NiennaFelagund Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel I can really relate to this piece.
I'll have to choose what to study, too, and I already know that I am running out of time though I still have a year and a half. I just can't choose, there's so much! So I really recognize what you want to tell us with this work, and I think you did that in a very great way. I love the colours, too! :aww: It's probably my favourite of the semi-finalists.
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much >w<
good luck with your study!
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MirieLively Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations!!! You're semi-finalist on Wacom's Dreams Contest!!!! Good job!!! I like the expression of your dreams
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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Sayline Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
OMG! CONGRATS on making it as one of the 25 semi-finalists!!! :dance:
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you dear >w<!
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on being top 25 in the contest! I love the colors in this piece and the concept speaks very personally to myself in a way also.

I an a recent college graduate and find myself struggling with the same question of "what do I want to do?" I got my BS in Marine Biology but also Minored in Art. You said.. "I love doing art, but science fulfill my curious mind." Which i find to be true.. but I don't think we have to choose just ONE.. A friend once told me that I could be an illustrator for science textbooks. That got me looking into other jobs that involve the two.. I even found a woman who dives and paints underwater!

Sorry for the LONG comment.. I guess what I wanted to say is.. don't worry so much about the destination, sometimes the journey is the best part. Follow your feet, and enjoy the ride. :)

I wish you the best of luck in the competition and in your future endeavors!
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much for the wonderful comment >w<
I guess I am a bit weird, but I have interest in art separately from science XD. I love to learn about science, but not really into doing art relate to science XD. I just want to learn about all the interesting science theories XD.
Then again I love to do art without any scientific involvement XD.
It's hard to explain, but I suppose I like these two things separately ^^'.
But, after all ;D, life is uncertain and I might just end up with something unexpectedly wonderful ;D. And you are right, sometimes the journey is the best part!
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely not weird at all. lol I don't really see the two interests finding any common ground in my life either. I have resided myself to the fact that Art is my passion but will just have to be my hobby. All, I can hope for is that I will have time to dedicate to it throughout my entire life. :)

And hey.. if you choose to follow a career in art (because you are clearly talented enough to do so!) then you can always subscribe to a science journal or find ways to learn about it on the side. :D

But ya.. sorry for the long comment again. :p
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
aww not at all! Your comment is wonderful to read! ^^ I must thank you for taking the time to write it ^^.
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, well thanks! :)
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Wintaerland Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
This is very detailed and colorful and realistic.

Very nice.
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much >w<
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Ryo-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Congrats on the semi! xDDD
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you dear ^^
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:iconmasterixx:
masterixx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009   Digital Artist
increible
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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Brttnybr08 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Student Photographer
If you can't decide between one or the other....combine them.

For example. When visiting a plant arbortorium, I discovered that they take pictures of every tree, leaf, and seed in the park. Not only that, but they collected samples for the archive, in which it had to be presented quite beautifully. It was a brilliant combination of photography, design and plant science.
That's just one example. I bet there are more ways...Good luck!
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^. That sounds interesting, I will check it out ^^
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inkzy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
I love this picture and its concept. I'm usually indecisive, and that is a major disadvantage when it comes to choosing a career. I'm still young, but it's somewhat depressing to think about the future.

Hope your light bulb turns on soon ♥
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
and don't feel depress about the future ^^, it'll be full of wonderful things too ^^.
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