Although the "microblog" format is useful for posting thoughts, musings, quips, or the aphorisms of a budding Nietzsche, it really is impossible to expound or develop the thoughts or concepts contained therein. Like the aforementioned depressive German philosopher, Tweets, Toots, and the like are easy to misinterpret, and especially devoid of context, can be given meanings entirely contrary not only to intent, but the words in themselves.
Nobody has said anything about this tweet I embedded (having zero followers at the moment does have its benefits), but I do have my own reasons for wanting to develop the thought some more, both thinking out loud, and provide some context. I wrote it when thinking about how I have to take some classes on vector drawing, particularly since vector graphics scale perfectly, and is better suited for many print-oriented projects. I can work with software like Illustrator, or Inkscape, but both my formal training and personal projects have mostly been done by hand on paper, or raster (bitmap) images.
Aside from auto-tracing paths and editing them, or relatively simple figures, I'm still confronted with much trial and error, particularly the latter. Hence the need for formal classes; I don't want to feel so constrained forever. I hate the fact that there are vector designs/art works that exist right now only in my head. I could, in theory, do as I did when designing the site/business logo, draw everything out by hand, on paper, and vectorise a photo of it, but, while it worked for the logo specifically, it's less than an ideal solution, and a crutch at best. Artists should grow, learn new techniques/approaches, and further develop the skills have, since art and stasis are incompatible. But having these current limitations in what I can do does provide some benefit, even within some fetters.
"Necessity is the mother of invention". I will never cease to be amazed at how human creativity flourishes in the face of adversity, or even in the very least, with limited resources. With just the contents of their pockets and whatever is laying around, people can MacGyver practically anything if the need is great enough. Typically, you see this happen in the ad hoc repairs done to a car that breaks down in the middle of Deliverance country, or because something went horribly wrong with the heat/AC/plumbing when building Maintenance decided to stop answering the phone, or an actual repair tech isn't available until the next Tuesday after a full moon some time between 8am and 11pm, unless the date is an odd number, in which case it'll be a week later. That condenser or whatever needs to stop leaking that suspicious-looking fluid now, and some Star Trek level of technobabble is needed to explain how one got it working again, albeit, temporarily. In other words, "You work with what you've got".
To some extent, the same applies to creative endeavours, hence the original post. When working on some promotional materiels, the other day, I came across this. I need to have them printed, and given that the only that'd make sense to do that (at least economically), colour laser printers/papers, tend to lend themselves better to a bold graphical style. Doubly so, since ultimately, multiple print sizes would be required. Granted, none will be poster-sized, so just going with a master file and then scaling down would work, but this kind of print is specifically suited for vector work.
With which I don't have the most experience.
I'm rather fortunate, loving art/design movements that are heavily geometric. The necessity of working with a limited palette of tools actually gave me, in a sense, inspiration to create the designs that I did. As I learn how to better work with vectors, I know that I'll be able to do far more, but I'd be lying if I wasn't flooded with ideas because of it. Granted, once I actually get good with it, and decide to voluntarily restrict myself, I'll be getting better results, but I'll take a win when I can get one.