Todays crit was painful.... Being told by Marcus Oakley that my drawings looked like clipart was the biggest slap in the face but I can see what he means. At the time I was hoping that the ground would just swallow me up to be honest but I guess it was kind of what I needed to stir me out of this self-induced illustration coma that I'm in at the moment. I'm pretty down on the whole thing, but I'm going to try and use todays embarressment to galvanize me into working my arse off over the next few weeks, taking on board what Marcus and Joel said and producing some good work that I'm proud to put in my portfolio. But for the rest of today, I'm going to allow myself one little sulk.