What I am angsting about is simply this, a lot of the time with my graphics the end result comes through trial and error. I'm getting better at knowing how to get an effect in advance, but a good... 70% of the time it's luck. And then I go back and work out how I got there so I can repeat it in the future. It's a learning process still. But when I have to vote against or for an icon in a LIMS contest, I am expected/required to give technical reasons as to why I feel an icon works or doesn't. My angst revolves around the fact that I feel a little like a fraud there - I don't always know the technical reasons behind something, art is an aesthetic form not a science.
I completely understand and applaud the reasons behind asking for technical reasons behind a vote, but sometimes I wish I could just say "I just... don't like it." or "When I look at it I get goosebumps, it's that good."
And looking at my entry in spnlims, surrounded by all of the other entries, I want to change it. Not majorly but there's something in it that just doesn't work for me any more. Does that make me a perfectionist?
ETA monkey_matt? Sorry I laughed at your hair... That was mean of me... even if it did look a little funny...
And, randomly, How cool is this? Open access academic electronic journal (meaning anyone can get free full text). I think I'm going to spending a whole lot of my time today just reading this journal!