hi again. this is the anon from before asking about whether it was a bad thing not to care about art school.
the reason i asked that was because in 3 weeks i'll be attending a regular university to major in journalism, despite art always being my passion since i was little. the reason i can't go to art school is because of a lack of support. and the fact that my parents are worried i will become a "starving artist" and i totally get that they want what's best, and i also get what you were saying about not knocking it until i try it.
i just dont want to grow up and regret the choices i'm making now. i would take art classes at the college i'm going to, but that's not really an option because of the worry from my parents.
sorry if i offended you, or anyone else in anyway :(
Dear Anon you did not offend me at all! Don’t worry.
I understand that everyone has their story. But if art is your passion, girl/boy you should have ran with it no matter what everybody else said.
It’s your life, don’t regret not choosing you passion.
If your parents are worried, I completely understand that. Sometimes my mom would voice it out.
But prove them wrong! Work hard at what you love. Because then they know how serious you are and I don’t know, it just falls together somehow.
Best of luck to you! No matter what you do, just do your best. :)
do you think it's wrong to be an artist, but not really care much about it's history? when i think about the history of art, i start thinking about how much i dont care and would rather set my own path. i dont really care about the basics, because i would rather do my own thing
im not educated in art, but i consider myself a pretty decent artist. i've only taken 2 mandatory art classes, back in junior high, and that is it. i used to want to go to art school or take art classes, but now i dont care and would rather learn on my own.
is this a bad thing? :/
I am telling you right now that I have fallen asleep during a couple art history classes because some are just really boring.
And before entering art school, I never had an art history lesson and it did not cross my mind at all that I needed them. But after learning about all the periods and styles, it really opened my mind up to the basics of art and where it all came from. And plus, you sound so smart when you speak in “art history” lingo. True story.
I think it’s a little arrogant to forget the roots just because you think you’ve already moved past them. Art school really helped me to appreciate everything that is… art. And there are some basics that I learned are things that I have never even considered to essential.
And while I was learning new techniques and developing new skills every week, I still did my “own thing” because I knew what I wanted to do with my art. The lessons I learned served to strengthen my skills and they really also opened my mind as an artist and a person.
I believe that one would have to learn the rules of the game before one breaks them.
But wanting to learn on your own is not a terrible thing, you can do that anywhere and anytime! But at school, I found it to be easily motivated to make art and experiment at school because the environment is just so… artsy.
The classes challenged and pushed me so far out of my comfort zones sometimes to the point I would ask myself, “did I reallymake this?”
I am really thankful for the path I chose. Going to art school was just a great decision. I don’t even know how to explain it because all I get is a warm feeling. It’s just an experience thing! Being in a place where there are people that love and make art is just inspiring! Who would want to miss out on that?!
But just don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. If worse comes to worse and you don’t like art school, drop out. You will still be making art either way. :)
hey there! before i say anything else, i want to tell you that ever since i found your art you have become one of the most inspiring artists to me. i love your style with the patterns and the lines and the overall optimistic tone behind many of your works. i see that you've given a ton of people advice on here so i hope you won't mind assisting one more!
i'm an aspiring artist hoping to get into an art school for design and i was wondering what your art looked like when you first applied to college? if you had a picture or something, that would be amazing. i'm just so worried that my art isn't good enough, but either way i will push forward! lastly, i (along with many novice artists) am stuck in a strange rut in terms of style. when i started doodling way back when, i mostly looked at anime pictures and the like. i want to break free from it and i try (sometimes i succeed and sometimes i don't), but i just can't seem to find the "look" that suits me. how did you come to develop your own original style?
also, just a question out of curiosity: do you think it's wrong to sort of "copy" another person's style or use parts of it that you like as a basis on developing your own style? i have read many peoples' opinions on it and was just wondering what yours was as well.
thank you so much for reading and i'm sorry this trio of questions dragged out into such a long letter! also, thank you for being such an amazing artistic inspiration <3
Hey Anon! First off, sorry for not answering this sooner but long asks like these usually take time for me because I… I don’t know but here it goes!
Here’s my college portfolio:
And you can find all these art pieces on my deviantart account~
And as you can see, the stuff I submitted to colleges are pretty different from the works that I am doing now. And that’s because my Junior and Senior year of high school was a huge art experimental time for me.
I didn’t know if I could take the big leap and go to art school because I didn’t think I was ready for it. I still did sort of anime-ish stuff, but my whole childhood was filled with anime drawings so I understand the “breaking free” from it part.
All I have to say is that “style” takes time. Because your art is always going to evolve and/or change because of all the things you will learn and experience. Just keep going! Draw every day, draw anything and everything and eventually, the “style” will come.
And wow, it’s really flattering that you referred to “my style” as “original.” Because it baffles me! I still don’t think that I have a set style and I am always changing up and trying new things. BUT THANK YOU SO SWEET! * vvvvvvvv*
As for “copying,” I am going to direct you to this link. Go to the part where it says, “Nothing is original.” Because nothing is anymore!
I think it is fine to look to another person’s style and to “take” things you like to put into your own artwork. But just keep in mind that their artwork is not a guideline to yours.
Take from multiple places and the mashups of your likes will eventually form “your style.”
And thank you for asking this wonderful question and I hope this helps!
Thank you thank you thank you and thank you for all the new followers, old followers and comments on my new artwork because I am super flattered and blushy and ahhhh I can’t help but to say thank you over and over again!
what are 10 things they don't prepare you for before entering an art school?
If you mean high school, in my opinion, my teachers did not prepare me for:
1) The all nighters I had to pull
2) Observational drawings (still life)
3) Light study, color study and the overall design use of it all
4) Figure study
5) Composition and relations
6) How to critique
7) Any art history basics
8) Art terminologies (some were taught, but they were just basic)
10) Working on a bunch of at least 5 hour long projects at once (lol time management)
But it’s all good because you get whipped into shape foundation year. ^ v^ I really learned a lot my first year. Even if someone is already really good at drawing or any of the stuff above, that person could still progress because foundation year is all about finding your strengths and weaknesses.
I did so many different things foundation year, there was one session of drawing class that we all had to draw with our less dominant hand! And I drew that figure so wellllll~
what is one strength and one weakness that you see in your art?
I think that I have a strong attention to detail with my works, especially in the inking of lines. But my one weakness is that I am not too varied with my subjects. It’s scary for me to work on other stuff because it’s like starting over again, so I cling to the girls that I draw.
Hi :) your art is beautiful and your line art is always a lovely thin line... I've tried so many pens and they always look too thick :l so I was wondering what sort of pen you use and what nib size? Thanks :)
hi there c: i love drawing patterns and shapes, but for some reason, mine always look kind of "off" and i have trouble thinking of new patterns to pile on. how do you usually come up with your amazing designs?
They just happen! And sometimes I sit and all I draw are patterns with different shapes and design.
Overtime, I accumulate different patterns that I really like. ^ v^