I have a question! I'm attending art school in the fall, but its really, REALLY expensive :x I'm just curious, but how are you paying for art school? I received a $3,000 scholarship per semester, but I don't think that's going to cut out for a $50,000 a year :(
Grants, scholarship, loans and work study. Really nothing too fancy, I come from a middle class household and I will be up to my knees in debt after school @___@
Hey Rose! I was wondering what advice you might have for drawing people? People are the main thing I usually have trouble drawing. Your figures always have such a great style to them!
Ahh thank you so much! Advice would to just keep on drawing them. I struggled with drawing figures from my head for the longest time. And I only recently felt that my constant practicing and figure drawing sessions are finally paying off! Just do a lot of observational study, take reference photos of yourself/friends and draw that. Even if it is not the way you want it to be, do not be discouraged! I promise you that you will get better through a ton of practice and study. ^^
i recently got accepted into the art school of my choice and i'm really excited! but i feel like my art isn't that good compared to those around me and even though i draw as often as i can there is always something lacking in my art, whether it's technical (proportions etc.) or just unimpressive artistically. do you have any suggestions for ways i can better my skills/mentally prepare myself before the school year starts in fall?
First off, congratulations! :))
And to kind of answer your question, please read the following:
You’ve probably seen it floating around the Tumblr sphere but it’s important because I finally realized why I was so uneasy with my own art once I read it!
My only advice is to just keep working on it. Because that is all you can ever do. Confidence in your own art is gained through constantly closing the “gap.” But as for “mentally preparing yourself,” just be the best you can be. And be yourself. Work hard, develop good time management, have good habits! And since you are drawing often already, just keep on doing that (or maybe even more?)
I would also experiment with as many different mediums and subjects as you can before school starts. Because I personally do not have enough time to play with different techniques and mediums unless it’s assigned in class.
Look at artists that you admire, do some study of some masters. One of my professor always advises us to have an art book at hand when figure drawing because we can always be inspired/influenced by someone/styles we admire.
Good luck to you! Freshmen year is going to be an interesting one haha
Don't want to bother you about it, but I'm also thinking about applying to Pratt, and I was wondering if you find it very competitive? By competitive, I mean like intense and challenging. I guess I just want to go somewhere where everyone is very committed to their work, not just screwing around.
My COMD professors always say that you have to treat every project like a job and to be as professional as you can. I think art school is like running, it’s really all about you and your will. You can see everyone else running faster, slower or at the same speed. But when it comes down to it, you are the one that can commit completely to your work or slack off. Granted, I am surrounded by people that are hard working and it’s a great environment. I don’t know anyone personally that spends 50 grand a year to bum around haha
Is studying in Pratt stressful? I'm actually enrolling into college next year and I just wanted to find out more about Pratt because I'm thinking of taking art. How's the workload like?
It’s only stressful if you procrastinate and such. I don’t have amazing time management and I still get by really well. ^^ And the work load depends on your major. Communications Design isn’t too bad but I do have 8 classes and work can sometimes be daunting haha. I take it in strides.
what are your first thoughts about parsons/students at parsons? since they are both in new york. and what do you guys learn in your drawing classes? and do you have free time to go visit places and other stuff or is it really busy? sorry for all the questions ;-; i'm just curious.
I personally do not know anything about Parsons, but I do have a friend that transferred there and I’m sure she’s enjoying it.
And in my drawing classes, the teacher taught us the basics and how to get really technical with drawing. Observation was key and finding relations in space to do an accurate depiction of what the subject was. And I usually have time during weekends to go into the city and have fun with friends. ^^ It’s all good if you have good time management skills, and mine aren’t even that great haha
I got into the illustration program for my choice of college but I don't think I'm that good. I only have several things that I am decent at drawing/portfolio was consisted of that. Does art school push you and teach you how to draw? That's a stupid question, isn't it, ha. I just feel like I'm not prepared because I haven't really taken any drawing classes except for the beginners class this year at my school. Your art it wonderful, by the way. Absolutely stunning.
Yes! Art school is a huge driving force and if your classes aren’t pushing you, just meeting other art students will! It’s a wonderful thing, take it all in because it is such an amazing experience :) Thank you dear Anon and best of luck to you!
I showed a friend my portfolio the other day and all he said was, that he wasn’t shocked, but he was pleasantly surprised by how sometimes art does not match an artist’s personality. Apparently I’m a very jovial person that does almost morbid art haha.
hey, how's that video project coming? i just started following the page where you post the project, but are you needing anymore cards? i will mail some more if it is not too late
Actually, it’s almost at the 500 mark! My sister got many people at my old high school to do a bunch and I am just waiting for her to send some in! But if you want, go right ahead. The more the merrier! :DDD