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Saw my old journal entry and realized how inaccurate it felt now, so even though I doubt anyone really pays attention to what I write here, I'll update you on my state of mind.

This Christmas break is drawing to a close, and my two goals I had going in are finally taking some shape. The one, finding a research question for my Extended Essay in school. The other, looking at potential colleges that offer Illustration as a major. Turns out there are only four in the state of California, which means I'm going to have to broaden my horizons a bit more.

Looking to my future the way I have this past week has made me both frightfully excited and terrified. I'm longing to finally get to work within the field of my passion, and really "hone my craft" as my brother puts it, to finally learn everything from the foundation up about color theory and composition, and to really explore who I am as an artist. Along with that comes, of course, the flip-side, which is sheer terror of not making it, of not amounting to anything in the end. But who am I to worry about what the future holds? What will happen, will happen.

I got out of that rut I was in before, and now I'm feeling, if not fully inspired, inspired enough to look ahead and find new projects. The dwarves kind of happened on a whim, though I had been thinking about drawing them for quite a while after the dwarves were first introduced to the public. It feels good to have accomplished that, and I'm looking forward to doing more in the future!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Reading: The Silmarillion, by J.R.R.Tolkien
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Nmaster94 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You could always go for Illustration as a masters. Your dwarves are awesome! I could never get likenesses. Which schools are you looking at?
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tisserande Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, now that's a thought. I'll keep that in mind, thanks! And the likenesses comes with practice. :) I'm thinking of applying to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and California College of the Arts, also in San Francisco. On the lookout for others, but CCA looks pretty amazing! Have you heard from the colleges you've applied to?
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Nmaster94 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I did early acceptance to Stan State and I'm in! My other schools have informed me that my applications are being processed and I won't know anything definite till March :/ I was thinking about applying to the Academy, but I want to double major in English (emphasis on writing, so I decided to go to a regular college and then go for my masters in animation if I feel the need afterwards. Are you taking any advanced art classes right now? I really wish I could, but I haven't taken like any art classes which adds to my yearning for college :P
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tisserande Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear you got into Stan State! :D Sounds like a good plan for the double English idea. I don't know if it's the equivalent of advanced, but I'm taking Visual Arts as one of my IB subjects, so I'm certainly getting credit for it for college. ^^ But it's mostly working on your own projects, not really learning, which I'm also really longing for.

How's the portfolio coming along? :)
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Nmaster94 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I haven't made anything I feel is up to pare :( I will just have to dig through some of my stuff and see if I find something..... I don't know if all the pieces need to be finished or not, but I am assuming so.

Sorry you aren't learning as much as you hope for, at least you get to be around other people and see what they do! Sounds fun! What are you working on now?
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tisserande Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You'll get there! Don't worry!

At the moment I'm doing a portrait made out of words. It's this assignment I got back in ninth grade that I'm redoing, where you choose five words that describe the picture and write the words as the shading instead of actually shading it. It's pretty neat, and really fun. ^^
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Nmaster94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That sounds really cool! You will have to post that for me to see!!!
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tisserande Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to show you! It's coming out better than I expected it to. xD
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