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To better understand and improve on certain things, I’ve began to move out of my comfort zone and practice on anatomy and junk. Mostly horses, since, well, their anatomy is so “???” it’s crazy. I’m also practicing on more realism. Because as much as I love disney and anime, I really need to get the fundamentals down. Plus all the colleges that I’m looking into are requiring portfolios with a lot (and I mean a lot) of life drawings. Ringling even includes the statement, “Please do not copy directly from another artist, or include such things as anime, tattoo designs, dragons, unicorns, etc. At least half of your portfolio should consist of drawing from direct observation.” Oh how I wish I was eighteen so I could go to some life drawing classes!
This seems to be a recurring theme in this blog, where I stress about college. I’m only a junior, yet I am so dead set on finding a place to go to after I graduate. I feel like now is the time all kids in my class know where they’re going to go, and I’m just really slow. I want to go somewhere nice. My mom insists I go to an “art university”. But I can’t find any near home, and I don’t think I could afford a place out of state and I feel like I’m not worthy enough to receive scholarships. If it really came down to it, and I’d have to go to AI or something, I wouldn’t even go. The question “Would Disney really accept someone into their studio if they graduated from Art Institute?” goes through my head, and then I quickly answer “NO. NO THEY WOULDN’T.”
At least, that’s what I recall from their website.
Just looking at the Disney Animation site is unsettling. I feel like I am not worthy enough to work there. I feel like I am so below par with the artists who make all those great movies. I just might be super modest, but then again I just might be right. When I was younger, and I was drawing stuff like this, I thought “One day I’m going to work for Disney because my art is that good!” But then I stumbled upon places like DeviantART who has some users making stuff like this. It made me think that art wasn’t just for fun anymore and it dashed my self confidence as an artist, and that it was a chore of improving now or Disney will never hire you. Maybe that’s my problem. Maybe I’m overworking Disney and making it sound like this elite company where only the best of the best could work.
Oh well, I still have a year to think about it.
And I hope you enjoyed my long, annoying rant where I pretty much stressed myself out haha.
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