im looking for more art blogs, do u have other friends on tumblr who also applied to cal arts this year? ^^ hope u all get in
Well here’s The List of people applying on AB. Many of them have blogs.
Here are some cool ppl off the top of my head YES
tang | sarah | antlor | deb | kor | gabrielle | katie | rhea | alexis | rachel | eddie
GAH they’re so good they make me so mad i could hug them all and hurl them at calarts like a burning ball of passion HMMMHMM OvO
i wanna go to calarts too :) any advice?
HAHA well I MEAN I don’t know if I’ll get IN Calarts or not. There’s tons of other blogs by actual Calarts students who probably can give more accurate advice.
Basically what I did to prepare was a ton of figure drawing like give yourself enough time to have that period where you just hunker down and grind those drawings out. Don’t give yourself expectations, don’t get yourself down if you’re bad. Just Do. You’ll get better when you spend hours and hours and hours just doing it. I guarantee.
Practice smart too, be sure you can assess what weakness you have and what you can work on. Don’t hound other people’s styles.You’re trying to find your style, not copy others. People can tell if you’re copying another style because there’s mistakes in the style that aren’t informed.
It’s good to see examples of accepted students but set your artistic inspirations high. Look at actual industry professionals. Calarts alums, really anyone working in the industry you want to be in.
But also get exposed to stuff other than Calarts people because why not, why are you restricting yourself to a certain style. Keep drawing inspiration from quality people from all walks of art really.
Just draw, and draw smart, and draw what you want (within the portfolio guidelines, ofc)
Which school do you want to go to most?
Calarts! (it’s kind of…on my mind…all day..haha…)
your sketchbooks look amazing! what do you use? a moleskine? Im looking for a new sketchbook, would you mind recommending me some? Thank you so much ^^
Thanks so much! I’ve used a variety of sketchbooks. For the majority of the year I used a Pentalic Travelers sketchbook. More info on that here.
I bought this moleskine a year ago because I wanted to try it out but I don’t recommend it at all for wet stuff it’s just gross and it bleeds through. It’s super smooth though if you like nonexistant grain. It’s the BEST for stuff like pencils and colored pencils and dry media. Markers go on pretty well too but don’t expect an even-looking coating since the paper absorbs the ink weirdly. It also lays flat which is SO NICE (great for scanning) and it’s nice and sturdy in terms of binding too. I’ve heard there’s a few different types of sketching moleskines? Or they used to make them whiter in color? I just bought whatever was in stock at my local store.
I also have a watercolor moleskine which is good for wet media but I haven’t used it that much.
Right now I’m trying to just not buy any sketchbooks and sort through the mess of half-finished sketchbooks I have lying behind me. It’s gonna be a challenge.
I hope that was helpful! (nice art btw!)
Time for a new sketchbook! 9/8/12 - 2/11/14
WOW SO CUTE * ___ * !!!! gambatte friend eue
aaAAAA thanks!! I will try!
This is so adorable! I’m already enchanted
you are sooooo talented omg„,
omfGGGG YOU GUYS @////w////@. I hope I can follow through with this. aAAAA super nervous and excited at the same time.
I’ll be documenting my film progress on my blogspot with extra commentary + process. Stay tuned cool kids.
I like to pretend I know what I’m doing?
This gal in today’s HONY has a rad style look at them muffs and leggings
First time drawing with the lasso tool >v<
I wish I could have seen this before I applied…
whaAAAAa thank you? But like, I know how easy it is to catch yourself looking at a ton of portfolios but in the end it’s all about what your gut and yo spin ya get me? >vO
dang we applied to the same 3 schools LOL
LMAOOO yes the east coast triumvirate. Here’s hopin we all get in!
Recently uploaded my RISD portfolio on my blogspot. MICA & SVA took from the similar pool. My MCAD app is also available. Cool stuff.
woaaaahhh WITCHSONA!! (Potential Witchstoner…but don’t to drugs kids bad for u). I’d be this mad rodent cat cow ladybro, and my familiar is my fursona haha….
I’d probably go travelling all over the place and sell
drugs potions and animal parts and stuff who knows.