Okay, so, after nearly dying on my last project (Miracleman), I decided I needed to take the afternoon off and de-stress. The pieces turned out decent, but they stretched me so far, I needed a breather. Time to catch up on Deviant Art!
The semester has been amazing - it's pushed me into a new realm with my art. Still have a good distance to go, but I'm much closer than I was 8 weeks ago. Amazing what some great teachers will do.
For those considering Art School, I think the most important consideration is your learning style. I've heard some art graduates complain about what a waste it was and how they had to teach themselves everything. I think it's really a question of how you learn best.
Some people do much better teaching themselves - and more power to them, that's amazing. Me, I'm a "Show me once then go away" type of learner. I can toil for years to figure something out on my own, or I can just be shown once by someone who knows what they're doing and BAM! I've got it in my repertoire. Art school was the right decision for me, cause I learn better being taught and shown. I don't need a babysitter, just someone to point me in the right direction. My art in 8 weeks has improved more than it was in the last 2 years.
Got a lot of cool things planned for the semester break (writing a few new series and putting together some samples for editors) and for the next year. Will announce when I get closer.
Until then, go see The Social Network - it's freakin' brilliant.
Listening to: Old school Bush
Reading: Sleeper Vol 1 & 2
Watching: Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog (again)