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I've been out of school for two weeks now and I wanted to put together a "dump" of some things I've done my first two semesters at art school.
Please note that this is FAR from everything I've done. I've done more than twice the amount of projects, and I've done HUNDREDS of sketches/thumbnails/studies. These are just some things I picked out to post :3

So yeah, first year of art school was very, very intensive. The basics of art are drilled into your brain over and over. You are forced to do a little bit of everything, and it is very challenging.

I present to you, my first year of college. xD

If anyone has any questions about art school (what it's like, what you have to do for your first year) etc, feel free to ask! ;u; 


The top half is mostly sketches and studies that I had to do inside and outside of class. We did a lot of practice still lifes and a LOT of hands xD (I'm still really bad at hands ;n;)
Towards the end of the year, my Compositional Drawing class took a field trip to a lake and I got to do a large landscape study in charcoal, which was fun! 
We also had to draw a lot of gestural figures. This involved me going to a local cafe, and stalking people so I could draw them. Can't tell you how awkward that got sometimes > u >

The bottom half are some of the completed projects I've done this year. I am an Illustration major so it's mostly illustration stuff.

1. Song Lyrics Assignment (Intro to Illustration, Pastels + Gouache). We had to choose our favorite song and illustrate our interpretation of the lyrics. I did Dirty Paws by Of Monsters and Men!

2. Reflective Still Life (Observational Drawing, White Charcoal) A simple reflective still life. My favorite piece I produced from that class.

3. Quoth the Raven project (Illustration, Ink). We had to illustrate either Edgar Allen Poe or Charles Dickens and incorporate ravens....SOOOO much fun! :3

4. "Guernica" project (Design II, Digital Art). Our final task was to create a reactionary piece based on a current event. I chose the Stuebenville Rape case.

5. Animal Occupation (Intro to Illustration, Pastel + Gouache) We were each assigned a random animal and an occupation...I got salamander + scientist. .___. LOL

6. Sculpture Master Copy (Compositional Drawing, Charcoal) THIS THING IS HUUUGE. I had to draw a 5ft sculpture of my choice. It was a horse made out of sticks, and DAMN, it was difficult haha.

7. Raven Spot Illustration (Intro to Illustration, Ink). This is a small, 4"x4" illustration to accompany my larger Poe illustration. 

8. Stamp Series (Intro to Illustration, Pastels + gouache) We had to create a series of 3 stamps with a common theme -- mine was like hipster sweater animals or something haha

9. Text Morph (Design I, Ink) Our task was to transform an object into text. I did a red fox into its Latin scientific name, Vulpes!

10. Time Lapse Still Life (Compositional Drawing, graphite) It was like a normal still life, except halfway through, my professor moved objects around and we had to overlap them to show a shift in time. The objects that moved for me was the skull, the small plant, and the car.

11. 100 Portraits Project (Illustration: Traditional Media and Methods, acrylic paint.) THIS PROJECT WAS THE DEATH OF ME. We had to paint 100 portraits all in certain colors....and they couldn't be too detailed -__- klfjsfjk I NEVER WANT TO LOOK AT THIS PROJECT AGAIN. My professor "stole" the assignment from RISD, which is probably why it was so hard, ahha!

12. Cardboard Animal Project (Design II, cardboard). Oh my gosh. We were put into groups of 4 and we had to build a 5 foot animal that had moving joints. And, it had to be a combination of at least 10 different group named ours Henry <3

13. Self Portrait (Compositional Drawing, ink). We had to do a series of 5 self portraits in this class. This was my favorite out of the 5! This was done by me looking into a mirror.

14. Acrylic Self Portrait (Intro to Illustration, acrylic) This was referenced from a high-res photo of myself that my professor took. Ahhh, back when I had purpley hair.


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kriscastle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you probably don't get this often, but i enjoy this kind of work out of you more than i do the cutesy stuff. it suits you better, i think!
Kateboat Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! I do have a few questions, though...

- Do you feel as if you're an individual at art school? Maybe it's just my attention-whorish nature, but I constantly worry about not being noticed amongst my peers if I were to attend art school.
- Do you feel like you can focus on the specific kind of art you want to study most, or will studying in a lot of general studio classes be a pattern for all years you're in shcool?
-What was the application process like? What were some pieces you submitted in your portfolio?
- And finally, what school are you going to? You obviously don't have to answer this one. XD
LunaBones Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
These are so realistic!! I love your raven works and the text morph one the most ^w^ you look super pretty in your self portraits too!! *^*
Tailsandtunes Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome being able to see realistic artwork from you; I really like the edgar allen poe artwork and the self portrait. very nice!
foxpill Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! I wish my art school was this fun D: I study illustration at AAU but I never get to do projects like the ones at the bottom, and I'm nearing the end of my sophomore year. *cries 5ever*
Anyway, these are all AMAZING!! Numbers 2, 13 and 14 absolutely blow me away ;A; And I really love the stamp project you did, they're all very cute!
Toraimu Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is truly amazing! congrats :> ♥
witchpaws Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks so much!!! n___n <333
capnquills Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
oh wow number nine is stunning
witchpaws Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   Digital Artist
thank you so much! <333
capnquills Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
it's great to see more of your work
as always, it gorgeous
but i wish you'd post more of it! 
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