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    Trying to get into Calarts. Advice and critiques ?

    Hey! So, I'm an 18 year old junior in highschool, and I've wanted to be an animator since I was a kid. I've looked into a lot of animation schools, but the only one I have found would be worth going to is Calarts. Obvious things aside (great reputation, teachers, etc.) I adore the Student Films at the school. After watching the animations of the students at many art schools, the one I love by FAR the most is Calarts. The people there seem like extremely talented and valuable people to be around.

    So, the thing is. I'm behind. Despite being passionate and in love with art from a young age, I never took it seriously until about a year ago. From the ages of 15-17 I was dealing with some pretty serious mental health stuff, (depression, anxiety, ED, the works ) and it, essentially, caused a lot of valuable time to go down the drain. I'm better now, (mostly) and I'm getting serious about art again, but I'm going to need a LOT of willpower, advice, and critiques to help me get there. I'm going to show some of my work so you can see where I'm at. I'm obviously no where near Calarts level yet, but with a year of hard work do you think I can improve enough to get there?

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    My backup plan if I don't get in Calarts next year (assuming I don't find other schools I like as much) will most likely be to get a side job to sustain myself while I freelance/work on my art for a year and apply again.
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