I have to agree and disagree with some of you. My University isn't a big 12 college but just a little smaller. The art department I'm in is excellent, sure it's not perfect and it lacks some classes that I want to take but I find myself get a very good intro to the arts. I've never really taken my art work serious before but now that I'm in college, I take it very serious. I'm staying here for a while so that I can knock out some gen eds, save some money, gain some more knowledge and skills, plus there are other fields other than art that I have taken interest in other fields and I want to incoporate them in my life. I love art but there are other things I feel I need and want to do in my life.
My uni focuses mainly on graphic design(the art department anyways), but as of now I am considering illustration. I have improved so much in just a small amount of time, and I am excited to see where I will be a year or two from now. 3-4 months ago I didn't even know how to shade properly or draw the figure right, now I am doing a million times better. My professor told me I was top 3 in class, I felt honored even though we are a smaller school, and I feel there are some peeps in class that are much better in skills. I know everyone says don't take praise to serious, I try not to when I know I can do better but sometimes you just have to say "screw what those other guys said about taking in praise". People don't give themselves enough credit as it is. Regardless of getting praise or not, I have to continue to do better, the time is now to do my best,and push my limits; when the future of my life dreams is on the line I choose to be beyond what is acceptable.
Sorry if I blabbed on there for a sec. But my point is, it's up to the individual on what they put into their work, a school can't teach you that, ringling or whatever art school can have awesome artist but the small town university can have one two. The school is just a small piece of the pie, the artist and what he is fills up the rest.
I'm becoming more of a renissance man every day.
Yea i'm that awesome.
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