Hi! I'm currently attending the American Academy of Art in Chicago. It's right down the block from the Art Institute.
The school is a really, really nice place. I've only met one student who I did not get along with at all, and the teachers all have something amazing about them that you can learn from. I go to school four days a week from 9 am to 4 pm as a first year student. I would definitely recommend it for younger people looking into art schools... I don't know of any students there that are over 25. Not that you can't apply and get in, of course. It just might be awkward.
Anyways, I primarily made this post because I'm very lost in life right now. I love my school and the friends I've made, but I just don't know if art is my thing. Like, I love art and I love sitting down and hushing my mind to draw as I please, but I just can't draw for the life of me. Everything I make turns into a flop and I have a hard time finishing my pieces. Now I AM a perfectionist. It's been pointed out to me by two of my teachers and I've learned to accept that as a fact... but I do know for a fact that I really can't draw.
So what do I do? I want to draw, but is it the right thing for me? I can't figure it out. Life drawing pieces that I make during school turn out relatively nice, but any work I make in my fundamentals class and at home just... I can't learn to love it. It doesn't feel like I'm improving.
Could someone maybe give me some advice? I'm literally good at nothing. Except writing, but I don't think that's what I want at all.