So. I will be entering my third year at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco this fall. Due to financial reasons, it's going to be my last. Of course, I'm not anywhere near ready enough to graduate. This was eating at me since last semester ended, I wasn't sure what to do with myself.
Last night, I was seriously pondering my future, and where I was, and where I wanted to be as an artist. And I realized... Fuck it. I don't need to go to a school like that to develop as an artist. I remembered that the only reason I went in the first place was because I had no discipline. But now I do. I'm confident that I have a pretty good understanding of where I'm at, and what I need to study in order to get better (thanks mostly to this place). Besides, I'm 23... I need to get my ass in gear. I'm so far behind people my age.
So here's my plan. I'm going to finish out this last year, while I do my own studies. I'm going to bust my ass because I am still considering applying for TAD in 2011, and I can't go without the scholarships, so I have to get good enough.
In the mean time, I live in the Bay Area! There's tons of sketch groups and figure classes, I have no excuses.
Well, for the next 8 weeks, I'm staying with my parents in Pennsylvania, where I don't have access to live figure classes and what not. So I devised a schedule (set as my desktop bg) that I'm going to adhere to until I moved back to SF in the fall. This is temporary, once I start classes and get a job, it'll have to change.
I'm starting this as soon as I'm done posting here, and I'll post what all I did later today.
I'll post some work from last semester to tide y'all over 'till then.
Aaaaaand I promise I'll refrain from being so damned long-winded in here from now on.
Anywho, the bug is the front cover of one of my sketchbooks, the creature thing was for my digital imaging class, the roe deer is from a photo, and the figures where done in my figure drawing class. They're all blue and red because I used colored graphite. The red one, my best to date, is 18 x 24, and took about 4 hours.