I have never wanted to got to an art school for college, and I have never really seen it as an option for me. That being said, I really did enjoy attending the college symposium. It was interesting hearing different people's experience with college, especially with so many of them going to the same college and studying different things. I am disheartened by VCU not allowing artists to go into courses at their level like MICA does. It seemed like there were a lot of people who are embarrassingly uneducated about art for an art school. How does a college student not know what the primary colors are. My brother is 9 and only cares about Fortnite, and still he knows what primary colors are. I think that this symposium has drawn me farther away from considering going to art college. It seemed like the structure of art school and the types of classes you have to take wouldn't benefit me. I need more structure than what they can give, also I like other subjects way to much not to focus on them in college. I wish you had asked more questions to the people who have graduated to describe their experience finding work as a person having graduated from art school. I think that is what pushes most people at MLWGS away from going to an art school. The job uncertainty and insecurity are daunting.
I really struggled in this piece to attempt to accurately reflects my skin tone. I find that I struggle with that a lot. I really don't like color mixing, it is just so tedious, and often times I run out of a color and can't remake it perfectly enough. During one studio day, I made my skin tone waaaaay to dark, which i had to correct in later days. I really didn't like the process of painting this, the paint at school doesn't act like the paint at my house, and I was struggling to use it effectively. I kind of don't like it because there is such poor craftsmanship and I had so many problems with its construction. I do really like some parts like the lips and texture of the hair, but overall it is simply a satisfactory piece.
I am a sleep deprived artist trying to make ends meet. :)