QUICK UPDATE: I BLOODY LOVE ART SCHOOL
seriously coming to ECA was the best decision I think I’ve ever made
I’m so happy here
what affects your choices to these universities is a foundation degree, mostly! Go have a look at those, they offer various ones all over the UK. Your IB grade won’t really matter in getting into those, it’ll be your work- when it’s art school, the work always takes precedence. UCL, being a rather elite institution, tend to care a little more about your grades, but schools like CSM don’t give two twats about your academics as long as you didn’t outright fail. But yeah, foundation courses-doing one of them will really help in the development of your work! I had a tough time getting considered because of the lack of mine, and now that I’ve started at ECA I already feel significantly less experienced than my older peers. It’s a scary feeling. no worries, and good luck! :)
in my head, posting WIPs is a way to eventually convince myself to actually finish something for once in my life
I’m finding it impossible to motivate myself to do anything these days /long sigh
hello super kind anon! sure wish you’d come off anon so I know who I’m mentally hugging atm. It wasn’t so much a choice, I got rejected from my top two preferences, UCL Slade being one of them, heh.. I hadn’t been informed of the general requirement of foundation years before applying and just went into it headfirst- I’m fortunate to have been accepted to any art schools at all! I have no idea whether rankings can be trusted, I haven’t left yet. BUT I did get into the CSM foundation course and chose not to go, mostly because of financial reasons but also because I’d heard horrible things about it. I mostly went on general student reviews and experiences from older students I’d gotten into contact with. Good luck looking for your school, applications were a total pain in the ass for me hahah
Super quick portrait sketch of the lady who has my hart(o), miss hannah hart i.e myharto on youtube. I’m way out of practice with sketching and it’s so frustrating feeling like I’m having to start from square one again :’(
ps. Love you, harto. (5ever)
it’s all electronic now, the interview’s with your teacher and the video gets sent off. It went well! I was nervous but if you know your work you’ll be fine. I skimmed some of the less important ones and spent more time on the pieces I felt were more visually interesting or ones that better embodied my main ideas- I wouldn’t talk through it piece by piece. Thanks and good luck for your interview!
ahh sorry I didn’t see this till now! not sure how you got here from my facebook but hiya anyway, hahah. Um in terms of advice it’s a pretty broad range you’re asking there- are we talking choices of schools/getting into schools/portfolio selections etc? I personally decided not to go to CSM for foundation year but that was mostly because of financial reasons- it was better for me to go straight to undergrad at the few schools that did accept me without a foundation year! But generally, if you can manage it, foundation years are a good idea. I would have applied to Leeds College of Art to do it there instead, it’s got much better reviews than the CSM fine art foundation. and aw thank you so much :’))) the best of luck to you for your GCSEs!
I’ve been struggling to find the motivation to draw recently but then the new sherlock trailer came out and all of a sudden I could draw again
so thank u, bbc (also S3 HOLY SHMOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
I want the land of Ooo to exist so bad.
this took forever but I think this is the best work I’ve done with color ever :’)
oh and for the record, just so that I don’t seem like a major jerk:
everything submitted through the ask box will have to be published, because this is a side blog, not a main one! Just a heads up for future askers.
oh god you’re going to make ME cry, thank you for being so sweet !!! ♥♥♥ why would you ever apologize for saying stuff like this I feel so warm and fuzzy on the inside now, shucks. But no don’t be discouraged!! if anything, feel motivated about your own work!! I spent so much of my own time obsessing over other artists’ work and that’s always been the best way to develop! (not to say that there’s loads to take away from my work, i’m just a little high school amateur artist don’t mind me) but thank you again for your kind words ahhh they really do make me want to fall apart with joy :’))
Aw thank you! :’) I think of my illustration as personal work I do on the side and fine art as my ~main~ work. Also when I do digital work it just tends to be on stuff that I like or an idea that I come across, whereas the traditional stuff was part of a more cohesive, developed body of work… my digital doodles are really just for fun, I didn’t want any of it to be assessed. Not that my traditional work isn’t fun to make, but they just serve different purposes, I guess.
Hiya Hannah! aw shucks :’) but no worries man, when I started out in the first year of IB I spent a whole term having no clue what I was doing and hating everything that I did, and everyone else was the same. The course itself gives you so much freedom that it’ll definitely take a while for you to realize your project. Sketchbook work and trials are so, so important in the development process- my teacher started us off on trying to define what art is (an impossible task, but one you should embark on anyway) as well as a focus on how we perceive any given subject. I made this post on my early IB work and that was where I basically worked with a random, mundane object (a nutcracker) that I really had no interest in and tried to somehow use it to make meaningful work. I drew widely outside of IB art to begin with which I recommend you start doing but coming up with subjects comes later in the process- I would start by developing your own way of seeing things, and the ideas will come. Writing about your work will take some time to getting used to, but my general frame of writing would be:
- how you made the work/why you chose the media that you did
- explanation of visuals
- ideas connected with the work
- other artists connected with the work
- significance of the ideas
I hope that helps and good luck with the course! I’ll be honest- it isn’t easy, but it’s such a gratifying experience. Be patient and work hard to get past the first couple of assignments- you’ll get the hang of it eventually :)
So vacancy-signs asked about my IB art portfolio and I realized I never put up an exhibition round up post from way back in march! All of these works can be viewed in properly photographed form on my portfolio website, http://celiners.wix.com/portfolio.
So I worked mostly with paints (mostly acrylics, but also emulsion and gouache) and print media, i.e etching intaglio prints and monotypes. They were both something I’d become familiarized with during the GCSE days (except for the monotype, which I kind of discovered by accident) so they were things I had a pretty good knowledge of. I didn’t really want to experiment with unconventional media (although I did, a little), I was more concerned with trying to improve my handling of mediums I’d already come across and loved.
The work itself is mostly about the nuances of visual representation, using the vessel of life and death as an extremely human primer to highlight the theme. The chicken/wing became a bit of an obsession as I explored the possible representations of it- flesh, corpse, meat, icon, etc. etc. and I paralleled that with the human body and the myriad of ways we could represent that, a subject far closer to ourselves and therefore more jarring to see when depicted as a corpse/meat.
The exhibition was an amalgamation of two years of slaving away in the art room at any chance I got, and I’m not going to lie- I spent a ridiculously disproportionate amount of time on my art. There was a run of about 3-4 months where I was getting kicked out at 6 every day afterschool by the cleaning lady who was sometimes kind enough to let me stay till 6:30. I think I really proved something to myself with this body of work and it’s been the most rigorous and rewarding experience yet.