I don’t know what I’m doing + I’ve never used oils before


I’ve only just finished season 2 of Korra (insanely late, i’m aware) because i was so put off by the tantrums she and mako were throwing and left the season midway. Glad that things did get better though but even so I still didn’t feel the same sort of awe I did at the end of season 1. Wan’s story was cool though, was hella into that lemur spirit fella

Also was it just me or did the ending remind you somewhat of the balrog fighting dr. manhattan on the set of pacific rim?

it’s been a while since the last straightforward photoshop speed paint… who’da thunk art school would be the cause

I’m doing a lot more stuff on my instagram than I am on here lately, I’m not quite sure why. if you’re interested for whatever reason more frequent updates will be happening on there (◕‿◕✿)

also I’m thinking of opening up commissions- would any of you be interested?

hi celine, i applied to ECA as well via ucas and they told me they would have portfolios assessed by feb and if successful, have applicants interviewed between 27th and 14th of march? i've heard nothing from them yet but it's almost the 14th of march so i'm a little worried. what was your application process similar? thank you so much x


are you an overseas applicant? as far as I’m aware international applicants don’t get interviewed, I don’t know if that’s changed since last year but that was the case for me! I didn’t get my offer till quite late, definitely past this time last year- I think they were the second to last uni to get back to me. ECA can be a bit all over the place with admin, they’re definitely not sorting things out at the same pace as the main university so don’t go expecting the worst just yet!! best of luck to you! :) 

Went to the surgeon’s hall to do some snazzy observational drawings of super old specimens… what fun.

Still doing doodle a day on my instagram, going strong!!

#doodleaday is going strong. I’m not posting everything on here, but I’m posting the ones I think turned out better than usual. Please spare a moment of your time to go check it out on my instagram, it would mean the world to me!

I went to a Louise Bourgeois symposium today.

The most recent project: a 150 x130 cm acrylic painting of a photoshop composite of some pictures of guts I took a couple years ago.
It’s not finished due to the time constraints (we had less than four days to do it) and I should’ve probably cropped down to manage the immense amount of detail in the plan but I’m a big ol’ idiot who jumped the gun a little too quickly. I think I’ll keep working on it even though this project is over; I don’t feel quite ready to let go of it yet.

I was obsessed with this model, you could see every bone shift under her skin every time she moved

I’ve been absolutely terrible at posting on here, but I swear I’ve been making things at art school!
These are two 30 minute sketches from my weekly art and anatomy class which is quite intense but super duper fun


seriously coming to ECA was the best decision I think I’ve ever made

I’m so happy here

Hello! I'm doing IB as well, and although I'm getting good grades in art, i'm not doing amazingly at other subjects, which pulls down my overall IB score. Does that hugely affect choice to apply for UCL, Edinburgh, CSM etc? :/ thank you for taking the time to answer these q's btw, you're an amazing person. xx


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

hi celine! i am your #1 fan, haha. you are unbelievably talented! also i was wondering why you chose the university of edinburgh to study art? and can the league tables for art and design be trusted in terms of the 'real' rankings of the unis? i know central saint martins has a very high reputation in london but on the league tables its down at 31, whereas UCL is at number 1, so i was a bit confused.


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