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!
psst- I'm posting a lot of progress artwork / art school work on my instagram!
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
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!