Friday, 21 September 2012

Third Week

Art college is like a double-edged sword. The assignments are challenging and your peers inspire you to become that much better. At the same time you find yourself frustrated with your lesser skills. If you’re lucky, the frustration will be a drive for you to practice even harder. If you’re not, then it’ll cause more stress for you than you ever anticipated.

Still, practice hard because it’s not about them. It’s about you and how you grow as an artist and a creative mind. If you think you’re not good enough, it just means that you’ve broken out of your stagnancy. Instead of repeating the same techniques over and over again, you now have clear goals to aspire to. And even if you’ll never be “as good” as them, you’ll be growing and that’s just awesome.

Trying to remember what we learned over the past week. Bouncing ball, bowling ball, balloon, figure drawing, short hand skeleton, fore/mid/background, time management, whee.


Anqi Wu said...

well said! you took the words right out of my mouth. very inspirational read. (:

Joan Chung said...

College is a little bugger, isn't it? I can't decide if I love it or fear it. Let's grow together, Anqi. We can do it.

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