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About life, future and another stupid things

on: May 09, 2016, 09:46:50 pm
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Hello, im 17 years old, 18 this year, I really like drawing.
For now Im living in Slovakia, here is 13 years school degree, so I have 2 years more.
I want and Im going to became Concept Artist. And I have some problems with it, and Im talking about education.
I've started drawing last summer, and my first works was so cool. I know what Pixelation have a good Artists and I want to ask You, were should I go?
To Art School? To High Art School? Another ideas? If you have one post it here, school names too, why not? :) Please. Thanks.
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Re: About life, future and another stupid things

Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 12:36:30 am
As a matter of personal opinion, I'd avoid art schools unless you get into one of the big names like cal-arts. Many of them are unfortunately either poorly-run or a complete scam.
That said, if you really want a good head start look around to find some place that'll offer life-drawing sessions to supplant yourself. Failing that, figure drawing is also a solid resource for getting your feet wet.
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Re: About life, future and another stupid things

Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 01:42:57 pm
That said, if you really want a good head start look around to find some place that'll offer life-drawing sessions to supplant yourself. Failing that, figure drawing is also a solid resource for getting your feet wet.
A lot of people saying what Art Schools sucks, including High Schools too?
Im already visiting some sessions, so your advice makes me feel good :)
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Re: About life, future and another stupid things

Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 10:55:03 pm
They're not wrong, most of them are only really good for an easy grade. My high-school art class sucked, but if you get ceramics I can recommend that as a pretty hands-on way for you to get more of a feel for 3d space.

Really, just look for some online resources. There's no shortage of guides on youtube and various other websites.
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Re: About life, future and another stupid things

Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 01:29:19 am
I highly recommend doing an animation degree if you have access to one. Mine had a wide variety of courses covering a lot of topics which have helped me out in the long run. Including life drawing which I agree is essential. In addition you'll learn character design and concept art, 3d sculpting, all kinds of software. And animation of course, which is solid work if you want to keep doing pixel art in the future. I'm not in a particularly great location (I went to the Queensland College of Art) so I have no doubt there's institutions as good and probably much better that will be accessible to you. I wouldn't expect too much out of your high school art class but try to have a good relationship with your teacher and see if you can't bend the curriculum into a direction that's a bit closer to what you're interested in.

There are also a big selection of online courses and mentorships that you might want to look at. I think out of high school it was nice to do a more general course though, it gives you a sense of what stuff you like doing and a general knowledge base which makes it easier to work in a team. The most important thing is that you find something that forces you to be thinking about and doing art all the time until you get to a point where that becomes normal.

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Re: About life, future and another stupid things

Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 01:07:30 pm
Thank you guys, really  :)
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