Sketching at Starbucks
Kill la Kill finale is this Thursday. And Studio Trigger is working their butt off delivering the final episode. Good luck Trigger. You’re the best!!
Today at office, the fire alarm kept going off randomly, so me and my coworker made a bet how many times we’d hear the alarm by the end of day. I lost the bet, so I drew this. Character Design by Christie, Christine, Emily, and Elsa at a lunch table. And apparently I’m totally off model. Oh well, imma shake that thought off
sort of a continuation of my previous gif post.
Doodle of Lon from my personal project Aerodynamos.
lazili asked: Hello! First, I wanted to say that you're a huuuge inspiration to me. I currently go to the same high school you did and Bevans brags about you a whole lot-- it really makes me want to work even harder!! It's also close AP portfolio crunch time and you're her go-to example. So my questions to you! What general advice would you give to someone interested in animation or illustration? Is there anything you wish you knew as a high schooler that you do now?
Hi thanks! It’s been a long time since Ms. Bevans taught me, I hope she’s doing well! and good luck with your AP portfolio! For high school students, I think my my main advice is if you’re considering attending art school, choose it carefully. So many art schools are very expensive, and although I would recommend attending one that best suits your area of study, the tight employment rate (because of economy, competitive job availability) after an expensive art education, along with possible student loan sometimes makes it a marginal deal. So when choosing an art school, along with comparing what is being offered, it’s also important to look into the financial side. Art Center and CalArts are my goto recommendations if you’re interested in learning specifically towards animation industry. Not only do they have prestigious programs, but they are also right next to many of the studios where a majority of the industry is located. But that being said, I think the most important thing in art education is whatever you put in is whatever you get out. It’s always a plus to attend an ideal school where all the conditions are perfect, but what really makes the difference is the amount of energy you yourself is willing to spend in becoming a better artist, no matter what school you attend. Almost always, a successful art student is passionate, self-motivated and hard working. (Being open to new ideas, respecting peers, good time management skills, and good life habit (sleep on time, eat proper) are also essential). As long as you adopt these qualities, I think where you go won’t make much difference. Some other art schools I recommend are MICA, RISD, Ringling, and SVA. It’s really exiting that you’re about to walk into the next step in your life (hopefully your dream school!). In college you’ll have all the time to learn new things, dwell in your personal projects, discover more about yourself, and make memories that’ll last a life time. I’d give anything to go back and do it all over again. Good luck!