HELP! Which version of this project do you perfer?
shewentchasingrabbits asked: What is art school like? Im 17 and i cant stand my high school's art department because its all stupid photorealism and no creativity and i hate it. It doesnt help me with the art i do on my own time, that i actually care about. I love your art btw
Well, that’s a pretty big question ha ha. Obviously every program and every professor is different so I can really only speak for Pratt’s program, but wherever you go it’s going to be very different from high school. No one is ever going to tell you have to make something photo realistic unless you want it to be. What your join to learn is how to understand and draw forms and the way light and color works around them so that you can use them as tools to create exactly what you want. Everything you learn is based on giving you the tools to get exactly what is in your head on paper (or whatever media is applicable). But that’s just foundation year.
(At Pratt your first year is called “foundation” which is basically art general eds. So you’ll take Drawing (figure, perspective, etc.), Light/Color Design (basically color theory), 3D Design (Honestly I have no idea what I was supposed to get from this class you make a bunch of block of plaster and it’s supposed to teach you about 3D concepts or some shit)(Okay I’m sure it was cool for some people but as an illustrator I got nothing from it), and 4D Design which is about time and movement so you’ll make a lot of videos which are always fun.)
Once you get into your second year things get much more specific (and way fucking better because foundation gets old real quick)(however it is very important) but that all depends on your major. Sophomore year is typically more work (Oh yeah and you’re going to work you ASS OFF. YOU WILL WORK SO HARD YOUR ASS WILL FALL OFF)(but you can do it’s not hard if you’re on top of your shit) but it’s WAY more fun. Anyway if I didn’t answer your question feel free to send me another one and maybe I’ll get it the second time around ha ha.
Oh and I’m glad you like the work!