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carliefornya asked: Hi! Your thesis looks beautiful! May I ask what school you are attending, & at what school you got your bachelors? I want to assume Art Center, but I could be wrong. If I'm not, what are your favorite classes? Any advice for those who already have a bachelors in art but may want to go back for a masters? Thank you for your time!


Answer:

Well first of all thank you very much! Actually, I go to MICA. I don’t believe Art Center has an MFA in Illustration program, but I could be wrong there. As for a favorite class, that’s tough to say. The way the graduate program works is mostly studio time first year with various project and then thesis in your second year with the program faculty but you take an elective or two each semester as well. It’s a very different experience from undergraduate, and I’ve grown a lot from every class I have taken so It’s hard to choose just one class that stands out. 

Now my advice to anyone looking to go back for your masters would firstly be to take some time off between programs. I feel like a lot of people jump right into it, but even a year off can do wonders for your mindset entering graduate school. It’s a very different experience and your brain kind of needs to be rewired for it. Secondly, really do your research about the programs (which I’m sure everyone does anyway), but look who is going in and coming out and what kind of work they are producing. Every illustration program that I am aware of has a very different method of teaching and goal outcome of the program, so you really need to see which one is the right fit for you! Something else I would consider is maybe rather than going for a masters degree, going for a second BFA. The only reason you need a masters in our field is if you ever plan to teach, which I do. If that isn’t in the cards for you, it might even be more beneficial in your return to school to gain an entirely different skill set that compliments your current one to make you even more hirable! And that is my two cents on the matter, I hope it helped you a bit =)

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Anonymous asked: I saw your thesis exhibition recently, and it looked amazing! Just wanted to send you a small congratulations :)


Answer:

well thank you very much, anon! =)

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Just me being a goober in front of my thesis exhibition =) I can’t believe my two years of graduate school are almost over! I’m officially going to be a pokemon Master of Fine Arts! 

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#illustration  #surface design  #pattern design  #print and pattern  #thesis  #artists on tumblr  #art  #pattern 
Another spread from my thesis collections. My exhibition opens today, yay!

Another spread from my thesis collections. My exhibition opens today, yay!

— 2 weeks ago with 22 notes
#illustration  #children's books  #art  #artists on tumblr  #kid lit  #exploration  #air travel  #hot air balloon  #explorers 
When I saw that Sketch Dailies theme today was My Cool Little Shetland Pony, I knew I had to participate! I’m pretty sure we can all agree, if I had a pony this is what she would look like haha.

When I saw that Sketch Dailies theme today was My Cool Little Shetland Pony, I knew I had to participate! I’m pretty sure we can all agree, if I had a pony this is what she would look like haha.

— 4 weeks ago with 27 notes
#sketch dailies  #sketchbook  #shetland pony  #pony  #derby hat  #illustration  #My Cool Little Shetland Pony 
sherwhotreksings asked: You should draw me a mermaid :)


Answer:

I draw plenty of mermaids haha, I’m sure I’ll be drawing more soon =)

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My character from a game my friend is running. She has a magical amulet with magical arrows because I basically wanted her to be a magical girl lol. 
P.s. she has a companion bear 

My character from a game my friend is running. She has a magical amulet with magical arrows because I basically wanted her to be a magical girl lol. 

P.s. she has a companion bear 

— 1 month ago with 71 notes
#character design  #scandinavian  #magical girl  #warrior girl  #dungeons and dragons  #doodles 

Jem is my name no one else is the same! 

Participated in yesterday’s Sketch Dailies for my warm up this morning ^^ I’ve been meaning to draw Jem for forever, so I was super stoked when I saw this was a prompt!

Jem is my name no one else is the same! 

Participated in yesterday’s Sketch Dailies for my warm up this morning ^^ I’ve been meaning to draw Jem for forever, so I was super stoked when I saw this was a prompt!

— 1 month ago with 96 notes
#Jem  #jem and the holograms  #80's cartoons  #80's  #Sketch Dailies  #sketchbook  #sketch  #doodle