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Anonymous asked: Okay, I have a 2-year degree in digital design but I want to continue studying art. I cannot afford to go to another college at this time, however. I was wondering if there might be any other 'things' I could look into to broaden my horizons. (For example, should I look into internships?)


Answer:

It really depends what you want to do, but there are many other avenues aside from traditional school. Internships are certainly a viable option and there are plenty of opportunities to continue your studies online through websites like skillshare, motivarti, the lamp post guild and more. There are loads of artists and designers who post tutorials and if you are looking to further your knowledge in particular programs, youtube and lynda.com are invaluable. Hope this helps. 

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Anonymous asked: Hi there! I really, really hope I am not bothering you too much with this ask. I love your art and see that you are a graduate of SCAD (congrats!) I have joined tumblr a while ago and keep seeing SCAD students promoting their art. I am interested in attending myself but I was just wondering if there is a certain skill level required to get in and stay in? Did you see a range when you were there? (I am a great student and love art- I will work hard!)


Answer:

Aw haha, I’m never bothered by polite asks =) There is definitely a broad range of artistic abilities at SCAD. That is primarily because there is such a wide variety of majors, some of which do not require technical finesse in their draftsman capabilities. What matters at the end of the day is your drive, your work ethic and your passion for your chosen field of study, and it sounds like you’ve got a great sense for both of those! Go for it and I’m sure you will do amazing! 

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splendidlyevil:

Artist Bio # 27: Joshua Heinsz
Joshua Heinsz is an illustrator and designer for children’s media. He likes sparkly things and aspires to be a magical super hero or a power ranger. He isn’t choosy about it.

Oh hey, that’s me ;D

splendidlyevil:

Artist Bio # 27: Joshua Heinsz

Joshua Heinsz is an illustrator and designer for children’s media. He likes sparkly things and aspires to be a magical super hero or a power ranger. He isn’t choosy about it.

Oh hey, that’s me ;D

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Anonymous asked: If I wanted to pursue a career in the art industry and wanted to go to school for it but my drawing skills weren't up to par, should I still try? I have been practicing and get better everyday but I get intimidated that schools won't take me because I my drawing skills aren't as good as others'.


Answer:

If the arts are what you are passionate about, then you should absolutely still try! You shouldn’t compare yourself to others, because no matter how good you are, there are always going to be people more skilled. If you are continually creating, which it sounds like you are, you will constantly be growing and learning! More importantly, everyone has a personal voice and aesthetic to contribute to the creative world, so don’t undercut yours because you think it might not be on par with someone else’s. One of the hardest things about being a young artist is having great taste and knowing what is successful and beautiful but not quite having the skillets to achieve it yet. If you put the time in though and really work at it, you will absolutely get there though. Just believe in yourself =)

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Anonymous asked: Hi- Just wondering, would you say there is a line between a graphic artist and an illustrator? When I was little, I loved to draw and wanted to write and illustrate books. I stopped drawing while I was in junior high & high school but my love for art was still present as I designed the school profile, newspaper, a menu, and 2 children books for AP projects. I got an AS degree in Digital Design and am hoping to get a BA but don't know which field to look into- I like both and like to draw again.


Answer:

You know, I think the answer will always depend on who you ask, but in my opinion there is no line between them. Many illustrators and graphic designers I am friends with are successful in both areas and their work in each informs the other. I do design work as well that I don’t post on my blogs or website, but that is more of my personal taste when it comes to my online branding and presence. At the end of the day, it won’t matter too much which of the two your degree is in, but if you feel you’d prefer a day job as a designer, I would probably recommend getting your degree in Graphic Design because you can always illustrate on the side. I hope that helps a bit =) 

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A quick pattern for the theme “Water Rays” for Make it in Design's surface design summer workshop =)

A quick pattern for the theme “Water Rays” for Make it in Design's surface design summer workshop =)

— 3 weeks ago with 123 notes
#pattern  #pattern design  #illustration  #pring and pattern  #rays  #sting ray  #manta ray 
A doodle from earlier today for this Hunger Games thing. Two tributes from a western style arena  ^^ 

A doodle from earlier today for this Hunger Games thing. Two tributes from a western style arena  ^^ 

— 1 month ago with 18 notes
#sketch  #sketchbook  #doodle  #cowboys  #gay cowboys  #thg  #the hunger games  #hunger games au  #thgrpg 
and the finished result for the CLAMP Zine! Don’t forget to go preorder yours, there are a lot of great artists in it =) 

and the finished result for the CLAMP Zine! Don’t forget to go preorder yours, there are a lot of great artists in it =) 

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#CLAMP  #Magic Knight Rayearth  #umi ryuuzaki  #fuu hououji  #hikaru shidou  #magical girls  #anime  #fan art  #girl power 
So I don’t usually post plain sketches because I sketch so roughly ^^ but I thought I’d share and let y’all know I’m participating in a CLAMP fan zine which you can preorder and find the details of here! Be sure to check back later tonight or tomorrow for the finished piece =) 

So I don’t usually post plain sketches because I sketch so roughly ^^ but I thought I’d share and let y’all know I’m participating in a CLAMP fan zine which you can preorder and find the details of here! Be sure to check back later tonight or tomorrow for the finished piece =) 

— 1 month ago with 52 notes
#magic knight rayearth  #clamp  #zine  #sketch  #sketchbook  #umi ryuuzaki  #fuu hououji  #hikaru shidou