Why would you join an IB program if you have other priorities? It's time to ask yourself what your topmost priority is. If it's art, or if it's getting good results for your IB in order to study in an overseas university.
but seriously 10 hours a week is like so long, i've never gotten to draw that much during school, it's only during school holidays that i draw like 6 hours a day or something.
VaniBunFeatured By OwnerNov 18, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About three IB students committed suicide the week before their final tests and three weeks before graduation from my school. A friend of mine would take pills to keep up and study. Honestly, I think the IB program screwed many of my friends. I was in the Pre-IB program my ninth grade. My GPA was wrecked before I even started the tougher classes.
What grade are you in? My friend is a senior and he dropped the program quite easily. All he had to do was get the Head of the IB Program department to sign it, and he was back in AP classes.
Unless you plan on going to international art schools, IB is probably not the program for you, because while it's interesting to see it on a person's resume and it does train you for the workload in college, if it drives you to do drugs or stress like mad, just drop it. It's not worth it. AP is better, and I like my AP Art class better then my IB Art course.
If you're serious about going into art as a profession, you're going have to realize that you're going to have way more stress. This is a profession you're going to fight tooth and nail for. It's a tough field to get into a good art school, and it's a tough field to find work. Gotta be ready to lose sleep to do work, and have less time to draw what you want to draw. What profession do you want to go into with art? Some are WAY more competitive than others. If your school offers the VAC program, or an AP Studio class, take it. Both are college level courses and they train you to produce art faster at better quality. They stress you out, but if you really are serious about going into art as a career, these do really help.
is an example of the kind of quality of work they get you to produce. Can you handle it? Gotta keep up with the demand. Can't wait for time, gotta make time. Even if it means skipping out on sleep, or having a social life.
You've got to be prepared for a huge workload, in either direction. IB slams you hard and fast, while in art you gotta climb to the top. Don't sit there and stare at a blank paper for hours. That will just frustrate you more. Stop, walk away, get some food and maybe later you'll get a fresher idea. Stressing yourself out to draw isn't going to help at all. Mindless doodles may inspire something better.
Also, you put in the WRONG-est forum ever. HWL was probably what you were looking for... And you missed the turnoff.