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Graduation cannot come soon enough

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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I am so sick of being an art major. This major has sucked the life out of me, and been a waste of money. Not only that, but if I have to look at one more anime drawing in a serious critique, I swear I'm going to rip it off the wall and into a million pieces.


MEH.
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summitstars Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm an art major too and I am so so happy that anime is never allowed. I would lose my mind if they allowed it. I've actually wanted to quit it because yes, it kinda is a waste of money. That and I go to a community college and none of my studio art credits will transfer to any university anywhere near here. I love the school but it's just a waste of time and money that I don't have.
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Anime is strongly discouraged at my art school, so much so that I've actually never seen it in a show, class, critique, glass case-- nothing. I consider myself QUITE lucky.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Anime isn't all that bad, especially if done well...But if there are people doing bad anime art and are just being delusional, you need to report their asses to a professor who will actually get them kicked out. You could also leave feedback for the school at the end of every semester and let them know that there are people like that. Anime is not art if it's done badly; it takes YEARS to master and to even be able to do semi-decently. Cartoons are pretty much effortless, so long as you know the basics, and it will take even longer to master anything related to realism. That's just how it is.

Seriously...Don't let those terrible anime artists get away with it, dude. At least with my art, I am trying to be more expressive. :stare:
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goodbyemoon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
"Cartoons are pretty much effortless, so long as you know the basics, and it will take even longer to master anything related to realism."

Really, I find it's the opposite. I can do realism well, but cartoon style is hard. It is very stylised and to get movement and emotion in only a simple drawing can sometimes take many redraws.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For me, it's the opposite. Realism is hard, but cartoons are easy.
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RiseofGreenBean Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
What kind of art do you study?
And you can always change fields of study.
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I'm fine arts, but I've been focusing on printmaking more the past year. I don't actually have a concentration, I've tried everything my dept has to offer, haha.
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RiseofGreenBean Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Maybe you should look into applied arts, like advertisement design or something. That stuff is fun ^^
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PiratesAdventure Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I did a gamedesign course. We not only had a shitload of anime obsessed people, but we had people running around screaming BANKAI! :stare:

I am dead fucking serious. :iconstarewatplz:
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
No.

You have to be lying. D:
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PiratesAdventure Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Unfortunately, I am not. :stare: These were people a year above mine. We had this gaming room (hey, it was a game design course!), but they pretty much hogged it fulltime in order to play Naruto fighting games. To the point where I started to wonder if these guys ever had classes. :noes:
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Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I despise looking at anime art on the display cases of my art building. I notice though that the serious professors discourage it, while the "exprez urself" kind of professors just let it through.

I even caught a short "comic" strip of a horribly drawn out Ryu from Street Fighter. AND THEY USED "YOUR" INSTEAD OF "YOU'RE". :iconblowitallupplz:
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
NO. THAT'S NOT OK.
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rendjur Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
So you don't feel like your efforts have been worth it?

Sadly, I used to feel this way a lot towards school, until I went to my brother's graduation and watched him try to find a job (he graduated with a Business degree). It made me realize, as stressful as school may be, it can be even more stressful in the real world.

It makes me sad how an undegrad degree today is the equivalent of a high school diploma ;_;
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Fact :/ That's why I'm pushing through for my Masters in something I really want to take.

I feel like they have been; to an extent. I'm really sick of professors telling me how to do my projects. I understand they're there to provide guidance, but the last thing I need is a professor telling me how to do my project, instead of critiquing me properly and saying what works and what doesn't. One of my professors loved an idea for a poster project I had, then pretty much told me to do the same thing she told another individual to do for mine...so basically I should rehash something that's already been done?

I've accepted the fact that I have a degree in a hobby. I just can't wait to be able to go back to making art for myself, on my own terms. I enjoy it more.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're nearing the end, no?
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Yes. Five months.
FIVE MONTHS. D:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That really isn't bad at all. Should probably enjoy it. :lol:
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Tidal-Wave-Art Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought anime was discouraged in these kinds of schools. I don't go to art school, I wouldn't know.
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
It is.
It still shows up. I feel like the professors have given up.
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ensoul Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
This blew my mind as an art major. I didn't go to an art school, so it's a little less surprising, but what the hell seriously guys. These aren't even people who are dedicated enough to hone that style and actually get a chance at publishing, just delusional fans, who let them into the program?
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I understand if that's the way you draw on your own. I honestly am not the biggest fan of the style, but when you're an art major (I'm not at an art school either), you need to be open to trying new stuff.

Not rehashing the same style over and over.

There's also no portfolio process to get into the program here.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Definitely, which I am thankful I have been branching out lately. I think I may try something else next week...Something a little more American-Cartoon inspired...
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
That would be pretty cool! Someone did do a project based on superheroes once, it came out sick.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Which one? Was it an original superhero or one that already existed?
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CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional
As long as these people aren't personally bothering you, but just their art, then tough it out.
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PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that your only problem with it? Critiquing anime?
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
No.
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PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What else?
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VaniBun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is your major? Illustration?
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I'm fine arts, but I've been recently focusing on monotypes and printmaking. It's what my senior project will be based around.
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VaniBun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anime? In Fine Arts?

Printmaking is fun (wood cutting is the worse one in my opinion; too many splinters). What kind of printmaking do you do?
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I do everything! I did monotypes last year, and this year I've done linoleum, wood block, and intaglio. I absolutely fell in love with intaglio, and that is what my senior project will be on :)
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VaniBun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh I looked up some intaglio images and they are beautiful! Are you going to be putting up any of your prints on your dA?
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Possibly! I'm working on a few intricate pieces now, hopefully will have them done in the next two weeks :)
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VaniBun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome can't wait to see them up if you do! Good luck finishing :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Anime was almost completely absent from my degree, I feel lucky. :iconrlyplz:
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Lucky :(
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
People here be more serious. :petting:
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Well what can you do.
Best to collect the paper and move on, hopefully to greener pastures.
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Oh yes. I'm applying to some real jobs that have to do with my master's degree (higher ed admin), and getting the heck into the real world while I finish my masters!
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Mattyohh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I cannot relate I chose a sensible degree.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No English, I hope.
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Monsterpaladin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Why not? :stare:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Look at his comment; terrible English. Although ironically my comment was terrible also. :stare:
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Monsterpaladin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, I was worried for a second there.
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MurphysDinnerParty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what's funny? Even when people tell anime artists to leave that shit out of art school, they still do it.
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QueenOfRaisins Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
They do. It even came up in a senior project once.
I'm dying, save me.
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MurphysDinnerParty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shove cherry blossom flowers down their throat.
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