So as of late (like the past year) I've gone off the internets for my AP Studio Art Class. Lemme just tell you that that class ain't no walk in the park. Holy crap. I think I've done more artworks this year than all of my other years combined.
At least 24 pieces had to be made, 12 of them being whatever and 12 of them having a common theme. I can't believe how hard it was to find a theme for 12 pieces. I ended up doing "feminine strength" and it wasn't really intentional, but it worked. And, I had to change my concentration (theme) like, a million times because it just felt too limiting for what I wanted to do.
But it's all ok now, because everything that I wanted submitted is now submitted! So, even though I have only about a bazillion things I could put up on deviantart, I'm going to wait until after I get my AP Score to be safe. So, either in July or August, expect a bomb of art!
One thing I learned from this class is that I really want to be an Animator. I just started working with digital art, but it literally is one of the best things ever for me. It's hard to express how well I feel like I connect with it, and even when I try to explain how much it means to me, I don't think people understand. When I work on a digital piece, I feel like I have every tool in my hand ever and the most amazing eraser to fix mistakes and countless opportunities to change my art without committing to something. It's emotionally more connecting for me, as well as challenging. I feel like I've just needed this for a long time. I'm still figuring stuff out, and probably will never get to where I want to be, but that's what's awesome about it. It's so new, it's like finding art for the first time again. Anything is possible.
I know that the road is laying out for me to move into being an animator. I just have to grab it by the reins and ride that horse like no tomorrow.