Elena and Olivia Ceballos
Haven't posted here in a while! We have been busy with college and stuff. We did get a feelance gig with DisneyToon Studios though! Hope to work on some more personal art soon. Keep up the great work everyone!
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Hannah Gibbs said: Hey there! I know how you feel. I'm still pending on my CalArts application for this year, but I am preparing for the worst, hoping for the best. I got accepted to LCAD too! I received a merit scholarship that I really cannot complain about haha. Although, being an oldie here (I'm 25) I am eager to start school. ( I was a hairstylist, but I started to regret not pursuing my dream in animation, so I just went for it this year) I think I will end up attending LCAD and try again for CalArts in 2014 if things do not work out this year, but I still have my fingers crossed the next few days. I didn't apply to Ringling because I just didn't think I was a good fit there. Anyway, blah blah blah :D I think you should go for it next year since you didn't apply this year. You ever know until you try, and even try again :) hell, I'm 25. Never too late ;) Also, LCAD has a great department from what I hear. Good luck!
Wow your art is fantastic, I really hope you get into Calarts and I wish you the best of luck! That's awesome that you also got accepted into LCAD. I'm thinking that's where I'm going to attend this next fall, and I'll just apply to Calarts while attending LCAD so that way if I don't get accepted to Calarts at least I am at an art college. I didn't go for Ringling personally because I'm not too interested in computer animation. Yeah, again, I really regret not applying but I'm going to give it my best shot when I do! And thank you!
Hey guys! I am also going to be applying to Calarts for 2014. I was going to apply this year because I'm a senior, but at the last minute I had major self-esteem issues and felt I wasn't good enough and backed out and never did apply. I really regret it also because when I went to National Portfolio Day the guy said I was close to being at Calarts level and that my sketchbooks were great and to turn them in so all I really had to do was work a little harder and I might have had a chance. Sigh. Right now I'm conflicted because I got accepted into LCAD, and I'm not sure whether to play it safe and go there, or wait a year and take my chances with Calarts. I've wanted to go to Calarts so badly though, so I might take my chances. But decisions like this are never easy to make.
Also I'll probably start posting my art soon because critiques would be absolutely lovely.
Hannah Gibbs said:That's awesome Ang! Are you going to post your portfolio when it's done? I'm working on getting better pictures of mine. :D I saw on your blog you are applying to LCAD as well. I'm also applying! That deadline is in February though, right? Thanks for the info! Good luck!
I'll post my portfolio... eventually. Haha. Probably right before I submit it to Calarts because right now it's too much of a work in progress. And yes! I plan on applying to Calarts and LCAD. I was thinking Ringling and SVA also, but their portfolio requirements seem to be completely different from Calarts portfolio requirements and I don't know if I'll be able to put together two seperate portfolios in time. I should probably find a couple other colleges to apply to though.
That's awesome that you are also applying to LCAD! I'm pretty sure the deadline for LCAD is in February.
Katie Lee said:So, I was at a portfolio day and I had the opportunity to meet with CalArts for the first time. The woman basically told me that you had to have at LEAST 20 full figures in your portfolio. That basically, all the observation drawings really needed to be full, stylized figures. Just thought I'd share, in case anyone else would benefit from the information.
Are you sure about that? I attended a national portfolio day very recently also, and I was told nothing about needing 20 figures. Honestly, I'm not going to do the 20 figure thing. I'm just going to follow the criteria on the website because I think it'd be ridiculous and unfair if they changed the critera but only told some people. That's really odd that she told you that. Either way, I appreciate you sharing this.
Since I decided to jump back in the conversation, I guess I'll just say I've really been stressing out. Especially since I'm a terrible procrastinator and have hardly worked on my sketchbook (I have a sketchbook I've been working on, but it's not the one I want to send to calarts) and the place I go to for figure drawing has been closed for like 3 weeks in a row now. I know the majority of people seem to turn in nude figures, but would clothed figures lower your chances of getting accepted? It seems like I might just have to get family members and friends to pose for me at this point.
I'm probably applying this year to character animation. It depends on when I get my portfolio together if I feel it's worth sending in or not. I actually wasn't planning on applying this year since I'm a senior in high school, and I originally wanted to go to a community college for a year or two and get general ed out of the way and build up my art skills, THEN apply to calarts. But heck I figured I might as well apply also because the worst that will happen is I'll get rejected, and if I do, well, I just continue with my original plan. If I do get accepted however, I'm a step ahead of my original plans which would be great. Seeing the competition though, I'm actually not too confident ahaha.
This post was edited by Ang Vondra at September 4, 2012 10:13 PM PDT
Not sure if this is the right category to post this, but I figured it might be since I'm asking a question? If not I apologize.
I've been down about my art lately and my improvement. I've been drawing from observation/life as much as I can. I've been looking at references when I get stuck, I've been doing gesture drawings often, I've been keeping negative space in mind, and I also try to take what I learn from life and stylize it. Despite this, I feel like I'm not improving as much as I'd like.I know most people will just say practice, practice practice! But I honestly think that it's not a matter of practicing, but more of HOW you practice. The saying "work smarter not harder" comes to mind. Maybe I have been just trying too hard?
So I guess my question is, does anyone have any tips/advice to improving, or could anyone share their experiences in trying to improve?
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