Oh snap we're university buddies I'm in the BFA Graphic Design program there! :O I heard they hired Everett Peck to help out and do Illustration/Animation courses last semester in part of the effort to buff up the animation department a bit!
Yes they have! For those who don’t know, Everett Peck was the creator of Duckman in the 90’s. He teaches character design. The department also hired James Martin who currently works at DreamWorks and teaches Visual Development here and he’s a great teacher who gives a lot of constructive criticism that helps you. Robin Richesson ,our head illustration faculty, was one of the artist responsible for the Murals of Pawnee (from Parks and Recreation). So the Illustration/Animation program is definitely growing and is filled with faculties who have worked in the industry.
Thanks Naff for reminding me :)
yooooooooo i saw on your blogspot that you're at csulb, I was wondering how there classes are? like are they more graphic design oriented animation classes or more 2d story based? I'm a senior this year and i live like 10min away from the school so its very likely i'll probably end up going there. that and my art teacher is trying to force me to go there.
The animation program in Csulb focuses mainly traditional 2D animation, but they also have 3d and experimental as well. The animation department is a growing one and they offer opportunities to immerse yourself in the animation industry like DreamCrits and SummerArts programs and such.
However, If you you really love art and want to have a career in it, always aim higher. Art schools like CalArts, Art Center, and many art schools out of state are a good choice. Don’t settle on a school just because someone forces you to. Choose a school you really want to go to and research it (visit the school, talk to councilors, call them, get brochures). I hope that helps.
Is there a fanfiction that goes with your Hobbit artwork where Thorin meets his baby Dwobbit for the first time? If not, would you terribly mind if I were to write one? Your art is so gorgeous and has inspired me, :)
There are a few on archiveofourown. Bilbo son of Durin by Ulura actually inspired me to draw baby Bilbo and Thorin. Another fic I got as a gift is Far From Home which was inspired by my baby Bilbo fanart.
I wouldn’t mind if you write a fic of Baby Bilbo and Thorin. Be my guest! I would love to read it when you’re done.
Do you like Steven Universe?
Yes, yes I do. I love Rebecca Sugar’s work and I was a huge fan of her art when I was in high school. She (and along with many artists) are an inspiration to me.