After much scrutiny, I've finally made my decision and am officially enrolled in Ringling. In a super compact nutshell, it ultimately boiled down to me liking Ringling's more even focus on technical skill sets + creative concepts and a more generalist education in the animation pipeline, especially since I've been so keen on going back to basic drawing skills. CalArts was still an incredibly golden opportunity, but since they seem to trade technical skills to focus on creativity, I really felt that I'd get more lost there based on how I'm wired as an artist; like I'd end up noodling around more because I didn't have that technical visual vocabulary to really understand and properly apply what they would be teaching us. Plus, I'm still quite interested in learning Computer Animation and Ringling really appears to be the best place to do that.
On the plus side, I've been meeting some monstrously talented 2016 classmates from both schools on facebook. I'm feeling quite inferior again.
And since it's been a long time since I've posted sketches, I'll dump some random stuff from throughout the past week...
|Bobb Chiu inspired style photoshop drawing|
|Saw The Hunger Games yesterday and thought the characters would make for some fun portrait doodlez|
|Gesture practice using Pixel Lovely focusing on line of action|
|Cafe Sketching dos|
|Hosted another 1-hour character design challenge on Skype and this is my little dude. It was especially awesome because we had folks from Columbia and prospective students from both Ringling + CalArts|