Art Student

In all honesty, going into this first semester of college as an art student, I didn’t think I would be any good. I saw so many people who were talented and amazing and had been doing art for years, where as I just doodled for the majority of my life, dropped it for a few years, and started drawing again last fall. If I thought I drew something decent, I would find someone else’s art that was tons better, and I would feel discouraged. Halfway into the semester I was seriously considering changing my major and dropping art altogether, because for as long as I’ve known, I’ve only be okay at something, not great or amazing.

These past few months in my art classes have been fun, I’ve been pushed to draw things and use different mediums that I never have before, and I feel like I’ve improved a lot. Take my drawings over the summer and compare them to now, I’d like to think that I’ve gotten better. After getting some of my projects back, I’m surprised that I’ve done better than I thought I would. To declare a BFA, I have to average a B in the 4 bottom art classes. In the beginning of the year, I was panicking, because I was so sure I would have to take a class over, or that I wouldn’t be able to make it. So far, though, I think I have a chance at it.

Not sure what I was trying to say, other than maybe becoming an animator isn’t that impossible for me. Not as much as it was a few months ago, anyway.