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    bakerstreetbabes:

    (the myers-briggs series)

    THE DEFENDER: ISFJs project their energy inward; they’re deliberate and private, usually have a small circle of close friends, and are concrete, realistic, and practical. They make their decisions with their hearts, are gentle and empathetic, and get satisfaction from closure. ISFJs are often described as loyal, service-oriented, kind, disciplined, sensitive, warm, humorous, and affirming. They define love in terms of caring and support, cherish deep connections and lifelong friendships, and can be counted on through thick and thin. They feel a great sense of responsibility to their jobs and work well when they know what is expected of them. Good career matches for ISFJs could be military service or a medical doctor. (x)

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    chess-ka:

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    I just spent an unsuccessful hour and a half trying to fix whatever went wrong with my Wacom tablet, so I’m calling it done on these two.

    Thanks to everyone who encouraged me along the way. And gigantic hugs to everyone who helped out with critique! *showers you with affection*

    Sadly, I didn’t get to make any progress on the painting of a Deer Wearing A Painting Of A Deer Like He’s Just Won An Award For Best Deer. Nuts!

    These are amazing! The door in the desert especially- I’d have a print of that on my wall :D
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    Hi Noelle! I was looking at (ie. admiring) the post where you showed us some of your old art school assignments. I hope this doesn't come across as rude in any way, but I was honestly wondering (and you don't need to be modest) if you are considered really, really good amongst your fellow students? I am applying for art and I don't think I would be able to do anything like what you've drawn. I know artists shouldn't compare, and that all schools are different, but I was just wondering :) Thanks!

    gingerhaze:

    This isn’t a question I can answer, exactly, and it’s not because of modesty - when people say “you shouldn’t compare,” it’s not to spare anyone’s feelings, but because it’s usually not even relevant and definitely never productive. 

    1. the quality of art is largely subjective

    2. people’s strengths lie in different areas

    so it’s possible for two people to work very hard, develop crazy skills, but have two very different styles that serve different purposes - so one person, who might like slick digital art, will prefer one style, and another person who likes soft watercolor drawings will prefer the other.

    But also - I graduated school with some mad talented people, yo.

    For comparison, here are some of my friends who graduated the same year as me:

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    Aimee Fleck

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    Noni Boynton

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    Beth Pecora

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    Karli Wade

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    Christina Dacanay

    Katharine Linnea

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    Liz Parlett

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    Kayla Wasil

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    Bridget Gibson

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    Kelsey Sunday

    These are the people that I interacted the most closely with during school - the people I hung out with the most and shared the most influences with. These people’s talent showed me up on a weekly basis and pushed me to be better. We all learned from each other and grew as artists simultaneously - you can probably see us all sharing similar techniques and inspirations.

    But also all these pieces were taken from our SENIOR year, so we’d been training for FOUR YEARS at this. I wanted to find some of my high school portfolio to show you what it looked like, but as soon as I pulled it up I cringed so hard at it that I can’t even bring myself to post it. Suffice it to say, even though I’d been drawing since I was a toddler, my anatomy was atrocious, my subject matter clichéd, and my use of materials was a wreck. I didn’t know how to use Photoshop at all, and it wasn’t until sophomore year that I became fairly proficient at it. 

    Basically, my advice would be - don’t worry too much, right now. Just accept that you have a lot to learn, but that you can do it. At art school you’re going to be surrounded by people with crazy talent and they’ll make you feel like shit sometimes, but that should just motivate you - in fact that’s one of the things I miss most about art school. Nothing kicks you in the butt harder than seeing others growing as artists all around you, and striving to be a worthy peer of them.

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