I was fortunate to get in the first time I applied. However, it was a lot of hard work to get in straight out of high school. Sometimes I think it would have been nice to have a year to improve more at drawing before coming here. A lot of people get in on their second try, so just keep at it! :)
I don’t mind at all! Thanks for asking, I am flattered. :) I use different media for my work, I get bored with just one thing! I use Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Tablet for all my digital work, but I also love to work traditionally. I use a lot of watercolors, micron pens, dip ink, and ink brush pens! Plus just good ‘ol pencils. It takes a lot of experimenting to find what really works for you, so just try whatever you can get your hands on. I hope that helps!