Did you get into CalArts when you first applied? Or did you get in on your second application?
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! :)
Hope you don't mind me asking, but what did you use for the works in your portfolio? Programs, brushes, etc? I'm looking to improve and your art is a big inspiration to me.
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!
Hi! I'm an aspiring animator currently in high school who desperately wants to go to CalArts. I just wanted to know your process in getting accepted, what you did before hand like classes etc. and any tips or suggestions. Thanks!
Hey there! I am assuming you want to get into Character Animation? Getting accepted is definitely a lot of hard work! I went to local community colleges and took life drawing courses during the week after school (I was still in high school) , and on weekends. Plus I got a zoo membership and drew at the zoo on Sunday mornings. Just draw as much as possible from life! Experiment with color too, that made it a lot more fun for me. Also look at accepted portfolios to see what calarts is generally looking for. I think the requirements are a little different now, so be sure to check the cal arts website. :) Good luck!