By Colleen Clark
So far this February, I ended up spending most of my time complaining about the weather with snapchat selfies. But I promise I did other stuff too! With the scary thoughts of graduation always on the horizon, I’m trying to get a handle on my work ethic. There is so much to do, so many friends to see, so many projects I want to work on outside of school.
On Valentine’s Day, I got a heart-shaped pizza at the market. It was way better than a boyfriend. I also exchanged Valentine’s gifts and candy with my co-workers. We made little bags just like elementary school and it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. Later, at the Illustration Student Collective meeting, my friend Kevin Deasey (Illustration, Class of 2015) did a pastel and digital demo.
In my Animation Special Topics class, my teammate Beth Wollman (Animation, Class of 2015) drew everyone in the class as mice and it was also the best thing that has ever happened to me.
As far as art for the semester goes, I drew some Star Trek fanart (of course) and worked a little on my senior projects, but I was feeling a bit unmotivated (hence the weird naked doodle in the gallery). I decided to post some older artwork that I hadn’t uploaded before to my blog. It was a project for Marie Claire South Africa, and it was part of a larger campaign to show Barbie as a feminist icon. I got some good feedback on it, and after getting some praise, I feel totally motivated again! Look out for more art in the weeks to come.
Colleen Clark is a CCAD senior majoring in Illustration who wishes Star Trek was real. She loves comics, puppies, anything involving Tina Fey, and sharing her art and thoughts through her online blog.
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