Aspiring concept artist. I study at the academy of art university in san fran, currently enrolled in my second year. I post my homework and other art works here!
Hello! I am an art student at a local university and wanted to know what kind of teaching goes on at AAU? Is it drawing mostly from life? I am wondering because my university assignment is to do a reductive charcoal drawing from a photo, although I learned at a previous school that drawing from photos was bad in the beginning stage. I just wanted to know if other art students did projects from photos as well.
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All good art schools will have their students draw from photos, mine included. 

I had foundation classes for 2 years, and in those classes we drew from life in class (people, objects, animals, everything was from life in class) and for homework we often did studies from photos. I have done countless myself, and it is VERY helpful. while drawing from life will always be the ideal thing to do for learning, not everyone has access to someone who can model for them for hours. 

so yeah, drawing from photos is a great exercise.

Hi! I’ll be having my first table at a convention this weekend (4-5th october) at the alternate press expo (APE) in San Francisco!

I’ll be selling fanarts prints and some original works, so if you’re attending please stop by and say hi! I’ll be at table 908, and I’m sharing with one of my teachers, Kevin Wueste who is killing at figure drawing.

Hope to see you there!

This is some work from a class I have this semester called inspirational art for animation. Our assignment is to take an old concept, and then re-design it in our own way. The teacher made us choose between Peter Pan, The little mermaid and Alice in wonderland.

I chose Peter Pan, and my setting is Norwegian/Scandinavian fairy tales. So the pirates are vikings, the lost boys are little trolls, and Peter is some sort of magical trickster creature. Wendy is a girl from the real world pulled in by Peter.

I’m doing a lot of character exploration and will probably post sketches here of it regularly! This will be a project I’ll be working on all semester