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On the Way to Honduras by AgnesPterry On the Way to Honduras :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 15 1 wings open by AgnesPterry wings open :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 0 1 butterfly by AgnesPterry butterfly :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 0 0 mechanical steampunk bird by AgnesPterry mechanical steampunk bird :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 2 2 Asymmetrical Coil Pot, view 3 by AgnesPterry Asymmetrical Coil Pot, view 3 :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 1 0 Asymmetrical Coil Pot, view 2 by AgnesPterry Asymmetrical Coil Pot, view 2 :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 2 0 Asymmetrical Coil Pot by AgnesPterry Asymmetrical Coil Pot :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 1 4 Symmetrical Coil Vase by AgnesPterry Symmetrical Coil Vase :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 1 0 100 Inchies by AgnesPterry 100 Inchies :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 5 2 Blue Danube by AgnesPterry Blue Danube :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 3 3 Little Paint Waltz by AgnesPterry Little Paint Waltz :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 4 3 Headgear by AgnesPterry Headgear :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 1 2 Indians vs Cowboys by AgnesPterry Indians vs Cowboys :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 1 1 Humphrey by AgnesPterry Humphrey :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 5 4 Icecream of the Future by AgnesPterry Icecream of the Future :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 13 14 Strawberry Smoothie by AgnesPterry Strawberry Smoothie :iconagnespterry:AgnesPterry 1 6

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7 Reasons Why You Should Go to Art School
One of the most frequently asked questions on this site is the infamous: "Is there a point in going to Art School?" It makes my blood pressure rise every time, not so much the question itself as the fact it is asked to, and answered by, people who have no business giving advice on the matter. This article seeks to answer it once and for all, and be warned that it may come across as cutting in certain places. There's a link to my CV in my journal for those who might wonder about my own qualifications.
The short answer is: Yes, there is a point. In fact, if you want to make a carreer out of art, or design, you must go to art school. You can dispense from it if one of the following applies to you:
:pointr: You're a genius in your chosen field. You have an innate grasp of art/design principles and the ability to impose your ideas in the field so that you don't even need to learn the nitty-gritty. Unlikely, or you'd be famous by now.
:pointr: You need a formation but you have
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Cultivating Your Drawing Skills
I believe drawing skills are never innate: when someone is a natural, what they really have are remarkable observational skills and the ability to apply them – in their case, through drawing (it could just as well have been espionage ;)). Drawing skills can be cultivated by anyone able to use their minds and hands. There are basically only two approaches to do this: theory (+practice) and observation (+studies).
:bulletred: Theory is a structured, organised approach, learning from someone more experienced who's laid it all out for us in a course, book or tutorial.
:bulletred: Observation is an organic, unpredictable approach, learning directly from the real world around us and gradually deriving principles from it.
Alone, they are both incomplete; trying to work with only one of them would be like trying to walk with one foot. Studying lays down a solid foundation, which remains abstract and limited until observation brings it to life with details and real-life application
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Jill C.
United States
Current Residence: Kentucky
Favourite genre of music: classical, jazz, christian rock, basically anything except techno and country.
Operating System: Macbook Pro
Wallpaper of choice: Art that inspires me.
Favourite cartoon character: Batman, Tintin, Pink Panther, Hobbes, Samurai Jack, Iroh, and the awesome-ness that is Bloo.
Personal Quote: It doesn't have to make sense . . . !
Long time since I've updated this page.  I just wanted to let you guys know that I am graduating with a Bachelor's in Fine art and a minor in Art History!  :-D 
  • Listening to: Naturespace Loki
  • Reading: Earwig, DWJ; The Story of Art Sister Wendy
  • Watching: Pirates!
  • Playing: Hay Day
  • Eating: Chinese
  • Drinking: water


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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Student General Artist
hi there I'm one of your camp nano cabinmates, so you had a DA so I thought I'd check it out.
Adrianna-Grezak Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Thank you for fav-ing my homage to MC Escher! Feel free to follow me on Facebook [link] by clicking the "Like" button!
Ghaziya65 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to You!!!
AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thanks! I was in school all day with studio and art history classes, but oh well! :-) It was fun anyway.
GrendelSagrav Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your comments!!
AngieMyst Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hi there! I love your abstract painting style! :D
AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Thank-you! :-)
betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

You've been featured here!

DesertStar23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Thank you so much! You have some beautiful botanical drawings too... Chinese lanterns :)
BRipin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Thank you very much for the fave Jill - so glad that you like my Sonia's Back. Barrie
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