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    Some of my fine art stuff

    Last week I finished my last ever art class in high school *sniffle* and I thought today I would post some of the work I've done in there.

    This charcoal took me forever last year. I spent so much time on the little details that everyone in the class though I had OCD.



    This is a supposed to be a self portrait using a sharpie. We worked from a picture our art teacher took of us and then mapped out the light and dark and filled them in with various patterns.



    This scratch board was just about the death of me.



    And this would be my self portrait scratch board.


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    Awesome stuff - you have a lot of talent. My daughter just finished 8th grade and has a lot of artistic talent - she has a couple of pieces being entered in a statewide art competition.
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    Those with artistic talent always impress me. Thanks for sharing.
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    Your treatment of light is exceptional and works well with the impressionistic quality of your work. I advise young artists when dealing with light to always remember that light is messy. If you do pieces with more of a photo-realism or even hyper-realism, where light gets really messy, then being OCD helps; especially as reflections and shadows are never simple and often surprising and make the difference between looking plastic or real.

    Fantastic gift you have. What are you intending to do with it?






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    Thanks guys! And I'm intending to put my artistic skills to good use. I'm applying to CCS, Art Center, Academy of Art University, Monash University, and possibly Pforzheim University, all to study transportation design.

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    Very cool.

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    Whatever you decide to do, do it with passion and you'll do fine. The folks I know with no passion are the ones complaining about their lot in life. Those with passion are happy, regardless of how much money they make. They're happy doing something they're passionate about. Too many people default to getting a job to make money as opposed to finding something they're passionate about in which they happen to make money.

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    I assume that Monash University is ours here in OZ, as it's Faculty of Art and Design has a good Transportation Design course. I‘m a Monash Uni alumnus but from the Law School. I’m also a transportation design alumnus as part of a larger Industrial Design syllabus at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (now RMIT University); which is kind of like our MIT.

    One of GM's top designers Mike Simcoe, who was Executive Director GM Design in the US before being promoted to GM’s Director of Design International, also was an RMIT Industrial Design alumnus.

    I’m sure you realise there are only 200 car designers in the world and that the odds are better to become an NBA pro. But I say aim high, although a broader Industrial Design education may provide a broader base to fall back upon. It really depends upon whether you are into the technical side as well or just more the artistic side.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MonaroSS View Post
    I assume that Monash University is ours here in OZ, as it's Faculty of Art and Design has a good Transportation Design course. I‘m a Monash Uni alumnus but from the Law School. I’m also a transportation design alumnus as part of a larger Industrial Design syllabus at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (now RMIT University); which is kind of like our MIT.

    One of GM's top designers Mike Simcoe, who was Executive Director GM Design in the US before being promoted to GM’s Director of Design International, also was an RMIT Industrial Design alumnus.

    I’m sure you realise there are only 200 car designers in the world and that the odds are better to become an NBA pro. But I say aim high, although a broader Industrial Design education may provide a broader base to fall back upon. It really depends upon whether you are into the technical side as well or just more the artistic side.



    Yes it is the one in Melbourne and I had no idea you studied transportation design. I also do know the odds are not in my favor but I'll just have to see how it works out. The plan is to work at an automotive company but it is my understanding that because transportation design is so demanding that with a degree I would also be more than ready to work in product design or another form of ID. I would love to work for General Motors in Australia but I will jump at any opportunity that allows me to do what I love for a living, whether it be at an automotive company or not.

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    Speaking from experience and from what i see here, I would not hesitate to say that you could be a CCS student no problem. If you decide to go to CCS I could give you some pointers.
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    Do you speak a second language? It would not only help you get a job in design in the auto industry but can give more school options. Being in Phoenix perhaps Spanish. There are a few Spanish transportation design schools. Italian would be good too with a number of schools and everyone wants to work for Pininfarina and design a Ferrari.

    There are a number of good schools in England, Britain being the world's centre for high tech auto design with most F1 teams based there and many design studios from major manufacturers. How is your math or physics? It’s increasingly important for digital modelling and aerodynamics. You should also work on your speaking and presentation skills, as being able to fluently convey new ideas is important and looked for at school entry interviews and later job interviews.

    I assume you seek out internet sites on the subject like http://www.cardesignnews.com . And you should do some factory tours; I think BMW does a tour in South Carolina. GM’s Bowling Green tour or Ford’s Rouge factory tour are supposedly pretty good insights into what your hoped for job produces and the challenges of actually manufacturing a design.



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    Very nice. I have always been jealous of people that had the ability to draw well. Stick figures and a pig face is about the best I can do.

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    This is my favorite. Is it depicting Route 66, by chance?

    VERY good work ... all of it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by MonaroSS View Post
    Do you speak a second language? It would not only help you get a job in design in the auto industry but can give more school options. Being in Phoenix perhaps Spanish. There are a few Spanish transportation design schools. Italian would be good too with a number of schools and everyone wants to work for Pininfarina and design a Ferrari.

    There are a number of good schools in England, Britain being the world's centre for high tech auto design with most F1 teams based there and many design studios from major manufacturers. How is your math or physics? Itís increasingly important for digital modelling and aerodynamics. You should also work on your speaking and presentation skills, as being able to fluently convey new ideas is important and looked for at school entry interviews and later job interviews.

    I assume you seek out internet sites on the subject like http://www.cardesignnews.com . And you should do some factory tours; I think BMW does a tour in South Carolina. GMís Bowling Green tour or Fordís Rouge factory tour are supposedly pretty good insights into what your hoped for job produces and the challenges of actually manufacturing a design.


    I don't speak a foreign language. I took Spanish from kindergarten through 6th grade but I seem to have forgotten most of it. From 7th through 10th grade I took Latin which should help learning and understanding French, Spanish, and Italian. And for the past two years I've been taking Greek (it was kind of a package deal with the Latin) which will help me with absolutely nothing, it's a beautiful language though. As for math and physics, both are pretty good. I don't take physics anymore, I'm in chemistry this year, but I was getting an A/A- last year in physics. Calculus was pretty good too last year, A's and B's for the most part but we have a new Calc teacher this year and the class is a disaster. I have about a B but it is his first year of teaching any class and it's not going so great. Oh and all of those classes, language included, are honors courses. And I do check out all the major design websites and of course am up to date on all the automotive industry news. And I haven't been on a tour of an factories here in America but when I was Italy a few years ago I did tour the Lamborghini factory. Now that was incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightfan26917 View Post
    This is my favorite. Is it depicting Route 66, by chance?

    VERY good work ... all of it!


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    Thank you very much! And I was working from a picture while doing the charcoal and now that I think about it probably was of Route 66.

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