Thursday, November 3, 2011


Okay, I know I haven't posted in a while... the truth is I'm starting to have doubts about my drawing skills. I've been trying and trying to get better at figure drawing, but I just don't see anything (in fact I think I'm getting worse). Maybe it's just the overloading work load I'm having, or something, whatever it is it's making me rethink about trying for Animation as a career.
I used to enjoy drawing, at least the last few semesters when I could draw for fun, but now that it's coming down to the big leagues, I'm just not so sure anymore. The hardest thing about all this is that I've managed to improve to the point where I can impress non-art people (friends and family), but I'm not at the professional level I should be... plus I'm afraid of leaving and/or having second thoughts about actually changing.
Honestly, I know I shouldn't be the one complaining about this, since there are upper classmen who are dealing with more hell than I could imagine (then again they choose to). I guess I'm just worried about actually getting in the program (not that I can at the moment) and then having regrets.
I'm still thinking about it, I have been thinking about doing something in architecture if I decide to change... but of course I'm still undecided. I still want to draw and grow (that's the whole reason I made this blog), just maybe in a way that it can be used a stress reliever rather than something to stress over.
If anyone has any say about this, feel free to comment or anything.


  1. hannahhhh i know how youre feeling, i felt that same way a couple of weeks ago. i was in a really bad slump and just rethought about everything. but then i went to pascals lecture and he talked about how he still even sees his works and thinks it sucks. it happens in the professional field too. and really i see youre improving, it may not be as quickly as anyone else but you are. but do what you love hannah, you'll exceed in your passion as long as you love it and because you'll put in the effort for it. just like taking this step to make a blog of your artwork. and one last thing hannah, if you dont think youre good at drawing you could be better in lighting or storyboarding. theres different branches to try out. i think speaking with bunny or courtney would help you. i hope this helped lol its long i know.

  2. *agrees with huong*

    I have been watching your blog a while and I think that your progress is great D: And you shouldn't give up just yet, everyone has their own pace and at some point or another the gaps between people in the program become incredibly small, in the earlier classes people seem so much better but really the gaps close as people start catching up, so i would say give it just a little more time. Stress comes with all careers because its just a part of life in general. I too felt like giving up this semester but think that in the end if you really love drawing itll always come around and get you back. I really hope that you dont leave D: but you really should talk to bunny or courtney, or really youshould talk to John Clapp for sure. His office hours are tues/thurs around 10:50am, or you can email him :)