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In the words of ABBA - the great and powerful.

So, this is the first journal I've written in quite a while now. I am writing it to announce that I am in the process of making a portfolio... and not just any portfolio - a California Institute of the Arts application portfolio!! :faint: I will be applying for the character animation program. :) If you want to see much of what will be included in the 'sketchbook' and 'other work' parts of the portfolio, you can find it on my art blog here: thekooksofgadzooksartblog.tumb… . I'll upload all of my sketches and old drawings to my sketches folder and scrapbook here on DA, but there. are. a. TON so it may take a while. ^^; I've pretty much yet to begin the observational drawing bit. That's supposed to be the most important aspect and the one I'm most inexperienced with so I'm leaving it 'til last. :fear::sprint:

The thought has been chewing at my brain for bloody aaages now. Since I first heard of it way back about mid 2010 I think... At first I merely fantasized about being a student at CalArts, but I deemed it much too naive considering I come from a fairly low income family... and uhh... I am a jobless bum though I seek a job with a skip in my step and a smile on my face! :D So, I decided to settle for Griffith University in Brisbane. I was lucky enough to score an interview with the Head of Animation there, who liked the work I brought along (which was all fully coloured digital work, mostly fan art WHICH I TOLD HER!!) :XD: She said she loved it but she wanted to see more sketchy stuff to get a better idea of my process. That was about this time last year. I've been sketching like mad ever since and generally trying to broaden my horizons by experimenting with different styles and mediums in an effort to find my own signature style. :) I now think the stuff I showed her was crap. :laughing:

It's both a good thing and a bad thing that nothing in Australia seems to be big or important. I think it's a place to be for relaxing and holidaying. But as far as careers go... especially in the arts.... errrr......... not much goin' on. The only animated stuff we have is ads and a handful of really annoying, boring cartoons. Well there is Animal Logic but... meeehh. ^^; It's gotta be America.

So yeah. I was going to settle for that but eventually, after thinking about CalArts began to take up every minute of every day and I found myself looking at the student work for hours, I realized that I at least had to try. And I will. I don't care how long it takes or how many times I have to apply!!! I HaAAaavE a DreEeEaAaaAaAAM !!! :iconexcitedplz:

Wish me luck! ^^

I think I sound too much like Rachel Berry right now. Bleh. Apologies. Dx

Again, longer than I intended. Sorry. :ohnoes:
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: 90's cartoon themes
  • Reading: Fanfiction. never anything else
  • Watching: My dog wipe her butt along the ground.... O_e
  • Playing: Strip Poker! They're beatin' the pants offa me
  • Eating: Your cookies! BWAHAHAHA!!!
  • Drinking: Nuttin' D:

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Kim
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Heh, well hi! I'm Kim! I'm currently 20 and live in beautiful Queensland, Australia. :aww:

I guess the main thing to know about me is that I freaking. love. animation. My favourite stuff is your favourite stuff. Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Burton, 90's cartoons - the works.

It's my dream to attend the California Institute of the Arts as a BFA - character animation student and eventually leave with a degree that will allow me to pursue a career.

I strive for my dream every day by drawing and drawing and drawing, and planning, and organising and more drawing. :XD: Hopefully some day I'll make it.

Kim

Spiffy.Sketches@hotmail.com

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:iconloko-motion:
Loko-Motion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Very nice sketches and your style is soo impressive!
Awesome job!
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D00Mk1tty14 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks heaps matey. :) I appreciate that.
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blueberry-donut Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi Kim! Thanks for the faves!
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D00Mk1tty14 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome, I'm in love with your art! :clap:
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blueberry-donut Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thanks a bunch Kim! That means a lot. Just checked your gallery, you have wonderful work! :D
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D00Mk1tty14 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you, that's kind of you to say so. :)
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kingofswing617 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Hello. I have watching your art for a while and I have to ask: What is it about Pinocchio that makes it your favorite story?
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LunarifixDA Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Could I kindly ask if you reside in Brisbane!
This is just in regards to my group brisbaneartists.deviantart.com… and am always seeking new members. :)
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D00Mk1tty14 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Oooh close!I live on the Sunshine Coast, I'm about an hour and a half out. Also I'm moving to Sydney in February. So whether or not I should be a member is up to you I guess.

But I'd love to join if I fit the criteria! It's nice to see a group so literally close to home! :XD: :heart:
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Loki-Dalton Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for joining :iconrising-artists: =D
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