Saturday, July 6, 2013

Last month of art school!


I can't believe I only have one month of grad school left! There's been a constant stream of helpful feedback on my art, from teachers and classmates, for the past three years - it's going to be weird not to have that!

This photo is from the last day of my previous semester. For our final project, we had to print our work on huge 30x40 foam boards. It took me a while to even find a print shop that could print at that size, but eventually I found a little local shop called Precision Graphics that would print my work for a good price.


They did an amazing job with the prints! I was so relieved. I recommended Precision Graphics to several other classmates, who also had excellent experiences.


After the class, I wondered what to do with these giant boards? They were pretty, but too large for my apartment. But I couldn't bring myself to throw them away.

I ran into my teacher and his gorgeous wife (seriously, she was really pretty, go Joko) at the Spring Show, and she told me how much she liked my Island of the Blue Dolphins illustrations.

"Do you want my boards????" I practically squealed.
"Um...don't you want them?" my teacher said.
"Nope! You can have them!"
"Oh well, I'll have to think about it..."
"Here's my business card! Email me when you're ready!" I said. They backed away from me slowly.

Eventually I did manage to pawn off my boards on my teacher. Go me!

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