Revisited the peaches
It’s spring break <3
Anonymous asked: Hey im an illustration student looking for a summer internship and was wondering if you had any ideas about where a good place to go would be? Ive applied to a lot of galleries
I think it pretty much depends on what field you want to go into after gradutation. If you have a particular interest, find places that fit that interest and apply there (visual development for games/movies/tv/etc, greeting cards, fashion, editorial, toys, etc etc). Bigger companies like Hallmark, Cartoon Network, Hasbro, etc normally have summer internships, but many smaller businesses do as well. If you’re interested in doing gallery work though, it sounds like you’re on the right track.
I think as a whole, just researching and applying as much as possible is key. Maybe check with your school’s career offices to see what information they have.
If you’re not sure what you want to do, I would also consider maybe taking a summer to just do personal work and soul search.
I worked for a fabric company over the summer, which is the closest thing I’ve had to an internship. I’m still figuring this stuff out as well though, so I don’t have a whole lot of information to give. Sorry! :(
Anonymous asked: any advice for a second year illustration student?
Just have fun! I know that I spent a lot of time my sophomore year panicking about the future, and I think it hurt me a lot more than it helped. Try not to worry too much about the big questions and just explore. Make things that you love making, and you’ll stumble upon yourself along the way! If you don’t like doing something, don’t try and force yourself to like it because it won’t help. I know that sometimes you’re required to do stuff you don’t like, but just do it to the best of your abilities and move on to something more enjoyable! Overall, just make this year as fun and awesome as you can, and save the worry for your third year! :)
Additionally, I’d also say to take care of yourself. Take really good care of yourself. Really good. In fact, this may be the most important thing I could say to anyone in school. I know at least with Ringling, there’s an idea spread around that in order to be a “real artist” you have to pull all nighters, drink excessive amounts of caffeine, and stress out over every little thing. If anyone makes you feel that way, ignore it!! The amount of damage I have done to my body because of the build up of stress and unhealthy habits is going to take years to fix. It makes me even more frustrated because so many people encourage this way of life because it’s “the norm”. I’m super glad I got help for this when I did. But seriously, your body is more important than your work! Make sure you get enough sleep and do some healthy eating. A morning routine of breathing/meditation/stretches or a visit to the gym a few times a week is also a plus. And try not to stress to hard about work. You can work hard and treat yourself right! Love yourself and make good art!!
(And if you’re already doing this stuff, then that’s awesome! You’re doing a great job! :D)
I hope that was helpful? Sorry if it wasn’t quite what you were looking for! Good luck with the next 2.5 years though! Art school is tough, but as long as you’re doing what you love it’s worth it, right?
Step 2 Complete :)