Okay so you're like one of my favorite artists out there. I love your style, your use of color, basically any and everything you draw (not to mention you're really nice). I'm a senior and I'm applying to Parsons for illustration and I just wanna know what you did for the parsons challenge. I'm at such a loss for what to do for it and I've been asking around just to get an idea or like a sense of direction to go in. I didn't see this in the faq so I hope its ok to ask this. Thanks for everything!

@Anonymous

HAHA, ohhhh the Parsons Challenge. Having some major war flashbacks here. Explore something usually overlooked within your daily environment. Choose one object, location, or activity.” I nearly didn’t apply to Parsons because of it.

But here’s the thing about Parsons. The thing that they’re looking for is your ability to think critically. This applies not only to this application, but throughout the entire undergrad experience. They want to see that you’re capable of making conscious and intentional decisions behind your work, and you need to be able to defend them.

What I’m saying is: You can pretty much make anything work as long as you can defend it. Don’t think of the prompt so literally. Make the prompt work for YOU, instead of working for the prompt. Think of something you’re passionate about or a theme you want to explore and see what you can do with it.

I wound up doing something about “forms of art I’ve recently come to appreciate more.” At the time of my application (and keep in mind this was pretty much six years ago now), I became more conscious of how much work I had to put into finished drawings—and subsequently that made me more conscious of how much work went into other forms of creativity that I didn’t necessarily practice myself. I did one piece about film scores, one piece about ballet, and one piece about oratory. Thinking about the prompt NOW, I’m sure I’d choose a completely different theme but it served its purpose and obviously I got in, ahaha. :)

If you’re still having problems or want to discuss this further on a more personal basis, feel free to email me (email listed in my FAQ) and I’ll get back you as soon as I can. Best of luck with your application!


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rainymclean replied to your post: geekeryisafoot said:You’ve made m…

do you read any other marvel series besides Young Avengers? Sorry i only started following your blog so I don’t know much about you

Other than Hawkeye and Young Avengers, I am veeeeerrrrryyyyyy sloooooooooowly reading the Winter Soldier story in this huge Captain America omnibus by Ed Brubaker. Plus, I have a whole bunch of other things from Marvel, DC (currently reading Batman’s Hush and the new Batgirl), Image (Sex Criminals and Pretty Deadly are high on my priorities), and BOOM queued up on my reading list on top of my regular book reading list. Plus the webcomics and reference books. It’s kind of a problem.


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You've made me really want to read Young Avengers. Have any advice on where to start? Superhero comics can be quite confusing and intimidating to jump into for new readers.

@geekeryisafoot

F!Yeah Young Avengers has a breakdown of the entire reading order, plus anything you might want to read prior.

Personally, I only started reading Young Avengers because I’m reading the current Hawkeye run and I wanted to read the origin of my gurl Kate Bishop. TBH, I only started reading American superhero comics very recently; I think an easy way to get into it is to find a character you like and then try to read everything they’re in. From there, you discover other characters/worlds/plot lines, etc, and it makes it a little easier to digest.

Anyway, this is what I’ve read having to do with the Young Avengers so far:

(* I read House of M before Children’s Crusade for some X-Men related context, but the book itself doesn’t directly involve the YA team.)


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I know you've started many collaborative zines. I was wondering if you have any tips, as I would like to start one (printer suggestions, page counts, pricing, etc.) I also wondered how you deal with the profit and artists. Is all art donated or do you give a percent to the artist? Thanks!

@Anonymous

Message me off-anon or email me and I’ll try to help you out. I think it’s easier to talk about this stuff when I have a better idea of what kind of project you’re going for. :)


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my emotional investment in seeing nico and reyna get a well deserved vacation = the amount of effort I’m putting into this.

my emotional investment in seeing nico and reyna get a well deserved vacation = the amount of effort I’m putting into this.


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As a fan of Percy and Annabeth, I am heartbroken over what Rick did to their characters. Along with the lack of POVs, it was a complete degradation of their characters and skills... they were reduced to side characters who had absolutely no point except to make the other characters look more awesome while they failed continuously and to be totally incompetent in the final battle. It makes me angry and makes me wonder why Rick even bothered to put them in HOO in the first place.

@Anonymous

Man, there’s a lot of talk about the POVs on my dash.

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Marvel doodles on twitter. I have a gross crush on Tommy Shepherd, punch me in the face.


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Swarm of Bee’s for a figure invention class assignment about moving the torso on a character design. I’ve been having fun—the class has been a much needed refresher on the principles of creating believable figures. :)

Swarm of Bee’s for a figure invention class assignment about moving the torso on a character design. I’ve been having fun—the class has been a much needed refresher on the principles of creating believable figures. :)


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just playing around.

just playing around.


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Are you going to go watch The Boxtrolls? If you did I would love to hear your criticism on it

@Anonymous

Tomorrow!! I am a big fan of what LAIKA puts out—I think they’re doing a lot of daring things for mainstream feature length films. Coraline was my favorite. I took issue with the pacing and certain beats in ParaNorman, but I also think they pushed the story (Norman’s walk to school is one of my favorite animated storytelling scenes of all time) and technology (Aggie!!) to a lot of fantastic places. So yes! Watch the story blog soon for my thoughts. I’m hopefully going to be better about updating it.


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bettyfelon:

Gah, look at what Arielle drew for my birthday last Friday ♡♡♡
I’m still freaking out - thank you so much Arielle ☆彡
Side note: I’m a little behind in updating my tumblr, but I will update do a proper post about my birthday and stuff on my blog~

Sketched the fabulous Betty the other day for her birthday! ❤ This is probably the first drawing of a million because if you haven’t noticed, Betty’s outfits on her blog Fashion Tips from Comic Strips are always ON POINT.

bettyfelon:

Gah, look at what Arielle drew for my birthday last Friday

I’m still freaking out - thank you so much Arielle ☆彡

Side note: I’m a little behind in updating my tumblr, but I will update do a proper post about my birthday and stuff on my blog~

Sketched the fabulous Betty the other day for her birthday! ❤ This is probably the first drawing of a million because if you haven’t noticed, Betty’s outfits on her blog Fashion Tips from Comic Strips are always ON POINT.


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buncha chicks.

buncha chicks.


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Revisiting an old favorite. I don’t think you guys understand how angry I will be if she dies.

Revisiting an old favorite. I don’t think you guys understand how angry I will be if she dies.


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HAWKEYE #20 gutted me. 


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I am not Bubbles! Bubbles is not who I am! I am the one, the only, single, solitary doer of dastardly deeds! Purveyor of pestilence! Interloper of lawlessness! Menace to mankind! I am bad! I am evil! I am Mojo Jojo! 

Posting this at a SUPER weird hour, but here’s a tiny preview of my piece for the Splendidly Evil Powerpuff Girl villain zine I helped to organize. I chose Bubbles as Mojo Jojo because that is actually the best episode of all time. Check the project out!! There’s tons of great artists onboard for this and the previews they’ve been posting have all been fantastic!


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