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    My Must Have Art and Design Supplies

    Today I thought I would share a few of my must-have art and design supplies. As a graphic designer, there are a few items which I use in every project I work on. Some are things I which help me with my creative process, like watercolour paints. Others are items required by my course, such as the sketchbooks which show my thought process. MY MUST HAVE ART AND DESIGN SUPPLIES SKETCHBOOKS Sketchbooks are probably one of the most important art and design supplies which I use. In the last year, I’ve bought at least 15 sketchbooks. The type and size depend on the project I’m working on. If it is…

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    Getting Rejected From Glasgow School of Art

    In December of last year, I started applying to university, one of the places I applied to was Glasgow School of Art. If you’ve read the title of this post you may already know that I didn’t get a place. A lot of people assumed I was going to be quite upset about this but honestly looking back I’m quite happy about the whole situation. I should also point out right now, I have a place on a course. Don’t feel mad for me getting rejected (cause I’m not). APPLYING TO GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART In going to start by explaining how applying to art courses work because it’s a…

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    Mossery Mixed Media Sketchbook Review

    Today I am going to share a review of the Mossery mixed media sketchbook. I bought this at the same time I bought my notebook from Mossery and had to share a review because I love this sketchbook so much. You may have thought I had a problem when it comes to collecting notebooks. What you probably don’t realise is that I have an even bigger problem when it comes to collecting sketchbooks. I use sketchbooks all the time meaning I go through them pretty quick. I think this is the eleventh sketchbook I’ve bought in the last year. MOSSERY MIXED MEDIA SKETCHBOOK Mossery is a company based in Kuala…

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    Visiting The 2018 DJCAD Degree Show

    A few weeks ago I took a trip up to Dundee to visit the Duncan of Jordanstone degree show. This is an event put on by the art school every year which showcases the work of fourth-year students. I’ve been to the DJCAD Degree Show a number of times in recent years and I’m always really impressed by the work on display. I could quite easily have spent an entire day at the show, unfortunately, I didn’t plan in advance and only had two hours for a very quick visit. GRAPHIC DESIGN @ DJCAD DEGREE SHOW Some may think I’m strange for saying this, considering I’m a graphic design student.…

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    4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Attend Art School

    A few weeks ago I wrote about all of the advantages of attending art school. In that post I mentioned there were a few bad things about studying an art course so today I will be sharing all the reasons why you shouldn’t go to art school. PRACTICE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ART SCHOOL The one big argument out there about art schools is you don’t really need to do a course to learn art. For the most part that is true. All modern art courses work by teaching you fundamental basics which you practise while working on different projects. These are things like analytical drawing, colour theory, typography. You…