Thursday, April 16, 2009

BF-inA review

I thought I would never be happy again in my entire life. The last couple of weeks I have been... minorly freaking out... about the BFA review, which was this morning. Since Friday I have been up until at least two doing work for classes and the review. There was church at nine and class at eight, so that was poopy. What's worse? No naps. Not enough time in a day, unfortunately. In fact, last night I didn't get to bed until seven thirty... in the MORNING... so I could finish stuff up for the review. :( We were required to turn in the five paintings we did for our Illustration 1 class, as well as up to 15 figure drawings from life and a sketchbook/work from outside of class. I suck at keeping a sketch book, so I found a bunch of things I had scattered everywhere and cut and pasted (well, taped) stuff into a sketchbook. I retouched the paintings for my classes (you might remember the bear I posted a while back) and figure drawings from my class and Tada! A "portfolio." I don't expect to get in. Hopefully that's just me being pessimistic so it won't be too much of a shock if I don't get in. However, I am quite far from being the best in my classes. There are very talented people in the program, and I'm sure most of them have been doing this type of thing for years. Buuuut, I try not to think about that. Anyway, I took snapshots of the first five paintings I've ever done in my life. They still need work, but whatever.

Assignment 1: Child Abuse

Assignment 2: Nursery Rhyme (Jack Be Nimble)

Assignment 3: Unhealthy Diet

Assignment 4: Conceptual piece for an article about masculinizing (sp?) church to get men to attend (doesn't look AS bad in real life)

Assignment 5: Book cover for The Rainmaker (not finished)


Ian and Bonnie Gutzman said...

Nikki, I really like the bear one and the rainmaker cover. And the other ones too, but those are my favorite :) I hope you get in! And you are really talented too, and to top it all of you are not weird! Like most of the "talented" people in your classes probably are. Haha.

Wendy said...

Nikki -

I think these are all amazing!

Wendy (Tams) Hickman
(Cheryl's cousin)

Nikki said...


I've probably met you before, second-cousin Wendy (right?), but I don't remember... Either way it's nice to hear from you! :)