First of all, my apologies for not updating this blog regularly. As you can see, I’ve been going to the College of Fine Arts in UP Diliman for the past few days, taking care of shifting matters. All I can say is that commuting to Diliman (my mum said that we’d better venture out on riding buses so I’d know what to ride and where to go when I get admitted) is very very bone-ass tiring. Add the splash of summer heat and you’re dehydrated to death.
But all the exhaustion and hullabaloo from commuting really pays off once you get there. Just stepping inside the college made me feel extra special— it made me feel like I finally belong.
UP CFA’s Art Wall!
The shifting process has three parts, and the first is a one on one action with a professor from the college (please don’t get this wrong). We were asked to bring a portfolio with us during the interview, showcasing some of our previous works. I’m very glad to say that the interview went a-ok! The interviewer said that my figure drawing skills were fine and dandy, but I’d still have to improve on my coloring skills. He even said that he hopes that I could make it through! :
Some of my previous works and photographs that I included in my portfolio.
The second part of the shifting process is the mental ability test, which mainly focused on our abstract reasoning abilities and study habits. They weren’t really that hard, too. I think I’ve done well in the abstract reasoning part for I’ve been answering exams like that since my primary school days. The study habit test was more of a subjective-survey type of test, so no worries on that one.
Third part’s the talent determination test which is scheduled tomorrow morning. This test, my friends, is what gives me the heebie-jeebies.
From what I have googled and eavesdropped, people say that this is the hardest part of the whole shifting process. They say that it’s a two part test wherein you’ll be given a statue to sketch, and a surprise theme to conceptualize. As you can see in the picture above, I’ve been practicing hell lots on statue and figure drawing (and yeah by the way, that picture above is my sketch of Venus de Milo). Sketching statues eats massive amounts of time, leaving none for practicing for the conceptualizing part. So yeah, bahala na si batman!
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