Friday, September 25, 2015

Personal Projects

If you missed club tonight we talked about personal projects.  Alisha Jones gave us some tips about how to do a personal project. 

      1. Personal Projects
        1. creative outlet
        2. Helps focus skills
        3. Helps figure out what you’re good at
        4. Gets you quality exposure      Becomes something that actually pays
          1. Give yourself constraints (Time/Subject/Resources/Style/Medium)
          2. Give yourself an Accountability Partner (Executive/Peer/Personal)
          3. Make sure it’s worth it (What is your END GOAL?)
          4. FINISH IT

      I'm including a couple of Jake Parker videos talking about the importance of personal projects so you can have more info :D

      The first is an example of one of his personal projects:

       The second he talks a lot about taking your education into your own hands.  He also points out some of the flaws in college learning.  I agree with most of his points but do want to point out that we're REALLY lucky in the UVU illustration department; almost all of our professors are professionals working actively in their field today.  That is something that is pretty unique about our school.  If you don't want to take the time to watch the whole video you can skip to 14:40 and he has 4 tips that are awesome.

      And lastly; here are a few photos from tonight's meeting :D

      Sorry they are so blurry; I need to start using my real camera to take pictures instead of my tablet...

      Also the editors from both Warp and Weave and Intersections came and talked to us and asked for submissions.

      Warp and Weave does original SciFi and Fantasy stories from students and they want artwork that they can publish within that same genre.  We have until Monday at midnight to get that to them.  Their email is

      Intersections has already had their submission date go by; however the editor said that she needs are badly; so please submit.  They have a website if you want to learn more about them: and their email address is  She said they'll pretty much take any art as long as it is high quality.

      So submit something!! Being published is super awesome :D

      That is it for me; peace out and keep drawing!!
      ~Alicia Hawks (Club Secretary)

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