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Back when I was a college freshman, I didn't know that there were actually schools that actually taught animation, so I went to a traditional college instead -- Duke University.

After four lonely and largely unproductive years there -- but while all the while still doing my art and illustration -- I finally graduated.  And THEN I found out about Cal Arts -- the California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia, California, just north of Los Angeles.  They only had a bachelor's degree in animation, but I was still exuberant.  I applied, and was accepted!

But the problem?  Because I had already gotten a bachelor's degree, they wouldn't award me any more free-and-clear grant money -- only more loans, and I already had student loans to pay off from Duke, so I couldn't go.

Anyhow, my life now basically sucks.  I've tried many things over the years, but nothing ever filled the void like art did.  Had things been different, I'd have made it a career.  But maybe it's never too late.
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Vangelis' "1492".
  • Reading: "What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell


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R. David Gauthner
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
Current Residence: Tampa, Florida
Favourite genre of music: orchestral/ambient
Favourite style of art: illustrative photorealism
Favourite cartoon character: Foghorn Leghorn
Personal Quote: "Hell is other people." - Jean-Paul Sartre

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Thanks for the fave :heart:
Ronnigon Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
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