Otaku Eternal | Posted 08/22/16 | Reply
Linguistics sounds super cool! I would have minored in it if I had known I could...which I can't now, but yeah...they only have a linguistics minor at my school. But only one linguistics class that I know of whereas Japanese has three classes yet no minor...
Drawing from life is different enough that you probably won't make those same mistakes, but drawing faces will become like the hardest thing in the world. I can only draw standard well proportione heads...not the model's face...I think you will learn new drawing techniques or ways of approaching anatomy to the point you will forget your mistakes (and make new ones...uhuhu)
Lady-person (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/22/16 | Reply
Haha yeah, I'm linguistics! :^D I kinda decided it on a whim sophomore year and I'm not really sure what direction I'm going in right now in terms of jobs, but since I'm taking Japanese I think studying languages as a whole kind of makes sense... it's been a really interesting field of study that I think should get more recognition, actually! I just wish I knew what to do with it. If I was a computer science major/minor, I'd have a lot more options in terms of using linguistics (for machine translation and voice recognition development)....
Hm, flash cards from notes are a good idea...!! I actually tend to do the "read over all your notes a week before the test" method (HORRIBLE), but I think staying organized is definitely the better option...
Ah, that's true, I guess this would be a first anatomy class even for the art majors... :o I don't really know what goes on in the art department or how often the art majors at my school draw/paint/etc in their free time, but I guess just this sense of not really knowing what to expect is kind of making me uneasy... I'm also just worried about the anatomy mistakes I've accidentally ingrained in me showing in my drawings for the class. x_x
But yeah, everything you've said here makes a lot of sense... I feel less worried than I did before, haha. :,D I'll try to have fun learning stuff about anatomy this semester!! >:U
Otaku Eternal | Posted 08/21/16 | Reply
Wait...what is your major? Linguistics?
Also those classes sound super fun! Like tough but fun. I think yoj will do fine. What has always worked for me and I keep neglecting is to take good notes, then make flash cards of those notes (right after class or the day of your classes) and then study a bit every day as you slowly add more notes. What you shouldn't do is wait until a fee weeks before the exam to make the notes and then study then. It can still be effective, but jf you have test anxiety like me then it'll consume you more than the stuff you studied,
And I replied to your tumblr about this but I still have more to say (of course). Don't worry about that class. You are already pretty far ahead in your anatomy skills. I don't know how the art classes at your school work but 300 level is the first time students get to learn human anatomy (before it was just learning basics of painting and drawing). I was the only one beside my other friend who draws in her spare time to be able to draw the anatomy decently enough to get props from the professor. If you know how to drae gestures, which I am pretty sure you do, then it shouldn't be so hard.
You already have a strong background on drawing characters a lot in your spare time. A lot of art students don't even do that. There are also probably different discplines the other art students are interested in so no worries. You might even find somebody else who likes drawing manga. It depends. But yeah, of all people you should not worry. I think you might even be ahead of them, but I dunno.
At my school BECAUSE I drew anime I was the intimidating one. Because I already have a background in thinking abojt anatomy I knew what problems I had and how to fix them whereas a lot of people without a background in art are thinking mor about expression that making something easily identifiable.
Sorry long comment...;orz. I could go on but basically, I think you are already good at drawing anatomy so no worries!