It. Was. THE GREATEST THING IN THE WOOOOOOOORLD!!!
Right off the bat, everyone at the academy was warm and friendly and made me feel so welcome there. I was surrounded by some of the most talented people I've met in my life and they were so supportive the second I walked in the door.
I had class for 6 hours today (technically 2 classes... each "class" is a segment of 3 hours). I chose my first "Bargue" which is a drawing of a cast and I go through the different stages of drawing it. In 6 hours, I got through step 1. That's right. One step in 6 hours. I thought I was slow... but then they told me each bargue will probably take 100 hours each. So in relative terms, I did pretty well! I began Step two... and here is what it looks like right now:
Now you must be thinking... "WTF!! THAT took you 6 hours?!?!?" and my response is "YES ZOMG!" Yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life as an artist.... happy happy! :) SWEET BOTTOM!