Coming to Art Center this Thursday..

Posted on Tuesday 7 April 2009

I’m coming to Art Center School of Deseign this Thursday to look at the student portfolios.
It’s pretty exciting because they always produce amazing artists. Recent graduates from Pasedina include Robert Kondo, who is one of the best all round artists I ever worked with, and Chris Appelhans. , who is another amazing young artist I look up to.

It is mainly to look at portfolios for Pixar’s summer internships. Every summer, Pixar takes tons of interns and I tell you how amazing this experience can be for any young artists. I felt like last year, I wanted to be an intern because they get to learn so much.

Any young collage students can apply. I hope you submit your portfolio too.
Don’t ever think you have to go to one of those famous art schools to apply. Everyone gets an equal opportunity. It’s about the potential they look for!

Here is the info!

For those who are showing their work at Art Center this Thursday, I hope to see you there!


a random image from one of the recent commissions I’ve done. It is for this neat website by Steven Gettis

5 Comments for 'Coming to Art Center this Thursday..'

    April 8, 2009 | 1:38 am

    Hi Dice! your work simply is out of the world. your lighting, color and form sense made me a big fan of yours. I am here to ask you whether if you could allow me to have your blog link in my blog space. And i would be greatful if you could give some words on my work. thank you. -vijay

    April 17, 2009 | 3:26 pm

    Hi everyone,
    it was great checking out student portfolios at Art Center. As I expected there are so many high level art students over there. They really emphasize the presentation side which is pretty important over there. Kudos to Scott Robinson.

    The only thing I’m getting a little concerned is that students these days really are skipping life drawing and life painting. I feel like students are under this huge pressure to prepare professional looking portfolios and maybe no time for most important/fundamental training. Don’t get me wrong. Art Center students have quite impressive drawing/painting skills but it is an overall impression I had. I guess that’s a part of today’s trend because of the digital medium available.

    As I posted a discussion for “digital or traditional” in the past, I know people have different opinions and it is probably not a big deal for some people.
    I asked a few students if they painted from life and the answer was ” we don’t have time.” I have a big question mark about that.
    But again, there must be a logical argument why school program is set up that way.

    But I hope students don’t get caught up too much in getting the fancy portfolio before getting their fundamental part of art down first.

    THanks a lot.
    I saw your work and was really cool! Some cool designy stuff! thanks for stopping by.

    April 20, 2009 | 6:23 pm

    C’est le probl

    April 25, 2009 | 1:13 pm


    From your own life paintings work on your website, you get a sense of “dignity”, “eloquence” and “beauty”. You really grab this essence. I enjoy it. Hopefully, you will have a gallery opening. My favorite piece is “Rieko” which is stunning and beautiful. My other favorite life painter is Ernesto Nemesio who is Pasadena Design Center alumnus. He can really capture “calmness” in human beings as well as nature.

    I hope that you are feeling better from your eye injury. Take care of yourself.



    April 29, 2009 | 5:17 pm

    Hi Dice, ohh, I felt so jelaus for the people from pixar and art center college who was there, Wow, it must be a great experience… I hope be there some day.

    I’m so sorry for your accident. Take care of your eye.

    And off course, I’ll tell Hola to Nicol

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