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Megan Phillips
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
I'm an artist, a writer, a lover, a biter, a hermit, a joker, a fangirl, a non-smoker, a musician, a thinker, a dreamer, a stinker, but mostly I'm me and that's all that matters.

Current Residence: dorms at Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, USA
Favourite style of art: Pop Surrealism
Operating System: Windows 7 and mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Wallpaper of choice: My "Let Go" Wallpaper
Favourite cartoon character: The Joker. Hands down. (Robin is a close second, though)
Personal Quote: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Okay, no I'm not Einstein, but I love
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Journal Entry: Sat Dec 7, 2013, 11:04 AM


Oh my goodness I miss deviantart. I miss making fanart and I miss posting it and talking to you guys. And fanfics. And all that stuff. Why must life take up all my tiiiiiime??? ;____;

So here's what's up with me right now.

My senior animated film, Patches, is still in production! We have about 80% of the rough animation done (which is about 40% of production), and next quarter is cleanup and color. I'm doing all the backgrounds myself (all cityscapes, FUN TIMES), and I've done a majority of the rough animation as well. Super nervous about next quarter - I am not very good at cleanup and color (it's essentially the lineart and color phase, for anyone who is familiar with fanart process). I have always had a really shaky hand and I do not have the patience for lineart... hence why much of my work is lineless... and all of my paintings are lineless.... and my backgrounds are lineless... but I need lines for my characters! Blargh!! I'm supposed to have the film done by May, pretty much. I wont be able to share it until after I graduate, though. For reasons. My biggest concerns at the moment is 1) music 2) cleanup and color, 3) just getting the darn thing done.

As for what I'll be doing after I graduate in June.... I haven't the faintest.... It's so insane, I have been in college off and on for 8 years. EIGHT FREAKING YEARS! I am so ready to be done. To FINALLY have a bachelor's degree and move on with my life. 

It's hard though. I fell in love with this great guy. We live together now and we see a future together. But he wants to further his career in car sales, and if I get a job outside of Savannah, we may have to live long distance again. Which I really really don't know if I could handle... I like building a life with someone... There isn't anything as far as animation goes in Savannah, though.... I am hoping to get a job in an Atlanta-based studio (it's where Cartoon Network is located, along with the studios who make Archer and Bob's Burgers). I have a shot, but the animation industry is struggling just as much as any other part of the economy...

If I stay in Savannah, though, we have plans to move into a bigger (and hilariously enough, cheaper) apartment just outside of town, where I can have an art studio. More and more, I am considering starting up a craft business through etsy. Making geeky nursery art and other cutesy geeky things. Sell stuff at artist alleys. Start a blog and document my work. That sort of thing. I even already have a name picked out. And I have much more confidence in myself as an artist post-SCAD than post-NAU, so I think it's something I could pull off. I'm just so torn.... further my animation career, or further my art career? Where would I be happiest? I'm just not sure at this point. 

So yup! That's where I am right now. It's winter break for me and I'm TRYING to enjoy the time off... but I still find ways to stress myself out, lol. Like losing my wallet. And thinking about the future. Blaaaaargh! This is my last break EVER though.... so I should probably just try and enjoy it....




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  • Playing: Zelda: Skyward Sword

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ToxicThunder 4 days ago  Student Filmographer
:iconcake3dplz:HAPPY BIRTHDAAAY!:iconcake3dplz:
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OsmiumMachine 4 days ago   General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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I wish for you the happiest of days!
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:iconlonewolfd:
Happy Birthday to you.
Sit down, pour yourself a cup of your favorite drink, a slice of your favorite cake and have fun with what ever your plans of the day is
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WinterHeath 5 days ago  Student Interface Designer
happy birthday <3
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EeshaChavan Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey there, I want to apply for SCAD the coming fall and I'm about to begin the application process. I know portfolio is not a necessity exactly but I need a good one to maximize the chances of getting a scholarship. Could you please help me with that? Can you tell me what all should I put up and what is exactly required to get a decent scholarship?
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melimsah Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just put your best work! It doesn't have to be tailored to your specific program (for example, if you wanted to go for illustration, it doesn't have to JUST be illustrative work. You could put in photos, sculpture, writing, comics, collage - whatever you feel showcases your artistic strengths!). They will judge it just based on your potential and your drive and passion. They're understanding that not all high schools or towns have art programs for kids to attend (that's the main reason why they don't require a portfolio for admission), so they're pleased to see that you have an eye for art even if your skills are not 100% down yet. So yeah... just put in your best work! Quality over quantity for sure.

SCAD has changed their criteria since I applied. They call it achievement scholarship rather than artistic scholarship now, so I think evidence of community service, letters of recommendation, and that stuff can definitely help you in that regard. Let me know if you have any other questions! I love helping out future SCADdies, lol! :3
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:iconwhelmed-robin:
you're arts absolutely amazing, and you're fanfics were amazing too!!! I think I've fainted.  :'(  
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I'm going to go to SCAD atlanta. How is the Savannah district? :)
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