You Know You’re A Studio Arts Major If (Part 7 of a Series)

 

  • You want to paint everything you look at
  • You can make any color you want
  • You hate your own work, while everyone else loves it
  • You’ve stared at a fellow classmate for over 5 minutes straight
  • You are often suspected by others to use some type of drug
  • You have a bump on your middle finger from using a pencil
  • You’ve seen more people naked than you ever really wanted to
  • People ask why there are streaks of paint or graphite on your face
  • You can create 3 or more new works using just a photo, a scanner, and a computer
  • You have mini-masterpieces in the margins of your notebooks
  • Your hair isn’t a natural color
  • You and your friends talk about how much “deeper” you are than everyone else
  • You anticipate and then discuss the latest Indie film
  • You discuss the cost of oil paints with your friends
  • You can draw in 30 seconds what takes others 3 hours, and yours looks better
  • Your body has more than 3 piercings
  • You use Facebook to finish assignments that are due the next day
  • You know that colors have “intensities” and “values”
  • You consider the interpretation of artwork to be dependent on perspective
  • You don’t really strive to be wealthy in your future
  • Your portfolio is your life
  • You feel you must describe things using “art words”
  • You’re thrown off by a poorly-cropped picture
  • People see meanings in your work that you didn’t intend for it to have
  • You’re thrilled when things are in proportion
  • You’re not sure what to do with your degree once you get it
  • You wonder what might have happened if Hitler had stuck to painting
  • You feel that if you fail art school, you can always become a dictator
  • It’s fairly easy to walk out of one of your classes
  • You know that can’t stop working or you’ll “lose your talent”
  • People buy you blank canvases on your birthday
  • You love going to art shows and/or galleries
  • Your wrists hurt on a regular basis
  • You can name colors that others just associate with the primary names
  • Art supplies have put you into early bankruptcy
  • Your dorm is your second home, and the studio your first
  • You know the difference between Monet and Manet
  • There’s always paint or charcoal on your elbows
  • You know never to wear white to class
  • Your teachers are rather borderline, to say the least
  • You’ve considered being an art teacher
  • You’ve auctioned off your work
  • You have a certain work that you can’t seem to finish
  • You know that a true work of art is never finished, just like this list