Im a senior in HS and I spent a lunch period explaining to the art teacher at my new school about what I do in 3d (and had to explain it a bit), showed her my gallery and she thought it was excellent and said I can use it for my focus for AP 2D design (since its not physical 3d).
Now I have a problem. She was completely for getting some type of software on her mac machines so she could see me in action, and we worked together to get the Maya student version only on my machine. Sadly I do not like sculptris and mudbox isn't very friendly for me to learn because it feels wayy too different, so I cannot sculpt at school with her class set of pen tablets.
We can all admit that the most basic base mesh process of creating characters isn't that interesting at all, and generally looks like low quality crap. I have a problem with people watching me shape a cylinder to match a horses leg and they say "what are you doing..." (im the only one in the class actually doing 3d other than sketchup kids). Of course they don't see how much different the end result looks from the start, because I have no actual reason to have the finished mesh open on my computer. And this leads to paranoia and im just not in a situation where I want to work.
My second issue is working under pressure, because its required. Now before I get the "get used to it, if you want to be an artist you have to work under pressure", its not the work pressure, its the idea pressure. I LOVE being told what to make because it gives me a no excuse reason to learn something. She basically told me to make 12 works of art based on my focus (and 12 of ANYTHING that involves art), and my focus is 3d characters. I cannot for the life of me think of 12 things to make on my own out of no where, most of the stuff I make on my own is because im obsessed with a game or the theme of a game that I have to take the edge off.
And the final thing is we have a 3d printer at our school that is called the makerbot thing-o-matic. Its not a super great printer and can only deal out some shapes decently, things like chin overhangs it cannot handle because it prints in layers from top up, so when nothing supports it it sinks down.. She (and I) thought itd be cool to make a mini statue of our school statue out front, until I printed my undead bust on her printer and realized gravity is the printers worst enemy. So I am uncomftorble working in class because not everyone understands it, and I don't know how I can convince her this statue isn't going to work (and the detail of the statue is a bore, and THAT wouldn't even be picked up by the printer)..
Sorry had to vent that out
I feel so crammed and busy now because I HAVE to do it...