Yep, Art is just a massive amount of work. I've taken Art & Design now for the second year, and it's pretty much the only subject I can work on as it takes all the time away from everything else! I took the Graphic Design side of things though, instead of Fine Art, so I'm having to develop a lot more from abstract instead of having any artists to look at. :-/
My god it's making it difficult to keep up!
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