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Hi! I’ll try to keep this short:
I plan on taking art a level next year, but I strongly dislike realism. I’m not very good at it, but I have good original ideas for art and I’m good with alternative styles. Is this okay? Can I still do well?
Are we expected to do a lot of realism for a level art? I’m not sure if it’s like gcse where what we do is controlled
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I didn't take A level art but i have seen A level sketchbooks, and done an art foundation course which is an equivalent qualification.

By realism do you mean the historical movement or drawing realistically? They will encourage you to practice observational/representational drawing as a basic skill that improves your ability to see light, shadow, form etc. Even if you don't find that kind of art interesting you will definitely use it and enjoy improving it as your own skill. But, the course covers a range of subjects, you are encouraged to experiment a lot and find your form of expression. It won't be controlled the same way as GCSEs. They like to see people who think outside the box.
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Hi! I’ll try to keep this short:
I plan on taking art a level next year, but I strongly dislike realism. I’m not very good at it, but I have good original ideas for art and I’m good with alternative styles. Is this okay? Can I still do well?
Are we expected to do a lot of realism for a level art? I’m not sure if it’s like gcse where what we do is controlled
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If realism isn't your strong point then choose artist references that are more abstract. There needs to be some element of observational drawing shown on your prep work and sketchbook but you don't need to focus heavily on it at all if that isn't your thing. I got an A* for doing very realistic work but the other A* in the class was a girl who focused on mixed media and collage. It really is up to you which direction you take.
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