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My Art History: Moray College Drawings

I’m sharing some artwork from my school and college years. See all the posts here.

College Drawings

Leaving school the first week I was legally allowed to was probably my first step on to my current freelance entrepreneurial path. I studied at Moray College in Elgin for the next two years and, looking at my National Record of Achievement, all I came out with is Highers in Art, English and Biology, an A level in Art and a bunch of modules in drawing, photography and physics. It’s nice that I already knew exactly what I wanted to be doing, but I am so uneducated for having a university degree – it’s lucky I read a lot.

Anyway, the box of eggs there was one of my application drawings – I seem to remember I had to draw a spoon as well. What they don’t tell you about studying art is that 90% of your time is spent drawing horribly difficult and ridiculously boring things in order to learn perspective, tones etc. Want to see?

College Drawings

A pile of plastic tubs!

College Drawings

A pile of cardboard boxes!

College Drawings

A roll of paper, a bin and some more boxes and tubs!

College Drawings

A circuit board! We had to do a painting of this too.


A pile of transparent coloured balloons! So evil.

There were tons more of these too, including a pile of patterned fabric, loads of still life paintings of random junk and many pastel drawings of a very reflective saxophone. Ugh.

My college stuff isn’t dated unfortunately, so I’m just splitting these posts up by subject. More next week.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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