Thanks for saying "Happy Birthday" to me and I'm sorry that I didn't reply.
I'm not dead yet and I just came back from CalArts Summer Session Class. I'm active on Facebook, add me if you have one. www.facebook.com/lisa.nguyen.9…
Currently, I can't do any digital artwork and my computer is too slow to do use my tablet. So, I have to switch to traditional for now.
If you ask me "How was CalArt?". Let me put it in one sentence. It's beyond a normal art school.
I'm only there for the summer session class and I love it. This school will make you an 2d animator and cartoon character designer. As for figure drawing class, it's all about creativity and style. No copying from the book/internet or renaissance/traditional style. They will teach you more than other school.
If you have any question(s), just ask.