Help My Imagination Animate - Masters In Animation & VFX

I am holding an offer to do Masters In Animation & VFX from University Of Dundee, Scotland. I have taken a loan for my tuition fees, but need funds for my living expenses in Dundee. My course is going to commence from September, 2017.

Here's my Story

I am from a small town and hypocrisy was inserted in our mind at an early age. I needed a safe and reliable career. Who drew for a living? I took up Chartered accountancy under family and peer pressure. 

Like every toddler, cartoons always fascinated me. Sketching them and filing them with colours was my favourite hobby since I was 5. I grew up but my love for drawing - sketching in particular didn't change. 

I took up projects to remain in touch with this skill that has given me most satisfaction and recognition in life. I created a page in Facebook and Instagram named 'sketchmywish' and started posting my sketches. 

I got my first order then the next. I even started receiving orders through social networking websites. I created over 60 commissioned pieces. I received a letter of appreciation for my work by "Haldiram's".  

My utter lack of interest in Chartered Accountancy and the pull towards art finally compelled me take it up full-time. I decided to do an animation course. It was a risky move, but it was absolutely necessary for my happiness. However, things didn’t turn up as I had thought. 

In just a few months, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. It was a very tough phase and her treatment was my responsibility. My mother needed me, but I needed her more. She is the sole-support system of my being and the idea of losing her gave me sleepless nights.  

My career was nowhere, but I started doing part-time jobs. Anything to fund mom's treatment. Every penny counted. I balanced classes, projects, treatment and part-time jobs. It was extremely challenging. 

Only the support of my family and friends made it possible. Thankfully, mom recovered. I took up a diploma in multimedia and animation from St. Xavier’s College and decided to put everything I had into it.

Now, after my trial by fire, I know what my strengths and shortcomings are. I asked myself a hundred times, over and over if I really wanted to give up a lucrative, easy life and do this.

I chose to ride this untamed horse, starting as a beginner with no guide by my side. Taking a decision to change my career was tough. But more tough was helping the artist in me. Now I finally, I am at peace, satisfied with the path I chose.

The master’s program at the University of Dundee is a crucial step and final step that will complete my journey. Art needs technique as much as it requires creativity. 

I now know that I am a worthy and capable of being beaten into the right shape. All I need is a guide who helps me channel my creativity and hone my skills. I managed to fight the battle but now I need a little help to make it through.

Thank You,
Shashank
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2nd October 2017
Dear Supporters,

I would like to inform that I have successfully matriculated with the college. I am so glad to be able to join my dream course in one of the best universities in the UK.

Thank you all for all the support. Thank you once again for believing in me.

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,501

May be to late....but this is when I noticed the post

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Sakshi donated Rs.500
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diya donated Rs.1,000
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Garima donated Rs.2,501

My small support towards your passion as I respect you for following your passion. I am sure you will be a huge success and will visit your art gallery in future 😁

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Anurag donated Rs.5,000

Best of luck for ur future bhai....

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Anonymous donated Rs.200