In fact I'm getting insulted at school because doing abstract art isn't my thing.
Done in the new Photoshop CS6.
Yes the image is based off of this...
Also, he's showing off splits in his chest because well, Nel is still too fat for his scales. He's not ripping apart anymore or leaking lava, so think of those splits as basically stretch marks when he puffs himself out or stretches his neck. I kinda see him slumping over a lot when he doesn't want to show off the glowing stretch marks.
This. Is. AWESOME!
Just draw randomness without looking at what you're doing and you have abstract art.
It was awful.
Meh, i wouldn't sweat their ashattery - they'll still be trying to figure out how to draw stick figures while you're getting all the commission jobs in the end anyway.
Though epic picture.
Abstract art is abstract. Fantastic art is fantastic. Rejoice.
So, since the upgrade, any difference to the image?
Now, if it were something like mathematics, then that wouldn't apply in most cases. Either the result is correct or it is not. There is no middle ground. There are no other kinds of 'correct'.
But ART? No, I think your teachers are undeserving of their title.
Funny thing is, where I live, most of the art teachers don't deserve their titles. They got in through corruption. Bribery and favours got them their place, and because they are undeserving of it, they get stuck when a genuinely talented artist shows up. So they give them hell, knocking down their grades, telling them they're doing it wrong, maybe [though I can't say for sure as I haven't heard of a particular instance] even telling artists like you that they are awful and that they should be doing abstract stuff. Reason I would see for that is that because abstract and bizarre art is so weird and obscure, they can bullshit through it and make out utter shit to be a master piece, or otherwise, without anyone seeing through the fact they don't know what the hell they're talking about.
So yeah, long story short: DON'T be discouraged. You ARE talented. Those 'teachers' DON'T know what they're talking about, and your work IS appreciated and respected tremendously. My advice would be to give them what they ask for [in other words, bullshit your way through it with what they're asking for], and then, once you're done with the school, go whatever way you want. In the mean time, keep developing your art here and keep asking for critiques. I'm sure more experienced artists would be glad to give you pointers where needed [though to be honest, I see very few if any problems with your art. I'd have to sit down with the sole intent of picking out flaws to be able to see any problems. I can do that later, if you like. My art may not be anywhere near your standards, but I like to think that I'm fairly good at spotting flaws, mistakes, or points for improvement ]