Hi people, My name is Christoffer and I have a story as well as a goal to reach, for those interested. Here I go: Since my grandmother first thought me to draw Donald Duck, I've allways been interested and fascinated by art. I drew some here and there ever since.. some times with a couple of years in between, but the interest for art has never disappeared. I had to choose between art-school or general-school when I was applying for college.. and since all my friends went for the general one, I did to. I've never had really supportive parents, which I think is also a reason I never chose the art-school at that time. Anyways, after college I had to choose a university. So I had a talk with my parents, and they thought I should study economy. And since I didn't really know what I wanted at that time other than study art, I went with their wishes and applied for business & administration studies at this University. Sooo, what now huh? I'm in a deal with a couple of people where we are building a business which probably will do pretty good with the proper engagement. I have a wonderful girlfriend which loves me to death. I have good grades in an education that most likely could help me reach far in terms of earning money.. But I'm frustrated and not very happy, for some strange reason.
Today, 1.April.2009 (of all days, lol!) I decided to quit the partnership, I've decided to break the line of study to my masters degree in business & administration, I've made a pretty though decision of moving from my girlfriend (not breaking up though!) in order to go to a university up-country where they have the school I want to attend, and just go with what I really want to to.. STUDY ART! I'm not at a very good level right now, so you might be wondering why I choose to do this drastic move. Well, it's all thanks to the podcast of Bobby Chiu, and the helpful and awesome story of Cole Eastburn.. exactly the inspiration I needed to make the move I knew was right for me all along. I've just noticed this forum, but it looks like you are a group of very talented and nice people, exactly the kind of crowd I'm looking for I'll be studying here and there until this summer, until I'm finished with this semester at university, before I step it up and study art hardcore every day all day for as long as it takes to reach the level I need.
I said I had some goals, and they might be unrealistic right now, but the ultimate goal is working with Blizzard before I start some sort of teaching for those who want to take the same path I do today. After 2 years at the new school I'm applying for (if I get in, that is) I will work freelance for as long as it takes for my skill to reach blizzard's standards, and then take it from there. I know this might sound a bit extreme to have such a goal, but I know I can do this (ever have that feeling?). And yea, lol, I'm not really a very serious guy when it comes to everything else, so please excuse the “tone” in the text above
So I'll just post a few things I've made so far.. They're crappy as hell, but I feel it's a start.
(but first, I'm gonna go read the forum rules, Just to be on the safe side I'll update as soon as I have done that).