First a 'thank you' to everyone that stopped by and a special thanks to you who give critique and help me grow as an artist.
So my story is this:
Since I was little I've always been drawing, I'm one of those kids that stayed in during school brakes and drew. Mostly guns, ships, things exploding, sounds familiar no? During high school i studied design, something I pursued even further enrolling in a 5 year industrial design university education. Mostly during this time my art skills remained stagnant, I never really pushed myself to develop my drawing skills. Just repeated the same clutter over and over drawing cool things, never did any exercises or used any reference.
I always thought that industrial design would be a nice compromise between having a creative job and actually having a decent job.
But somewhere around the 3rd year of the 5 year education I came to the realization that, while my classmates read design magazines and followed trend blogs, I stayed up at night studying anatomy to be able to draw the human figure better. At this point I started to truly see how much my art meant to me and I knew that it would never be satisfied being pushed away in a corner as a hobby. My own self-proclaimed goal in life is to grow as much as an artist as possible in my lifetime (ask me how it went in 70 years).
So now I'm currently working towards that life that so many of us are chasing, being ably to support our self through drawing and what sweeter job is there than that of Concept Artist. I'm not only hoping that I would do well enough to earn a living but what better and faster way to grow as an artist than working with it full-time surrounded by like-minded people, constantly being challenged to improve yourself. But I'm well aware of the sacrifices required I'm slowly trying to phase out everything but art in my life mainly games, series and a social life. See all those featured artists on the top of the page? They are actively working and looking for work and they are just the tip of the iceberg.
I don't know if I have what it takes, of course I'm very nervous of the future, I'm currently 24 years old trying to get in to a good art school, after which I'll probably do some more specialized Concept Art education... I'll be what? Roughly 30 by the year I'm finished with my education plan.
But I made the mistake of ignoring my 'calling' for too long. Who knows where you end up in life but at least I've hopefully given it my best.
A while back me and DefiledVisions made a weekly challenge thread, but it's now inactive.
So here is a little something so this post won't be entirely soul-less and devoid of images.