h, Pancho how we'd love to have you here at Max the Mutt! You are the real thing. The drive, the passion and the raw talent are all there. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. If we only had an international scholarship (and we may in the future) I'd offer it to you in a second. You must keep pursuing life drawing and traditional painting. If you have any questions about my suggestions on how to approach painting, let me know. I'll be trying to post examples next week.
You are a very special young man. Remain a student, and don't get "attitude" and you will continue to grow.