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AceOfKeys72
Traveling the Path Made for Me
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
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About Me


I got into drawing and art back in 2010 when I got fed up with feeling like I couldn’t draw to save my life. I’ve taken a few years of high school art and while it was a few years later a lot of what I learned was still fresh in my head, so I decided to take a stab at it. My first attempt was Sorceress Edea from Final Fantasy VIII and from there I just kept adding details and getting the design down until I was surprised to see that I did better than I expected. From there I dived, but because I knew the importance of a strong foundation I decided to focus on Realism to temper and develop my skills. As you can see a lot of my gallery is composed of traditional sketches and photos, two qualities I wanted to develop as an artist.


Traditional Art


As I mentioned before I got into art when I drew Edea from Final Fantasy VIII but I was already familiar with the risks involved in starting with fan art, however that was easily remedied with beginner’s art book my dad picked up in a Barnes & Nobles discount bin. Initially it was discouraging to upload sketches in a predominantly digital environment however the more progress I made the more pride I took in my work. My goal is to have a strong foundation, refining my skills and developing good habits before diving into other aspects of art such as painting, digital etc.


Photography


I got into photography when I took an after school photography class that fulfilled one of my requirements for graduation in my specific group of classes. Originally I joined the class because a friend asked me to take it with him however afterwards I took an interest in taking photos, learning the basics such as Rule of Thirds and such. Unfortunately I don’t have a Nikon or Canon camera, almost all of the photos I’ve taken were from my phone, however over time I learned it’s better to focus on learning the basics even with just a phone camera before buying an expensive camera. I’m not in a rush to get one and as a friend once explained to me “For everyone 100 photos you take you take one good photo.”
Interests
Hey guys so I didn't tell this but i was at FURther CONfusion this weekend, or Fur Con for sure, a dedicated furry con as you can tell. It was my first furry convention and I enjoyed myself. i finally got to meet :iconkarmakat01: someone i've gotten to know the past year or so and really have bonded with. It was really amazing to be able to meet in person and I really enjoyed his company. It was also nice to be able to meet his wife who likes to go by the name Zura at cons.

The event was held in San Jose at the Marriott Hotel right next to the McEnery Convention center. Naturally there were a lot of furries and fur suits roaming around but in the end it made me realize it really wasn't any different from an anime convention. Just replace the cosplayers with fursuits. What i found most surprising was that a lot of big names in the anthro community was there. For example Graveyard Greg, the author and artist behind Carpe Diem as well as, to my surprise, Red Rusker who is known for his character Sea Salt. I must give a warning though if you intend to look up Red Rusker because he does dabble with yiff and he is known for extensive use of fluids. Fair warning.

In the end i had a very good time. Got to make some memories and a bit of vacation. Now to go back to work tomorrow and continue taking care of things needed tended to ;)

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Pythagasaurus Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the favs!
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome
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TeikoS Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, the fave and the useful comment (I rarely get detailed feedback here). Oh and hey maybe you could give me some tips how to use this platform better? If you don't mind... I am like walking through the sahara desert in mere loneliness when I open my page Sweating a little... 
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its a matter of using deviant art like a social media site, making yourself and your art approachable. I don't think there is a quick fix way but some tried and true methods are submitting your work to groups facing and commenting. Make friends talk to people
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Nintendo-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your tag line, "Hey I want to know," reminds me of a song.  :)
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oW6Pv… 0:50 One of my favorite songs and two of my favorite lines are "Hey I want to know what does it mean to love another." and "Hey I want to know what does it mean to live." I don't know if its the same song you thought but thats where I got it from ;)
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Nintendo-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ah!  So it was from a song.  =P

Nice tune.  But I was thinking of, "Hey I want to know, have you ever seen the rain coming down on a sunny day?"
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looool i see it makes sense ;)
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome its good stuff ;)
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