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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.”
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Hello everyone how have you been? Its been a while but after reading a few inspirational quotes of Jack London (who I found out is also a native San Franciscan XD) I decided not to wait for inspiration to strike me with the urge to go on DA. Granted its a little slow right now and i don't have any big plans at the moment but baby steps right?

For the most part Ive been doing pretty well. Semester's almost over, Ive started to get better sleep after a month and a half of insomnia. Not gonna lie no bueno. I don't know how night owls do it but i can't go through an entire night wo sleep x.x I don't have any plans for after the semester. This year I'm taking a year off from FanimeCon. Nothing bad i just really needed a break from all the craziness of it. I would've taken last year off but i was asked to help w Maid Cafe. Next year I think i'll go and I'll be more willing to do so since Poke'mon Sun and Moon are coming out this year and that'll make going to the con w my DS a lot more fun. Also FYI getting Moon if anyone is curious. It's my ruling planet so it was appropriate for me. I so hope the rumour about visiting all the main regions is true, the feels would be too strong.

Anyway I hope everyone is doing well. I got my homework assingment done so Im happy knowing i'll be ahead of schedule and hopefully I can start drawing again. I think Im gonna start incorporating what i learned in Basic Design class into my repetoire and hopefully figure what class i want to take next semester. I don't do summer classes, just can't stand so much content crammed into a month. So anyway, take care
  • Listening to: Challenge the Game
  • Reading: Myself
  • Watching: the world go bye
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV
  • Eating: My Heart Out
  • Drinking: the dawn in

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ImpotentRage Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just gonna leave this here.

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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me gusta
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FuwaKiwi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday :3
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! i actually didn't know you were watching me XD
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Slaycrol Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthdayyyyy :D
Have a great and funny day^^
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! it was a pretty good day i enjoyed myself ;)
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lightning-13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats my friend!
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you i appreciate that ;)
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FireFox-Fever Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE >W<
I hope you have a Wonderful day and that you may get lots of gifts and Cake >3<
Happy Birthday Godliek :D Swiggity Swooty, Foxy's Comin 4 Booty (Chat Icon) Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF Dancing Foxy Chat Icon Freddy is .... Twerking? (Chat Icon) Foxy Dancing the Hustle! (Chat Icon) Foxy is a Boss (Chat Icon) 
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well i got cinnimon pancakes if that counts. and thanks XD
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