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Traveling the Path Made for Me
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
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.


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.”
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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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 2:13 PM
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 7:15 PM
Thanks for the watch and i'm glad to hear you like my gallery.
Thu Feb 21, 2013, 1:17 PM
how are you dude its been so many years
Wed Feb 20, 2013, 8:56 PM
hi. thanks for visiting my gallery.
Sat Feb 16, 2013, 1:07 AM
Mon Dec 24, 2012, 7:02 PM
hi hiiiii!
Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:03 AM
Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:22 PM
(i howl)!!!!!!!!!!!!! there's my shout XD .w.
Mon Aug 6, 2012, 1:31 PM
y u no comment n my new pieces?
Sun May 13, 2012, 10:19 PM


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ImpotentRage Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just gonna leave this here.
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me gusta
FuwaKiwi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday :3
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! i actually didn't know you were watching me XD
Slaycrol Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthdayyyyy :D
Have a great and funny day^^
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! it was a pretty good day i enjoyed myself ;)
lightning-13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats my friend!
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you i appreciate that ;)
FireFox-Fever Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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) 
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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