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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.”
How long have you been on DeviantArt?

I've been on for about 4 years. Made a lot of progress during that time

What does your username mean?

I'm a huge fan of Kingdom Hearts and without going super fan by using X character name or Y Keyblade I decided to go for something more subtle. Because a real Ace doesn't have to announce he's a Master Keyblade weilder. 72 is my birthday July 2nd ;)

Describe yourself in three words.

Time to Realize

Are you left or right handed?

Right handed

What was your first deviation?
Kain-Duodecim by AceOfKeys72 Technically I don't count the photos of myself as my first deviations

What is your favourite type of art to create?

Im a big fan of pencil/pen work. Everyone and their mothers use Digtal either to look "legit" and/or "professional" or feel that the only way to get seen is to do digital. Plus i tend to go for the underdogs

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

I haven't put much thought into this but contemporary art is something Im seeing is grabbing a lot of attention

What was your first favourite?

Love Isn't Always Easy by melissaanne93 This one was in my traditional folder

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

its usually a mix of traditional, digital and  photography

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

I definitely consider :iconjoeyvazquez: one of my absolute favorites here particularly his Spider-man/Venom pieces. I'm also a huge fan of :iconh-stallionwolf: who has really improved over the past year or so but has really found his niche in the MLP fandom. Also I won't deny that one of my absolute favorite bara artists is :iconcrimsonblood-z: whom I've had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with in real life.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

I think I would definitely love to meet :iconjoeyvazquez: maybe ask for some pointers on getting into comic illustration as well as working with pen art. I've started utilizing ball-point pen in my repetoire but I know he and his brother have worked as comic artists for a good ten years so there is definitely grounds  for great help. I'd also love to meet :iconh-stallionwolf: as he was one of my first friends here on DA and is one of the driving foces behind my progress and presence here. I'd also love to meet :iconfirefox-fever: whom I've gotten to know in the past few months, a very chill and down to earth budding traditional anthro artist who really has promise.

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

I can honestly say if it weren't for this site and the people I've met my life would be drastically different. Being here has encouraged me to develop my skills as an artist and I've learned a lot and pushed myself to improve submitting art and getting feedback. I've even made friends here that I've come to chat with outside of DA who have helped me take steps forward with my art even if it feels like its hard to stay with whatever currents seem to flow.

What are your preferred tools to create art?

Pen or Pencil and paper are my tools of my trade as well as my cellphone which I use to either upload pieces I've drawn or scenery and moments I want to capture. I've found even a cellphone camera can take good photos and aim to solidify my ability to take a good photo before buying a good camera.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

My room is my sanctuary where I can draw, listen to music and reflect on how I can improve as an artist. I often struggle between the opposing forces of wanting pageviews to be recognized and simply draw for myself. However most of the time I usually draw for myself and being in my room helps me do so.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

It was the first time I completed an Iron Artist Challenge. Drawing 100 pictures in 100 days. I felt such a huge sense of satisfaction knowing I've stayed consistant over 3 months and was able to improve my skills because of it.
  • 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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1 deviant said Central City
1 deviant said Keystone City
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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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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
FireFox-Fever Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yummy :3
Kato-Regama Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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