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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
I've noticed lately I've had a decline in activity here on DA and for whatever reason my attempts haven't bore much fruit.

it probably has to be to the reason I've been so caught up in playing the Heavensward expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, but recently I've started keep score on how many days I've drawn. It's been about two weeks since I've started and it has made me more conscious of when I do and don't draw so I'm hoping to carry that over to my time spent on DA.

It's also been about a month since I've moved into my new place so I think its time I start putting in more time here. I can't really see myself improving as an artist wo regular involvement here so I'm hoping to take a more proactive approach and further refine my skills and get involved here again.

If all things work out, having written this journal will be the first step to build momentum. From there we will see what goes from there

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fuwante-chan 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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:iconaceofkeys72:
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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FireFox-Fever Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yummy :3
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Kato-Regama Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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