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AceOfKeys72
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.


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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So today I moved into my new place, just a little south of where i had lived before. Sadly my stay at my previous place was cut short due a prior agreement between one of the other tenants who wanted his friend to move in but needed a place holder til said friend was finished with whatever business he had. As you imagine I didn't take too well to having my stay cut short or that I had to relinquish my room. However as they say lose something precious find something more precious.

I found a place not too far from where I lived before, and I was also able to  get the room for almost half of what I would've paid for rent. Furthermore I don't have to deal with a noisy family living on the ground floor and it is more peaceful compared to the other place where it isn't that hard to hear whats going on. That meant conversations, the smell of weed and the not so subtle sounds of two people doing it.

The place I moved in is very nice. Two stories, about six or so other people, and a wide backyard, ideal for practicing Tae Kwon Do. I even felt the urge to do a little tending.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how my stay here will be.

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SpectrumGuardians Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Slaycrol Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh nice work you have here :D
Your photography and scenery drawings are pretty inspiring. Also seems you like Dissidia Duodecim XD
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you i'm glad you think so. and yes i love duodecim very much ;)
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GDraconiaTitan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for joining :iconart-global: have a nice time there, every art is accepted!! :aww:
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and thank you.for including my Ultimecia piece
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LornaKelleherArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Thanks for the watch! :)
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome you've got great art
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icelucario Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great artwork you have :D
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much I appreciate that you took the time to.check my stuff. You've got some pretty great stuff too. I'm curious how did you find me?
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icelucario Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A friend of mine fav your artwork of Byakko and I wanted to see your whole art gallery and I'm impress I really like your art style :D
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