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As I write my thoughts reflect the year I listen to one of my favorite battle themes from Final Fantasy XIV, The Fiend, played during second half of the against the first member of the Warring Triad Sephirot, the Fiend.



"I'm the end and the beginning." A very fitting line to describe the new year. 2016 has been a good year. Towards the later half of the year I managed to quit my job of four years for something a little closer to home. The commute and working hours was just no good. Plus I managed to dodge a bullet not having to deal w the End of the year rush at my old job. A huge plus.

My main goal at least for the start of the year will be to get my first semester back since 2014 down. I shouldn't be too far away from graduating and if I can get the semester down the semesters leading to graduation should be no problem.

I also plan on visiting two of my friends who live in Michigan during Spring Break so that'll be something Ill be looking forward to. Hopefully Ill be able to get my plans finalized withing the next few weeks leading to the start of school.

Finally I plan to continue drawing. I've noticed I've had days where Im unable to draw due to obligations but having consistently drawing since August I've noticed a leap in progress. Hopefully I will capitalize that in the new year. 

And as the year draws to a close let us take a moment to remember the people we have lost this year whether its family, friends or celebrities. I know Im still sad over the loss of Alan Rickman. He will be remembered.

So I hope you all had a good holiday and I hope you have a happy new Year and a good 2017
  • Playing: Alpha Sapphire
  • Eating: Leftover Kettle Corn
  • Drinking: somthing that's not soda

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AceOfKeys72

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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AndsportsART Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HEY! Thank you so much 4 the +favHug  
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem. its really well done ;)
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MightyMouseFan78 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Happy Birthday :)
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the greeting ^^
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KyleReyonld280 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Happy Birthday!
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks very much ;)
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Javier13821 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday owo
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot ;)
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Javier13821 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Anytime owo
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lightning-13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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