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United States
Felt like writing a bit about where I am as an art student and where I'm intending to go. I really enjoyed taking my first university art classes these last couple semesters. During the fall I took Photography 1 and Drawing 1, and followed with Painting 1 and Interior Design in the Spring. I learned a very great deal from the instructors of these classes, and I feel that my skills are improving little by little. I was continuously surprised at how well some of my projects turned out when completed, even after frustrations and self-doubt crept in throughout the process.

Artistic self-confidence is something I've struggled with; in the past I would research art techniques and processes at the expense of actually getting started. Michael Slade, my outstanding photography instructor gave me some inspirational advice: "If you don't know how to do something, you're not doing it enough." You can't be too afraid of making mistakes in art, they're one of the best ways to learn. Equipment, preparation, and study are important; but they only go so far. Nothing beats pure experience for the progression of art skills. Also about my Photo instructor, his work is fantastic! he's recently been working on a project of the Great Salt Lake. I definitely recommend checking out his impressive photography here:

All my art classes went excellently. I'd never painted before, but right from the start I enjoyed working with oils. Drawing was a challenging and rewarding class; learning about value, negative space, composition, and all that basic stuff really helped me to improve. Interior design went great as well, it was neat getting to know different styles and effective placement, although I did feel a bit out of place being one of only two guys in the large class X).

So summer's here now, and I'm using the extra time I have to move my artistic and creative skills forward. I've already registered for a photography workshop with an amazing and well known photographer in Utah, Willie Holdman. I've met him in the past and have a few of his prints in my home, so I'm pretty excited to be getting some instruction from him on landscape and nature photography. Here's some of his I have two oil paintings in the works right now, after that I plan to begin learning Acrylics. I'll be getting in some Drawing, Inking, and Digital art projects too. A lot to do for sure, but I have a creative reservoir that I don't express into artworks nearly enough. Gotta get to it!


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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
CaveCanem42 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
thank you very much for the watch! :)
R3V4N Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
Zoey03 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean the watch hehehe
Zoey03 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Fav! Much Appreciated!
LaTopazora Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sahara-Brant Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch, good sir. Lovely gallery you have, too! I hope you do not mind, if someday I end up referencing one of your photos to try to draw!
RidgeTop Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks much! Feel free to use them for reference. If you plan on posting the works online then please list the source.
BavarianZombieBoy Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Thanks for the fave! :la:
Qu-Falls-Stables Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thanks for the watch
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