I started out drawing for fun as little kids do. I read western comics, watched cartoons and anime, and visited the library often with my brother. As a result, I was heavily influenced by the stories and visuals I took in. They were also probably a little mature for my age, but that also likely played a role in my fascination and curiosity for consuming artistic works.
My influences are numerous and far too many to pinpoint precisely what has brought me to this point. Though, I have learned through exploration and experimentation what I prefer as an artist. As for mediums, like many, I gravitate towards the simplicity of graphite and ink, which can clearly present my ideas to others.
My future plans… For the foreseeable future, I will be attending an art college, most likely in California. There, I hope to improve on my work ethic and time management for creative works. Meanwhile, building friendships and acquaintanceships within a creative community and industry will also be beneficial.
In five years, I would have a degree and be working, though I may pursue graduate school as well. By then, I would hope to have improved even more in artistic techniques, building my portfolio and helping me find employment.
In general, learning, exploring, and experimenting with art will always be a priority for me. Certain obstacles may impede me for some aspirations, but my dedication to art will stay.
My advice for my younger OCSA Classmates-
If you’re a new OCSA student, don’t block the stairs, and if your item is stuck in the vending machine, you can get a refund. Also, make sure to try your best. Four years go by surprisingly quickly, so be sure to not only pay attention in classes and get good grades but also to self-reflect and figure out your relationship with others. Understand your own motivations and feelings so that you may better understand others as well.