I've loved art all my life! I used to always make my own pop-up books and paper dolls as a kid, and loved to create stories. From that time on I always knew I wanted to get into art as a career. But I've been relatively unaware when it comes to anything in art. And growing up telling those around me that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up wasn't met with the most encouraging responses.
After being so discourage about being an artist, I would make myself look into other things, like becoming a teacher or vet. Luckily I was still young when this happened so after giving it up for like a year I was drawn back into art by the fascinating world of anime! This new style captured my inner passion for art I never really could get rid of.
More determined than ever, I went full speed ahead into my high school years to prove art wouldn't slow me down academically. I wanted to prove to those around me that I could work hard and succeed at anything I did! And I graduated 2011 top of my class!
Although I had the drive to go after my artist dreams, I wasn't prepared for the next step; I didn't know what in art I wanted to do! Although I'm not 100% sure --maybe like 90%-- after two years off I'm finally going to college! I'm currently majoring in Computer Animation, and I will see where I go from here.
Never give up on your dreams, no matter how off track you feel your life is getting.