When I grow up, I’m aiming to be part of the animation industry, specifically at Disney and Pixar. I, of course, need to grasp skills at drawing/painting realistically before becoming a professional animator. Can you imagine an artist animating something beautifully, yet not knowing how to draw something as simple as a still life or a proportional human body? I honestly don’t know what my life would be like if I didn’t have an interest in the arts, it’s the only thing I have a passion for. In my spare time I research what it’s like to be in certain animation jobs or what it’s like to be in art schools like SVA, Cal Arts, etc.

I sometimes think about being a freelance animator/artist or a video game designer in character/prop design or environmental scenery. I want to earn the skills that will help me with this type of work whether painting traditionally or digitally.

I am influenced by the Italian artist Michelangelo– the way he draws human anatomy fascinates me. Michelangelo did not like to paint at all, yet he was so amazing at it. I was amazed at how he was able to make solid rock look like soft flowy drapery and it amazed me. He was a prodigy at a really young age, and I want to have the same skills as him. If he lived during this day and age, he would probably be accepted into many art colleges by just submitting his sketchbooks alone. I aim to be the best I can be as I take in other people’s knowledge and incorporate it into my work.

High School of Art and Design
Seeds of the League Scholarship-2020

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