I will continue talking about how I got my visual and digital art skills to be where they are today, starting from where My Art Journey Part 2 left off.
In Part 2 I talked about my learning experience through high school art classes and experimenting with photoshop.
When I went off to college (Howard University), I brought my artwork with me. I put a lot of it up on my dorm room walls and on the walls of my room when I moved off campus. I’m a marketing major, so people were really surprised when they found out the art was mine.
The second semester of my sophomore year, I decided to declare my minor as Graphic Design. Doing this helped me to incorporate art back into my daily. I learned a lot more about Photoshop and learned how to use Illustrator, Indesign, Animate, Muse, and AfterEffects. After I got more comfortable using the programs through class, I started using them to create logos and flyers for different people and organizations around campus. I occasionally had somebody ask me to do painting commissions for them as well as album cover designs. I had a few pieces on display in my school’s 2016 student art show as well as a few other art show events.
For Christmas in 2015, my dad bought me a set of 36 Copic Markers. These markers really changed the game for me. I studied up on them via youtube vids and was easily able to use the markers to color my illustrations.
Today, I continue to explore with my markers. The more I practice, the better I get at using them. My collection grows by a couple of markers every time I stop at the art store.
Now here I am, a graduating senior. I am always looking for opportunities to show my art, and I will always continue expressing myself through my art as my journey continues.