Hello! My name is Margaret and I'm 21 years old. I've been lurking on the forums for about a year now and finally got up the courage to introduce myself--you all seem very friendly and supportive! This is what I'm looking for in an art community.
I'm an amateur artist looking to become either an illustrator or art therapist. I originally wanted to study psychology, but at the last minute decided to try graphic design. Well, I floundered about in my design classes for a bit, but it wasn't that they were too hard- they were too easy. So I left graphic design and have been working on my art and illustration skills in and out of college (mostly out of college, self-teaching) for the past year or so.
I am working on my fundamentals, right now composition. I have a good grasp of perspective, digital art basics, and line/shape. I desperately need help with tone and light and shadow. I've actually never filled a sketchbook so I just bought two new ones to start filling with SVS class exercises and things. I'd like to go back to college and finish my BFA in Illustration. Even though I know it's all about the portfolio, taking classes helps me focus my studies and art and keep working towards my goals. I don't really have any art to share right now as I'm mostly working on theory and not practical at the moment.
I'd love to create a positive affirmation/feel good oracle deck, where either by myself or in collaboration with others it would be drawn out and designed and printed, then possibly sold or donated.
I'm pretty shy but I would love to have some art friends on here. I know the majority of you are much more advanced than I am, however I would really enjoy having some conversations with all of you!
Lots of love,