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My Art Journey: How I found a way to pursue my passion in arts

For those who are in similar positions as I am, currently unable to go to art school due to the lack of finances, time, and/or the need to priorities responsibilities, I have found a possible alternative to still be able to pursue your passion for arts (or any passion for that matter) and that is to take individual online courses. I will first talk a little bit about my background in order for you to understand why I have chosen to take online courses instead of going to university, then I will talk about what I am doing to pursue my passion, as well as the courses I am taking. This is going to be a series about the courses I am taking and how much improvement I have gained from them. My Background: I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Global Business Management and I currently work full-time as a paralegal. I have been taking continuing studies since graduating university: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design                Introduction to Digital Photography Introduction to Adobe …

Artwork: Rothe Zarganduin

This is a drawing of my character in FFXIV whom I named Rothe Zarganduin. My character isn’t wearing that kind of outfit though. His outfit was inspired by the gear I’ve seen while playing Fall Out 4 (which is also a really fun game!). I drew this using a 13HD Cintiq Wacom Tablet, which I purchased few weeks ago as a Christmas gift to myself. So far I really like it. I’ve had difficulty with digital drawings when I used tablets that did not have a screen. I somehow couldn’t get used to it, but with this tablet, it feels almost like drawing on paper. I wish I could have gotten the 27 inch tablet, but it’s expensive and I don’t have the space. I’m excited with all the different drawings and paintings I could do with this! If you’d like more information about the tablet I got, here’s a link: http://www.wacom.com/en-ca/products/pen-displays/cintiq-13-hd-touch            

The Last of Winter

This year was one of the worst winters I’ve ever experienced. Icy roads, sidewalks that disappeared underneath a foot or so of snow, and sometimes piercing ice cold winds. (It’s a good thing I don’t have to shovel, or I would definitely hate winter). Despite all that, I still do love the way winter changes our surroundings, like fresh snow on the trees. I love the way snow falls slowly from the sky and sometimes I just have to stop and watch (and try to catch some on my palm). These photos are from my last project in the Introduction to Photography class. My professor said looking at these made her like winter a little bit (and that’s a compliment!).       A father and daughter, taking a stroll at the park. There is still colour and warmth in winter. Beauty in white. Trees covered in snow. Birds on a post. A winter tree.