The Art of Collage

Acquired my first Macbook Pro and despite it being pretty ancient (mid 2010 model), it came with some much needed goodies such as Photoshop CS 2017 and to celebrate this, I’ve been working on my collage skills to incorporate with my illustrating skills + painting skills. Since switching from my usual on the go work space (android - Samsung Galaxy S series and HP laptops) to Apple everything (iPhone 8 Plus and Macbook Pro mid 2010 model with MacOS High Sierra), my creativity outlets have started to broaden which is a good thing; I’m getting better access to the things I found useful while going to school at SAC.

Here are some digital collage examples:

Fulltime Artist

Working on this site to make it look more professional, had to quit my day job to focus on something that matters to me the most and while having easy cash was nice, I missed working on my art day in and day out. Recently just got into UTSA to work on my BFA which took me what feels like forever and to be honest, when you turn 30, everything feels short vs when you’re younger. I want to also continue onto getting a masters later on but that one is a different story, hopefully I have what it takes to get into a top liberal arts college like Pratt or School of Art in Chicago.

Heading Into The World Of Professionalism

In the next months, I will be allowing myself to tackle projects so I can launch my art career, I want to try my hand at nearly everything no matter how frightening it may seem since I do not see myself as a professional just yet. It’s so crazy, to finally say I own a more professionalized art portfolio on the internet instead of an art Tumblr. My first art portfolio was more of a personal collective rather than something of an aim to professionalism. It was tacky, distasteful because I had just discovered the concept of online portfolios and was drawn to the platform of showing off your work in a neat setting online but went about it in a really noobish way. Debating on deleting my DeviantArt account as well because of sentimental values, might delete in the coming months as I work on establishing my name in the art world, getting myself out there as much as possible. I want this to be the only art portfolio floating around besides from my Facebook page to posting on Instagram and my personal Facebook profile.

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