The pencil is mightier than the sword.
I've been drawing since I was a child and took a few extra curricular art classes when I was in 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade at a couple different places. One of them was called Raindrops on Roses, and the other one was in Utica, New York, but I was too young to remeber the name of it, unless I saw it.
So by 7th grade I decided that I wasn't happy with the idea that professors could grade art and that they had to do certain things in class with structure behind what you were limited to. They basically consisted of construciton paper, paste, scissors that didn't cut, decopodge with just their idea's of what art was. I must admit the pencils were pretty nice, but those pencil sharpeners would burn a pencil down to practicly a nub. But I had a new love by this point, electronic & computers. Art started to take a back seat throughout the High School years, although I did draw from time to time on my own.
By my junior year at SUNY Plattsburgh I was wanting a change of major, but to what? There was a strong push from a few of my friends and alot of support from my family, but it was my father who ultimatly convinced me change my major to the Fine Arts. Drawing was all I knew, and I was already in school for two and a half years. Each concentration required so much work I need to quick a concentration quickly, so that's how I came into my major in the fine arts with a concentration in drawing.
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