Artist who were ignored in high school

In high school some students know what they want to do in life others go into high school and figure out what they want to major in, and some do not know even after. For me when I knew what I wanted to major in when I was in elementary school. I always had a passion for art, I of course changed the type of art that I wanted to do but I still knew what I wanted to do. I remember in junior year we were starting the application process for college ( looking up colleges) I recall going to my college adviser at that time, asking her if she knew any arts school or if she had a list of art schools. Mindful I previously already look at schools  but I was not one hundred percent sure so I turned to a professional that the school presented me with ( using my resources ). She told me she did not know anything about art schools it was not something she ever looked into. I just want to know……..why, why is not something you have looked into. My school was a technology school plus they were the only school that offered medical classes. I remember the only focus was on ROTC, medical, science, the basic typical studies, but never art. So she only paid attention to the colleges that fall under those categories. I am not sure why she only paid attention to students who fall under those categories, the whole point of a college adviser is to help students to find colleges to suit their interest. I do not understand what is the point to have college adviser if they do not have look into college that cover different type of majors. Not every student wants to major in in the same category, I understand that the percentage of art majors is small but that does not mean ignore them, we are just as important. I never said anything than because I honestly did not have a voice then I was also shocked at her response. I do not know about any other schools but, I hope other college advisers are helping art majors find a school.

100 Pages Of Art Journaling

Art Journal

Often times I like to look at my old sketchbooks to see my progress over the years. Looking through them I noticed that my drawings are good but my sketchbook is pretty boring and basic. With any of my sketchbooks I do not use a particular sketchbook for one theme like one book for doodles, fashion, typography,etc whatever I was feeling that day is what I put in my sketchbook. Which can appear messy and all over the place. Which is not something I would not want to show off to someone or use as a portfolio.

This year I want to get better and more confident when it comes to my art. This is where art Journaling comes in, I know what art Journaling is but it was never something that crossed my mind to do. I was recently watching YouTube videos and come across videos of artist showing their sketchbooks or making their sketchbooks then it downed on me to make a art journal…..anyways lol I thought of the idea of a whole year of art Journaling even though it’s February starting March 1st up until March of 2019 I will be be doing weekly, sometimes daily videos of page drawings in my art Journaling basically building my journal together.

But first thing first we have to start with the basics. The meaning for the ones who do not know what a art journal is.

Art Journal- An art diary, art journal or visual journal is daily journal kept by artist. Often containing both words and sketches and occasionally including mixed media elements such as collages.

There is no perfect way to explain it, all you do is pick theme any theme. The theme that I am doing for this journal is portraits, I want to get better at doing portraits, so this entire book is going to be about portraits, lettering and some collages.

Doodle With Me

drawing is part of my creativity. I started off drawing by tracing pictures from my computer screen, I would look up cartoons images on Google trace them, then I would color them in. I remember tracing The Simpsons a lot, I loved, loved, loved The Simpsons when I was growing up that was my favorite show for the longest time. It was Homer and Bart that I used to trace. I used to take the paper out of the printer and use it to draw. I would place the paper against the computer screen and take my pencil and trace the character then I would color it in. I traced for a little while I don’t remember my age but I was in elementary school when I use to do this. After months of tracing I wanted to be able to look at the images be able to draw what I saw. So instead of tracing them I practiced looking at the image and drawing what I saw. I did this until I got good at it, by this time I was in middle school. I now wanted to be able to take a images and remix it into my own, still redraw the image but in the way that I see them in my head. A year or two later I am now in high school at this point I was able to drawing whatever character or object that came to my head, would draw a lot of monsters..very colorful monsters. Monsters were my go to when it came to drawing, they came easy to me I feel like everyone who draws at one point drew monsters either they started off or have some connection with monsters.

portraits…portraits..portraits..portraits are my worse emey I was never that good at doing portraits. What stops me from being bad at them in my opinion is the nose, are the hardest part of a face for me. I just recently discovered a way of making a nose that would not come easy for me but look right to me. I like doing patterns and drawing monsters and aliens. Now to this present day I wanna get better at doing portraits, So I bought a new sketch book that I want to use strictly for portraits. I also thought it would be a good idea to have sketchbooks with a theme, I usually have on sketchbook and every page would be something random. I thought I would show my journey.

come Sketch with me.

this my first portrait! in this sketchbook I do not really like to draw portraits they never come out how I Invision them to but I did pretty good with this one. This drawing I got inspired by a picture of me. First I sketched it out with pencil it took me about 3 to 4 weeks to do this, I would sketch bits and pieces of it at a time. I did not want to rush this drawing so I took my time with it. After weeks of erasing, adding and changing the image I finally came up with a sketch that I liked.

I traced over the pencil with Pigma Micron pens (0005,05,01,02,brush) I used 01 and 02 to trace the eyes and the inner ear, I used 05 to outline the mask and the neck, the brush I used for the thick hair streaks, I then used 0005 the thin hair streaks and to trace the outline of the entire head.

I used Prismacolor pencils ( Dark Brown, Sienna Brown) dark brown for the outline sienna to fill.


I did not have blue hair in the picture, I just love blue hair so I added it in, I had blue hair a few times.

I used Prismacolor ( True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue). True Blue ( dark blue) I used along the outline of the hair and also in the center. I then used Light Cerulean blue ( the light blue) I used to cover majority of the hair.

I got the yellow mask idea from a snap chat filter, it was a bear it was pink and the other bear filter was black. I love the color yellow so I made the mask yellow.

I used Prismacolor ( goldenrod, spanish) Goldenrod I used on the outline of the mask, I then used it in the center as well. Spanish Orange I used to go over and fill in the rest of the mask.

I added the pink hair mainly because I thought it would be cute.

I used Prismacolor ( peach, pink) I used peach to outline and ad a little in the center and I used pink to color in the rest.

I put together a video for you guys check it out