I'll start out by saying that speaking here is a daunting task. It feels really over whelming. I'm totally humbled by the sheer amount of people in this amazing community, and the quality of work present. I hope that I'm posting in the correct area. I tried reading the sticky's to make sure I was doing this right, but it may still be wrong. I apologize in advance.
I'm going to give some background information about myself in this first post, so people know where I'm coming from and what my goals are. All my art work will follow after this initial post.
I'm a 27 year old man who is currently a sophomore in college. I had to put my life on hold in order to take care of my son, who is now six and in school. With my son now attending school, the free time has allowed me to get into school myself. I'm currently a drawing and painting major at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. I haven't even started any art classes yet. I start them on August 21st with 15 credit hours, all but 3 are art related. I've completed the bulk of my general studies.
I started drawing when I was a kid, but I became really interested in drawing during the early 90s. I was inspired by comic books and I wanted to become a comic book artist. Time happened, I got older, my wife got pregnant and priorities changed. I haven't drawn seriously in many years, but with opportunity to finally go to college, I had to make an attempt at "living the dream."
My art style is still reflective of my comic book "background." I need honest, fundamental core skills, and I hope starting at the bottom in school like an 18 year old will help and get me back into the groove. My tastes have changed, so I'm not that interested in comic books anymore. I should say that I still love the medium, but I would prefer to do something in conceptual design for motion pictures or video games.
So, that is my mission now, to become a conceptual artist, as I'm sure it is for nearly everyone on this forum. That is why I'm here, to learn from those like me. My goal is to expand my skills to the breaking point and beyond. I'm dangerously eager to learn and I have no qualms about how difficult the path might be. In my opinion, the harder it is, the more I will learn and grow.
Please forgive the amateur art. Dates are listed with the works.
Thanks all for giving this a look, thanks even more to those who might comment.