So I've been lurking around for many years now, and I feel that at this point, if I want to really start doing better, I need to start one of these threads.
I'm a pretty strange person to find here; I'm a writer at heart, yet I've sort of fallen into the visual arts over the course of many years. But it's only in the past year or two that I've really come to start understanding things better.
I feel the Internet is an astounding tool that we of this generation have come to take for granted, and this place, though it certainly has its flaws, is part of a global revolution that will change things forever.
Yes I am here to become a better artist. Yes I am here to increase my professional viability. Yes I am here so I can learn to draw cool things. But I'm really here to develop patience, resolve, understanding, appreciation, and imagination, all of which is necessary in order to become a better visual artist. As silly as it may sound, I'm actually here to become a better person.
P.S. No I am not a stodgy old coot, though I certainly may sound like one (I learned to write by reading the work of old white men - this is what happens). I'm actually a 20 year old college student.
We'll see how this goes...