I'm an aspiring self-taught artist, motivated to work on my skills with the goal of improving - day by day.
Since September 2014, I am attending the Undergraduate Course "BA (Hons) Game Art" at the University of South Wales. It is an ideal step towards my desire of having a career in the game/film art industry.
Living in Switzerland, I was raised bilingually in English and German. Having a Welsh father and a German mother, I see studying in the UK, specifically in Wales, as a chance to rediscover parts of my roots. I enjoy an active lifestyle including horseback riding, horseback archery, salsa dancing, live action role playing (LARP) and martial arts such as Muay Thai. Whereas some of these are only part-time hobbies, what really stuck with me was my interest in art and drawing. Starting at a very young age, I've always liked to draw. What used to be a pass-time activity at first, turned into a passion and has been part of me ever since.
I hope to work on myself in this course by improving my artistic skills, learning to solve problems and becoming flexible in my way of approaching different artistic challenges. I haven't had the chance to get into digital 3D work before University, so that is an area I need to focus on. I strongly hope to successfully break into this very fast-paced and competitive industry after completing my studies and hope to lose some of the fear that makes a life as an artist seem so impossible to reach.