Hey! I joined DeviantArt in late 2015 to show off the work I've done and am doing on an ongoing basis to develop my digital art skills and look at others', both for inspiration and just because a lot of what I see is awesome to look at. I am not, however, an artist by trade; I'm going to college in the state of Ohio for video game design, although one of my goals for the near future is to start a webcomic. Most of my drawings here are Sonic the Hedgehog-related, as it's been one of my favorite video game franchises for many years and I find its characters and environments enjoyable models to work with. Unrelated, but I also speak some Arabic (with a Jordanian accent, because that's where my professor's from) and Japanese.
I was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois, although rest assured, my "da Bears" accent isn't that thick, I don't care what you call our bi-antennaed 108-story extrusion or what you do or don't stick on hot dogs, and the closest I ever come to shooting a gun is mediocre performance on first-person shooter games. I have also visited over half of the states in the U.S. as well as Canada and Japan, and wherever I find myself, I pay great attention to environments and the ways people, animals, plants, and the forces of nature make their way there, which I think is my biggest advantage in conceiving fictional environments and committing them to pen and brush strokes. Thanks for stopping by my page!
Yes, I do art trades, but depending on the day I may have a couple in my queue already. My policy on content is that I have to keep it PG-13 or lower (so no nudity, for example) - yes, I understand the appeal of that stuff, but I'd rather not have it publicly displayed on my page. I reserve the right to decline any offers for lack of time or because there's no feasible way to make it clean. Also, I only keep one per person on my queue at a time; if you want me to draw you something else, please wait for me to finish the first one.