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I gave up art for a long time. The transition from college life to real life was dizzying and disorienting. I was so conflicted, I felt obliged to take the "safe" route and choose a career path that a lot of people around me told me to pursue. I don't blame them, they only know the harshness of society and I lacked the courage and confidence to go after what I wanted. I failed many times along this career path and a lot of the time I would do nothing but sulk and curse a world that couldn't see my potential. At times I would be inspired and would draw, but most of these went unfinished, either from a psychological block of being scared to ruin something that was perfect in my head and also because the inspiration waned and I was lazy.

I have learned a lot this year. I have learned that art is a community and there is only so much you can do alone; Although, largely the daily motivation and drive has to come from within. I have learned that there are all kinds of resources on the internet to take advantage of, but having actual people help often yields the best results, which means seek critique and respect their opinion. I have learned that ego has no place in the creation of art. It will hinder the process and it will prevent you from accepting critique. The art you create has to be a conduit to your soul. I have learned that there is no time to admire or sulk about the work you have done. You cannot rely on others to validate the work you have done and the progress you have made. This one is especially hard, because the urge to show people your work and get accolades is overwhelming, because you know how much time and effort went into it, but their experience is often over in a few glances. I know it is early for new years resolutions, but this is quickly becoming that anyway. I resolve myself to follow these tennants and continue to improve my art no matter what may happen in the coming year. Cheers everyone!

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Eric Christiansen
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I am a highly experienced professional graphic designer and illustrator. Experienced in working on multiple projects as freelance, in-house and as part of a remote team. I have successfully completed projects ranging from complete corporate branding, including logo design, website design, product photography and photo-manipulation; brochure design, banner design, tabletop display for use at conventions, flyers and posters.

While working as an art director at MYU Development additional projects included: concept art for splash pages, backgrounds, HUD design, character design, acquiring and managing additional talent to produce additional art assets.

As a freelancer I have also worked on projects involving comic book art, story boarding, product label design, web banners and t-shirt design.

Maintaining a creative curiosity and hunger for learning has allowed me to spread my creative talents into many varied projects that I had never expected to take on. However, being able to view each new project as an exciting new challenge has allowed me to stay fluid in my career and look forward to any and all new potential projects.
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Hiro-Ryusei Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
welcome
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thanks!
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RohMah1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for all your faves and watch! :D
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thank you sir!
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Hiro-Ryusei Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
well deserved
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Thanks for all the faves, I hope you are doing well!
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