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Shonteira Askew
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm a digital/traditional artist and creative writer who is currently in the process in earning a Bachelor's in Computer Animation at Full Sail University and perhaps a Master's in Creative Writing later. Since I couldn't be there in person, I took the option to take their classes online. I've been drawing since I was six years of age and had been self teaching myself techniques and methods ever since. I don't consider myself a professional just yet but I changed my status to professional to give myself the extra push to work harder. So far it's been working.

Having a serious case of Adult Asperger's Syndrome, which is a High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (and on top of that, Absent-Minded Professor Syndrome which is more like a symptom of Asperger's) which prevents me from engaging in any social interactions with other people and limiting my number of acquaintances to a minimum of certain people whom I like to be around, I'm more interested in getting personal projects and digital works done more than anything else. Due to having AS, I lack empathy for the feelings of others (except for fictional characters for some reason; but, when it comes to the sinking of the Titanic and other historical misfortunes, I get overwhelmed on the inside), the tendency to becoming stressed when my routines are altered and the perks of having an above average intellect, being passionate about a specific hobby or interest and working well in a set routine. I'm not at all bothered about it though knowing that my favourite historical artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and others as well as my favourite physicists, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton all had it. And there are others out there in the present world who have it too. The reason for the long paragraph on AS, well...this is pretty much me in a nutshell but with much deeper layers.

And speaking of personal projects, I have one right now that I'm putting more focus on and after I've practised a bit more with staging, poses, and camera angles, I will start production on a web comic series for it until I gain all the knowledge and experience I can on 3D animation to work on forming a team (or joining one) and animating it. Possibly, if I can, work on making it into a video game series also while working on other video games and films. If all goes well, I'm going to end up with a pretty busy schedule.

My Desired Career Paths:
• Animator
• CG Artist
• Graphic Novelist

People I Want To Work For:
• Legendary Pictures
• Ubisoft Montreal
• 343 Industries
• Axis Animation
• Digic Pictures

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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Bugs :( to your collections. I'm happy that you like the piece :la:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tnx for the fav :la:
TheSlipSpaceJumper Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding MH17 to your collections. I'm happy that you like the piece :la:
TheSlipSpaceJumper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem :D
I really love the piece :} Such a tragedy that happened that day and may the passengers rest in piece ;-;
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