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I'm a 20 y/o guy studying Graphic Design in Belgium. When I first met my class, I was lucky to come in a class with the coolest, most friendly and fun people. One of those people was the guy who made all of these. At first he didn't say too much, so our conversations usually peaked at "Hi, how are you".
…he showed us some of his work… insanely precise drawings which blew our minds away at the time, but still nothing compared to this. Since it probably took a lot of guts for him to show us these drawings, I started gaining a lot of respect for him. So did my classmates.
… he really started opening up and became even more amazing than what we expected. This guy isn't just a very talented artist, but he also seems to be a walking charity (on a student level). When there was something we needed for class, which we weren't allowed to forget in order to come in, he'd post it on Facebook (private group). Even better, the day after he'd bring a few copies himself, just because he knew not everyone might have seen the post.
What I'm trying to say here is that being new to college is always hard. You meet a lot of new people and some of us just don't have that ability to connect as fast as others. I, myself, am a pretty social guy but have realized this due to my environment, I guess. So, give everyone a chance, because before you know it you might meet a guy like this. A guy who has a lot to offer on both personality and potential, but who never gets the chance because all of a sudden you're an aspiring businessman, lawyer,… who lost time for just simple human interaction.
Basically, why I posted this was not because of the whole "moral of the story" thing. I posted this because I could see the passion this guy carries around. The same passion I have in a different line of business, which I'm not going to cover right now. Solely for that, I admire this guy. Combine that with the help he offers us and you'll understand why he deserves to be in the spotlight for at least once in his lifetime. I mean, once someone posted a few sketches asking how it looked to the group. My classmate answered with pictures of alterations he made, just to help the guy out. No fee asked, no nothing…
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed these pictures and to all the freshmen… Good luck!
By the way, I didn't mention his name or anything, because I know the guy as someone who thinks he's alright at best. Him knowing this was posted on a site like Imgur (which I'm sure of, he doesn't use) would make him feel uncomfortable. If it would get a lot of positive reactions, I'd show him in no time of course. But until then, he shall be unknown to you all!
Oh and if this feels like a sob story, that totally wasn't my intention at all. I just want to use this post as a tribute to an amazing person I know.
tl;dr: Be nice to the introverts you meet in freshman year, they might turn out to be awesome and helpful.
UPDATEEE: Frontpage, awesome! 😀 (thanks guys!)
So I showed him this post and all your nice comments. He really liked it. We're discussing his technique right now. Apparently some of you thought he printed a negative and copied that with his pencils, paint, etc.. Turns out, he didn't. Well, actually he liked both techniques, but enjoys the one where he inverts it in his head more. Basically because it's more challenging.
As to the people who asked if I'd post future work of his. I might. Maybe, it would be better for him to do that himself. Not that I don't want to, but I recon that eventually, a lot of artists rather decide this for themselves. We haven't discussed this part yet, but I'll do my very best to keep you guys updated!
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