My first experience with art was as a kid
drawing overgrown muscle-bound action figures blasting each other with laser guns and swinging colossal swords. He-Man and Thundercats were big back then. I spent countless hours on the floor with a pack of Crayons and pencils with horrible erasers.
Eventually the characters became more realistic through figure drawing and still life studies. But as a studio artist with no career direction, I wasn’t looking forward to making a living selling paintings.
Thankfully I found Graphic Design in my third year of college. From there, I fell in love with the often opposing elements of art and purpose... and here I am.
Richard King Smith Published March 30, 2010