I'm proud to have finally entered an art community to engage with other artists. My name is Jonathan Cajepe, I have been a fan of deviant art and have been watching many deviants grow to become master artists. I love art and have been drawing since I could hold a pen, pencil or whatever my hands could draw with. Inspired by Graham Base and his Animalia books my dream was to one day become an illustrator.
However, I, like many art enthusiasts have questioned the thought, can I really make it in this world as an artist? Well for many years now I have doubted my knack for drawing and passion for art, working everyday left me drained to do any sketching or painting and slowly but surely I was being sucked into what felt like a life sucking abyss (Working for the money isn't so great if your not doing what you love). With 2012 ending I arrived at an ultimatum; either forever live a life of mediocrity (my way of saying, just working for the money) or take a risk, trust in my art and make something of it (which could lead to a fun and exciting journey).
I picked the latter of the two and although I'm not sure where to begin, but to immerse myself in a pool of inspiration, creativity and a like-minded community sounds like the best place to start. I know that here is where I can nurture my skills, learn from other creatives and most importantly grow as a person.
So to my fellow creatives and deviants, welcome to a 2013 may this year be a fun and exciting new journey ahead.