Digital art skills improved with help of Scholarship


Kyrone James artwork

Kyrone James artwork

With an ambition of one day using his skills to make art inspired by his heritage, Kyrone James applied to the Robson Art and Design Scholarship with hopes of it benefitting him as an artist.

The Animation and Design student has seen his digital art skills improve after using the funding to build a computer and purchase software to draw digital illustrations.

There are four illustrations in particular that the funding has helped Kyrone to produce over the last year. Each piece represents his development as an illustrator and they include a Pokémon inspired character and original characters for use in a comic or 3D project.  

Using new techniques within the software, Kyrone was able to develop his digital art style and learn new techniques.

Kyrone said: “In addition I have used the funding to purchase art supplies for my course including sketchbooks for life drawing.

“I believe in my future as I now have a fully built computer which I can use to complete commissions and work on animations using the software. I’m still working towards my goal of becoming an animator and can continue to add to my skills.”

He concluded: “I would like to thank the committee for granting me this opportunity as without it, I wouldn’t have been able to purchase the necessary materials to keep moving forward. I am truly grateful.”

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