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Amber Southard

Type of Work: Acrylic, Charcoal, Pencils.

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When I was a senior in college, I took Intro to Drawing as an elective. Two years later I found my forgotten interest when doodling as an office temp. After taking cartooning and watercolor in continuing education programs at Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC) and Salem College, my alma mater, I worked with pencils, watercolor, sumi ink, India ink, colored ink, and charcoal, and making comics in Adobe Photoshop. I even submitted my comics, which were rejected. I loved art and animated cartoons so much that I used that teachable moment to enroll in the Digital Effects and Animation Technology Program at FTCC, where I graduated with an Associates in DEA Technology. A few months after graduation, in late fall of 2016, my love for animation and art died. Still, I did not stop drawing in pencil, though it was a chore. My love for creating art returned this year when I decided to do the opposite of what I have always done, with acrylics. I also revived my interest in charcoal. Emotions are a theme in my artwork, including those that I never realized I had in real life.

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Sells Work at Red Dog Gallery