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John Lim
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I suck at biographies, especially my own.

John Lim Jiazhen.

November 6th, 1994.

I'm currently studying a Diploma in Fine Arts at the Malaysian Institute of Art.

Funny thing is, it took me about three months and a half to realize that I wanted to take up a Diploma in Fine Art.

Before this, I enrolled in a Diploma in Graphic Design. I only did that as a precaution. I was scared I won't be able to be an artist.

Previously, I thought that Fine Arts would require immense skill in drawing or painting. As in, drawing or painting in a hyper realistic style.

So, I stayed away. I set my mindset to, take a diploma in Graphic Design, graduate, get a job, and just work everyday for the sake of surviving. Just surviving. Not for the sake of loving what I did.

Of course, I don't want that. But what are you gonna do in a world full of people with lost hope?

And then, my final assessment for my foundation semester, which is my 1st semester came. I passed every subject, except one core subject and my major, Graphic Design.

Later in my repeat semester, I finally changed to Fine Art.

I'm an artist. I'm not gonna change that for anyone.

I love art.

Simple as that.

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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Thank you for favouring Another Alien Shag Pile Carpet. The title implies the exisitence of a previous Alien Shag Pile Carpet and this is it [link] . It's not quite as good, I admit. I wish you luck with the fine art course. I'm very fond of the surrealists and abstract expressionists and I recommend a close study of the works of Max Ernst, Rothko, Pollock and other masters. I also recommend a viewing of the BBC television documentaries made while Tom Keating was alive in which he demonstrates many of the techniques of the masters [link] . The Youtube video I've linked to is Tom on Rrembrandt, but there are several others.Tome Keating naughtily allowed some of his imitations of the masters for the real thing. He'called them 'sexton blakes', cockney rhyming slang for fakes. If you search for 'Sexton Blakes' in our gallery you'll find these: [link] . Various photo edtining techniques have been used to imitate a whole slew of old and modern masters. Do have a lllama and take a look. I hope you find some inspiration in there somewhere.
JohnLim94 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for your kind words! Appreciate it! And thanks for the link to the video too, its very helpful!
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
It's worth watching any Tom Keating videos that are still available. You can watch him explain how the works of artists as diverse as Titian, Constable, Turner and Degas were produced. I know he did demonstrations of how to paint like Monet and Manet, as well as Samuel Palmer, but I couldn't find them. You can see a video in which he explains the principle techniques of picture restoration, and this [link] is said to be the imitation Samuel Palmer that got him arrested for art forgery.
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks for your recent support of my work; it's appreciated.
JohnLim94 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're most welcome, and the same goes to you
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