Hello my name is Alexander Guerrero and I’m a freshman at City Tech who is attempting a major in Graphic Arts. What do I hope to achieve this year? I hope to grow as an artist and as a person. As for my aesthetic I would consider it to be cartoony with a hint of realism, what influenced this? Well mainstream Japanese culture did, I’ve always loved the way anime tells stories that can be bittersweet. What makes me passionate? Video games and seeing others do great things! Just seeing how people draw amazing creations on the internet gets me in the mood to make my own concepts. Now why video games? I’m passionate about video games because just like books they are able to take you into new worlds with an added interaction books just normally aren’t able to provide. As a novice artist who is learning art truly for the first time I can’t say I have a plan, but I do have an idea of what I want to do in life. One of my goals in life is to do charity work through organizations like Child’s play or Extra life that raises money through video games.

What brought about choosing a eagle as my avatar?  In reality it’s the traits this bird posses that I hope to emulate in my life. One of these traits is fearlessness and the way they’re able to take on a challenge without being afraid. Another trait they posses is vitality and their desire to keep on living. Their tenacity is also another trait and their ability to take risks in where others would move out of the way. Lastly is their ability to nurture their young and their patience towards them. In my eyes the eagle is a true example of a leader and is a paradigm I strive to be because leaders grow along with their peers and strive to bring out their full potential. While there is more characteristics that portray them as leaders, these are the ones that stand out to me the most in relation to what I was taught as a child by my parents. These are the main reasons as to why I chose the eagle as my avatar not to mention it looks as if it’s smiling which also gives it a gentle aura of some sort.

While it’s rather difficult to misinterpret my avatar due to what an eagle means. However some people might assume that I’m aggressive seeing how eagles are birds of prey. Another assumption people might take into part is that I’m patriotic but this isn’t exactly the case since I don’t exactly take my home country all that seriously, though world events do peak my interest. However some people might take the eagle into a negative context by attaching stereotypes of a typical American. What some people might assume is my ethnicity but then again it doesn’t bother me all that much , overall in my opinion it is rather difficult to misinterpret my avatar.

This e-portfolio means quite to me it stands as a record to who I am in the beginning of the year to who I become at the end of the semester. I want to convey the image of a person willing to grow and constantly keep on advancing. I hope that this e-portfolio shows my growth and progress to becoming a smarter and overall better individual who will one day become a contributing individual of society. This portfolio will be my legacy that I will leave behind and will shape who I am in the future.

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