My name is Riley Egan and I am a freshman Animation major attending Bradley University. My passion is film and my goal within the next ten years is to see my name on the big screen.
When I was young, my passion was drawing. I would draw every day, and while these drawings weren't good in the slightest, they pushed me to improve and to keep getting better.
As I grew up in a world so revolved around technology, pursuing a career in art seemed impossible or unprofitable. People didn't appreciate drawings or paintings the same way they used to. People today appreciate technology and the wonders it does for society. At first, this was discouraging, but I was taught in school that artwork could be expressed through the use of technology.
I can only hope that young creators view my artwork and feel inspiration to continue their passions and to improve from their past experiences. I believe that the world needs creativity and imagination to survive, and the only way to satisfy that need is to create.
I can only hope that my work takes me to big places, but the only thing that matters is whether or not I left my mark on this world before I leave.
I created this piece in Adobe Illustrator last year. The piece won 'Best of Year' in my high school and was displayed in an art gallery as the senior class representative. The attached piece depicts a boy and his dog watching the moon rise on a midsummer night in June.
I created this piece in Adobe Illustrator this year. I created this piece on my own time to further improve my graphic design skills and my understanding of Adobe Illustrator. The attached piece depicts six of my closest friends that I have met within my first semester of college.
I created this piece in Adobe Illustrator this year. The piece is the cover for a collection of short stories that I am currently in the process of writing. The attached piece is one of the many parts going into this larger project of mine that I hope to complete by the end of the year.