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A PORTFOLIO/BLOG about Arthur Ball, The Above Average Artist. The Art I make, The Stuff I like, Thoughts I think & Places I go. What will I post next? I don’t even know. (Seriously, I don’t plan this thing out very well.)

Stuff you should know…
I am currently updating my site, so it is missing a lot of well…
Everything. As I am able to add more content and re-post things I will. Please hang in there and be patient. I do All this on my own.

Welcome to my site, Please scroll down to see my latest post about something I felt was worth posting or If you are interested in me…

I have been an artist since I was a toddler and a working professional Artist since I was twenty. I most likely won’t stop making art until I’m dead. It’s what I enjoy doing and it’s what I’m good at.

I gave myself the title…
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It started as an inside joke with my college roommate. It came to be a title people remembered me by, so I kept it. The truth is that there are no average artists. Art is expression, craft and vision joined together. None of those elements are the same as the next or from person to person, so there can never be an average artist. I’m just the only artist I know who gave them-self a title. Maybe that makes me worthy. (probably not)
It doesn’t matter though because I’m keeping it.

I can say with certainty that I am very well rounded. I try to excel in as many methods and mediums of art as I can. My true loves are painting, sculpting, digital art and carpentry. I really love to just try new things because experimentation is my lifeblood.
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If you asked my specialty, it would have to be Vector Art. I have heard if you practice any skill for 10,000 hours it’ll makes you good at that skill. I am pretty sure I’ve done that with vector art and Adobe Illustrator, so when it comes to those I am an aficionado. I started out on Macromedia Freehand (Doesn’t exist anymore.) in Highschool then Adobe Illustrator 8 in College and now it’s like a cloud or something fluffy like that. (I keep up.)

I received formal training from the colleges below…
Colleges

  • Graphic art: typically is two-dimensional (2-D) and includes calligraphy, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, lithography, typography, #serigraphy (silk-screen printing), computer graphics, and bindery.
    I received an Associate’s Degree from…
    The International Academy of Design & Technology
    for visual Communications. I also studied Graphic Art in the last two years of high school.
  • Sequential art: uses images deployed in sequence for graphic storytelling or to convey information. The best-known example of this is comics, which are a printed arrangement of art and speech balloons.
    This was my original Major, but became my Minor at SCAD.
  • Sculptural art: creating three-dimensional (3-D) representative or abstract forms, especially by carving, connecting or by casting a variety of materials.
    I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from…
    the Savannah College of Art & Design
    Sculpture was originally my Minor, but after six months I switched it because I loved working with my hands so much.

I also have more than a decade of experience practicing and using these skills. Honing my talents in the service of major brands and businesses such as the ones shown below…
Company-LogosI would love to discuss creating some Above Average Art for you. If there is anything creative and artistic you need or want, please let me know and we can figure out a way to make your dreams happen. Please see the Contact page for more information on how to communicate with me. You can also follow me on YoutubeFacebook, Twitter and Instagram to see what I’m up to. If you would like to support Above Average Art, please visit and pledge monthly support on Patreon, or you can always just buy something at the Above Average Art Store on Etsy. Art supplies are not cheap.

Author: The Above Average Artist

I make Above Average Art.

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