Ashley Brandt: Arguably one of the best artists of her generation that you haven't heard of yet

Introduction

A few years ago, I promised a friend of mine that i would write this hub promoting her work. Due to personal issues and a hectic work schedule, I haven't found the time to write about it until now. If she happens to be reading this, then I do apologize for the tardiness of this hub.

Although it's been ages since I last talked to her, I hope she considers this free promotion an early Christmas gift from me, as this entire hub is written in her honor.

Before I begin though, I would like to point out that I do NOT own any of the pictures you see in this hub. All the artwork you see in this article belong to her, as she's given me verbal consent to use her artwork for the promotional purposes of this hub.

I own nothing, but the words that I'm using to promote her work on hubpages, during this article. That's all I own, as all the pictures do not belong to me. If any of my readers would like to check out more of her artwork, then I'll gladly post a few links down below for you all to check it out for yourselves.

However, I just needed to make that perfectly clear before we get started, as I would hate for there to be any kind of misunderstanding.

Ashley Brandt is a talented up and coming artist that you probably never heard of.

Ashley Brandt is an aspiring artist. Although I can't say I've seen all of her work, but I have seen enough of her work to know she's quite talented for her age. Throughout the years that I've known her, she's always had a knack for creativity, and she even had some of her sketches portrayed in a prestigious art gallery once.

In fact, I still recall how happy she was when she first told me how her sketches were going to be on display at the Caelum Art Gallery, in New York City. In fact, all the local newspapers, in her hometown of Wyoming, wrote about it. She was so proud that day, as she practically wouldn't stop talking about it. Not that I could blame her, as it was quite an amazing feat.

As I told her before, not everyone is lucky enough to get their work put up in a gallery like that. In fact, I'd be lying if I said a part of me wasn't a bit envious considering how I too used to be an artist, when I was younger. Sadly, I never had the talent this young lady possesses, as she's arguably one of the best artists that I've ever seen.

Ashley would never admit this publicly because of how modest she is, but the truth is she has one of the biggest hearts out of anyone that I've met before. When I first met her, she was nothing more than an innocent young girl struggling to find her way in life, but she's grown to become a truly wonderful person. A kind and caring girl that not only yearns to make others happy, but to remind people that art can come in all shapes and sizes. Sure, complex forms of art can be beautiful, but sometimes the basic simplicity of the art work itself can possess a beauty that can enthrall any savage beast.

.As she says on her official facebook page for her art, "I truly believe that sketching helps remind people that sometimes a simple form of art is just as appreciated as a more complex form of art."

In fact, I consider it an honor and privilege to have known her as long as I have. Although this hub is way overdue, I sincerely hope this'll help bring more publicity to her writing and art.

In addition to being an aspiring artist, Ashley also happens to be a writer as well. Although I can't say I've been privileged to read all her works, but she's always had a knack for telling some really great stories. In fact, she's currently working on a few novels the last time I heard from her, and she even owns an account on hubpages, where she shows off some of her work.

For those of you wanting to see more of her work, then I'll gladly post a few links below for you all to see them.

Let's Plays Youtube account:

Although this portion of the hub has nothing to do with her artwork, Ashley currently owns a youtube account as well, where she does a series of "Let's Play" videos. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it's basically a popular thing that some youtubers now a days do, where they record themselves playing a game; while dishing out some commentary on the side.

This style of youtube videos were made popular by the infamous Pewdie Pie, who's notorious for his "Let's Plays" videos, and it was later done by James Rolfe on his channel as well; where him and his pal, Mike Matei, would do their own casual "Let's Play" series of videos.

Needless to say, it looks like my friend, Ashley, has started up her own channel doing the same thing. Although to be honest, I'm not as big of a gamer as I used to be, so I haven't heard of most of the games she does commentaries on.

However, from what I saw of her videos, the games she covers do look rather interesting. If anything, a part of me is tempted check some of them out someday.



Conclusion

Ashley Brandt is arguably one of the kindest people you'll have the pleasure of meeting, and she's quite talented as well. If you have a chance to check out her artwork and writings, then I would strongly encourage you to do so. Although some of my readers might think I'm being biased saying this stuff because we're friends, but the truth is that I would never lie to any of my readers about something like this. I'm not like some other online critics that shall remain nameless that do lie to their fans, but I do make it a point to never ignore the painfully obvious.

And, it's obvious that Ashley is the real deal here. She doesn't just create art, but she defines it.

Warning: Contains Animated blood, adult language and gore. Parental discretion is advised

© 2014 Steven Escareno

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PinoyMom 21 months ago from Philippines

I like her drawings. It's difficult to draw when you are not talented.


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Stevennix2001 21 months ago Author

Yeah, that's true. I remember when I was growing up, my lifelong dream was to become like the next Steve Ditko or Stan Lee or something along those lines working in the comic book industry. Sadly, all the homemade comic book issues I made with my characters kind of sucked. lol. I can admit that now though because it's in the past. I mean a lot of my characters that i created were generic knock offs of other characters, and I didn't really write dialogue that well.

Plus, for some odd reason, nobody could tell what I was drawing half the time outside of myself. I think when that happens, then you know your bad. lol. I don't regret giving up on that dream ages ago, as I probably never would've made it anyway.

Not trying to sound pessimistic or anything like that. I'm just being honest.

However, it does make me a tad envious of those that are capable of conjuring up fictitious stories though, and people that can do stuff creatively. In a good way that is. ;)

I don't know how well this hub will help her out, but you should really check out some of her work though if your interested.


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xuniperx 21 months ago from Pennsylvania to Georgia

Great hub! I would be jumping for joy too if my work was display in a museum. I had two of mine on displayed at my community college (a large drawing and a sculpture), but that's nothing compared to New York!

Unfortunately I haven't drawn as much since then, even though I just started at an art school...

I've been telling myself to go back to drawing and this hub is helping inspire me to. So Thank you and thank you friend! And I would love to see more of her work!


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Stevennix2001 20 months ago Author

Your welcome. I'm glad that this hub helped inspire you. I hope you do well in your art, and all your endeavors. I'll be sure to pass the message along to her the next chance I get. :)

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