FAS Alumnus: Richard E. Sandoval
Ever since I was a little guy, I can remember wanting to learn to draw and paint. My inspiration was drawings I would see in books on Greek mythology. I can remember them today, all these years later. In school I would jump at any chance to paint or draw. Every chance I got to be in a class in art, I would be there wishing it would never end.
Some years later, when I was about 16, I saw an ad for Famous Artists Schools, where they would ask you to draw some character and submit it for consideration. It was a pirate this time. Well, I drew the pirate the best I could and without my parents’ knowledge I submitted it. The rest? I enrolled thanks to my brother, who convinced my dad to support my efforts.
I was thrilled to be taught using lessons by the masters of our time such as Norman Rockwell. I am extremely proud of that. And today, after attending and graduating from UCLA in Design and Media Arts, I can say that attending Famous Artists School was the most satisfying learning experience in my life.
Today I run a small graphic arts business. If you’re in Los Angeles, look me up at Rich Media Design Productions.