My name's Shawn Barnes, I'm a lady, and I've been alive 22 years so far. Go me! I grew up in Indiana very close to Chicago in a small historical home my parents renovated. I've been drawing all my life to fight off boredom, and most of the people in my dad's family are artistic. I also enjoy sewing (my dad taught me when I was 6) and interior decorating. I've played the violin since I was 11, but I'm not convinced that I'm not terrible at it. My dream is to work in the animation industry doing storyboarding or concept art (or anything similar), so I'm a senior Digital Arts & Animation major at USC. So far, it's going pretty well.