The Lanky Lad Art


Jim Huryk

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Jim Huryk

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A Lanky Lad Finding Himself Through Art

Hello viewer!! Thanks for stopping by my shop and looking around.

My name is Jim Huryk and I am The Lanky Lad. I feel like my passion to draw and illustrate was always with me but I didn't find it until later in life. Sure I would doodle in the edges of my notebook and draw in art class as a kid but I never realized how valuable art was to me until I was deep into college. I went into the University of Delaware majoring in Biology, which seemed reasonable enough for me, but my heart really wasn't in it.

As college usually goes, I was introduced to so many different worlds and a freedom that I never experienced ever in my life. It was a lot of fun at first but I kept tunneling myself into a deep depression filled with anxiety. I really questioned everything around me and I felt that I had no solid ground to stand on, which had me swirling through every encounter. I made my way back home after dropping out of school and found an old sketchbook I had with about two drawings in it. I picked it up and started drawing with whatever markers I had at home. I found myself getting lost in the drawing so I did another and another and another and another and I kept going.

With art I am able to get lost in my imagination and define who I am as a person to other people as well as to myself. I'm so happy to share my art with you and even happier that you are able to stop by. Stay great and remember your fellow travelers.

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