Ahmed Emad Eldin, the young Egyptian digital artist who created the cover for Pink Floyd's recent album, The Endless River, offers some motivational comments and a New Year wish below. For more about his background, read this recent interview: http://bit.ly/17jhdwm
Ahmed: "Imagine how it feels to reach your dreams at the age of 18! It feels great and of course everybody could have this feeling towards their dreams by working hard, facing every struggle you meet on your way. To make your dream come true you must know that YOU CAN make your dreams come true, whatever your dream is, and whatever it takes to get to it. For me, the path towards my dream had so many struggles from the beginning until now. When I started working as a digital artist in 2011 everybody told me don't continue working in this way: you'll never be what you are thinking of. But actually I am the kind of person who would do whatever it takes to show that I'm right, so I worked hard and promised myself that I'll reach what I want before I even reach the age of 20, and here we are - I have 200,000 views on my online portfolio as well as 45,000 followers of my work on Facebook and other social media websites! And, of course, the historic cover for The Endless River, the legacy of Pink Floyd! After all that happened, there are still people telling me that I didn't do anything and nobody will remember me. What I want to say with these words is that everything is possible by working hard! You need to work for it and you are sure to achieve your dreams and become what you want to be, just do what you love... And happy new year all."