I’m a new artist as far as drawing goes. I’ve always wanted to draw but just didn’t have the knack, i liked trees and could draw those, but stick figures were as close to a human I could draw in reality. I love photography and calligraphy, even though I don’t take good pictures and my writing isn’t that pretty, I love how it looks. I started drawing in pencil and quickly decided I dont like the end results. I don’t mind erasing but hate the smearing. Then I started trying different mediums. I love color and paints and good color pencils. I hate making mistakes so if I made a mistake I would stay up all night or longer to fix it and weirdly enough it would look better than I ever thought, (to me of course). I literally started drawing out of boredom after my husband passed away suddenly in November 2013. I always was a mixed media artist , stained glass artist, but drawing was so far unimaginable to me. I was newly retired nurse and so I just decided to see what I could do, never took a class and I kept at it finding what worked what I didn’t like, what tools were best and what wasn’t, believe it or not I went to thrift stores and found lots of art supplies , not cheap one either but they sold them cheap..
Then I started drawing in black ink as i loved how it looked, and I could draw finer lines and it felt more natural to me to draw with pen. And then I thought paper wasn’t enough so I tried canvas panels and hated that, too flimsy for me and tried flat canvas and that was it! I found my niche ! I’ve been told by artists in the community that I am a prolific artist, what’s that? Right? It means I can draw at will at any given moment without thinking about what I’m drawing or planning it out . I don’t know if that is true but sounds good. I never thought I’d call myself an artist, yet I am !
I started drawing whatever just comes out at the moment, I might think about a tree or rock and I draw around it, Some I’ve done have the Seattle space needle but exaggerated. I started or actually other people noticed I draw very dark or “negative” things, which I don’t think they are, but as art is subjective, that was strangers opinions. I would get in my 63 caddy and park somewhere and sketch to get peoples reactions, I loved the critiquing and just seeing what people think. It’s given me more confidence as we are our worst critics right?
I usually draw out of boredom, and wanted to get my art out there more and researched online places and thought this one sounded so good and fun and I was right, Everyone is so nice and helpful and I feel like I am part of a huge family and I am so grateful for everyone on here and love all the different types of art and meeting people from around the world...its so cool..anyways heres my bio in a nut shell (well sorta)
UPDATE:: 63 caddy is gone, drunk hit me and 5 others going about 70mph and destroyed my car , which in turn saved my life as everyone else was hurt, cars on fire and even the drunk lost his face and has to have many surgeries to get a face back, but my beloved car that I put tons of money into and won car shows is gone .. as I say “Que Sera Sera!!!