Live to learn, then learn to live.
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On 5th of november 2012 I started on the equine works. As a spontanious inspiration of the moment. A toss of a coin or roll of a dice. A rare roll, to start drawing this stuff and showing most of it, to those coming across it. I thank you for the interest.
I didn't think that any of this would even last a week. Before, inspirations like this had always ended after the 1st or 2nd pic. Then I would just move on, away from it. It all still manifests as mixed feelings though. As if every week I'm tossing that dice. Nothing else appears to affect my choice.
I've had open commissions under consideration ever since I started, so far I'm yet to take clear action on that part. Perhaps eventually. But of course nothing really prevents taking a few nor being open for ideas to consider.
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ORIGINS: Prefering to take everything I may need to create, from my own mind. Part form the obvious fanart themes here.
Slowly but surely building it into an image that I can make to be seen. One year became a decade to me. So much was to be found in my own mind. So I began bringing some of it out. On paper and on screen. Whole seven years past till I uploaded anything anywhere.
Inspiration came from clinning on to something I had in my mind as a young teen. I refused to let it go. Safeguarded it like a treasure. Years later it revealed its secrets. So much from such a small thing. Learning that I began to see more in everything. Purposes became more clear, more causes redundant.
I familiarized myself to digital art which took a while to move forward. Using so many tools in a program requires abit more than plain vision of shape. I have used photoshop since ~2006, in a hobby sense mostly. Started with coloring scans of sketches and inked works. I used to be very lazy on coloring anything that I spent so many hours sketching already. Now I'm finally draggin myself to color them, even the old ones. Since I got the hang of it, it is more of a pleasure than a tedious process.
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With what I started with: Pen on paper has been my most common way to work. I began by doing small ink pen works on paper (sized A4-A6 alot of work to fill all the white void). Using a 0.1-0.5 mm black ink pen to do most of them. All shading and lines were done with the same pen.
Often people refered them as good tattoo images. So some requests on designs popped up. And "maybe you should start doing tattoos..", people said. No thank you! Unless its about sculpting or carving I prefer not to use needles. But designs I can and will do. (ones I have made I don't show to others do to mutual understanding and respect for their requests)
Drawing is not my only trate. It was impossible for me to just make something with a pen. Photography and video flow as fluently. Assuming the weather and equipment cooperate.
Chose to educate myself in audio-visual communication. It felt more satisfactory with more than one form of creativity. Like in every education there is more to fold than the areas of your interest.
One little feat of which I feel pride from is my full score in Dramaturgy of my education. When I asked my teacher when we received our reports. "That how come you gave me a full score? Teacher laughed and said "to %!#¤ with you". A positive response one could not forget. (kinda stupid question now that I think about it later on)
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EDUCATION: Media Assistant
PRESENT TIME: survive (occasional commissions)
FUTURE: 'hopefully' visualized