So, be careful, I am going to write...A lot. And I am sorry, but I currently don't know what to do, and that would be both a distraction and a practice to improve my english.
So, if you don't mind, let's get started with the general things;
First, I'm Audrey, a French 15 years old student that is proud to present, to all of you, her DeviantArt Gallery! But you've got to keep in mind that a lot of stuff here was made when I was about 14; some are maybe even older!
Anyway; this is on my eleventh year that the idea of drawing came up from my brain; due in part because of all this "manga mania", but also because, I think, because I was jealous of all those artists in my family (some were making oil paintings, some silk paintings, and, some were architects while others had incredible drawing skills!)...This choice -if I may call this a choice, has also been affected by Harry Potter books, which ones made me wish to try drawing those characters the way I see them.
So, this is with a terrible bad luck that I have held my first pencil in my...Left hand. And trust me, these stereotypes on lefties that just can't write or draw properly were, in my case, so, so right.
And, indeed, after being going through a dark, obscure period, where all my drawings were some sort of awful mixture of manga and childish subjects; I had finally recovered my mind and started vector drawing on my computer, I think I was about 13, then.
But well, this is maybe in august 2011 (or on July, the 31st , like I am used to say), that I have really started to draw and realized that I had to learn human anatomy; which I did. And now that I've been practicing a lot, I think I'm pretty good. *I'm not showing off, I swear, I'm just proud of my improvement *
Anyway, this is in late '11, that I discovered what they call "Digital Painting". And, obviously, because I had enjoyed drawing on Inkscape, and because that seemed amazing to me, I bought a tablet (Wacom tablet, intuos4, if you're interested). Finally, that really helped me with anatomy and colors, and then my traditional drawings turned out to be really cool...And I did my first Oil Painting!
Later, it happened that I had some lessons, where I discovered mostly watercolor and charcoal, and also some generalities like perspective
Since then, I've being doing nothing much but some doodles and...well, not serious stuff...But I am determined to come back to my sketchbook, doing what I like drawing the most (portraits), and improving my skills in still lifes and landscapes...Because I have a lot of work left to do !
Thanks for reading...If you really had the patience to do so !