I remember back at school, I used to think I was hopeless at drawing. Never did I entertain art, and it certainly didn’t make any of my GCSE choices. In fact, I chased a Sciences route into college and university, despite having some of my most creative moments whilst at college.
This was the first sketch I ever did of my friend. Up until this point, I believed that any drawing I did of anyone would be rubbish. To realise that what I produced was actually somewhat realistic was a shock. I sketched another three people during college, all little sketches on A6 paper, and then left it.
It wasnt until over four years later that I picked up a pencil again and quickly practised with a TV remote. It was a fair enough study in shading, enough to give me some confidence. So I drew Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
This, I couldn’t believe! To say there’d been no practice between the four sketches I did four years ago and this one, the progress was shocking! High off that, I drew my fiancé laid on the floor under a blanket. This was after I’d finished unviersity, and it started the beginnings of a plan to turn art from a hobby into a career.
Through this, I’ve also dabbled in painting, watercolours and acrylics. I don’t consider myself particularly good at either. I’ve also experimented with different drawing mediums, such as charcoal, pastel and ink. In essence, I’m now on a journey to teach myself art so I can produce works that I hope will inspire others. Whether that’s to chase their own dreams, find the good in the world, or just to feel something different, I don’t want my art to just be “there”. I want it to have a purpose.
Art with a difference.
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You can now buy my first piece, the Closed Season Blues Poetry Print.