Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We All Want to be Great

What motivates you?
What is it that makes you do the extra things in life; the things you probably don't get paid for, but you do it anyways?
Before I knew I was an artist, I would make art any opportunity I had, if it was a birthday or an anniversary, it was perfect because custom, hand-made gifts always seemed like the better kinds of gifts to me.
But even when there wasn't a holiday approaching, I would create pieces with people in mind. I didn't come across the belief that I could "be" an artist until I was... 25 years old.
There were plenty of times before that when the idea of being an artist popped up, but I would quickly brush those thoughts away. The belief wasn't there yet.
At 25, it was like a lightbulb went off! And precisely at the same time I was introduced to the Law of Attraction. Inside of me must have been this seedling just waiting to bloom out because the moment I thought, "If I believe I can do it, I will do it" my whole direction in life changed!
At 25 I hadn't taken any visual arts classes (outside of graphic design). I knew my work wasn't it's best at that point (it's still not the best it will ever be) but regardless, I believed that it would be!

 Here is a fast-forward through my sketchbook. So you can get a feel of where I was to where I am today. The best thing about this whole experience is knowing each next one will be my best, and that's what keeps me going. I'm excited to see where my work will go next!


And there you have it! From 2010 to 2017. Seven years summed up in 16 pictures. I suppose the same can be done by looking at the gallery section of my website, only paintings instead of sketches.
I'm not really sure the exact number of times I've drawn characters in that time... Maybe I'll figure out a way to share all of it with you one day. 

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