I never studied art professionally. I don’t know if it’s good news or not. There is this one thing I am really happy about- it helped me discover my own style and be comfortable with it.
I started off with my adventure with drawing at the age of 8 years old. My late father used to own an art sign shop and it was then the beginning of computerized ‘dot matrix’ banner that says “Happy Birthday.”
The earliest memory (that still exists up to this day) of my drawing was Yu Yu Hakusho’s Kurama drawn on my closet door using Crayola crayons. I played with this amazing tool that enables my imagination to be printed around our house -drawing endlessly at my neighbours’ walls which sounded like the classical graffiti attempt that eventually made my grandmother pissed off.
When I was in high school, I was introduced to Faber Castell which made my drawing a bit exhausted and a bit daunting since you have to sharpen every pencil you’ll use. Surprisingly, I sketched a 24 x 24 Suzaku and Seiryu which ended up being displayed on a restaurant down town. I continued to use colour pencil as I was having the great time of my life drawing things and imagining stuff. It was just last year when I tried to use watercolour as my medium for art. Prang watercolour to be exact. But Prang introduced me on how to paint properly over a year and has let me understand that when doing watercolour arts, you have to think that it’s not about the colour, it’s all about the water.
It was just recently when I felt I needed to raise up my interests with water colour painting since who else would pay attention to what I love to do but me. Right?
If I have focused all my intentions to be an expert with my craft, I don’t know what I can do right now. So as of this moment, seeing there are greater artists than me, I am envious that they’ve grabbed what they truly love as early as possible. But of course, I feel like there’s a lot of things to learn even if I am getting older.
For now, I decided to continue to learn.