My whole life suddenly made sense….Yikes!
You find me (sipping coffee) at the outset of my quest to improve my knowledge of drawing and painting techniques…
…yet already struggling with how best to convey this process that requires much more than mere talent.
Perhaps a good idea would be to tell you why I’m here. I’m a lapsed illustrative artist. A returner.
Anyway, at twenty I reluctantly chucked in art college, resignedly believing that art was a futile indulgence that would yield adversity, not a reasonable living. For yonks I applied myself to the dire tedium of devising the most beneficial way to drive a desk with a telephone grafted to one ear whilst plugged into a computer like a battery hen – making monumental decisions about whether to staple or paperclip.
The inspiration to embrace again my inner artist was ignited by the impassioned fine artist and writer, (amongst other things) Anya Galkina who’s educational art blog truly energises my creativity. Her courageous decision to sacrifice financial security and corporate obscurity for the full time study of classical painting and drawing compelled me to make some choices of my own. Anya’s bravery provoked me into learning how to utilise my talents instead of squandering them.
It’s all her fault!
Blessings be upon her.