Female from United States born on June 13th member since May 11, 2012 194 sketches uploaded 88 fans website http://arthauntsme.com
Finally am settled into my new house here in Albuquerque after traveling 1500 miles with my dogs. Hope to start sketching again soon! I feel so rusty!
I dragons! I always draw them with a tiny creature in order to illustrate a kind of "The Lion and The Mouse" relationship. To show that dragons don't necessarily have to kill everything or be killed themselves by some brave, macho warrior. My dragons are gentle, protective, and strong.
I spent a year on my blog, sketching one drawing every single day. Started on my IPhone 3GS, then the IPhone 4, then the IPad 1st generation and now the IPad 3.
I learned one thing: great artists aren't born. They are the ones that work the hardest when everyone else has given up. They're the ones that never quit. They will tell you they just work hard. I want to be one of them someday, and working every single day (even when I don't feel like it) is the only way to get there.
I obviously love dragons, but I didn't always draw dragons.
My hope is that you find your calling in the artistic world. It has nothing to do with talent, and everything to do with blood, sweat, and tears. (oh, and FUN!)
The best drawings I have done were usually the ones where halfway through, I almost tossed them.
The challenge began as a daily exercise to rid myself of a suffocating feeling of artist's block I had lived with for more than 35 years. I finally decided to challenge myself daily with sketches on my IPhone 3GS, later the IPhone 4, the first version of the IPad, and now the IPad3
By following this daily formula, I developed habits that all artists must develop if they are ever going to become who they were meant to be. It doesn't really matter what you create. If you like to draw, draw anything. It might feel tough at first, but eventually you will completely change the way you think about art. But you have to do it every single day. Especially when you really don't want to.
So if you, like me, had a very critical upbringing where you were told that you had to get a "real job" and were made to believe you were never going to be an artist, try a challenge like mine. Amazing things will happen to your feelings of self worth (and to your art) ! I realized that no matter how much I pushed it away, my creative urge to draw haunted me every waking hour. It just would not be ignored.
Much love from the imaginary world I live in...