Male from Netherlands born on December 24th member since May 13, 2012 221 sketches uploaded 192 fans
In my teens I really aspired to become an artist, but there was also a drama academy in my town. I chose the latter, because it was a bigger personal challenge.
Two years after I started drama school my brother bought a ZX-Spectrum, one of the first home computers. I thought he was nuts. But there was an instant attraction to these machines, when I realized they were not just good for crunching numbers, but you could actually make art with these things. Within two years I learned programming in basic and had written a simple drawing program.
I never became a professional artist.
I never became a brilliant programmer.
I did become a drama teacher, but hardly worked in the field. I became a learning developer for a business consultancy.
But I still love to draw on computers using all the tools that programmers come up with.
Sometimes I use my sketch talent professionally, when I illustrate elearning modules and coarse presentations.
In my spare time I have dabbled with Photoshop and Corel Painter for years. Artrage is my most recent favorite, especially on the PC.
Classic art software tends to grow monstrously large and complex.
What I like most about Sketchclub is that it is simple, straight forward yet it has all the basics. (Except cut/copy/paste! BP: you hear this: cut/copy/paste! )
And it is extremely motivating to have the online community that is so wonderful and generous. I'm totally hooked on browsing through all the art that is put out every day.
What I like most is not just sharing pictures, but actually learning from each other and getting to know the artists behind the work.