Art Journal: How I got started...
I was just going through an old sketch book I had when I was in highschool and thought it would be fun to start a thread showing how my art has evolved (and at times unevolved...lol) through the years. With several young budding artists in this group, I thought it would be fun to show how I went from drawing for fun to doing this as a small business perhaps as a little inspiration that no matter how old or young you might be and what training you may or may not have, just keep plugging away and discover your own style.
I will start a new page for each era in which my art skills changed (for the better or worse).
Here is the earliest drawing I have in my archives. I actually remember drawing this picture and giving it to my dad. He kept the picture, framed it and always had it with him either at work or tucked away in the glove compartment of his truck. He showed it to me several years ago and I was so touched he still had it after all these years. He told me I was about 3 or 4 years old when I drew this little purple unicorn with crayons. Purple is still my favorite color.
Also, if anyone else has old artwork of their own, feel free to share it and describe how you refined your skills to get to the next level.