Hadiyah Shabir asked me: Well I have a question how in the world are you soo credibly talented?
Kylie asked me: When did you learn to draw?
Kat @ I Saw You Dancing asked me: Tell us more about your creative journey and your inspirations... then about your favourite mediums, techniques and tools.
Ok, short version. :)
My brother is actually the "artist" in our family. He is very talented but he never went in that direction. It all stayed more or less a hobby for him. I'm nowhere near as good as he is but I was always told I drew pretty and that I was artistic. I never went that direction either until a couple of years ago when I found Suzi Blu on YouTube and took her workshop.
My inspiration is trying new things whether it's a new technique or a new style. My favorite medium at the moment are watercolor pencils and acrylic paint on paper. I don't have a favorite tool but I quite like the water brush.
Donna, Doni, Lady D asked me: Why are you attracted to this particular type of art? What's the largest painting you have ever done? and ... I think you tend to like to paint 'small' - why, and do you think it's more of a challenge than painting large.
Well, I never had any formal training in art department. :) So, I can't really draw realistically that well. When I try really, really hard I can come up with something decent but it's frustrating and it's not fun. Then I saw Suzi Blu with her dolls and I said to my self, I can do that. So I did. And I liked it and it was fun. I like drawing pretty faces. Landscapes and still life doesn't hold interest to me.
Largest painting is 60x80 cm, approx. 23,5" x 31,5". The reason I paint ATC size is because it's quick, I dare to try new things without the fear of wasting supplies and I feel like I accomplished something that day. I'm the kind of person that likes to finish what I started pretty quickly. Drying time is killing me and often I dread to come back to the painting the next day.
Painting small was a challenge in the beginning but once you get used to it it's easier than painting big. You can get away with many mistakes because you can't see them. :))