5″ x 8″
“I’m 16 years old, I currently attend an art high school in California. I’ve had a passion for painting and drawing ever since I learned how to hold a pencil, and I’m positive that creating art is what I want to pursue as a career. Since I’m still in the process of learning and practing my art, I don’t know exactly what messages I want to convey, but I hope to keep improving and want to inspire others along the way as well.”
“This is such a simple set of drawings but they’re so pleasing to look at. I really feel like you were present in drawing them. The different poses of the dog, I feel like you’ve done them from life, which is really wonderful because artists from Dürer to Rembrandt to Andy Warhol, they all spent time just drawing their pets when they weren’t doing anything else, just doodling, having fun, and I think at your age you could be doing that too.
Finding a subject that you’re really passionate about takes time, takes years to kind of build together, and ultimately what it comes down to is just working from the things that you already like and that you’re already interested in. You don’t need to have,like, a big, thought out thing right now.
Right now I’d say try to develop different levels of shading. You only really have darkness and light right now, and adding different levels of grey is going to give you more volume in your work.”