When my passion for art grew I started investing day and night into it. I drew in classes while my teacher was talking. I drew on trains and busses. I drew in my free time. I drew at night because I was unable to sleep. I drew as therapy when I was feeling low. I drew all the time, until I realized that this was what kept me going. This was what I wanted to do. I wanted to draw, be creative, inspire people and communicate through what I could do best, which was Art.
In the beginning most of the drawings where black and white pencil drawings. Then I drifted to watercolours and ink which became my favourite tools for a long time. Back then I was very limited to small sizes with a few exceptions of some acrylic paintings here and there but I lacked the concentration and motivation, because let’s be honest? I sucked at it and couldn’t really figure out this tool.
In what must have been 2018 I stumbled upon a documentary about fine artists who where also doing exhibitions. This piqued my interest and I tried acrylic and big sizes anew.
Today I realize that the problem why painting with acrylic and on big sizes frustrated me back then, wasn’t really “because I couldn’t figure out this tool”, but because I was trying to much to follow strict “rules” from books and what to me seemed like what a “painting” has to look like instead of just being me.
Some of the paintings which you will see in my portfolio can be purchased in my shop.
- My first exhibition “Herbstflimmern” took place from November 2019 to January 2020 which.
- A second one took place from January 2020 to March 2020. Even if this one barely lasted for a month due to Pandemic it still got me an article in the News Paper.
- A third one took place from the middle of July 2020 to the end of August 2020. This one was like a dream come true, because it took place in a pub and I always imagined what my paintings would look like in a pub.
Drawing and creating was always a passion of mine, as a kid already, but I like to say that I really got into it because of a deep love for manga that I developed around the age of 14. The first manga I read was Detective Conan by the age of 9 years old, without realizing that it was a manga. The first manga I read “consciously” was Naruto and it was the manga that deepened my passion to draw even further. Manga was what made me get serious about learning how to draw, which is when I got my first drawing book. By now the books on how to draw only multiplied in what varies from how to draw manga, to the basics of drawing and anatomy. What should be mentioned is that Artbooks, illustrated books and the countless manga and comics that stand in the bookshelves, not only in my bedroom, but also in the floor also count as references and study books to me. Art manifests itself from all elements of life in any form. So, you may also look past the pages and be aware of your surroundings. If that make sense? What I’m trying to say is that learning how to draw isn’t only about turning pages and putting pen to paper, but also about observing and listening to what happens around you.
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