Short story: I’m a digital artist who has been drawing my whole life. I do character design work for clients all over the world, and spend my free time making digital paintings and sketches.
As for the long story, I’ve been drawing pretty much my whole life. Ever since I can remember, my teachers and classmates told me that drawing was my ‘talent,’ which motivated me to keep practicing. I was born in the UK, and I was 5 years old, my dad got a job at the embassy and our family relocated to the U.S.A (Falls Church in Virginia, to be exact). After that, we relocated every 3-4 years, so I spent my childhood years in a mix of different countries.
When I was 17, I discovered digital art. We had a trial version of Photoshop which I liked to experiment with, and I also discovered Oekaki, a kind of online drawing program similar to Paint. I spent all my free time drawing and when I was in my senior year of high school, I had to face the fact that I loved drawing too much not to pursue it as a career. I ended up choosing animation, and signed up for the animation course. I studied there for a year and then moved back to my home country to study animation.
I decided to start as a freelancer after graduating and took on all sorts of odd jobs making animation, game art and promotional illustrations. Over time, my focus became more and more centered around character design. Next to my client work, I always prioritized working on my personal paintings and drawings in my free time.
As a result, I started giving workshops and lectures. I’ve spoken at events, given live demonstrations, and travelled to many different countries to give interactive workshops to aspiring digital artists. Through these workshops, I discovered how much I love teaching, so I also set up a Patreon page where I post tips, tutorials and behind-the-scenes material about how I make my art.
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