I have been spending much time in front of
screens, ignoring the more tangible mediums
of self expression, such as my sketchpad.
But I cannot ignore where my art
appreciation began. If it was not for that
paint bucket, crayon, color pencils &
some interest, I would not be typing a
paragraph for a page devoted to artworks I
began seriously sketch after my eldest
sister (probably the only other art enthused
person) got me interested in it by showing
some simple techniques on people sketching.
Since then I have mostly wasted time
sketching faces of imaginary people. Only
recently have I stopped drawing animate
living things, because it violates norms in
my religion. The adjustment was not
difficult especially because I have become
extremely interested in modern art, which is
more abstract, and animate figures are often
not a necessity.
have saved very little of my art, especially
because I was not conscious of the need to.
I have saved many works since 8th grade,
somehow I felt the need to preserve them.
Now I regret not having begun that earlier.
These days, I am art deprived, hardly any
time to do anything serious. I am adopting
to pressures of University by making strange
looking patterns in my notebook, which I
believe most teenagers do at some point. In
fact, I have become so serious about
"doodling" that I have now some
established patterns that reoccur in most of
my doodles, and I hope to document them one
hope to become a serious artist one day.
Until then, I have my computer to churn up
artwork by the minute & HTML to display
them to people I never meet.
a look at some of what I have done since 8th