Even though I strongly dislike the word “artist” I can’t deny that I am one. At least I think that is what people like me are called.
I always drew as a kid – like a really young kid. But I lost my passion for drawings and paintings as the wish to become a doctor kept growing inside of me. Then a little less than two years ago I somehow – I’m saying somehow on purpose because the events that had led to that very encounter just were to unreal and without a former intention couldn’t have been any less … somehowy …
Anyway. I started hanging out in an artist’s office (I don’t dare saying that I started “working” there as I pretty much didn’t know how to do any of that artist’s stuff). I remembered a few bits and pieces I knew how to draw when I was younger. And there I was, a couple of hours later, in front of me the shittiest Batman I’ve seen in all my life.
That feeling of not being able to convert my thought into acceptable-looking drawings made me feel very sick and angry. And somehow (again) that feeling made all my desires to be a doc or a surgeon fade away. Instead I was left with a feeling that was hot and cold at the same time. It kept growing and it still does.
The moment I saw that ugly and absolutely f*cked up sketch I made I knew that this is what I wanted to do with my life. But instead of miserable-looking Batmans I wanted to do something cool, aesthetic, something that evokes feelings in someone else’s heart if he or she looked at the picture.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be one of those artists who take themselves and their works more important than anything else and who think that only by being alive they gave a huge present to mankind. I’m not into that kind of art. My kind of art is illustration and comic.
For the last 2 years I’ve been practising like mad to become good at what I’m doing and by now I’ve reached a level at which I think that it’s alright. Alright isn’t enough! But everyone started at some point, mhm?
So, what I want to do is to share some of my works starting with rather early attempts. You will see that they get better after a while :)