June 7th, 2010
I’ve always been into drawing. Ever since I was a little kid, I used to draw little doodles that I wanted to look like Godzilla, Batman, or Gumby. Unfortunately they came out like squares and circles shooting other ridiculous shapes. I then started drawing more often, and every time I drew it looked a little bit more realistic. By freshman year, in Mr. Garduno’s class (it was a pottery class), I drew an awesome knight from a video game I play called Oblivion, which is one of my many inspirations in drawing. That was the first drawing that actually got me to say, “damn, this looks fantastic!” I decided that drawing could be my new hobby.
My drawings aren’t really the “friendly” type of art. I draw knights, skulls, animals (the evil kind), dragons, wizards, and things of medieval nature. Usually when my grandma sees my drawings, she looks at me, astonished, and says “those drawings are the devils!” That is only because she is super-religious and sees dragons and bloody knights as evil. I don’t blame her to be honest.
Most of my inspirations come from video games and music. I usually play games known as RPGs, role-playing games (yes I’m a geeky person), which allow you to go into another world and explore it. It’s fascinating to see other people’s imagination on screen as you play. Types of music I usually listen to while drawing is metal, reggae, and some chill rock. They help me to determine the tone or facial expression in a certain drawing. For example, if I’m listening to Bob Marley, the drawing will come out hippieish or cheerful. If the music is metal, the drawing will most likely come out medieval. There are a few artists who have inspired me, one being my cousin Stacy. Her artwork reminded me of Japanese scrolls and ancient drawings from the old Greek period, Sculptures that looked like The Thinker and dragons that made my vision go nuts (the dragons twist in many directions). Another artist who got... [continues]
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