- Bishop T.D. Jakes
I knew from the early stages of my life that I wanted to be an artist. Ever since I was a little kid I have been creating in some form or another. When I was in first grade a teacher gave me my own personal set of markers and that made me feel special. She probably gave everyone their own set of markers, but it doesn't matter because that moment helped push me towards the creative road in life.
For me, it's a place where I feel free. Where I allow my mind to take a break and allow the subconscious to take over. This place I'm talking about is my sketchbook. Think of my sketchbook as a visual diary. It's a place I go to vent, relax, play, and to simply just be. It's easy for anyone to get lost in their own thoughts and for me it helps to capture these thoughts in my sketchbooks.
My love for pen and ink art grew. Over the next 15 years and several hundred pen and ink drawings later, it became one of my favorite mediums to use for a couple of reasons:
I love the way my drawings look and how fluid and concise I could be
I can take my pen and notebook with me everywhere I go and I can be "in my studio"
There are so many different ways you can create art with this one medium
By experimenting with pen ink art at the beginning of my artistic career, I was able to cultivate my series called Back Rooms of My Mind.
- Ralph Steadman - http://www.ralphsteadman.com/
- Mattias Adolfsson - http://www.mattiasadolfsson.com/
- Michael Sean Piper - http://www.michaelseanpiper.com/
- Naomi Claire - https://www.etsy.com/shop/NaomiClaireArt
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