From Travels to my Art
Hi there, it’s so nice of you to come here too find out a little bit about me and my blog! Thank you!
My name is Sofia and I’m 21 years old. I have always been an innovative person, when I was 5 years old, I used to make tissue paper flowers with my mother, when I was 9 years old, I joined the craft club at church and made collages out of anything that I could get my hands on, and at Sunday School I would help make banners for annual events like Easter with the other children by adorning them with our colouring and precious drawings.
My Mother always used to draw and one morning I came into the kitchen and she sat down and started to draw thumper from Bambi, I was amazed, I thought that what she had just drawn was a masterpiece and I decided right then and there that I wanted to one day be just as good as my mum.
I started drawing every single day from then on, whether it be doodles or full scale drawings, I did it.
I had a childhood friend who was incredibly talented at drawing manga and and this inspired me to better improve myself. The motivation for improvement was always there.
One day I laid my eyes on a Manga book on how to draw and boy did I pester my dad for this book! I wanted it so badly, I needed it! and eventually he did get it for me. I feel that this is where my art really started to improve, It taught me about structure and how to draw in proportion. This book became my bible, I carried it everywhere with me and at on our breaks at school I would sit there and vigorously draw from it until the bell rang for the end of break. My Head Teacher added me to her private art club in year five and I felt very proud to be apart of that club, this art club had around 15 to 20 students who were individually picked by the head teacher herself and in this club she taught us about great artists such as Picasso, I am very grateful for those classes that we had.
Through all those years I only ever used pencil, it’s only in the past few years that I’ve started to use colour in my work and to use watercolour.
Watercolour is my favourite medium, I love it because I find it brilliantly therapeutic, it is so calming, painting layer by layer, taking my time with each piece.
I have Anxiety and I find that my art really helps, I recommend anyone to be creative, whatever form that may be because I truly believe that creativity is medicine for the soul.
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