||17 July 1997
||Somewhere in the Milky Way; I got lost 0.o
||I'm an autistic 15 year old,and my main interest is drawing mythical creatures, although I am beginning to branch into other subjects like horses. Although I mostly stick to the mythological side of things.
I have always preferred to draw traditionally. About three years ago now I would draw in lead pencil, mostly HB, and most pictures would take 1 - 2 hours. I would experiment with many, many angles and compositions, and I somewhat feel that taking such big steps so early on helped with anatomy. My wings used to be terrible - I could never figure out how they went. I remember being absolutely ecstatic over my first three quarter angle headshot - an angle which I now find the easiest to draw. Now, comparing one of them to a newer work, I can just see how much I have improved.
I started playing with pen and pen + pencil works about a year afterwards, along with varying attempts to create a fully functional double-shoulder structure. None of the attempts worked, mostly due to my lack of anatomical understanding.
Shortly afterwards I moved onto coloured pencils. I was still struggling to find a medium that really worked for me. I am very much a realist, and although I had the option of Photoshop and other digital art programs which are capable of producing ridiculously photorealistic works, it just lacked something. I have never taken to digital work as much as I have with traditional, however I am beginning to embrace it for what it is.
I was drawing in coloured pencil for quite a few months, practicing various techniques to create a realistic effect. However, while I was often happy with the results (and that's coming from someone who was extremely self-doubting, and still am to a degree), I was always, always frustrated by the fact I simply could not draw a realistic, smooth sky. Digital was used for some, but, again, it just did not work. Then my mum decided to try a very old set of pastel pencils she had for a particularly maddening piece 'Flying Over the Burning Sea', and the sky was worked to my satisfaction. Afterwards, I asked if I could play with the pastels for a bit. Thus, 'Flying Over the Burning Sea' was my last pencil piece ever, as I just fitted so perfectly with pastel. I have never looked back since.
Now, after about a year of working with pastel, I can see I have come an extremely long way. Not only am I less self-doubting, I am managing to produce the photorealistic pieces I always wanted to and have been labeled as a 'savant' and 'up there with the best'. My creature anatomy has drastically improved, and I have made several hundred dollars with small exhibitions. Most of all, very few people are capable of handling pastel to the extent I can, and it is pretty safe to say I will be among the few who create a graphic novel entirely out of pastel, maybe the first to do so with one about mythical creatures, and nearly undoubtedly the first to do one about griffons. Of course, that's merely judging from the Internet :P
Other interests are:
A graphic novel I'm working on, very dark and full of death so great if you like that sort of thing, too bad if you don't :(
Trains and airplanes
Yeah...I have a few x3
Oh gawd...where do I start...
CB S2 hatchlings of all those I don't have or to replace lineaged ones...
Nicely lineaged adults of those I don't have or to replace current messy ones.
Lineages preferred: 3rd gens or higher, even gens are top priority with arrowheads next. Stairsteps are nice, but I do not approve of spirals.
Just click the wishlist link in my sig to find a full, better version x_X
Snowytoshi - 100 CB Neo hatchlings
Draggie - One Silver from Venustus and Exaestuo
IOUs owed to me
Coexist - 30 CB Guardian hatchlings
Payments for art
Draggie - (art yet to be finished)
Shadowwolf6 - (Art to be finished, possible pre-payment)
||R.I.P: Truffle, Jan '11 - Feb 18th '13. I'm autistic so I might put down things that probably don't make sense. Slowly withdrawing from forums. <3 The Herachus Clan Check out my art! Mah Wishlist!
IOU - Snowytoshi: 44/100 CB Neos.