Well, after reading that his friend calls him an illustrationIST, I felt a little guilty using the “tor” so I went for both. That way, everyone is happy… or no one is. I’m good either way. I think I got gypped by the way. I doodled… and I can’t draw a crooked line!
When did you start drawing/how long have you been drawing?
I guess ever since I could pick up something and make a mark. I really can’t remember not drawing.
Did you doodle all over your papers in school?
All the time, I actually found that doing that helped me retain and comprehend information better. I still do it at weddings, graduations, lectures etc.
Did anyone encourage you to pursue your drawing seriously?
Most definitely my Mom and Dad, Teachers, family, friends, I was very fortunate in that department.
When did you know that you were “good” at doing something many people can’t even hope to attempt?
Wow kinda sounds like I have super human abilities or something, I wish! A lot of art is about craft and anyone with a will to do so can learn, to be good at it, to paraphrase my painting professor from CIA, Jose Cintron, you have to have heart.
I guess when I found out that I might have an aptitude was in Kindergarten. My first official commission was from the teacher’s assistant whose son was in the army. In exchange for being allowed to stay up during nap time I drew his portrait. Still one of the best likenesses I’ve produced