“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he [or she] grows up.” Pablo Picasso
It’s been said that eyes are windows to the soul. My attention shifted toward realism, starting with portraits. Faces in general aren’t that hard. Hands — on the other hand — are pretty challenging. It took some time to resist using the hands-in-pockets or behind-the-back tricks.
’90s and beyond
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. [..] If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” J.R.R. Tolkien
It was inevitable that my love for both drawing and fantasy would mix together.
That last sketch was partly a study of perspective, but also shows how I was getting better at drawing hands!