Story and artwork from Dimitri
I don’t even know where to start. I’m a simple 16-year-old French teenager of Russian origin, and that’s the problem. Being dependent on my parents who hate seeing me draw, it is impossible for me to buy this wonderful training. I am the only one in my family who has been passionate about drawing and art in general since my childhood. Why would you tell me?
Story and artwork from ANISH BALACHANDRAN
I started drawing in my childhood, but I never was brave enough to become a full-time artist because I am scared.
My challenge in drawing is not that I can’t draw, but I want something else, much more than just making artworks. I want to convey my passion and vision with others. I want to be able to express my feelings and thoughts through my work.
Story and artwork from Mithilesh Routhu
Hi, I’m Mithilesh from India. I am an unemployed engineering graduate finding passion in art. Clearly it was never a career choice for me because I was always passionate towards art. I was first fascinated by art when I was a kid watching cartoons and wondered how these cartoons were made so expressively with emotions. Gradually I started drawing cartoon characters and slowly developed observational drawing yet I realized I lack a lot in anatomy and drawing characters from life, I lacked perfection with textures and shading techniques.
Story and artwork from Callum Maclaren
I love art! have loved it since I was a child, when I used to look through my parents books on artists like Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and Manet.
I tried to copy some of these art works, but I felt there was something wrong with just copying even though I learned something from it. It did teach me an appreciation for art though that has never left me. Some kids would much rather play video games than go to an art gallery, but not me.
Jesus saying come follow Me
I am a retired architect and have enjoyed art my whole career. Prior to my career I enjoyed art as a child and often did drawings of dogs, horses and even street maps. Even back then my parents encouraged me to continue doing art works. Over the years I have acquired watercolor, oil paints and pastels such that many are plus forty years old and still useable.
Artwork from Kenneth Petrocelly
I drew this from a photo of the neighborhood I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. The “streetcar” (trolley) traveled between downtown to the Mt. Washington section of the city.
Story and artwork from Sara Daryaa (mofidi)
My name is Sara Daryaa. I’ve been interested in drawing since I was a child. In my opinion drawing ideal for contemporary use as a reflection of reality. I dreamed about making people a bit slower and see reality filled with signs, this is why I’m so near to naive art.
“Ana -The sadness of a Myth”
My name is Felicia. This year I graduated from Art school in Sibiu. The passion for art I have since childhood, but until 3 years ago I don’t have opportunity to develop it. After my boy left for college, I decided to take care of my passion and do something about it. That’s why I enrolled at Art school in Sibiu. I started with drawing, then for 3 years I started to paint. After my family, art is the most important thing in my life.
I really like to do portraits and I’ve won a lot of competitions in the school.
Artwork by Latonja Davis
I am a self taught artist. I have always loved to draw. I want to improve my skills in general. I would especially like to learn how to paint.
Story and artwork from Beatriz Alves Lourenço
My name is Beatriz Alves, I am a Brazilian artist.
I love drawing since childhood, but I started taking it seriously recently, which changed my life.
Art is what brings excitement to my existence. Waking up knowing that I can create something that other people can relate to is what makes me want to continue living and what helped me to overcome really difficult moments.