Sharing stories through art
Story and artwork from Kareem M. Alkazak
My name is Kareem, currently working as an Architect and always had the passion for drawing since I was 10 years old.
I always struggle with expressing myself to other, and drawing to me was and still my get away from all the frustration and pressures that surrounds us everyday. I express how I see life and experiences through my hand and I can be very hyper-focussed while drawing.
As challenges; since I started drawing I used graphite pencil and a little colored pencil, I tried acrylic for some time but couldn’t master the medium, color matching and mixing to be able to use it properly to express thoughts and make meaningful pieces.
Lately I started learning Charcoal and digital drawing and painting and it’s kind of fun experience and I wish one day I would be able to understand each medium expression traits and use it to communicate with others better.
I find it also difficult to summon the forms and structures that I learn from imagination with confidence due to lack of structured learning.
What I wanted to learn in art is more understanding of the structure of the world around me, better appreciation for its architecture as a whole and the ability to highlight the beauty of each subject I’m drawing so others would notice and appreciate also.
Drawing Academy was one of the few resources that I found that treats art as respectfully and seriously as I believe it should be.
I wish I would be able to win the course to have the necessary feedback to improve my work and be more confident with my strokes, idea expressing, and story telling.
I appreciate art as a way of human expression and communication: as any other mean of teaching and information handling asset: I think I would appreciate having a chance to improve my skills so can pass my experiences and observations and the essence of art as a human experience to other generations to come. This is why I would appreciate if people would chose my work.