HOMEBIOPAINTINGSDRAWINGSBLOCK PRINTSINFORMATION I was born in
Torrance, California in 1993, and I
have been a California resident ever since. As a kid, I always watched
my brother draw cartoons and random things in his sketchbook, and I
soon grew fond of the idea of drawing as well. And when my parents
bought me my first art kit (complete with pastels, crayons, pencils,
and watercolors), I was nothing but eager to try my hand at the trade.
However, like most most 8-year olds, I had no real sense of what made a
functional drawing or painting; needless to day, my works resembled
those of a stereotypical beginner. With no real sense of color,
composition, perspective, or well...anything, I began to take pointers
from my brother and dad.
about painting and
drawing, for it was one of his favorite pastimes when he was growing
up in India. Using his own experience with art, my dad began to teach
me the fundamentals. In his spare time, he taught me how to shade, draw
from observation, and create more functional pieces of artwork.
started taking after
school art lessons that I began to understand what the whole field was
about. At 10 years old, I joined my brother's art class by taking my
first formal lesson with a local
artist in his classroom. This was when I began taking art seriously;
from an early age, I wanted to create things that few others in the
world could create, and I wanted to see things in different ways. I
took the same lessons for about two years, and during this time, I
began to further my understanding of art in general. By the age of 12,
I began to master the basics of color, shading, and observational
drawing and painting.
was still 12, my
parents enrolled me and my brother in a different art class with
another local and
renowned artist. This time, I was allowed to join the adult art class
that took place in a gallery not far from my house. In this class and
under new instruction, I continued practicing similar understandings of
art--only this time--at a higher level: I was the youngest in the class
by about 40 years.
parents and I
decided to switch to another local artist. By this time, my brother had
gone off to college, and his art interests switched from painting and
drawing to cartooning and graphic design. But I still continued to
pursue the fields or drawing and painting. In this third and most
recent class, I am focusing on refining my techniques and continuing my
art education in general.
participating in my
middle school/high school art program that offers studio art. My studio
art teacher has always been very supportive of me, and she allows me to
practice and further my skills, adding her own constructive criticism
active supporters of the things I do, and they are the main reason I
have had so much success in the field today. They, along with all
teachers I've had along the way, have pushed and kept me on the right
track. Thank you.