Ever since I could hold a pencil, I have been drawing. I started taking art lessons when I was 6, learning to use various mediums from pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and oil. I finally quit the art studio at 10 years old after feeling the lessons were not enough anymore. I felt confident enough to continue painting on my own.
Over the years, I adopted graphite pencil and oil painting as my main art medium. My subjects include people (mainly portraits) and animals. Drawing has been an incredible escape - a time when I can be alone with my paper, pencils, and music. Time does not exist when I draw.
Art is also one of the things that influenced my decision to become a designer. Art has not only taught me to conceptualize my ideas through color, composition, patterns, and structure, but also helped me understand the iterative process. I love the thrill of creating a physical work and being able to both see and touch it after. Design presents a similar thrill of creating a finished product that people will actually use.