|A tribute to my favourite anime title from Studio Ghibli.|
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My love of drawing stemmed from watching anime in the early 1980s (Astro Boy / Atom, Golden Lightan, Orguss, Sanshiro, Urashiman, etc.). Then along came the Transformers US cartoon which got me real interested in learning to draw robots / mechs.
Since my father was a technical draftsman, he taught me concepts like basic perspective and orthogonal projection from an early age. I could still remember getting feedback on my Transformer drawings when I was around ten "It looks good son, but the way you're drawing the leg joints are all wrong. Here, let me show you...".
Then during high school, I didn't really do any drawing (maybe like a few each year). I started playing video games and got real lazy when it come to stuff that wasn't required (i.e. housework and homework).
Around ten years ago I did some volunteer work at a comic studio as a penciller where I learnt some drawing skills. But it was only in the last several years that I started to take an active interest in art again.
Initially I would just mainly focus on space art (since I originally wanted to be an astronomer - but that's another story), however recently I have adopted my mentality towards learning in general, in that all knowledge and skills have their uses.
Therefore I think it's highly important to be well-rounded in our learning (of any discipline). Hence my interest in art now encompasses a variety of subject matter, be it still life, environments, vehicles, characters, regardless of whether they are illustrations or concepts and designs.
Out of these subjects though, I'm definitely loving space art and landscapes the most.
To make a living, I have been working in the IT industry since 2000. My responsibilities include both technical (design, coding, customer support) and administrative (invoices, service provider liaison, meetings).
Anyway, I hope to be able to continue learning and making better artwork.