I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, now based in San Diego, California. Since I moved here I get a lot of inspiration from the beauty I see around. People, nature, the ocean, nice places I visit. All that makes me wanna capture all the small moments of pleasure and joy of my everyday life. I'm trying to feel happiness and see the beauty in all the small peaces my life consists of!
I'm mostly self taught artist, now attending some art classes to improve my skills, learn more about the basics and techniques, try different mediums.
I try to experiment with different mediums, I use oils, acrylics, watercolours, pencil, pen, ink, markers. But my favourites are watercolours and sketching! I'm the member of the San Diego Watercolor Society and SD Urban Sketchers. Took part in couple of shows last year, was awarded and sold a painting recently.
The hardest thing for me is to start. That fear of a white blank sheet of paper scares me a lot. I'm afraid to spoil the paper and waste the materials on something i don't like as a result. I'm trying to think of it as i'm doing the draft, so I can feel more relaxed and not so worried about the result but to enjoy the process. Once I overcome that fear the process takes over me and i want to do that more and more!
I loved the project very much! I usually take a small sketchbook with me anywhere I go, so i took that one instead. Sometimes I used other sketchbooks and glued the sketches to this one because, for example, the paper is not very good for watercolours or comic markers. I love the idea of sharing my thoughts and vision with other artists and all the people who will be interested. And i just love to see what other artists do, what inspires them, what techniques they use. So that's just an awesome way to get some inspiration.
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