forumsdrawing discussionThe first time you wanted to be an artist
nekodesu (Apr 9, 2005)
When was the first time that you were inspired to be an artist? And how did you get inspired? Or were you those people who started drawing since you were able to pick up a pencil?
Kilala (Apr 9, 2005)
I think the stress of life gave me a change to bring out my creative side.
Nightmare (Apr 9, 2005)
I take the latter.
Shanghai (Apr 9, 2005)
I've been drawing for as long as I remember, one of my earliest memories is of being in an art store and wanting a fan brush because I thought it was the coolest thing I had seen, but I don't know how old I was. Unfortunatly I wasn't consistant in art and spent more time playing video games that drawing, just like I do today, and my abilities haven't developed nearly as much as they should have for as long as I've been doing this. Actually since joining this site the amount I've been drawing has gone up a lot, because it went from almost nothing to at least a little bit.
StrawberryYamichan (Apr 9, 2005)
Ever since I knew how to use a pencil I wanted to draw. I loved cartoons and seeing other people draw. It inspired me so much that for almost all of my life I spent my time drawing and trying to constantly get better.
Noremac (Apr 9, 2005)
im still not an artist. im just bored
Zack (Apr 10, 2005)
My life was forever changed on the day I stumbled across a Bob Ross palette knife while perusing a lowly WalMart. I felt that with his endorsement, the knife could take me anywhere.

I definitely did not start drawing by doing anything stupid like drawing Mario Brothers levels.
staci (Apr 10, 2005)
my dads is a great artist, so as long as i can remember i've been inspired by him. in elementary school, i was always somewhat ahead of the other kids in art class, but even before that i know i always loved to create. i did my first oil paintings when i was 12.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Apr 10, 2005)
It never seemed like anything I actually had to think about... I was one of those kids that colored on the wall if there wasn't anything else to color on... I drew on the driveway with chalky gravel, even. My parents noticed an early interest and aptitude for art in me, and I began private art lessons for oil painting at the age of 8.
Alex-Cooper (Apr 10, 2005)
I began seriously contemplating becoming a professional artist soon after I grew my first nipples. Wolverine did NOT tell me to become an artist.
Axil62 (edited Apr 10, 2005)
I guess it started whith me pulling handfulls of my own shit out of my diaper and wiping it on the wall next tomy crib and whatever else was near.
DinoFlorist (Apr 10, 2005)
Haha. I think some of my first pictures were mario brothers levels too. But I mixed them all up so that I could put them all into the picture! I had jellyfish flying above goombas, and a big rainbow dropping gold coins. It is, still, the largest work I have ever done.
Xodiak (Apr 10, 2005)
I used to draw since I was little, but I was inspired to be an artist when I saw the perverted hentai drawings on the internet. And I never became one, because noone becomes an artist by watching hentai. >;)
emmamommalag (Apr 10, 2005)
I've been drawing for as long as I can remember.
sincity (Apr 10, 2005)
I started very early. it was around 3-4 that it really started to show and my parents took notice. I built things and drew on everything with anything I could get my hands on. I even played around with movie make-up early on. Reading what I could understand and raiding the Pantry and my mothers make-up kits when I could.
Doodlibop (Apr 10, 2005)
Ever since I could remember. As soon as I could pick up any writing utensil (or something that mimicked one) i wanted to scribble and draw and recreate what was around me. After a while, i grew to love imaginative things and expressing myself through cartoons. I think that has hurt my talent actually! XD
davincipoppalag (Apr 10, 2005)
I've always liked to make things. I like to draw, though I can't do much with real media. I can do pretty well with three-dimensional objects like woodcarving and sculpture, but when it comes to 2-dimensions, I find it much harder. I never aspired to be an artist, I just like to make things, and I like scribbling here too. I never did too much drawing until this computer stuff came along.
method3 (Apr 10, 2005)
I always laugh at Xod's posts. Good art inspires good art. I've been involved with alot of different mediums and styles but I have no grasp on art history which probably is a good thing to have. I've always liked stuff like this, and I really don't know what started it. One of the things that pushed me to actually get better was getting these 2 gigantic battletech posters in full technical detail and remember how sucky I was trying to do something similar.
Animegirl250 (Apr 10, 2005)
I've always been drawing, but i first decided to make a career out of it when i saw Miyazaki's "Spirited Away". It was the most beautiful movie I've seen.
Orkdoop (Apr 10, 2005)
the time that I actually cared about getting better was when I would pause disney movies and draw it...I was like 6. THEN SAILOR MOON HAPPEND TO ME!! and then I tried drawing all by myself...YES all because of anime...^_^
TaCO (Apr 10, 2005)
I started drawing when I started school, but I would only draw at school.
Then when I got a little older and I would only draw during math class.

Then when I was in the 6th or 7th grade my brothers and cousins were having a drawing contest, they were drawing crapy pics so I said they sucked. And then they said bet you can't do any better. So I grabed a comic book and drew much much better than anyone there, thats when I realized I was an artist. Before that I only drew little doodles that any body my age could of drawn. I think I still have that pic somewheres.
Hakkai (Apr 11, 2005)
At our old house, we never had the internet or cartoon network to keep us company. I saw this cartoon called "Tiny Toons" and wanted to start do0dling Anthro-people ( Particularly Rabbits ). Mum bought a Bugs Bunny folder for me and I started tracing it. Soon my siblings and I made little comics and blah blah blah. When I moved here, I was introduced to the internet and was inspired even more to hone my crappy art skillz.

'Mando was always the better artist.

'Pappy Land' helps.
Northern_shadow (edited Apr 11, 2005)
Childhood hobby :) cant even remember when did i start..
Kasha (Apr 11, 2005)
lol @ Axil

Jessica: my god, I was the same way. I'm an ex-moony!.. but I seriously was inspired by my mom's portraits of me and my brothers and my dad's old sketches of comic book heros. :)
Gigandas (Apr 11, 2005)
I started at around 3-4 too (have tons of boxes in my house full of drawings from top to bottom, although a lot have been thrown out over time). And I dunno exactly when I knew I wanted to be an was more on and off for me. Like a couple years back, I wanted to be an architect when I was taking those classes (by artist, I was using the specific term of fine arts). But it's pretty much what I can do best compared to anything else in life, and I guess that was inspiration enough to make it my major in college.
Kilala (Apr 12, 2005)
When I moved to Ohio I decided to stop hurting people when I'm mad and start showing my anger in a experecive way. :3
marcello (Apr 12, 2005)
hrm. not sure if I ever wanted to be an artist. still don't, really. it's just for fun. not that I consider myself an artist
Axil62 (edited Apr 12, 2005)
Programming, writing good code, this page, these things are art.
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