Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

Perseverance. Perseverance. Perseverance.

Perseverance. My key word. If I can instil one word in anyone wanting to pursue art, it is to persevere. It doesn’t always work, it doesn’t always go your way, but keep at it, as good things can happen if you want them badly enough to work hard, and if one person can take that away from my story then I feel I have passed on some important knowledge gained through being knocked down, getting up again, brushing myself off and persevering. It is the key you are never taught or told about, talent is only part of being an artist. Perseverance and practice combined with talent make an artist.

As far back as I can remember, I have loved drawing,

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