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Aljosa V.
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
Exactly one year ago, on the 28th of February 2010, I took courage and decided it was high time to realize one of my biggest dreams: the art of drawing and painting. For some this may not sound like anything worth loosing sleep over, but merely a matter of sitting down and digging into art books, or hooking up with a tutor. I must admit I went through a great deal of hesitation and doubt before I took up that pencil and made my first few doodles because in elementary school I had been indoctrinated by a few teachers into believing that me and art just don't go along very well. Also, I had a distorted notion about the process of drawing and painting. I thought making a picture was somewhat similar to wizardry and only people with special talent (that can't be learned) can be good in art -- at least that's what teachers had made me believe.

Luckily, with some encouragement from my then-girlfriend and my mother, and with the help of online drawing lessons on Drawspace website I managed to overcome my fears and began drawing my first awkward and insecure lines. Eventually, I gained enough confidence to began experimenting with different techniques and media. Then something happened I hadn't thought possible ... I fell in love with drawing & painting! The process of drawing became a means of relaxation and fulfillment.

Today, 365 days later, I feel grateful that I undertook this challenge. Every picture I make brings me deep fulfillment of my creative desires. With each line I make I learn something new and gain insight into magic world of art. I'm still only a beginner compared to some really great artists here; the learning process is never-ending, but I'm no longer afraid to grab a pencil, or a brush.

Here are some pictures. The first one is my first drawing (after elementary school (~ 15 years ago)) made on the  28th of February 2010. The rest were made almost a year after the first one.

My first rookie doodle by agapetos Bird of Passage by agapetos van Gogh's Still Life by agapetos Leather Boots by agapetos

Happy 1st art birthday to me! :-)
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Fields of the Nephilim
  • Reading: Watership Down
  • Drinking: Chun Mee

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LucyRanelle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
RetardedDogProductns Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!!! :D
kleinir Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fav. I'm glad you liked it! :)
ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

. Thank You So Much .

ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for adding my drawing to your collection. And happy art birthday...even though I am a bit late. :)
agapetos Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe... no problem, the drawing is wonderful. That's one of the reasons we're here on dA — to support each other.
shinyo22 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i'll be watching you from now on 
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :iconpartyhardplz:
RetardedDogProductns Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
Use najbuljše :D
Alkraas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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