by AJ Silver
posted Jun 20 2013 5:14PM
For mediums, I use quite a variety of them. Acrylic,watercolor,and oil paints, wood burning and wood carving, colored pencils,regular graphite pencils,pastels, charcoal and also pen and ink. As for my background I have no formal training in art (other than art in High School) , just always having a pencil in my hand as far back as I can remember, always drawing and spending many of afternoons watching my dad draw. Over the years I would experiment with different styles and mediums, trying to get better with them and more detailed. I've always dreamed of being a Illustrator for Children's books. Always wanted to help give the author help in showing their characters that are in their heads to the rest of the world. especially with children and their imaginations. To give them a visual of who or what they are reading about, an image that just helps them with reading and enjoying the story more. At first I only did drawings and paintings for friends and families. Recently in the last year I was laid off so that gets you thinking and especially when you have dreams, so I'm starting to follow my family and friends advice and starting to branch out and sell my art work and take a shot at my dream.