I've always had a passion for drawing. Growing up I didn't take any art classes, but just kept practicing to make myself better. I would watch my papa create beautiful pieces of art, and wanted to be just like him. I took my first art class my senior year of high school to just simply gain a few extra credits. During that time, I learned to love acrylic painting and fortify my talent with graphite. I have a talent for shading and paying attention to detail, so it made this class very enjoyable and almost too easy. With acrylic paints I found I could use that talent just as well, if not a little better at times. I love the contrast in my abilities because acrylic deals with vibrant colors mainly, and graphite is, of course, black and white.