Sketchbook stories: How I learnt to draw from scratch
I used to draw random figures, disordered lines when I was little, around 4 - 5 years old. Instead of giving me toys to make me busy, my mom used to give me paper and pencil whenever she wanted me busy. Art fascinated me from a very young age and this "genetic" fascination was from my father, he's a great artist, he has excelled in oil painting, sketching, sculpting and the list goes on and I'm glad that I have all of his traits in me. He never taught me a thing, the natural curiosity and never ending practices brought me where I am today.
I've grown watching my dad's artworks and he's the only inspiration I had, have and will ever have. From random scribbling to random paintings, from fashion arts to landscapes to portraits, I cannot find a thing which I'd like to avoid in my journey of art.
There are situations in everyone's lives where they're short of words, a point where words aren't enough to express what they feel and that's where 'art' shines, the word "art" is such a broad term, each and everything present in this universe is art, only if you have the right vision.
After years of exploring , for now I've kind of found my thing in making graphite and charcoal portraits and have been taking orders since the quarantine happened plus I was drawing really well and with immense encouragement of family and friends I felt proud of my art.
The people who try to bargain with artists must realise art is not just a paper and a pencil, it's so much more than that, I as an artist can assure you that an artwork has everything in it each emotion of the artist , what the artist is going through during the process of creating that artwork, all those feelings are depicted in the artwork , hours and hours of hard work, years and years of experience and last but not least, love. No artist can draw anything unless they really , wholeheartedly want to , so people should respect and acknowledge art and artists and not consider a drawing , a sculpture or any piece of art as if an ordinary good.
Art is something that makes me proud, something that makes me feel different, it really gives me a lot of confidence and satisfaction. My art definitely makes me happy , confident and "different" from the crowd!
Connect with me on Instagram @Karandraws , you can even order a customized artwork for your friends and loved ones!