I loved drawing from the time I was little. My Grandma was an artist and encouraged me quite a bit, we even took some art classes together I was a traditional artist (colored pencil, pencil, watercolor mostly) but I was really into super realism which is really a huge amount of effort and you end up kind of with a copy of a photograph. I think sometime around when I graduated high school I realized that I could just get good at photography and make those images myself without the effort of drawing So I studied photography for a long time, I even went to school for it. Over the last few years I slowly fell out of love with photography (largely because I was trying to make a business out of it and the business part SUCKS), but I hadn't done any drawing or painting for years. I was kind if in a creative slump for a couple of years (having a baby didn't help!) but managed to crawl out of it just a few months ago and started making art again this time mostly digital
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso
I was too shy to do anything like band or choir, so art it was. Besides, it was cool to be able to create something but also see what others created. My best art tended to be abstract/geometrical, designs of sorts.
I remember drawing since I was a kid. Eventually though, I was really curious why some characters stood out, while other ones were forgotten. I got into 3D later into high school and I've been working on it for a year or two now.A huge influence on me though was video games. So I'm trying to work on 3D everyday so I can improve my topology and character design.
I don't know exactly how it happened. Almost all my siblings drew, so i guess it makes sense that i would too. One of my earliest memories of drawing is of my oldest sibling helping me draw a fish. Good times.
For me, I had 3 siblings and 2 stepsisters that came over every other weekend, so we didn't have much money for video games or really high tech stuff. So we did a lot of arts and crafts, eventually got this hug box of large sheets of paper that we could just draw all over. Anytime I wasn't playing with my siblings, I found myself drawing or watching tv. Pokemon was the first thing I really obsessively drew, ended up drawing all of the 151 Pokemon and just continued to draw as I grew up. I didn't really see it as a talent until 8th grade when I noticed I was better than my class mates, so from there I decided to take every art class my high school offered.
i had been drawing for quite a while. i remember doing a lot of drawings in grade 3 and 4. they were awful, but i'm sure a lot of people drew badly at that age. and then, i discovered the graphic novels/manga section at my local library. i believe that is where my interest in drawing started to spiral into where i am now. though i don't find drawing fun anymore. all i see it as is an opportunity to kill time and to stop thinking about everything else that happens in my life as well as what will happen in my future.
It got to a point with me that the music i was relating to wasnt enough. i could not longer match songs with emotions and began expressing my own...then after my adolescence and getting off psychotropic drugs, my emotions leveled out and i lost a need to "be creative" in a producer sense. it was all therapeutic for me. i have since developed other coping mechanisms and forms of expression. the art community thanks me.
My drawing history isn't too different you yours actually. Inspired by stuff I saw on the screen, the anime introduction phase, high school changes and developments, and finally dA being the catalyst to really make it thrive.
Though my starting point was so early I can't even remember. My mother says even when I was like, 1 or 2 years old - all I wanted to do was draw and this never really changed. I was inspired by a mix of nature and videogames, and unusual pair not often overlapping each other, but both were so pretty to look at I just had to draw what I saw in either. This was the early 90's and anime was practically unheard of here until Pokemon popularized it later that decade, so I remember adjusting my drawing style when I was 11-12 to accommodate that. I think lots of artists had an anime phase
High school was horrible but I never stopped drawing, but my skill did start to stagnate by the end of it. I felt like I was as good as I was ever going to get without any real, nurturing creative environment to feed off. Then I was led to dA and that helped a secondary surge of growth happen and I'm still here now
When I was twelve I was sad because I thought I wasn't good at anything. My sister had always been great at art so I decided if she can do it, then maybe I can too. I was kind of on and off with it until around three years ago, when I discovered Copics, and started drawing more often, and then this summer I discovered digital art and started drawing even more often, and here I am.
I started in 7th grade at school. I can't seem to pay attention to the teacher unless my hands are doing something. I wasn't allowed to use things like stress balls because they got torn up too easily. They noticed this and told me I could doodle in my extra notebook. I had also started playing Pokémon at that time, so I wound up drawing a Charizard attacking venasuar with flamethrower. This trend continued till I got to high school. They gave me an art class so I didn't murder my notebook with drawing and that's how I came to be a hobby artist. I graduated from high school earlier this year so I've been drawing for a while.
I was 3 when I first started just... drawing all the time. I really had an obsession with birds so that's pretty much all I drew (even if they were terrible and looked nothing like the original idea lol.) Eventually I moved on to canines when I started second grade, I wrote stories, I drew my characters, and things just kind of happened along the way.
It's the same for me. I was always drawing, just because. Granted, my mother is a really good painter (she has sold several of her works that have been posted up at coffee shops and art shows), and my father appreciates several artists, so my parents never discouraged me from drawing in the first place as a kid.
From age (?) to 11, most of my drawings consisted of Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Bionicle. Age 12 (2007) is when I started drawing anime characters, and 13 (2008) is when I began doing my own original work.
For as far back as I can remember, I've always love drawing stuff, whether it's just little doodles, or more complex stuff! But more lately I've become a bit more serious about drawing. I always just drew for fun, and I continue to!^^ (although I can get pretty critical about my artworks--I'm hardly satisfied with a single one!