Sparks, NV, United States
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I use markers and colored pencils mainly because they aren't as messy as paints and I can literally create art anywhere I am in the house-- from my desk to my chair or in front of the TV.
Skills and Techniques
I am a self-taught artist. Much of my inspiration and encouragement comes from my grandmother who started painting after she retired at the age of 65. However, I must admit--I received a book on "how to" draw one Christmas when I was very young. The author was Walter Lantz the well-known creator of the cartoon character "Woody Woodpecker". I spent hours tracing and drawing Woody and his friends as well as everyday objects such as furniture and scenery.