When I was a little boy, I lived in the countryside in a modest little family. My parents did not have enough money to buy me fancy toys. As a compensation, my mother gave me a drawing book and a set of markers. From that very moment I?ve spent most of my time sketching and drawing instead of playing. For me, a piece of paper is a playground that could be filled with anything. I have the freedom to build my imagination and I know from the very beginning that I have found my joy of life. Since I was in the kindergarten till the high school, I continued to harness my skill autodidactically. I was challenged to use various mediums, such as spidols, pencils, crayons, and oil. Until one day I discovered the watercolor paint which has specific difficulty on its own that caught my heart.
Doing watercolor paintings I don?t really give too much attention to the rules and techniques. What I do is understanding the character of the watercolor, the paper and the water itself. Watercolor has a wet, expressive, and unpredictable character. For instance, if I want to make an expressive and whimsical painting I?ll be using wet on wet technique a lot. Letting the water run freely on the paper and playing with splashes. The result sometimes doesn?t meet the plan, but that is exactly the beauty of watercoloring. When we reach the understanding of watercolor we can easily conquer it.
Next thing needed is an inspiration. Inspiration can come from everywhere. For me especially, nature provides unfathomable inspirations. The living of creatures and animals in the wild never fail to excite me the most. On the other side I?m an emotional and a touchy person. I fall in love facilely for beautiful things. I?m quickly shed tears when I read a sad novel or watch sorrowful event in real life or even a fiction. Those things motivate me to create watercolor paintings that contain stories about life in the manner of metaphors. So I turn an ordinary animal picture into imaginative illustration.
Rest in peace
Have a nice dream
Love goes on
Lay me by your side
See you in heaven
Reflected in the blue sky