... the story
This hobby started abruptly, while I was in highschool. Than, I worked only after pictures and photographs. While I was a student at the university, I also worked on still life studies, live models and from imagination. I also did some works during the PhD research in Ireland. There I purchased documentation and materials (brushes, pastels) that I used only in 2012! :) After we returned from Ireland, I've stopped drawing. I re-started in 2012 when I drew togheter with my daughter. :) My son also started drawing and painting! :)
Regarding the materials I used I went from pencil to charcoal until 2003. Then, in 2012 I directly started with soft pastels. I then tried oil pastels and I've also did works in which I used both oil and soft pastel on paper and on canvas. From 2012 I started using acrylic because of the one project that I've started that could not be done with pastels, as I intended. :) In 2014 I even tried acrylic on fabric as I was duing sone projects for my kids.
Everyone who sees this painting (which is on a 5m x 2,5m wall) asks me how long it took. It started in 25 October 2012 and it ended in 2 August 2016, but most of the work was done during the end of the year 2012. Afterwards I took a break because I was not ready to paint the water. In a few days in August 2016 I completed this work. Next you can see the phases in reversed temporal order.
Some drawings were commissioned by my friends or family.
Other drawings became presents after they were created.
I created some of them as birthday presents.
I start giving my drawings to friends and I enjoyed that too.
I started using soft pastels and I enjoyed it.
2000-2003 ... during PhD research
... still life studies ...
I started drawing more rarely. ... after magazines ...
1995-1999... while in university
I even got out in the nature.
I started drawing still life. It was really rewarding working with three-dimensional models.
I took only one lesson from a professor of the faculty of art. Here is the result:
While visiting Timisoara, I purchased a book with caricatures made by Jean Mulatier, and I made some drawings after them:
I continued by drawing after magazine pictures.
The begining ... 1993-1995 ... while in highschool
It all started in a rainy day when I was returning from school I felt an urge to start drawing. So I started by drawing after photographs (see my brothers).