I started off coloring this design with colored pencils as I often do. And just as often I find myself changing to markers to finish the coloring. It is odd to me that it has taken me so long to figure out that I don't really like pencil crayons for coloring! I still like to use them for adding shading though. Mind you I did use pastel pencils to add the shading on this one.
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.