Hi from Brazil and from a non-artist



  • Hello folks! I'm from Brazil, a programmer with more than 20 years of experience, and currently a startup co-founder and CEO.

    Why am I here? I've been trying to break into drawing and illustration also for the past 20 years, not for paying my bills with it, but for a love that I have for art and illustration (specially colorful stuff, be it cute or not, but colorful). I also love learning new things and new abilities, I study and read every single day of my life, whatever it is, since I was a kid. I don't count those things as "hobbies", but "experiences" I accumulate in my life. And drawing has been in my top priority list forever.

    But all those years I always get frustrated because from everything that is in my list, art is the more time consuming one to reach a minimal reasonable stage: I buy books, courses, materials, etc only to get frustrated after 2-3 months OR to get into a new startup project and abandon art again ("this is a waste of time that will take forever / I'm losing money because I'm not working and I don't need this s*** in my life"), and this pattern repeats every year. I also have a drawing tablet which I did never manage to use correctly without hurting my wrists and I sold my drawing monitor yesterday which I hated, because I was breaking my back trying to use it.

    But then I get frustrated for getting frustrating about art and because I abandoned it again. Go figure haha.

    I don't remember exactly what was my YouTube search, but I bumped into a Will Terry's video regarding motivation/entrepreneurship which got my attention. Then I kept watching his videos and got to know his work, which I felt in love immediately with his style (specially the colors and lightning). Then that led me to SVS Learn and to Jake Parker work as well.

    Long story short, Will Terry's style is what I've been seeking all those years when pursuing art but didn't know how to explain it or detail what exactly I was looking for.

    So here I am, I subscribed in order to try to learn something close to Will Terry's work. Since I'm not looking forward to earn a living from art, I am here with a relaxed and peaceful mindset. At the same time I think that this is also a reason that I abandon art every year: there is no pressure on learning it, i.e. I won't starve. Maybe I should start thinking about it as a job? "Learn it or starve? If you don't learn how to draw this year you will end up living under a bridge?"

    Let's see where this goes :)

    Cheers! 🎉 🍕



  • @alfredbaudisch Welcome to the forums! As like you, I do not use art to make money. It is my hobby and a way to unwind from the day. Working a full time job and raising 4 kids is alot of stress. I love to just put on some music and get lost in the art. The forums is a great place to be, lots of people offering help along the way. Looking forward to watching you grow and hope you reach your goals of a Will Terry style of art.



  • @Chip-Valecek said in Hi from Brazil and from a non-artist:

    @alfredbaudisch Welcome to the forums! As like you, I do not use art to make money. It is my hobby and a way to unwind from the day. Working a full time job and raising 4 kids is alot of stress. I love to just put on some music and get lost in the art. The forums is a great place to be, lots of people offering help along the way. Looking forward to watching you grow and hope you reach your goals of a Will Terry style of art.

    Thanks @Chip-Valecek for the warming welcome!

    get lost in the art

    I think in the end that is my ultimate goal as well! (+ having this additional skillset in my life's journey to learn everything I can)



  • Hi @alfredbaudisch ! SVS is a great place to learn to illustrate, for a career or just self-fulfillment. Recently Jake Parker put in a thread what he thought was the best order to watch the courses in, though (embarassingly...) I don't remember which thread... maybe someone can dig that up?



  • @Sarah-LuAnn thanks! I created another topic regarding learning route to achieve Will Terry's style and someone pointed me to Parker's list, here it is: http://forum.svslearn.com/topic/3222/i-want-to-learn-to-draw-and-paint-the-will-terry-style-but-subscribed-and-confused-what-to-watch/5



  • Welcome! You'll learn a lot here. Don't give up! Have fun :-)



  • @alfredbaudisch Hello from Malaysia and welcome to the forum!





  • Welcome Alfred! Where do you live in Brazil? My sister lives near Sao Paolo and so I've visited your great country a lot of times, its one of my most favorite countries of all times! I hope you can find your destiny in drawing, I know Its hard, raising children, working and wanting to draw. (I have four Boy's aswel). BUT; give yourself the time and space to grow as an artist. stretch towards it by working hard on your skills. Its rewarding, and frustrating. But working trough this frustration will help you grow lots! I am sure you won't regret it! Good luck on this journey! 0_1495795454309_leontine Brazil.jpg



  • @Leontine said in Hi from Brazil and from a non-artist:

    Welcome Alfred! Where do you live in Brazil? My sister lives near Sao Paolo and so I've visited your great country a lot of times, its one of my most favorite countries of all times! I hope you can find your destiny in drawing, I know Its hard, raising children, working and wanting to draw. (I have four Boy's aswel). BUT; give yourself the time and space to grow as an artist. stretch towards it by working hard on your skills. Its rewarding, and frustrating. But working trough this frustration will help you grow lots! I am sure you won't regret it! Good luck on this journey!

    Thanks! I'm from São Paulo as well! To be honest in all those years trying to learn art I've never joined a community, always by my own. Now, just joined SVS and loving here, specially the welcoming feeling. I feel that will help a lot. Let's see where this goes.

    By the way, do you come to Brazil often? And is your sister Brazilian or just lives here?

    PS 1: I don't have kids :)

    PS 2: Loved this piece of yours



  • @alfredbaudisch My sister married a Brazilian! hope you have fun here this is the most friendly comm. for art Ive found so far.
    People always willing to help. Thanks for the great compliment. I am working on that book right now. It is a Christmas tale from Tolstoy. Have a Happy Drawing day!


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to SVS Forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.