Hello, my name is Wen, I'm from The Netherlands and my childhood dream is to become a children's book illustrator. It only took me a some 20+ years of other work (offices and such, yuck) to realize that you're not supposed to ignore your childhood dream. So, I started following courses like here on SVS and now I'm absolutely sure this is it. But I gotta admit.... although I do love to learn to draw beautifully and technically sound, I'm having the most fun when I'm making a mess. Which is not really obvious when you see my work on instagram and my website. But it's true.
My wish is to develop a good technical fundament by following the courses here on SVS, and then try to loosen up and happily make more messes, but in a controlled way and with knowledge. If that makes sense. I love working both traditionally (the mess) and digitally (the controlled bit) and usually combine these. Things I want to focus on this year (apart from getting better over all): character consistency, environment, and composition.
Wishing you all happy drawing and painting!