Learn to paint in Acrylic paints - Step by Step
It all started when I got kicked out of a psychiatric day centre art room. I was in there because everyone else was smoking and I couldn't stand the smell. 6 years ago now.
So what does a newly diagnosed bipolar do after he's been told he can no longer be a podiatrist his religious family and friends have disowned him and he is sat string out of the window of a psychiatric day centre art room?
He picks up a pencil to see if he can draw a stick man. I couldn't I banged my head on the table wept and thought I can't even do that right. Two weeks of all day practice I was an ace stick man drawer. Then it happened I got kicked out of the room because an art group was meeting there and it was closed!
I was incensed with rage the one thing I could actually do was taken from me, so upset I walked into the local college and asked if they had a free night school class, I swear I would have got on my knees if wanted. (I didn't even read the sign on the wall. ASHFORD COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN. I thought it was a regular community college.
I was told to return in 3 weeks time with 10 large A3 drawings and I would be interviewed by the head of the college. Which I thought was wierd for a night class.
I was accepted on the course but instead of a evening a week I was on a full time years course a foundation diploma in fine art and design!!
From then on I was an art student/artist. New friends new world.. never done drawing before never picked up a brush. I knew nothing!