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.My art bio, by Brian Jack Burrows... Doing art to me in any medium is an adrenaline rush,better than any sport I have played, better than any euphoric high I have ever had. The reare times when I sit down with each stroke of the pencil and critique a piece that I will ask myself 'did I do that?' But most of all I believe there is an inner and outer voice that tells me to create, use the talent I have been given not only for self gratification, but also for others to enjoy. I must admit that when people comment that they like my work, it gives me more inspiration to do better than the last piece. I always step back and look at a piece I just finished and look for ways to improve. I say every piece I do is practice for the next, because it never is exactly perfect in my eyes. To me, my art signifies the mood that I am in at the time, how it catches my eye. I would say certain details are a defining factor of the next piece I will decide to do. Whether it is colored pencil, charcoal or just graphite its all about a mood for me. I try to picture in my mind how it will look on a nice white piece of paper and how I can change it to make it look more appealing to the human eye. When I sit down and sketch out a piece, I will imagine I am controlling a dot on the outline of the subject matter. I will run that dot in that line and pretend my pencil tip is on it, controlled by my hand in contact with my paper. This is the principal I have used ever since I can remember and it has worked so far. When choosing a medium it all depends on my mood and thinking it through beginning to end. For example 'have I done this before and do I know the characteristics of the medium. 'Last but not least, 'do I have a style for that medium?' I believe that every medium has to have a style. I get very personal with my art pieces. Sometimes, I have gotten so attached to my work through, countless hours I have spent on them to the frustration to get this or that proportioned right or the expression that will be noticed by the viewer. Art to me is very self gratifying expressive and it gives me a feeling of accomplishment. To do a portrait and catch every expression right down to every wrinkle, eye lash, it is very critical to me and I will do it until its exactly the way I want it to look and should look.