I am not a trained artist. I never went to art school. But I do have a long history of creating art that span over 40 years.
I remember when I was about 7 I used to copy pictures and color them with Staedtler color pencils.
We had penmanship class where you practiced cursive writing using a fountain pen. Here you had to be careful not to smudge. I embellished every piece with a pattern border at the end of the writing. Aced every piece of writing sans smudges of course.
Then at 13 a piece I did with ink and pencil won a prize at...more