Today, while I was hiking, I sketched out some important periods in my life in regards to art & drawing. My earliest memories of drawing rocket ships with my cousin when we were little. Being a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fanatic and learning how to draw them like the cartoon. Being bored in middle school classes and doodling on my class work. Taking my first art class, meeting other artists and acquiring my first sketchbook in high school. In junior college, still uninterested in class, my first job working in a clean room and going out and doing graffiti at night. I haven’t figured out which specific events I’d like illustrate to cover the last 20 years of my so called artsy-fartsy life.
My oldest memory of drawing was with my cousin Rick when we were little. My family went over to my aunt's house and Rick was drawing rocket ships. I thought it was pretty cool then I started drawing them too. After we went home I remember drawing even more rockets and hanging them in my parents bedroom wall.
Back late 80s & early 90s I used to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I watched the show, the movies, collected the trading cards, ate the pies with the green frosting, had the bed set, the toys... all that shit. I loved them so much that I would draw them over and over until they sorta looked like they did in the cartoon. That's what got me into drawing.