Iam a self-taught visual artist with no formal art training, my artistic creativity has been always a big part of my life. I created a portfolio of realistic graphite, charcoal, and pastel drawings of mostly human and animal portraits and figures.
Having been fascinated by black and white photography from an early age, I prefer to use black graphite and charcoal for my drawings, but occasionally I also draw with other mediums. My style is heavily influenced by my love for the human figure and by my own emotions. This way, my drawing style ranges from realistic to surreal, depending on how I might feel at a given moment.
It's an exciting adventure, doing what you love ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!