After hearing that a few followers of mine didn't know that I have a history of drawing and painting in my life and career, brought about the idea to share the multitude of artwork I created at the early stages of my career, if not at secondary school and art college.
I have always been a fast worker, constantly inspired to do something. You can maybe see that in the amount of projects I take on at one time, but you will certainly see it in the amount of paintings I created, although you might also notice it in their slight incompleteness in terms of details and rushed photographic recordings of them.
I have a lot of unfinished business with drawing and painting and more traditional art, and I hope to find the time to get back into mastering this again. It will be good to go back into it with a more experience head.
In reflection, it is like I was living in the non-digital age when I painted and when I was at art college. The digital age developed and came into its form whilst I was studying "electronic media" and animation during 2008-2012 in my opinion.
I remember being so excited to have a camcorder in 2009 - it really was terrible, but I was over the moon to be able to create videos.
Even though I work within digital media, I feel my roots are in the drawn image and the written word - and the digital side of things is a new output, and one that keeps one inspired by the possibilities. Although it has become quite a crowded marketplace.
It was all part of me wanting to be a filmmaker and being an artist - animation and visual effects was my bridge to filmmaking and I suppose at this stage I am still travelling across.
This throwback certainly goes into the infancy of my career - sometimes a difficult place to go and share with people. Although, I do think that sharing this to represent who you are as an artist is healthy and I would encourage others to do the same. So, I hope that you enjoy having a gander.