Name: Caroline Nyman
Languages: Swedish, English, basic Dutch
I started drawing/colouring as a child, I spent many hours with colouring books and I doodled on any paper around, yes even walls my mother told me. I loved art in school, the only class that was interesting for me.
2001 I joined a high school that was focused in all arts. There I learned the basics about art related stuff. But after 3 years there I almost stopped drawing fully because what we did in school just killed my interest for it.
What my teachers thought was "real art" was just not my cup of tea.. people pissing on the streets, shitting on a canvas and hanging crushed cups in the ceiling? I'm sorry but that will never be art in my eyes.. that's insanity.
But I tried stuff I did love though, animated movies and photo was really fun! I really wish I could get into animation again.
2004 after school I didn't draw much at all. Instead I was taking photos of everything and was almost sure I was going to a photo school. I don't know what happened but I didn't. I was totally sick of school and couldn't even bare the thought of going back to it.
2006, after playing alot of World of Warcraft, and doing other rather meaningless things, I started drawing again. And now I tried to do it digitally with a mouse. I tried to colour my drawings in Photoshop, which is not easy at all, really.
2008 I purchased a cheap Trust tablet and Easy Paint Tool Sai. I fell in love!
I was drawing all the time and DeviantArt.com became my new home and there I found alot of other amazing artists that gave me inspiration. I tried to improve as much as possible and searched alot after tutorials that could help me become a better artist.
2009 I think I started to draw customised artworks for people around the world which was crazy, I got money for drawing! Unreal!
2010 I had managed to save up money to buy myself a Wacom Intous 4. Wow what an upgrade! How was I even able to draw with the last one I had? I love Wacom! My dream right now is to buy a Cintiq.
2011 I entered a contest on DeviantArt.com for the first time.
You could win money, a new Wacom tablet and much more and all you had to do was using 3 stock images provided from fotolia.com. That painting took me over 90 hours to create. Longest I ever worked on an artwork, there were many sleepless nights.
And when it was time for judging they picked my painting as a first place winner. I was in total shock, I never won anything this big before! Just unreal, really! It sure gave a little boost of self confidence there.
You can see the painting in my gallery "Panda Ride" and here is The Making of Panda Ride
I still have alot to learn but I wish that someday I will earn enough money as an artist to be able to survive on my own or get a decent art related job somewhere.
The future have many untold stories but one thing is for sure, I will keep on drawing and practise as much as I can.
Well, that's it for now!
Thank you for reading and if you have any questions then please just contact me for a chat.