Name: Caroline Nyman
Languages: Swedish, English, basic Dutch
I was already creative as a child, I spent many hours with colouring books and I doodled on any paper around, yes even the wallpapers my mother told me. I loved art in school, the only class that was interesting for me.
In 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 in it.
What my teachers thought was "real art" was just not my cup of tea.. people urinating on the streets, pooping on canvases and hanging crushed cups in the ceiling? I'm sorry but that will never be art in my eyes.
But I tried stuff I did love though, animated movies and photography was really fun! I really wish I could get into animation again.
In 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 think of going back to it.
In 2006 after playing a lot of World of Warcraft I started drawing again, trying out digital art but with a mouse. I tried to colour my drawings in Photoshop, which was/is not easy at all, really.
In 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 a lot of other amazing artists that gave me inspiration. I tried to improve as much as possible and searched a lot after tutorials that could help me become a better artist.
In 2009 I think I started to draw customised artworks for people around the world which was crazy, I got money for drawing! Unreal!
In 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!
In 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 to use 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
Now it's 2020, I have kinda lost my passion for drawing sadly, I still draw, just not as much as I used to. I just don't know who I am as an artist any longer. I still wish that someday I could work with art and make a living of it. The future has many untold stories but one thing is for sure, I will keep on drawing.
Well, that's it for now!
Thank you for reading and if you have any questions then please just contact me for a chat.