12x18 inches colored pencil on stretched canvas
CP: Koh-I-Noor, Polychromos, Lyra, and Van Gogh
Photo ref courtesy of Shelley Ashkowski
People gaze at an artwork, some in admiration and some in disapproval, yet many are unaware of the difficulties an artist have to endure behind each and every creation. I am an artist and I know that it takes more than just inspiration to create art; blood, sweat, and tears perhaps is more appropriate. To be able to fulfill their passion for art, some artists have to overcome physical, mental, emotional, or financial struggles—of which I have my own fair share. This is a tribute to all artists who, in spite of all the obstacles that bound them, still strive to do what they love even if only within the limits of their abilities and resources.