I started drawing in my early 20s, when I was just starting to take art classes.
I was very impressionable.
I used to draw things and I liked them and I felt like I was being influenced by people.
When I started to draw more seriously, I was doing this thing called ‘graphics and drawing’ that I did.
Then I got interested in computer graphics and I started going to art conferences and I found these artists.
One of the artists I met was this guy named Steve Gorman who was a painter and I thought he was cool, and he taught me the basics of computer graphics.
Then he introduced me to the ‘art tablet’, which is this tablet you can use to draw.
That’s what inspired me to start drawing.
I started with a pencil and then I did a bit of experimenting.
I drew my mother’s drawing of my grandmother, and I did drawings of my mum’s drawing and she’s an old woman and I think I did them in her kitchen.
That was really my first real introduction to the computer.
And then I started making things for my friends.
When we got to university I had to draw and paint, and the computer helped a lot.
I also learned about programming and I was able to work on some things that I had no idea how to do.
At the end of university I decided I wanted to go to university and make art.
But when I started doing art I was thinking, what’s the point?
And so I started writing tutorials.
So I started teaching tutorials.
I went to the University of Waterloo and I taught myself programming.
It’s been four years now.
But the biggest inspiration for me was this book, ‘Digital Art: How to Make Art on the Web’, which was written by someone called Mike McCreight.
He teaches people how to create things using WebGL.
I think that inspired me and the book helped me to make a lot of drawings, and when I got into it I really started to understand how to draw digitally.
I’m still learning how to program.
But I’ve really learned how to code and I’m really good at it.
The most important thing for me to get is my hands dirty, to really learn how to make stuff.