Invoke the lost skill
keywords: life story, tommykupo, drawing skill
I need to clean up my room, been postponing it for two weeks now. After I have done that, I will write my past unwritten stories and most of all, practice back my drawing skill…
Drawing something somehow completes some part of me inside, it is a part of my imaginations and dreams materialized into any medium I used to draw.
It all began with a dream, when I was on vacation at Brunei; the year was 1998. The dream was a mix of “Honey I shrunk the kids” with “Stuart Little”; after that I got this urge to draw up what I have been dreaming.
With only a pencil and lots of A4 paper, I drew many things. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daiboken and Dragon Ball manga give me the first inspiration and base to my own manga stroke. It was all plagiarism and carbon copy until I find my own style.
My style then came into a big change in 2002, when I met a friend which I regard as my art sensei, nicknamed Takumi-san because his love of Initial-D.
He was the one who changed every aspect of my drawing; making it more livelier and more beautiful. Many great art has been made at that time, now archived into a big file.
However, my artsy skill went rusted since I studied in College from 2004 until 2006; I’ve been occasionally drawing but I was busy with all sorts of college student life and all… thats where I got rusty up until now.
I was Tom’Z, Itomaru, Astoria 3 and finally TommyKupo, the nickname which I chose to associate with my art persona. This time I will make a change and go back into the Golden Age once again.
All I need is a lot of practice…
Practise what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know. ~ Vincent Van Gogh