The Drive to Create

Tim Skipper Photography

The first time I ever created a piece of art it was copying a picture from the cover of a Tarzan comic book. I was a pre-teen and wanted to trace it but couldn’t because I didn’t have tracing paper. So I sat down with a blank sheet of paper and copied the image as best I could. It was my first time at creating art and the first time I realized the personal satisfaction of doing so.

This started what has been a very long journey of creating for the pure joy of it. I had already been playing with a camera but it would be years before I started using it creatively. In the years following I experimented with various forms of illustration techniques ranging from pencil to oil paints. I wasn’t always great at it but I tried it. As I got older I tried other forms…

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