My first exposure to art was during the elementary school. The teacher gave me and the other students some coloring worksheets. For math, we were given simple objects to color like flowers. The flower would be blank with arithmetic operations like “3+3” or “20 * 5” and I would have to color the flower correctly from a colors that represented the answers to the arithmetic operations. I would create beautiful designs with crayon. Coloring the outlines with maximum pressure and coloring the insides with minimum pressure usually created the best sheet.
That was my very first experience with art. The most influential art that I’ve been exposed to during my lifetime is fanart of video games. Video game companies like Hi-Res Studios and Nixxon would host a fan art competition with a theme like Valentine’s Day or Spring. The submissions of these competitions inspired me to start drawing my own art.
Here is a fan art of Medusa from the MOBA game Smite.