My perception about life is dynamic. I am easily influenced with my environment and specially by the people I meet. I first began to gain interest in art when I was 7 by wanting to draw my own cartoon character and make it move. Of course, as my journey continues, my craft in creating art improves little by little. As I grew older this realization hit me. I'm too small for the world of art and this thought started to lose my interest. I got discouraged a lot because there is always someone extremely better than me. So I stopped drawing, I stopped developing my craft for a while. After almost a year of not having done a personal artwork, I was looking for something in our house and accidentally saw my drawing 6 years ago. And then from there I realized how much I improved. The difference is extremely huge and that moment lit up my desire again to become a better artist--not just a better artist but a better person. I challenged myself more and more when doing my craft. Im not the best but I can say now that I love what I do and this is what I am.
This illustration was based on the chinese belief on luck when you pet a koi fish. The orange one symbolizes the positive energy or the yang, while the violet symbolizes the negative things we feel or the yin. Without this two, life would be boring. Without failure theres no reason to aim higher. Without positivity how can we be inspired? This is the balance between good and bad. The struggle between luck and skill. The complexity of life flow and perceptions.