Do you love to draw, and feel like you’re improving at it, but don’t know what to focus on next?

Are you intimidated when you face a blank piece of paper because you want to make the best thing you’ve ever made?

 

Do you measure yourself against other artists—and feel like you aren’t good enough?  Does that comparison make you feel like giving up?

 

I totally get it, because I’ve been there too.

That’s why I’m here.

 

I’m Kristel Mallet, and I love to draw.

 

When I was twelve, I decided to be a comic book artist when I grew up.  My mom was an art teacher, so I was always surrounded with art, art supplies, tools, and her students’ homework and projects.

 

When someone told me that artists don’t make money, I studied science at university, but I didn’t love science the way I loved creating art, so I switched to studying 2D Animation.

 

I worked for five years in animation studios that produced cartoons, music videos, and movies.  Then I got a job in an advertising department with no drawing involved at all.  I got frustrated with my lack of creative outlets and my skills languished.  When I started doing video editing to make little movies, I felt I was a bit closer to animation, but I wasn’t where I wanted to be.

 

During that time, I was only drawing for myself; sketching in my daily subway rides, taking life drawing classes, and drawing in cafés.  I was maintaining my skills, but not progressing, and not making any finished pieces.

This blog is about changing that.

 

I’m going to share my progress as an artist to inspire you to start drawing.  I want to prove that you can learn to draw, make progress, and work toward making a living using those skills.

 

I will push my drawing skills, create animation from scratch, learn new skills and techniques, and teach you what I learn along the way.

I will document everything, and maybe you can pick up a few things too.

 

Let’s draw!

 

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