I started drawing at the age of 5. Self taught. Took art classes as GPA booster. BA in industrial design because it required a lot of drawing and hence, was a natural major at Purdue University (obtained in 1995).
I have been able to render subjects realistically since childhood. I have sold many works in acrylic on canvas (preferred medium). I have done technical illustration from 2 engineering firms while employed as a CADD operator.
I don’t have any rituals for creating. It’s purely spontaneous when not completing a request. Sometimes I will map things out if the canvas is oversized. Inspiration comes from anywhere at anytime.