By Pablo Mamani
Welcome to my blog. My name is Pablo Mamani and I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I’m 19 and I’m currently taking this college course to further my understanding in Social Media.
I’ve been drawing ever since I was little. Everywhere I went, I always had a notebook with me to doodle. I was always creating my characters and stories in these small note books.
Once I was around 9 or 10, I had some art supplies such as coloured pencils and sketchbooks. I mainly enjoyed drawing animals and people. After a while though, I became interested in other things and I slowly forgot about my drawing projects.
When I was about 15, I began to sketch again and I took my first art course. I decided that I wanted to take my artwork more seriously and I began to save up my money to buy more and more art supplies. This is when I discovered Instagram and decided to open an account to post my drawings. At first, I did not receive much engagement in my account so I eventually stopped posting. I eventually realized that I needed to improve the quality of my content and began to improve my drawing skills. I began to feel more satisfied with my work, and began to do drawing work for my family and friends.
During this time, I also began to gain an interest in urban street-wear, fashion and sneakers. I began to do lots of sketches of sneakers and continued doing more illustrations based on fashion. With this new interest in mind, I went back to Instagram and started posting again, but with more consistency. I bought and iPad and began to use it to draw digitally.
My plan is to continue to improve my art and begin to grow my Instagram. I want to take this Social Media course so I will have a better insight in how to manage my online presence. I want to combine my two interests, art and fashion, and make that my career and to help other people who also want to grow as an artist. I think that drawing and illustrating is a great way to showcase someones fashion ideas and concepts, while find a way to continue to create more.
We never stop learning and the key is to keep trying different things that work. I’m still trying to find what works for me, but so far, I feel happy with what I’m doing and I’m excited what the future brings.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog post. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them down below!