Hopeful Canvas

Hello, I am Hannah Garrison, an twenty year old resident of Pratt, Kansas. I consider myself mostly a self-taught artist. Ever since I was approximately ten years old I have had an interest in drawing animals. The moment I consider my official beginning to drawing the beautiful creatures God has created was while sitting in a church pew one Sunday morning. I had some scrap paper from the youth lesson and I found a pencil. It was then that I started drawing the quite embarrassing little horse with legs that were twisted all goofy. This was my first major step. I had officially drawn something other than an inflated stick horse with a bubble head. I was shy back then and kept my little horse a secret. Winning ribbons after entering into both the Pratt County and Kansas State fairs later encouraged and resolved me to keep drawing and creating. A few years later I made a change that would set me down a road of exciting realism in my artwork; I started using photos. Up to that point, I had drawn everything from my head. Studying one section at a time, I drew what I saw in the photographs using pencils and other mediums. It was exciting to see what I could do. Even though my work was far from it, I put a goal into place; I wanted to draw photorealistic. Later I discovered something else that would change my perspective. It was the use of color. I started putting blue in my pastel chalk drawings where most wouldn’t expect it. It was used as the shadow to my whites. I reasoned that it was what I was really seeing in the photographs. Whenever I had free time and inspiration, I spread out my art supplies and got to work. I carry paper and pencil almost everywhere I go. Though I don’t want to make it my main art career, I have taken on commissions for drawing other’s pets now and then. My love for animals carries not only in my drawings and paintings, but also in my love for my pets, Cutie, my pet cat since I was five, my dog Brody, who died December 2014, and my new dog Mandy whom I adopted February 2015. I love to train animals including dog agility courses. I have also enjoyed working with and riding horses with a friend and have participated in horse events at the Pratt County Fair. I have taken on a job at the Pratt Humane Society in which I get to care for many future pets hoping they will be adopted into loving homes. I thank God for creating us in his image, for without that, I am sure I could not be a creator myself. I also thank him for giving us animals to love and care for which are my greatest artistic inspiration. I am not certain as to where he is leading yet for my future. I hope that you enjoy my work and are inspired in some way. In the meantime, I will keep drawing and would encourage all to pick up that pencil and get started. You never know where it might lead you! Website: http://hopefulcanvas.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HopefulCanvas Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmZ9-uZafgzIF1GkuSNHC3g Hopeful Canvas joined Society6 on February 24, 2016

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Hello, I am Hannah Garrison, an twenty year old resident of Pratt, Kansas. I consider myself mostly a self-taught artist. Ever since I was approximately ten years old I have had an interest in drawing animals. The moment I consider my official beginning to drawing the beautiful creatures God has created was while sitting in a church pew one Sunday morning. I had some scrap paper from the youth lesson and I found a pencil. It was then that I started drawing the quite embarrassing little horse with legs that were twisted all goofy. This was my first major step. I had officially drawn something other than an inflated stick horse with a bubble head. I was shy back then and kept my little horse a secret.

Winning ribbons after entering into both the Pratt County and Kansas State fairs later encouraged and resolved me to keep drawing and creating. A few years later I made a change that would set me down a road of exciting realism in my artwork; I started using photos. Up to that point, I had drawn everything from my head.

Studying one section at a time, I drew what I saw in the photographs using pencils and other mediums. It was exciting to see what I could do. Even though my work was far from it, I put a goal into place; I wanted to draw photorealistic.

Later I discovered something else that would change my perspective. It was the use of color. I started putting blue in my pastel chalk drawings where most wouldn’t expect it. It was used as the shadow to my whites. I reasoned that it was what I was really seeing in the photographs. Whenever I had free time and inspiration, I spread out my art supplies and got to work. I carry paper and pencil almost everywhere I go. Though I don’t want to make it my main art career, I have taken on commissions for drawing other’s pets now and then.

My love for animals carries not only in my drawings and paintings, but also in my love for my pets, Cutie, my pet cat since I was five, my dog Brody, who died December 2014, and my new dog Mandy whom I adopted February 2015. I love to train animals including dog agility courses. I have also enjoyed working with and riding horses with a friend and have participated in horse events at the Pratt County Fair. I have taken on a job at the Pratt Humane Society in which I get to care for many future pets hoping they will be adopted into loving homes.

I thank God for creating us in his image, for without that, I am sure I could not be a creator myself. I also thank him for giving us animals to love and care for which are my greatest artistic inspiration. I am not certain as to where he is leading yet for my future. I hope that you enjoy my work and are inspired in some way. In the meantime, I will keep drawing and would encourage all to pick up that pencil and get started. You never know where it might lead you!

Website: http://hopefulcanvas.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HopefulCanvas

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmZ9-uZafgzIF1GkuSNHC3g

Hopeful Canvas joined Society6 on February 24, 2016.

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