TwistedHand

My name is Maria Cate. My business was started in Lithia, Florida. I am 21 years young. I attend the University of Tampa and am currently working towards a major in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Graphic Design. My favorite hobby is drawing, I would not even call it work. If I am not drawing you can usually find me looking for something to draw on. If I am not doing one of those two things I am probably at crossfit, writing, reading, or playing guitar. My dream is to expand my business and print my art on everything; whether it be wallets, backpacks, shirts, tank tops, shower curtains, decals, notebooks, stickers. It is safe to say I have always been drawing; I started out with cartoons and comic books at about age four. As I got older I began to focus more on thoughts and concepts being interpreted into art. I picked a specific style to focus on, some might call it "edgy", some might call it "hipster"; whatever.I believe in extremely simple drawings and I believe in extremely detailed drawings. Sometimes, the more simple the drawing, the more complex the meaning. Looking at my art from far away, you can always make out what the piece is of. Once you get closer and closer, the detail almost pops out at you. I find it flattering when individuals stare at my work, get as close to it as possible, just to admire the time and energy that was put into it. My goal with my art is to make people think and appreciate. All of my concepts require in depth thought and interpretation. But at the same time, there is never a wrong translation. The word generic scares me. I believe in freehand drawing. Freehand drawing simply means that I do not "sketch" the lines before I draw them. The lines on my drawings are not the second or third or sixth line I drew. They are the first. This is to prevent myself from erasing any mistakes. If my hand slips up or I become distracted during a drawing, I go with it. I make something out of it. In the end it becomes so much more than a mistake, it becomes a small and important building block to the final outcome of the piece. If I went into my art knowing I could make mistakes, I would be so much more careless. Having a permanent marker in my hand scares me into doing the best I can, every single time I draw. It challenges me and it makes me better. Check out my website. www.TwistedHand.net TwistedHand joined Society6 on January 8, 2014

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My name is Maria Cate. My business was started in Lithia, Florida. I am 21 years young. I attend the University of Tampa and am currently working towards a major in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Graphic Design. My favorite hobby is drawing, I would not even call it work. If I am not drawing you can usually find me looking for something to draw on. If I am not doing one of those two things I am probably at crossfit, writing, reading, or playing guitar. My dream is to expand my business and print my art on everything; whether it be wallets, backpacks, shirts, tank tops, shower curtains, decals, notebooks, stickers. It is safe to say I have always been drawing; I started out with cartoons and comic books at about age four. As I got older I began to focus more on thoughts and concepts being interpreted into art. I picked a specific style to focus on, some might call it "edgy", some might call it "hipster"; whatever.I believe in extremely simple drawings and I believe in extremely detailed drawings. Sometimes, the more simple the drawing, the more complex the meaning. Looking at my art from far away, you can always make out what the piece is of. Once you get closer and closer, the detail almost pops out at you. I find it flattering when individuals stare at my work, get as close to it as possible, just to admire the time and energy that was put into it. My goal with my art is to make people think and appreciate. All of my concepts require in depth thought and interpretation. But at the same time, there is never a wrong translation. The word generic scares me. I believe in freehand drawing. Freehand drawing simply means that I do not "sketch" the lines before I draw them. The lines on my drawings are not the second or third or sixth line I drew. They are the first. This is to prevent myself from erasing any mistakes. If my hand slips up or I become distracted during a drawing, I go with it. I make something out of it. In the end it becomes so much more than a mistake, it becomes a small and important building block to the final outcome of the piece. If I went into my art knowing I could make mistakes, I would be so much more careless. Having a permanent marker in my hand scares me into doing the best I can, every single time I draw. It challenges me and it makes me better. Check out my website. www.TwistedHand.net

TwistedHand joined Society6 on January 8, 2014.

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