My name is Beck and I currently live on the outskirts of Canberra with my little cat, Curie.
Art runs in my family with both my grandparents on my maternal side having been commercial artists (today's graphic designers) with my grandmother still out there selling paintings and winning prizes in her 80s. Growing up, creativity was encouraged in my house and there were always art supplies on hand if I wanted to create.
My mum sews and does embroidery so when I was a kid, we went to the markets a lot and to occupy the long mornings, I used to hide under the card tables she took and doodle on the undersides. I spent a lot of time falling in and out of drawing growing up, often taking breaks for several years before something sparked my inspiration.
That changed in 2011 when I took a digital design class and realised I really liked using digital vector programs to create art. I subsequently changed from my BA in History and English to a Bachelor of Design majoring in Illustration Design. I drew a lot in those 4 years and saw some improvement.
Once I graduated in 2015, I drew for another year and then stopped for about 6 months in early 2017 when I got a full-time admin job and just felt like I had no time for it. In early 2018, I started Drawabox and restarted my journey of drawing improvement, managing to balance a full-time IT job with drawing.
These days, I spend a lot of my spare time learning to draw and code, as well as dabbling in other technologies that take my fancy...