Susan McGillicuddy


b. 1986, HK.



When I was growing up, I was not a natural artist. My art was never displayed in art room showcases. It didn’t matter, I still loved it. It was sensory. For me it was a real stress relief. It was a way for my ADHD brain to loose myself in an activity for a brief time. There was no getting bored. Or rather, it took longer to get bored. I seriously picked up art as a hobby in my 20’s. Still wasn’t good at it. I took a class for people who could not draw a straight line with a ruler. Sadly that was what the course was called. I discovered, though, that during the class I did not impress the instructor with any special drawing abilities. My stuff was a mess. Although by the end of the class, however, she was floored when I figured out how to draw the underside of the nude models foot. I drew something in a 3 dimensional way. This was when I realized that I could get good at art if I continued to apply myself. Success is a cycle of mistakes. What I love about digital art is that you can fix mistakes instantly. Sometimes I will hit the back button over and over again until I get it the way I want an image. This has helped me to improve my drawing and painting skills tremendously! Thank you for taking the time to visit my page!