Jean Valencia has started to exhibit her artistic ability during her elementary years. Her artistic acumen flourished even more during her high school and college years. Her areas of artistic interest and strength are pen and ink illustration, drawing, traditional painting, digital paintingand graphic art.
Art is some sort of breathing for me. I can’t find the right words to describe how my drawings helped me to get through life. It’s the only thing that motivates me. When I’m at my lowest point of my life, there are times that I don’t want to talk about my feelings to other people because they might misunderstand me. So Instead, I’ll just grab a pencil then draw my feelings out on my sketchbook because I’m not really good with words.
Sounds like I’m being selfish but I refuse to work for someone who will just use me or abuse my abilities to get rich yet won’t even bother to pay me.
Right now, I am focusing on line art because my imagination can run wild and I can be free with this kind of style. I like to tickle someone’s mind with my art but in a minimalistic approach.
It’s hard for me to make people laugh so I put some humor in my drawings and I think it was very effective.
What my art means could tell a lot everything about me, about my experiences, about my desires and about my dreams. It is something that I’ve been keeping inside.
I don’t really know what I’m up to but at least I’m doing it for myself. Sounds like I’m being selfish but I refuse to work for someone who will just use me or abuse my abilities to get rich yet won’t even bother to pay me.
The old me was violent and hated people. Back then, I remember getting into a lot of fights and making everyone miserable. But there was a time I became so powerless and realized I had to pay for all the damages that I’ve done. I already apologized to the people I’ve hurt. I’m harmless now.
This drawing was inspired by my best friend. She wanted to open a tattoo shop and she wanted to name it “Sorry Mama Tattoo Shop”. I changed it to “Sorry Not Sorry Tattoo Shop” to acknowledge the discrimination of people with tattoos.
While I was eating at a restaurant, this couple left a table with unfinished drinks. It looked aesthetically pleasing to my eyes so I took a picture of it then drew it at home.