Hi Matt and everybody!
My name is Marc Andreas Ingel, I am 37 years old and I live in Stockholm in Sweden. At the moment I am studying art in a 2 year programme at a prepatory school before university studies. My goal is to get into some art school here in sweden after next spring when I graduate.
I am very interested in drawing. I have been drawing for about 10 years now and I feel comfortable in some areas, like gesture drawing for example. Shading and drawing fabric is something I find difficult, but it´s getting better. I like working fast, I value strong expression before accuracy.
I am most interested in genre painting and drawing. The old subjects, like men and women working in their gardens. Manual labour. Landscapes. I want my art to be timeless.
The artists I study are many but Vincent van Gogh, JF Millet, Jules Breton and Käthe Kollwitz are the ones I always return to. They really speak to me.
Ok, thats a little bit about myself. I am posting one drawing I did last week. It is more rendered than how I usually draw, but it was great practise. Not sure it is finished yet though, time will tell.