About Simon

Hello I am Simon. Welcome to my art page and welcome to the best place for you to become a great artist!

I will help you with free drawing lessons and in general with different things about art and a good mindset.

How I became an Artist after studying Engineering

Yes it’s true I studied and finished my master’s degree in automotive engineering. In the last semester of my master’s degree I was in Barcelona to write my master thesis. During that time I learned a lot about myself and about my dreams. At first you have to know that I am from Germany and Germans tend to play very safe. Means a lot of us plan every step very carefully and want to have a safe future. NO RISKS!

When I was a child I used to draw a lot but of course only easy stuff like some anime drawings etc. I was very interested in drawing and computer animation but my teachers in school told me that you can’t earn money with that and that I should better learn something with a better outlook and a good earning. That’s why I lost my interest and concentrated on finishing school, making an apprenticeship and studying. Of course it wasn’t a bad decision to do that, but I think I lost a very important part of myself. REAL PASSION!

During the time in Barcelona I saw a lot of great art, great artists, people with dreams and fewer sorrows and a very different lifestyle then in Germany. I really started loving it, but in my brain was still the German part of me that told me: “Find a got job in Germany, buy a house and be safe”. When I came back to Germany I had a really bet time because the difference to the lifestyle that I had in Barcelona was so big and I lost my vision of the future. I searched a job, found one and worked a lot in an office. But at the same time I realized that I had to start with something beautiful. ART!

December 2016 was the month that changed everything. I went to art shop in our city and bought a set of farber castell graphite pencils. In the following weeks I watched a lot of YouTube videos and finally started with my first portrait. It took me about two or three hours until I finished it and I was pretty proud. Of course it was just a beginner portrait, but it wasn’t bad and I decided to try again soon.

That Portrait was the second one.

Portrait Drawing 2

What happened then was that I tried AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. Every portrait took me more and more hours because I wanted to make it as good as I can. I am sure that I have found the part of me that was lost. MY CREATIVITY. Something that allows me to be CREATIVE. Something TIMELESS. Something that people LOVE.

I participated in drawing courses on weekends and learned a lot.

Of course after one year I am not at the end of my road. But you can see with your own eyes what I was able to learn in just one year.

Recent Portrait

Follow me on my journey and learn from and with me.

I always thought that I can’t be a good artist until I tried very hard. If you want to be an artist too but you think that you can’t do it. JUST START. I will help you with your MINDSET and also with the first steps in art and drawing. I think I am a very good teacher and I plan to show you everything I know and create some free drawing lessons and free art lessons. I hope I can give you a part of my visions and passion. I am sure that you also can BECOME A GREAT ARTIST if you want it!

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Simon
EasyDrawingLessons.com

5 Comments
  1. Julio Rafael peña Cuevas says

    Wuao great history so inspiring people to chase their dreams..you are great artist and talented.. your post helps me a lot and helps other too …keep doing good job.. peace out

    1. Simon says

      Thank you Julio!
      I hope you stay inspired! I already saw some of your nice drawings and I hope that I can help you with my drawing lessons.
      If you have any questions about how to draw, feel free to ask them here. 🙂

      Best Regards
      Simon

  2. Leonie Ziefle says

    Hey,
    It´s really nice of you, helping others with their drawings, by telling about your experiences.

    I have a question for you. I draw for myself for many years now and I´m not as good as you.

    I wanted to start with coloured Pencils, but every time I did it just looked like an child artwork and not like I wanted it to be with the colours softly cover over the others. Have you any idea how I could match the colours in another way than just draw them over in lays?

    Best regards
    Leonie

    1. Simon says

      Hi Leonie,

      there are different ways, how you could make your drawings look softer. The first one is to use fine paper. The second one is to always use a very sharp pencil, to be able to draw in into the paper structure. The third one is to build different layers with different colors and then smudge them with a blender pencil.
      Prismacolor 3750 Sanford Colored Pencil Accessory Set, 7-Piece


      The fourth one is to use a solvent to soften the colors. There are also solvent pencils, which allow you to mix the colors very smooth.

      Prismacolor Colorless Blender Marker 3533

      If you want to apply the solvent with a brush or something similar, you could use this solvent. This company offers different solvents for colored pencils.
      Zest It : Pencil Blend : 250ml

      I hope my answer helped you. Maybe I should add some colored pencils tutorials soon 🙂

      Best Regards
      Simon

      1. Leonie Ziefle says

        Thank you very much

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