Hello there and welcome!
My name is Marcus, and I am the owner of this website. I am also one of the “artists” behind the many drawings and illustrations you will find on this website.
I am a lawyer (LL.M.) and on track to become a licensed attorney, but besides doing lawyer stuff I also like to draw things and figure out how to get better at drawing.
Since I was a child I have always been interested in drawing and thought it would be awesome to get good at it. I did try committing myself to it a few times, but I never succeeded in sticking with it.
Luckily, that has finally changed! There are a few reasons for this, but the big factors are:
- I now run this website
- My wife who is also interested in drawing is accompanying me on this journey. In fact, some of the drawings across this website are made by her.
Please bear with us as we still have a long way to go 🙂
Want To Reach Out?
You can contact me on: marcus(at)drawingbyte(dot)com
Unlike what some might believe, drawing is not just about art and if you think you have to be an artist to draw, then you are wrong…
Drawing is a form of communication. It is a way to think about and express things by using visual representations of the physical world and our experiences.
Where a written language uses letters and sentences as its basic elements, drawing uses shapes and forms.
It is also a form of communication that is extremely old and predates the oldest known written language by a huge factor!
Based on that, I think it is fair to say that using drawing as communication is a defining characteristic of our species. We simply love to communicate and express and ourselves by using drawings.
Drawings can very efficient at communicating things, and if you wish to become a good communicator then you should include drawing in your skillset.
We are living in the age of digital technology, and I would suggest that you learn to use digital drawing technology because it offers so many advantages over old-fashioned drawing.
There is of course a significant overlap between the skills needed for drawing digitally and non-digital, and you could easily practice both and benefit from it.
For digital drawing, all you need is:
- a drawing tablet,
- some software,
- and a computer.
Since almost everyone has access to a computer and because you can use free software, the only thing you need to spend money on is a drawing tablet.
Engaging in Creative Activities
Doing some kind of creative activity is good for your mental health.
Perhaps you have heard that many times before just like me.
Personally, I don’t think I was able to fully recognize it before a busy schedule with many deadlines and back-to-back meetings were a common thing in my life.
I both draw and do yoga to relax and “de-stress” my mind, and it is working very well.
Besides that, drawing helps me escape some of the monotony of my daily life.