Painting by Ben Morales-Correa
I started drawing very early, since my father, who was what is was called back then a commercial artist, saw that I had a natural disposition to hold a pencil and draw some intricate geometrical designs that I discovered inside a magazine. That is the legend he told me later on. The fact is that he let me look and copy the masters from his many art books.
My first figure anatomy book was by Reginald Marsh. My dad’s concern was always to improve on his craft, which explains why many of his books of art were more of the “how to” side. That yearn for learning how to produce excellent art was passed on to me. I never miss the opportunity to learn.
Much of what I have accomplished is by self-teaching, picking up tips here and there. There is so much out there to achieve, which is why I say I’m always satisfied when I put something new on an art piece, but never allow myself to feel 100% pleased with my results and prefer instead to strive for more. Art is very significant in my life, not just the visual, but music and literature, too. A respect for History and cultural tradition is essential in seeking the best in very field. …