Hello, My name is Melvin Morales. I'm currently 22 years old, I'm from Ansonia, Connecticut.
Drawing has always been a natural-born gift of mine. I've been creating at a very young age, most of which was self-taught. I was a very observant child; anything visually stimulating caught my attention.
Throughout time in Elementary school I had always received recognition for my talents, but never criticized. (Ideally at my age, it was a step I unknowingly needed in my process). A neighborhood friend of mine had recommended I check out a magnet school in New Haven that solely focused on the visual and performing arts.
Wanting to improve my skill, I decided to attend the high school; In 2007, I attended Cooperative Arts & Humanities. During my sophomore year there I befriended a Visual Arts teacher who'd eventually became my mentor. Showing me techniques in which I had constantly ignored. Under his guidance, I learn the truth behind working on your passion; the long hours of work, the skipped meals, the sacrifices, and the mistakes.
I concentrate on pen and ink media, creating Illustrations and designs. I also have basic knowledge with other forms of media such as: Painting, Photography, and Film. The idea of being creative is what I strive for, no matter what form it's in. Imagination is the key ingredient to any creative process, the beauty of imagination is that it is boundless.