This series of articles is one that sheds light on artists, designers, craftsmen, and the like. It displays their work, shares their concerns and thoughts.
|Lucas Rafael Desenhista Self-portrait|
Lucas is a painter, sculptor, animator and a teacher. Almost innately, he started off at a very early age. However, soon thereafter, his mother got sick, and he and his brother had to look for a job to sustain a living for the family. It was easier for his older brother, but Lucas was only 13 then, which was a challenge. Eventually, he managed to find a small job as a tutor at his own school for other students with difficulties.
|Self-portrait of Lucas as a kid|
Two years later, he watched the movie Titanic. He gets inspired by Jack (played by Leonardo di Caprio) to draw. He made his first official drawing for a friend, and it was little time before he started getting commissions to draw others.
|Espera (the wait)|
But peculiarly enough, and despite his remarkable perseverance and self-taught skills, Lucas still has not made it to local exhibitions. Every time he applies, they ask him to fill out a form asking him to list other exhibitions, whether he has mentions somewhere, if he studied abroad... That leads to the undeniable question: How can one have such credentials if there is no first chance yet?
|Dois Irmaos (two brothers)|
For Lucas, time passed, and art remained a secondary thing in his life. He worked as an art lecturer but he also had to work in restaurants, art stores and the like to sustain a living. Yet that does not hinder his ambitions and dreams, no matter the obstacles.
You can check his portfolio on deviantart