René grew up in a small town in South Arkansas. There wasn't a whole lot to do to ease the boredom of country life. Sitting at home pestering the parents was the next best thing to sipping moonshine and cow-tipping. However fun they may seem, those options are not that great for the teenier crowd. The "terrible twos" was strong with this one. There was pretty much a regular elbow-shaped bruise on her forehead from being constantly within arm's distance.
Coming from an artistic family, she was destined to continue the path of artistry. Her grandmother painted, her mother draws, her siblings all have creative interests (well, mostly)...
After her mother's continuous begging for peace, came those famous words: "Go draw something, will ya!?" She handed René her first sheet of paper and a sharpened pencil. That was the hook that caught the big one.
Drawing became her passion, her pride, her life.
There were many phases in the journey to art-dom. First came tracing. Then came fanart. After that, experiments in just about everything you can think of - even tattooing. There was a brief period between the ages of 17 and 23 where she got her license for tattooing and sterilization. Continuous moving put that to an end.
A couple of community college art classes later, she decided to step outside of her comfort area. That is when tragedy struck...
"Go home, little girl. You don't have what it takes."
Those were the words that almost broke the filly. 6 long years went by without so much as a doodle.
It was the Paint Shop Pro tagging community that regained her faith in the art business. She started designing digital scrap kits for web-use hobbyists. With that came the mingling with a few artists. She met some amazing talents that didn't project that same "holier-than-thou" attitude that sent her into that downward spiral. So much came from the experience that she picked up her pencils once again and began to draw.
And draw, she did.
She has now been traveling the world since 2007 and has visited 3 continents, several countries, and dozens of cities. Her drawings are scattered across the globe and more is yet to come!
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