Thomas Labadia

Although I have been a graphic artist for over 15 years, I have only been creating ‘real art’ for 4 years. When I first started I was pretty lost and did not know how to use half the supplies that I purchased. It became apparent pretty early on that my passion was to paint portraits, but my abilities did not match up to what I wanted to create and I was often disappointed with the final outcome. Whenever I tried to draw or paint a face, the features were always in the wrong place and the result was very unappealing.

What I love most about the Kara Bullock classes are the wide variety of techniques, lessons and teachers there are to choose from. There is always a perfect balance of lessons that are within my skill level mixed with others that are more challenging and really help me to push myself. I tend to take the lessons and make them my own but appreciate that many do include a step-by-step.

By the end of my second year of Let’s Face it, I felt like I was finally capable of creating work that I am satisfied with and proud to share. I can now confidently say to people that I am an artist and really believe it. The private facebook group is full of supportive and inspiring people at all levels of their art journey. Like many of us I have participated in many online groups, but none of them truly felt like home until now.

This July I going to attend my first in-person workshop at Kara’s studio in California and I could not possibly be more excited.