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Heidi Bosch Romano

Heidi Bosch Romano About Me: I started drawing when I was a toddler. At age seven, I could already capture the likeness of people I drew. At age 9, my mother taught me how to draw with charcoal from a pastel set. She put an apple on the counter and said "draw a picture of that." She couldn't believe the result. She said it looked better than all the adult artists in her class. It was a proud moment for me when she sprayed it with a protectant. I still have that drawing today.

By the time I was a teenager, I was well-known for drawing realistic eyes. At 17, my mother wanted me to learn how to paint with oils. After I painted my first still life, she was so impressed, she said, "You don't need lessons."

As an adult, I studied anatomy, honing my skills by taking life drawing classes. In particular, I learned how to draw realistic hands and feet, which is an area that my teacher told the class is most artists' weakness. That has helped me paint better ballet paintings. I feel every artist should study anatomy in order to improve their likenesses of people and animals.

I enjoy drawing and especially like to work with Photoshop on the computer. Since 2006, I have been illustrating books and making cover art. Publishing children's picture books is the most gratifying work that I currently do.

I hope you enjoy glancing through my artistic achievements. Have a positive and inspiring day.

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