I'm Romain Cochet, and I didn't plan to become an artist.
Sure I spend a big part of my childhood drawing weapons, castles and misunderstood doodles; but that was just one of my many hobbies. I was also a cartoons, dinosaurs and insects aficionado.
While growing up, I started to draw houses blueprints - I was planning to become an architect. I didn't realise it at the moment, but I was more interested in the creative aspect of this job than the practical one.
Then I stopped drawing for years. I tried different area (real estate, law,..) before settling for a marketing and business development bachelor. I started a business with three of my friends... Even if it wasn't a success, I realised that I needed more creativity in my life.
That's when I start to reconnect with drawing. I'm still at the beginning of this journey, but I already discovered many talented artists, connected with fellow art addicts,... All I hope is to be able to add something positive to this fantastic worldwide community.
The thing I tried to say is that it's never too late to start. Don't be scared by young talents. Don't be ashamed of your first crappy sketches. Drawing, painting, writing, and Art in general should be fun.
Stop waiting, take a pencil, a sheet of paper and start creating something.