Friday, September 9, 2016

Backstage Pass with Glen Bramlitt

It's a beautiful thing to be able to pick up a pencil, pen, marker, needle and thread, yarn, or whatever you desire and make a piece of art to showcase your personality.  The creation can come in the form of a blog, a new outfit, a beautiful blanket, or whatever else your great mind has imagined.  Those are all well and good, but for the creative mind of Glen Bramlitt, he prefers drawing.  
Tattoo Design
Although his perfect artistic work space would consist of a place with plenty of natural light, music, lots of white space, along with a few spotlights, he wouldn't mind traveling and getting inspiration from a vacation in Fiji or spending some time in the Mediterranean.  His artistic mind is constantly working and it is evident, especially in his hobbies.  Although he loves drawing as a part-time career, he also enjoys doing it as a hobby.  Some of his other hobbies include airbrushing, woodworking, logo design, and tattoo design.  If it's artistic, he probably enjoys it.
Actual tattoo
Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, Bramlitt had a very interesting childhood.  He moved around a great bit.  Although tiring, the moving led to him having a very vivid imagination.  In fact, if he could, he would have the ability to fly so he could be able to go anywhere at anytime and get inspired!  

Though Bramlitt studied engineering in college, that is also when people started to take notice of his ability.  His mom had always seen the artistic talent of her son, but college really put Glen on the artistic map!  During a few of his classes, he would get bored and draw caricatures of his professors.  Of course, his ability made him rather popular around campus and eventually, led to someone asking him draw his first portrait.  

All he needed was someone to ask to draw a portrait for it to turn into one of his favorite things to draw!  Drawing people is so fun for Bramlitt because it forces him to pay attention to even the smallest of details - certain features, proportions, and even shading.  We all have a certain look and he works hard to not miss anything about a person.  

Bramlitt enjoys being an artist because it gives him the opportunity to create something from nothing.  For him, there is nothing like having a blank canvas with a subject or a free imagination to create whatever he desires.  Once his work of art is created, he loves the "wow" factor he gets from his creation.  It's a feeling he doesn't quite know how to put into words.  

When he is not drawing, Glen enjoys working on some hobbies (even though some of them are still very artistic), enjoying a glass of wine, and trying his hand at digital art.  

For any artist, he has this piece of advice - don't try to be a perfectionist while your skills are developing.  The more you draw, the more you will perfect your craft.  Don't be afraid to mess up and learn new techniques.  

If you are looking for a unique gift for someone, give art a try!  Glen will be happy to help you!  Feel free to check out his website.  From there, you will find his contact information, as well as more details about his work.  

And Glen, we at The Plus Diaries look forward to seeing many more of your beautiful creations!  We cannot wait to see what you come up with next! 

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