My name is Katreena Stoen, legally anyways. Everyone tends to take a different name for me. I was born in San Ramon, California and seemed blessed with a talent. My mother first handed me a pencil when I was roughly one year old. She said that there was a woman giving her a hard time about it, saying I was going to poke my eye out or something. I can tell you that I never did. From childish scribbles, I practiced and honed the incredible invention commonly known as the crayon. Markers, pencils and paintbrushes accompanied their famous colleague and I was enraptured. My favorite thing to draw was a horse. I would draw the same horse running and jumping and lying down. I loved the body of a horse.
Later on, I started showing even more skill, considering how young I was. My mom had left the room, me on the table with a paper and pencil along with a little stuffed platypus. She lost track of time in the other room, but when she came back she found me with a finished drawing on the table. What was so special about this drawing was that there were six on one paper and all were different angles of the platypus. My toddler hands had turned the platypus around so that I could draw its sides, head, rear end, his belly and back. My mom was appalled of course and still has that drawing. Since then I’ve grown up some and am now an ambitious 14 year old, all ready to move out of the house and let my inexperienced eyes view the world. Crazy,… right? My particular field of artwork remains black and white. Inks are my specialty, including Sumi-e painting, pen and charcoal. I don't do pencil too much, it's not my thing any longer because I don't like how light they are. Personally, I'm drawn to dark lines and the scariness of possibly messing up and not being able to erase it. Recently, what I've been exploring Japanese Mythology