Here’s a little bit of background: I needed an illustrator, and I needed one fast. There were several different people my adopted parents (and co-authors) and I talked about, but every time one of us wouldn’t be exactly thrilled with their styles. Then my adopted dad mentioned Dave Ham. And the rest is history. Anyway. Now for your chance to meet him, and see some of his art work. =)
|All artwork was done by Dave, of course 😉|
My name is Dave Ham, I’m 17 and I’m a homeschool senior.
What is one of your favorite authors?
My favourite author is Dr Seuss, obviously. 🙂
Can you tell us some about one of your pictures?
Here’s the background for the picture of Priscilla: I mainly did it for their family. Priscilla’s mother is a photographer that was diagnosed with MS, and she has a fairly rapid progression of the disease. I found a photo of Priscilla (that was taken by her mom) that had a perfect expression that I wanted to capture of her in a drawing. I’m sure most people look at the drawing and see a pretty girl; but I dont see it that plainly. I see a drawing that represents daughters who help their mothers and are strong for their families, which is very beautiful.
My drawings are not inspired by my emotions as much as they are inspired by my friendships. I love drawing my family, and I love drawing for close friends. I’ve never really enjoyed drawing people I’ve never met before.
Whatever The Lord has given me should be used for His glory. That is my main objective with drawing, as well as for it to give me a stable occupation in the future.
When you’re drawing do you listen to music? If so, what?
If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to Italy and sketch buildings all day. It just looks so pretty!
My ideal career is obviously a form of artwork, but I don’t know if I want to teach in a college or work for a company… I guess I have a while to figure that out with Gods help.
5 thoughts on “Meet my Illustrator – Dave Ham”
I like the 4th one. Those are great drawings!
I agree. 😉
Isn't she cute? I love the eyes!
Wow, does he have talent!! Those are so real. Beautiful. I love the last one.