Hi, my name is Gladys Trahan Boyd and was born in October of 1968. I prefer to go by the nickname, Gigi, which is a name my dad had given to me when I was a child, and has stuck with me all these years.
I was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA and am of Cajun-French and American Indian descent. I am the 3rd to youngest of 14 children, married since 1997 and have 4 children of my own.
I am a self-taught, left-handed pencil artist that has been interested in art since the age of eight.
As a child, I began drawing simple outlines of cartoon characters from children's story books. As I got older, I gradually started to add more detailing into my sketches, and adding color to my portraits.
My choices of mediums to use are: pen, pencil, colored pencils, oil pastel and watercolors.
My favorite medium to use is just a plain 'ole 2B pencil. I find the sharper you keep it, the more detailed the work can be!
Although I can really draw anything imaginable, and design my own work, I usually tend to enjoy working from any type of photograph of any size.
My favorite subjects to draw are faces of celebreties and movie fan art from dvd covers.
When it comes time to drawing a portrait, the eyes and lips are my most favorite part of the entire sketch.
A bust portrait may usually take me an hour or two to complete.
My main goal is to open my own art studio and be a very well known cajun artist here in Opelousas, La., which is where I now reside.
Thank you for taking time to read my biography. If possible, please also take the time to sign my guestbook before leaving. It would be nice to hear from you!