Real name Ian Strange and born in 1966 (UK). Art has been a life-long hobby. The large majority of my artwork has been done with pencils or coloured pencils, which are ideal for the very detailed artwork that I enjoy. I used to specialise in classic car portraits (and the occasional railway drawing) which gave me plenty of experience of doing intricate detail. Apart from a few art classes at school, I have not had any formal training.
Coloured pencils are also ideal for reproducing soft skin textures of people. The delicacy of the shading can't be fully appreciated on a computer monitor.
I am currently self-employed as an artist and sound-recordist - primarily the latter.
After going online in year 2000, I got involved with "size-acceptance", hence the full-fiured female art seen in this site, which also gave me an excuse to indulge in my passion for fashion.
A few other details/trivia relating to "Ianardo":
Born: January 1966
Height: 6ft (183cm)
Family origins: England/Sri Lanka
Education: Up to A' Level (Physics) plus some college studies (electronics and motor engineering)
Eye colour: Brown
Marital status: Divorced
Star sign: Capricorn
Favourite musicians: Rondo Veneziano
Favourite food: Anything sweet!
Favourite sports car: AC Cobra (the real thing!)
Favourite film star: Harold Lloyd
"I was in a tight spot, but I managed to wiggle out of it". (Mae West). "Failure is the only thing I've ever been a success at". (Bob Hope). "If I had any brains, I'd have known I wasn't a genius". (Phil Silvers). "...you've got the brain of a 4 year old boy, and I bet he was glad to get rid of it". (Groucho Marx). "HEY, don't drink that poison. That's 4 dollars an ounce!". (Groucho Marx). "...we lost our corkscrew. We were compelled to live on food and water for several days". (W. C. Fields). "I heard that remark and I resemble it!" (Jimmy Durante). "They laughed at me when I said I wanted to be a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now!" (Bob Monkhouse).
"If music be the food of love... then give me a jam doughnut" ("jelly donut" for American readers). (ianardo). "Follow your heart and you’ll never get lost." (Unknown).