Skills! Come back to me!
Last post, I mentioned that I’m back to drawing. And I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I used to be an artist of sorts.
I have my old drawings framed and hung on the wall. I call it my “Narcissists’ Corner.” Even though I drew some of them over 10 years ago, I’m still proud of it.
This is the very first shading I ever did when I was in 8th grade. I obviously didn’t understand the fine art of blending yet and took each mark quite literally. Either way, the following year I entered it into the Clarion County Art Show and won third place. Surprised the hell out of me.
The following year I drew this picture. I’ll give props to the first person (who isn’t my Mom or sister) to name who this is. I then entered it again into the art show and it got an honorable mention.
Now, I can’t really call myself an artist, though, because I can only shade. I can’t do anything with color. Anyone who can paint or use pastels are awesome in my book. I lack those skills.
So I realized that I get bored while the kids napped, so I needed to do something with my time. Matt suggested I start to draw again. I decided to use this photo as my first attempt in nearly 7 years:
Next, I’m doing to draw this photo of Luca, per Matt’s request:
But I can’t decide on which one to do of Claire. I’ll have to think about it some…