I had been searching for my old sketchbook from last year for several months now. Well… I finally found it. Smartly concealed under a bunch of school textbooks I stole from my fourth grade classroom. ;D And I thought I should archive the drawings I think are worthy of being archived. I’m an artist, having almost been voted “Most Artistic” in eighth grade, but I am by no means a great or serious artist. The purpose of this archive is to save my drawings so I could laugh at them when I’m older.
In no particular order, here they are.
- My little brother, who was eleven at the time of the sketch. I’m somewhat proud of how the shirt turned out, but I couldn’t get his skinny, twigs-for-legs right.
- Er, I’m not sure why I decided to draw my friend’s ring, but I did. The “J” looks pretty.
- My hand. I distinctly remember trying to sketch it in the middle of French class. I was surprised the teacher didn’t notice, since I had my left held up like that for half the class. Yeah, I have a chubby hand. =(
- I sketched this right after I finished the picture before this. I need to cut my nails.
- This was before I learned how to shade and do shadows. Bleh.
- “I am thankful for knowledge and literature.” This was a Thanksgiving thing, and since I can’t draw people at all, I assembled this and drew it.
- I am very proud of the rose in the center, colored with crayon. It looks better if you stare at it from a distance. Ignore the background.
- It’s a sneaker. That is all. What’s amazing about this sketch is that I did it around midnight, when I’m a drowsy, numb zombie.
- Chocolate. Mmmm.
- Half of this is from a magazine, and I recreated the other half. I like her dress. I don’t like her face.
- Same rose as above, except this one is done in watercolor. Took me a week to do this one. Watercolor is hard.
- My hand was cramping so badly after I finished this, but I was really happy with the result.
- A drawing with a green theme. The bear’s name is Teddy. I favor him over his nineteen brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, he went missing five months ago.
- I tried to paint John Constable’s Wivenhoe Park, Essex. He used oil, I used watercolor. That probably explains why mine is so bright.
#40. Use the laptop more often – Accomplished!
#50. Spam my school’s literary magazine with my writing – Accomplished!
I’m slowly getting there!
Until next time,
~ Mimi ^-^