i have been taking drawing I at the local community college this semester...
growing up, when i was asked what i wanted to "be" when i grew up, i would say a graphic artist (that is after i outgrew airline stewardess and model :)
in fact, when it came time to choose a high school in canada, i chose the more technical high school versus the academic one. i knew i would get more exposure to arts at the technical one.
my family moved to kentucky right before my sophomore year, and somehow i didn't even consider art classes in high school anymore. i took the classes my counselor told me too.
by the time college rolled around, i had set my artistic aspirations aside.
i was chicken.
i always felt like my stuff wasn't good enough.
i majored in elementary education - and really did enjoy that. the closest i got to art was a calligraphy class (which i LOVED!!)
well, now that my kiddos are old enough, i have found my first love resurfacing.
i signed up for the drawing class - with students almost my oldest son's age.
i considered dropping the class because of that old fear that i wasn't up to par, but i didn't.
i have learned so much in this class and am so glad i hung in there.
we have an assignment due tomorrow.
we were supposed to take four 8 x 10 black and white portraits, cut them up and reassemble them... then draw a 16 x 20 graphite picture.
this is my 8 x 10.
(we had to do a 1" grid on the original and then a 2" grid on our drawing paper)
here's what i have - almost done -still to be matted.
i think i will call it 'middle earth'