Monday, November 19, 2007

Once Upon A Time I Could Draw

With my parents moving they needed me to clear out everything. When I got home, with what was mostly junk, I found a lot of my old drawings. It must have been over 100 drawings in the stack that my mom decided to hold on to.

Once upon a time I wanted to be an artist. I remember beginning to draw around age 10. It started with Sunday comics from the newspaper. Most of the time it was Garfield and Odie. By my freshmen year of high school I was drawing like the picture to the right. I would doodle and draw all the time.

I got into so much trouble at school over drawing and doodling. I remember my freshmen year of high school my math teacher caught me drawing a female superhero (I think it was Jean Grey). Well, I wasn't done with it and he caught me in the act, but because it wasn't done yet. . .well, let's just say he thought it looked like the beginnings of a pornographic drawing and he really laid me out in front of the class.

I remember being 15 or 16 and I got the flu. I was home a little more than 2 weeks. I remember starting to work on the one to the left when I was feeling better, and then I got sick again. I never did pick it back up. It was going to be Wolverine and Sabertooth facing off. I loved drawing Wolverine.

I scanned a few of these picture just for memories, so I would remember that once upon a time I could draw.(This one was huge; it took two scans and I had to put the two together)

3 comments:

MilePost13 said...

they look just like me!

Seriously, they're very good. I'm impressed.

let's see...you were an artist, your dad was a body builder...I'm scared to hear about your mom...

TerryKM said...

My mom was a gymnast. . .nothing too scary.

nathanhyde.com said...

Wow man, that's good stuff!