Inspired by my friend, Kristen. I decided to dig up some old sketchbooks from my closest. It was quite the eyeopener and highly entertaining on my part. I don't have any drawings from my very early drawing days. Before the age of 10, I didn't draw in a sketchbook--printer paper, or any scrap of paper was good enough for me...even the carpet was thought to be fair game. Though, in my defense, I was REALLY tiny and I stopped using that particular surface after drawing number one. So without further ado, and for entertainment purposes only---drawings I did between the ages of 11-13:
1999--I was 11 years old and big on conquering realism:
I remember being extremely proud of this leopard. I worked for DAYS on this and thought it was the greatest thing I had ever done. I wasn't too fond of the foxes though.
While I worked on my realism, I would loyally return to my cartooney-side. Age range is between 11 up to 13:
Look Kristen! Horses!
And of course I would literally draw inspiration from my own pets---like, Kiwi!
You get that worm, Kiwi!
Well, this was a scary surprise:
A 12 year olds' attempt at Pinocchio! And to compare, here's Pinocchio again. Only these were drawn this past October(roughly 8 years later--omg, only 8???):
And here's a fun one! So, my film character this year is a crocodile by the name of Otis. Well, here's Otis' purely accidental ancestry:
How I drew crocodiles 8-9 years ago!
Also a fun find--my very first storyboards! FYI: This is the exact order that they appear in my sketchbook. Read on, it's life-changing:
I apparently decided to shift gears and go back to horses. Or my thinking was, "And then a BIG unicorn appears!" Or it's a commercial break, just as things get interesting...
Phew! Apparently my tendency to watch nature documentaries paid off.
Anyways, I encourage anyone to voluntarily take up the torch and post some of their own drawings from a galaxy far far away! It's a fantastic way to ring in the New Year!