My brother called to say that he was cleaning out his storage unit and came across a bunch of old high-school art projects of mine. He called to see if I wanted them. Eeek. I didn't even know what he had and I honestly didn't want any of them. So, when we met for New Years in St. George he brought them with him. We had a good laugh about the one I had drawn of Chris & I back when I was 16 or so (and an even greater laugh that Chris' hair was twice the length of mine! 'Which one is the girl??') Back in high school, I was reading a lot of fashion magazines and loved Christy Turlington, although I think Linda Evangelista was one of my favorites. This one is done in pencil and I think I did it when I was 16 or so. That was 15 years ago. Gads! I used to do a lot of portraits- but I think the last one I did was 3 or 4 years ago.
I think I mentioned before on the blog, that I went through a major James Dean phase in High School. I actually think it started in Jr. High. James Dean was the subject of many, many art projects. This one was done with ink- not ink from a pen but you know that black ink that calligraphers use.. I can't think of what is called. Clearly it's been a long time since I've used it. Those are the words of a Yaz song scribbled in the background. (You must watch that awesome Yaz clip. Hilarious.) Now I've got a hankering for some Yaz and Alison Moyet (her solo stuff is so good.)
This one is done was done in...acrylic? oil? I can't remember which. More James Dean. So funny.
And the last one- this was done with watercolor and more of that black inky stuff. I honestly don't really remember doing this one- just vaguely.
Anyway- thanks for the trip down memory lane, Matt. These are being tossed today (I mean really, what on earth am I going to do with them??) So, go and paint something or use that stinky black inky stuff! LOL!