Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Childhood Ambitions

Ever since I was a young whipper-snapper, I had always wanted to be an artist.

Those thoughts were pretty quickly dashed at an early age, however, by my mother, who told me I was better off becoming a doctor or a lawyer.

I still have my 2nd grade essay titled "What I want to be when I Grow Up", which, in it's entirety reads:

"I want to be an artist when I grow up, but my mother says that I'll always be broke so I should get a real job and have the art to fall back on."

I was 7!!! What 7 year old talks like that?

Anyway, being a frequent reader of the always enjoyable Sailor Clover's site, after bouts of perusing her awesome artwork, I inevitably get a pang of jealousy and remorse that the hobby that I used to love when I was younger never materialized into something more for me.

Damn, I wish I could draw like her! I would then be able to fulfill my fanboy dream of being a comic-book artist!

Anyway, Last night I was going thru an old box with some ancient paperwork that I had found hidden way back in the closet, and I came across one of my old pictures that I had drawn by pencil, eons ago.

I know I still have TONS of these buried up in my mom's attic, but I didn't realize that I had any of them here with me.

Anyway I figured, I bought that damn scanner 3 months ago... might as well put it to good use and share it with ya'll.

The scanner doesn't pick up pencil too well, so it came out a little hard to see, but you get the point. The picture is of the classic "Fearful Symmetry" storyline from Spiderman back in the 90's, when he had his final fight with Kraven the Hunter. I say it's "Classic", but only if you grew up on comic books... if not, then replace "classic" with "geeky".

Most of these that I did, after sketching, I would then Ink them, and sometimes even do the coloring. But for some reason, on this one, after the penciling, I never touched it again.

I also found some sketches I did of a bunch of old college girlfriends, but I don't think I'm quite drunk enough yet to share those with ya.

Some of 'em show boobies! Yuck!

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