EDIT 2: WOWS, thanks so much
for the daily dev! And to everyone who dropped by as a result, I really appreciate all the kind comments and favs. (Plus quite a few of the comments on Aquarius dude were hilarious and made me laugh). All you guys just made my day, and I sincerely appreciate it!
Again, many thanks for visiting!!
EDIT: WOAHZ, thanks so much
for the subby!! KENJI, YOU ROCK SO HARD. YOU REALLY DO.
So I was cleaning out my workroom today, and I found a packet of stuff from elementary school. Kid-stuff is always nostalgic to see- especially the old art!
So here are a few I scanned in from today's diggings:
Quite possibly the oldest drawing of mine that's been "preserved" (man, looking at this primitive crayon art makes me feel like I'm looking at cavemen drawings!) ... this one's the only one with a title, "A Dog", and I'm so grateful that my mother had the foresight to write down both title and date for me; "August 1995", so I was five years old.
Upon further digging I found more from the same time era:
and on the backside
I was quite the dinosaur fan, and if I ever had Barbies they would just be fed to my dinosaur plushies (only remember having one, and it was naked and headless).
Those two were the only ones from '95; then there was random artwork from school assignments, and I think
the year is now 1998.
...That's a lot of "Sorry"s
My doodling all over notes and homework apparently stemmed from an early age... here are some drawings found within one of my homework packets:
And then an assignment from another packet; "Little children, please draw a park and the things within the part (flowers, grass, lake, people, animals, ....."
So, old stuff. Finding anything from before my middle school years is a pretty rare thing for me, so these were exciting for me to re-live. I don't use journals very often, but I doodle like crazy, so old drawings are like diary entries to me. And on top of that, they're a great reminder of my progress.
To you aspiring artists, we all start somewhere, and hopefully that reminder would give you some inspiration. Most of you guys reading this are probably students, so... date your work. Currently we aspiring artists are in the most crucial fundamental stages of our education, so the improvement curve likely contains the most drastic changes; date your work, so you can reflect on it later if you'd like. And once a while, take a break from stressing in the present over who you want to grow into for the future; hang out with your past self for a bit, and rejoice over how much you've grown!