Today’s “Expectations vs. Reality” topic is being an artist.
I sit down at my desk, pull out my sketch book and draw leisurely. VIOLA! A gorgeous drawing.
I wreck my room looking for an empty sketch book. Then I go down stairs (in the process of finding a book, I lost my desk) because it’s clean. Only to realize, one, I don’t know what to draw or, two, my idea exceeds my ability. Then, I get hungry, so I grab a snack. Meanwhile my little siblings have started watching tv, so I stop to check it out…
*needs to highlight an area* one of best ways to add light to a black and white sketch is to use an eraser, so I pick up my lovely eraser and meticulously erase the graphite.
Me: I’m not sure if I need to highlight this space, or it’s actually a blooper…
Eraser: humph, you’ve used me so much, I’m tired of being your eraser. I’m gonna draw like a pencil *makes spot darker and nearly impossible to fix*
“I really feel like painting a park scene.” After using pencil to draw the outlines, I line my brushes up, and paint gently along the lines.
“I’m not really sure what to paint, but I know I want purple in my picture.” *dumps all the brushes I think I’ll need in the water* After wacking the canvas with paint for a while, I’m like “hmm, looks like a tree… *shrugs* I now deem you a tree.”
Alright, time to try to add flowers…
*Colors outline of picture then begins rubbing it in*
*Tries to see how many colors I can smear on my hands*
“Uhmmm…. a little more pink for the finger tips….. perfect.”
That was actually pretty fun to write… what do you think?
P.s. I’m uploading a new “This or That” soon!