A Blast from the Past… Some Early Drawing Attempts

I’ve found some old art work of mine when I was 8 or 9 years old. I was cringing and slightly amused at the same time, while flipping through my sketch pad, which is miraculously still intact. I don’t think many artists would even want you to look at their early drawings but I just found mines funny. I loved drawing Disney characters. I remembered I pulled most of these drawings from old Disney magazines I use to subscribe to. I worked on that Mulan figure for hours!

My parents taught me at a very early age that tracing and erasing are a big no, no. It sorta stuck with me all these years, but I’m still lenient on the erasing part. I realized as I got older, people who trace other works and pass it off as their own are absolutely shameless and an insult to artists. I think one day I have to thank them for instilling me with this thought. It provided a strong resistance to taking the easy route out, especially in the art field. You’ll be surprised at the amount of no, no’s I see in my design class.

Artist tip 101: Trust me when I say that you'll feel 1000 times better when presenting something drawn out your own hands.



March 25, 2009 at 2:19 PM

Great drawings! I think you should really frame these up. It shows that your talent comes from an early age and it should gives your more inspiration to strive on! :)

  mary jane

March 25, 2009 at 2:21 PM

so fun!
i have a few drawings from years ago too, it fun to look back!


March 25, 2009 at 2:33 PM

I completely AGREE. Tracing is a big no no in my book!

  My Charlie Girl

March 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Thanks Mics... I'm happy with how it turned out :)

Good that you are sticking to you convictions while also evolving them too !!



March 26, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I never liked tracing and that idea of tracing and passing it off as your own is bad seemed to have been embedded in me at birth. lolol. That reminds me I was just watching all those great songs from Disney.. I especially love watching the oens where they incorporate different languages into the song.

  Princess Caitlin

April 3, 2009 at 11:37 AM

haha - All I can think to say is :
I love the Lion King.

That's about it. lol

Great blog!