I haven't done a lot of drawing because I'm such a freaking perfectionist and if it doesn't look "gallery worthy," I usually just toss it in the old trash bin. But here are a few of the things I thought might be worth keeping:
My "bear" period:
Then I kind of got into a national monuments phase:
I'm ashamed to say that my capitol building was drawn on copy paper. That's right. Good old fashioned crap paper you put into your printer. I didn't have a sketch pad at the time. Just the urge to draw from a photo I saw. I keep this one in a plastic sleeve because it really is kind of the best thing I ever drew.
This is called "Half Finished White House:"
Unlike our government, which seems to be blowing itself up quite well without the help of any radical Islamic groups.
Wow, this post kind of wrote itself. I need to get out the actual sketch pad and show you my pathetic attempts to illustrate one of my children's books. I'm thinking of taking an art class this fall at the local community college. I've promised my oldest son to make it at a time when he's not there because I wouldn't want to embarrass him or anything.
Tomorrow, you get to help me figure out how to make a craft area out of a desk and a recliner chair in my bedroom. Pictures to come.
(Copyright to all drawings Chelle Newton, 2012. Please do not copy without permission.)