I've always been one to doodle all over my notebooks, and usually surrounding peers comment on how it looks nice, cool, etc. My doodles tend to be dark (but not gloomy - I'm talking about subject matter) and it seems that my art pieces end up being a little less involved with that. However, I've always been the "smart" kid in my family, whereas my sister has been the one to win art awards. But I'll admit - both of my siblings and I are quite artistic (genetics)! More recently, within the past two years or so, I've sort of made up my mind: I'm doing something involving art or design. My life plans switch between something in that gear, writing, and even the occasional thoughts about becoming a linguist.
I know I have talent, but I'm highly critical of my work - so I'll refrain from analyzing every little flaw within each piece. But as a "warning," these photos were taken from weird angles and have been cropped.
So here it goes!
Photo reference: here, via Flickr Creative Commons
*Note: paper is a little distorted due to bends occurring from water exposure, and it is propped up in an odd position.
Still life, observational
Observational (but I cheated - took a photo then did it in school)
Photo reference: unknown (ooops)
Still life negative space filled with "my thoughts"
Self-portrait (sigh, via photo)
*Note: this was my third painting, from October 2008. It does not feel like an appropriate illustration of my current abilities, but I've always kind of liked this painting for its odd subject (and I don't even like ketchup).
Photo reference: unknown (oops)