So I’ve been wanting to do my own version of “Throwback Thursday” for a while as a chance to sort of share some of my personal growth over the years. I thought I’d take the chance to publicly humiliate myself by revealing that I once too, was….. a weeaboo *dramatic stare with a single tear into the distance*
Of course what I’m posting first here is not a glimpse into that part of my life. No, I decided to post this project first because out of all my old work, this project is the least embarrassing for me to show and thus the easiest to put out publicly first for my first TBThursday :)
To keep it brief- my junior year of high school I had enrolled in an AP Art class (taught by the same regular art class teacher and, because there were so few of us in AP, we basically sat in her regular art class period and just worked on our own separate projects). At the time I was always drawing, but usually for my own satisfaction and on my own cartoons. So creating artwork to this detail with this much work put into it was very new to me. I was 16 and… basically not used to really working hard haha. So this project- this AP class- was a real turning point and eye opener for me, that would continue to shape my future path as an artist once I went to college.
We all had to pick a theme for our year-long AP project, and render pieces based on that theme. I’ve always been a very independent spirit and a bit of a loner, and through out most of my life have taken pride in that. So, naturally, my theme was focused on isolation and the sort of beauty I saw in being alone and having those quiet moments- as well as the angst that can come with it, the sort of empty feeling that does occur from time to time when I do find myself missing those close to me.
Also I was really into sharpie stippling at the time? Kind of… a weird stage in my artistic life but it was fun nonetheless :D
Keep tuned on Thursdays for what will most likely be progressively embarrassing old art! YAY!