Drawn on the 4th of July

The 4th of July has come and gone.  The hardest part of the long weekend was not attending my art classes.  Luckily my teacher had the foresight to load us up with homework.  Normally, homework is the last thing any sane person would want to do during a school break, but when you’re doing what you love, work is play and play is work.

I’m almost finished with my complementary colors assignment.  I chose blue and orange as my complements, and we were allowed to add black and white as well.  The goal was to combine these colors in various proportions to create a multitude of desaturated colors.  I had 28 spaces to fill and I have already come up with 24 different colors.   I also finished my color wheel assignment, which turned out better than I expected.

My favorite project, however, was one that was not even an assignment.  I decided to draw my oldest son.  I was pretty sure it was just going to end up looking like some boy, but I was pleasantly exhilarated to discover that my drawing really looked like him.  What a rush!

Anyway, as life slowly reverts back to normal and the 4th of July 2011 becomes a memory, I will remember this weekend as the first time I really felt like an artist!

Daniel

My firstborn

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