Sunday, October 15, 2006

a flower fairy

This is really more in the style of what I used to love to draw, the style that was banned in art school.

Where would I be if I couldn't kvetch about art school? And who could really blame the teachers for pushing me to stretch my repertoire? You don't go to art school to learn how to do the same thing over and over.

Yet I still feel guilty, even now, when I spend an afternoon like today watercoloring in a flower fairy. It's very stylized, many of the lines are rote -- I've been drawing girls like this since I was in first grade, wasting my one school notebook on pictures instead of class assignments.

She's not finished. But I really like her. I doubt you could call it fine art -- but I really like her, all the same.