Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Dress As Golden as the Sun

A great fall semester just finished. I was blessed to learn from Julie Downing and Stephen Player, and to receive feedback from insightful classmates. But now that the semester is over, I wanted to do something quick and fun. This is a remake of one of my very early drawings:

Unfortunately this masterpiece is not dated. Mom, the internationally recognized expert on my early work, estimates that I probably drew this at about 7-8 years old. "You were just starting to draw faces in profile" at that age, she says.

I am very lucky to have parents who have always supported my drawing. My Mom has lots of my old drawings saved in boxes. Out of all of them, "The Dress As Golden as the Sun" is one of my favorites. I don't know why, it just has a certain elegant simplicity. That one eye is kind of scary, though.

The drawing was from a fairy tale about a girl who goes to three balls in three dresses: a dress as glittery as the stars, a dress as silver as the moon, and finally a dress as golden as the sun. I don't remember the name of the story, though.

I really get a kick out of seeing these two drawings together.


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