Back in the Day.


I'm not sure how old I was when I decided to really take drawing seriously, and figured out that I could do it for a living. I had to be around 11 or 12 (and hated math and science, even at that age). I was really into Disney around that time and decided that all I wanted to do was be a Disney animator*.

I started by drawing the comics from the newspaper. I remember Hagar the Horrible and Calvin being among my favorites to draw, as well as my first real achievement (the Chicago Bulls logo was another favorite). I soon moved onto the actual Disney characters, and became so confident that I actually sent some of my drawings to the Disney animation studio (I bet they got 1000's of drawings from kids...). I also don't remember when it was that I lost that love of drawing...I think some ass of a college professor at BSU beat it out of me.

I actually haven't thought about any of this for ages...until my cousin, Nikol, sent me this photo. I must've been around 15 when she was pregnant with her first son, Cody, whom I drew and painted this for.

Thanks for the memories Nik. I really can't believe you still have that.

*I've since grown out of the Disney faze. Great and all at the time, but thank God.


jpn said...

Without a doubt, you could be filthy rich.

I can see a parallel life (where the BSU prof encouraged Disney drawings) and you are a Disney animator, bringing Bambi back to life to make "Bambi 2: the revenge of the fawn".

It could have been awesome. Unfortunately, now you must toil away at some prestigous art school, honing your God-given gift with excellence. A crying shame.

Mike & Jess said...

What a blast from the past it must've been to get this in the mail! :)

gobdol said...

I didn't know you got so good at drawing Disney characters. I must say I'm very impressed. A skill and a part of you I never knew about. Though for some strange reason it reminds me of a dinner matte.

Slimbolala said...

You must be so proud.

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