April 4, 2011

Artist

I have always wanted to be an artist.  I can scrapbook alright, and color in a coloring book, and my 2nd graders think I'm a great artist (but let's be honest... they thought my 4 legged duck was great...).  I try not to be a jealous person; I try to just be happy for others.  Yet when I see someone who can draw or paint I feel a twinge of jealously start in my stomach...


Well, it's on my list of life goals to learn to paint.  It's on there twice actually.  So when I was at Joanne's with my mom and sister on Saturday and they spotted a painting kit on sale, naturally I had to get it.  And on that same shelf there was a drawing kit as well.  I was nervous to try anything because I know it was going to be so bad...  But after watching lots of YouTube videos I decided to give it my first try...


So I made my first attempt tonight.  It's not amazing (and you shouldn't look at it too long), but I feel like it was good for my first attempt.  Take a (quick) look.






 
I drew it from looking at a picture of Jennifer Garner.  ( I feel somewhat less proud of myself when I put the two right next to each other.  Oh well.)

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Lindsey! Keep it up! Seriously, this post makes me so happy, I love when someone wants to learn/improve as an artist (art teacher nerd here). For a first attempt, you sure skipped over all of the major mishaps I usually see -that nose looks awesome! Seriously, I want to see more:)

Lindsey Layton said...

Andrea, thank you!!! You're good encouragment :)

afton said...

linds, it is SO good! i'm no artist myself but i too was going to say the nose looks amazing! good work!

Geevz said...

Awesome! I totally trace all of my stuff or use a grid because I'm too chicken. Yours is absolutely amazing. Great job!

Tabitha Layton said...

Actually Lindsey, it's not that bad at all.