*Both sketches are 18x22" pencil and white charcoal on paper*
When I was 21, I gave my parents the news that I had decided to go to school for art. I was transferring out of community college and wanted to pursue a career in illustration. This was a huge step for me, but this news didn't sit so well with my father. Traditionally, the idea of art school seems to be frowned upon for some odd reason. I never understood how anyone could discourage someone for chasing something they're passionate about. Luckily for me, after a few years at school, my dad started to see the progress I was making and noticed how serious I was taking it. My work got better, I was studying more, really getting involved and surrounding myself in it. Eventually my father came around and now shows a real interest in what I'm doing. Oddly enough, he gets excited at the idea of me needing his help to pose for pieces. This latest sketch proposal sounded something a bit like this...
Me: "Can you pose for me tonight? I need to do a sketch."
Dad: "Yea? Sure. What am I going to be this time?"
Me: "Um.. you're going to be a ..uh...a dwarf."
Dad: "A dwarf? What happened? I was a king last time, now I'm a dwarf?"
Me: "Some dwarves are kings too, Dad."
Dad: "I'm not sure if I like being demoted, do I get a crown again?"
Me: "No.. no crown this time."
Dad: "Oh, well... alright then." *slight sound of disappointment as I have him don a cloak*
Either way, he's really happy with the sketch he's in. I'm really looking forward to starting these and I'll have both finished by the end of the month. Just wanted to share them with you guys now that the "8-Bit & Beyond" Show has passed. Hope you guys dig them and I look forward to seeing what everyone else starts to produce now that summer is almost at an end!