Thursday, 20 May 2010

Early Works on Paper

UK watercolour artist and tutor, Michele Webber writes in her latest blog, 'Not Getting a Real Job...' that she drew nothing but pop stars and animals in her teens (in biro). And I think I've mentioned at some point that, unlike Suffolk child prodigy  Peggy Somerville, I used to fill pages of notebooks with boats and ballerinas pretty compulsively - also in biro, which was very new at the time!

What were your favourite subjects in your earlier years?


Country Mouse Studio said...

I used to do spiderwebs and footprints as if little people had been walking across my pages. I'm sure it drove the teachers crazy. I wonder if everyone who doodles is a prospective artist? I always had to stop myself from it at work, especially when talking on the phone.

JudyAdamsonArtandDesign said...

"I wonder if everyone who doodles is a prospective artist?" I actually believe everyone is a 'prospective artist' - but I wonder what gave rise to your spiderwebs and footprings, Carole!