A friend of mine, Kim Zarins (whose new book, Sometimes We Tell The Truth, is coming out soon…it’s a cool contemporary retelling of The Canterbury Tales that you must check out), shared a post on Facebook of a well-known illustrator’s art as a child versus a piece he did recently, contrasting the improvements in his craft. I thought that was a fun thing to do and told her I’d be happy to participate, so this is for Kim.
My drawing of people at age 8:
at age 18…I think I improved a little in 10 years:
at about age 28:
at about age 38:
at age 51:
Sad to say, I think I showed exponential improvement between the age of 8 and 18, and then have plateaued ever since.
Also, I apologize to my blogging friends: my internet and my cell service yesterday was really bad and I couldn’t get posts to load even on the Reader so I missed a number of your posts. Not sure if I’ll have time to catch up today but I’ll try!