One of my fondest art memories relates to this piece. This drawing won me my first ever Scholastic Gold Key Award back in 1997. I was a sophomore in high school and this is when I realized that I could make a living as an artist. I began to take art much more seriously from this point on, and wouldn’t you know it, I make a living being an artist!
The project was to combine 3 random elements that we drew out of a hat. I drew a zebra, lightning bug, and wire cutters.
An interesting side note: This drawing is where I first experimented with ballpoint pens. You might notice it is often my drawing utensil of choice for many of my Illustration Friday entries.
Ballpoint pen, Graphite, & Colored Pencils.
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