This is me, at about 2. This drawing won a blue ribbon at a fair. I'm pretty proud of it.
It's graphite pencil, mostly 2B, on Smooth Bristol.

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Comment by Claire Denise Garrard on December 24, 2011 at 1:24pm

That's a really nice drawing, Jill.

Comment by Jill Smith on December 24, 2011 at 7:42pm

Thank you so much, Claire. Ever have that one drawing that just came together just right; almost drawing itself?  This was mine, so far in my drawing life. I totally enjoyed drawing me. LOL! Didn't think I would.

Comment by Claire Denise Garrard on December 25, 2011 at 8:11am

Well, the tiger is one of my artworks that actually came together - a lot don't, I assure you!  I'm amazed that you haven't been drawing all that long - keep practising, because a lot of people don't realise that art is like playing an instrument and you have to keep perfecting and experimenting. 

Comment by Jill Smith on December 25, 2011 at 11:45pm

I agree, Claire, drawing is just like anything else--needs practicing, practicing and more practicing, to improve, with the willingness to experiment and be willing to accept the boo-boos and the lessons learned and not give up. Goodness knows, I've had lots of both!  Actually, I've been drawing for about 9 yrs now and before that, I painted stones. But, I still consider myself a 'beginner,' now, every time I pick up a pencil and begin a new drawing. It's just a mindset thing with me, I guess. lol! In my mind, I'll never achieve professional status. But that's okay and it's a good thing.

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