I did not want to do this. Really. One picture in and I was done.
Which reminds me, I should review some of the rules at this point: I must finish a project every week by Sunday at 11:59pm. And the project must be challenging. Yes, CHALLENGING.
I never said, “so impossible that you’ll want to pierce your own nose.” And I know what a nose piercing feels like, and the size of the needles that they use (like 6 inches. Not kidding).
This week I decided to draw all of my siblings and their families, from pictures I had of them.
I can draw. I have been drawing for years. Do I draw well? What’s the basis of comparison? Da Vinci? Then no, definitely not. Stop thinking about Da Vinci, you will be sorely disappointed.
If you read my first week’s post, you saw my illustrated children’s story. I didn’t mention this then, but when I draw I always draw for me. Sounds weird, I know. But I am a writer and a filmmaker and even though both mediums require me to be the judge of my own work, being true to myself, I still have an audience to consider. I create films and stories for someone else to enjoy. For YOU to enjoy.
Not so with my drawing. I draw to express things to myself. Which means that most of the things I draw don’t have to be good, so a lot of it isn’t.
I am okay with that. It does not bother me.
Sharing these pictures with you is very hard. I realize that I said that about Week 2, when I appeared in my own music video. This was harder.
You can thank my good friend and actor Kevin, who appeared in last week’s sword fighting video (the guy who was tied up) for this week’s completion. He told me not to give up, to keep going.
Here ya go, Kevin. Here’s my 3 sisters, 3 brothers-in-law, 3 nieces, 2 nephews, and 1 brother: