I thought that I would occasionally share some my early artwork. Really early, for starters, from when I was from around eight to thirteen years old.
When we buy art books or go to shows, we see an artist’s best work and that is as it should be. But no one starts like Athena springing full-grown from Zeus’ head. No matter how “talented” an artist is, there is still a lot to learn, motor skills to develop and a personal path to find.
Most of us probably end up throwing away far more of our creations than we keep.
The takeaway, I hope, is that you should just start where you are and keep going. And if you want to try making art, DO IT! Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks or if you have “talent” or if you’re “good enough”. Take joy in the process. Like I did as a kid.
Here’s a sampling of some “historic” works that didn’t get round-filed.