This is another charcoal piece of my family. As I have done many art works this year of varying medias, (I have not posted all of them) I discovered that I really enjoy expressing my connection with my family. It started when my grandparents died, inspiring me to paint and draw them for the memory. I felt satisfaction and pride rendering my grandparents, bring their spirit and characters back to life. The process of creation makes the memories return and the love ever more stronger. The journey itself in realizing my goal of drawing my family is what inspires and motivates me to create art. My latest piece is of my dad and my uncle as young children. My dad (left), always initially appearing so serious and introverted, truly is more humorous and childlike. I tried to show these playful qualities through his expression. His brother, my uncle Neil, (right) although intimidating to me at first, always is interesting to talk with and outgoing. I drew my dad and uncle to show them as children fifty years ago. It is especially interesting to see how people look as a child. I can only imagine what my relatives were like when they were children. This drawing also shows my heritage and roots. The photo I used as my reference was taken on a ship from England to Germany to visit my grandma's family. It was cheaper to take a ship, when possible, instead of flying.
"The Smith Brothers" charcoal on paper.
I'm rushing to finish my art class assignments and I really liked this one because it was supposed to be school supplies but I just threw a bunch of my ocs from different stories in there ｡ﾟ(ﾟ´ω`ﾟ)ﾟ｡
( I have mannny ocs but I still have two assignments to go so I probably won't add any more)