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David Bowie Labrynth

by Shane
(Seattle WA)

Dance Baby Dance

Dance Baby Dance

About this time in my life I was constantly drawing. Drawing had become a refuge for me, it was my one and only form of escapism.

By the time I made the drawing above I had literally created at least 50 drawings and the year wasn't even over yet.

My friend invited me over to watch the Labrynth which starred David Bowie. I had no idea who David bowie even was then. I was just excited about watching it because my friend was so excited about it. I begged my parents to let me go to my friends house so that I could watch it that night on cable. While I was at my friends house......

(I feel like I should give some more information...)

I never left my house back then without bringing a drawing pad and pencils with me. I never knew when something was going to capture my interest and inspire me to draw. I loved drawing from life as much as I could, so I always made sure I had a backpack with me that held my drawing pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, and a pad of paper. My friends parents always asked me what my latest drawings were, and they loved the fact that I could show it to them.

...So while I was my friends house watching the movie Labrynth, I noticed that David Bowie was in a certain pose that caught my interest, and I quickly drew him. I captured the important details right away, and later that night I filled in the rest by memory.

I wasn't even 13 years old.

***Note from Kerry:
That's incredible, Shane.

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Madonna Like a Prayer

by Shane
(Seattle WA)

Like a Prayer.

Like a Prayer.

I was about 13 years old, or nearly 13 years old when I created this portrait of Madonna.

Noticing a trend here? Well that is only because these are the only drawings worth showing. I am rather embarrassed to show anybody most of the drawings I created back then. I was inexperienced as an artist, and nobody ever taught me anything about being a better artist. So I just did the best I could and copied most everything from life and comic books.

I saw Madonna on MTV before Pepsi pulled her sponsorship for Like a Prayer tour because she had all of those burning crosses in the music video of Like A Prayer. I thought Madonna looked so beautiful (Still do, growl, ruff!) that I had to draw her.

OHHHHHHH YEAHHHH! I forgot tell all of you the type of pencils I used then. Every drawing that showed thus far was strictly done with a regular number two HB pencil. My love affair with the number two pencil started all the way back then. I've never ended our affair because I just love using that pencil so much. I rarely need to use other pencils.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Shane, I'm the same - addicted to my 2B pencil!!

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Peyguhn Face

by Shane
(Seattle WA)

Peyguhn face

Peyguhn face

This is one of my heroes face in my graphic book Einherjar.

I saw this picture of a model in Rolling stone Magazine and I thought that it would be perfect character for Peyguhn and fun to draw. It was actually painstakingly slow to draw and I was glad when I finished it.

***Note from Kerry:
Shane, it turned out very well and it's obvious it was worth the time.

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Creature Rock

by Shane
(Seattle WA)

Creature Rock

Creature Rock

I was tired of drawing strictly from nature, and almost entirely from comic books.

During the time in my life that I created the above drawing I had huge aspirations as an artist. All of my influences concerning art consisted of comic artists and fantasy artists that one could discover in an issue of Heavy Metal Magazine back then. Those were the artists that inspired me.

I knew exactly how good I needed to get to be like them, and I was aware how good I actually was. So I was extremely frustrated about my limitations as an artist back then. 13 years old and I was already a frustrated artist.

Keep in mind people that I had no education about Vincent Van Gogh or other frustrated famous artists. I only knew that I needed to get better as an artist and I had no vehicle to help transport me there.

I was longing to create something that was unique unto me. A drawing that had no other creative genesis.

I locked myself inside my bedroom for four hours and I was determined to draw something not looking or copying anything. I was determined to create an illustration that was created entirely from my own imagination.

Four hours later I emerged from my bedroom with the above illustration, and I was very proud of myself. At that time I thought I had the anatomy down to a fine science on that drawing, and the shading too.

For a 13 year old boy that was experiencing his first creative crisis, I think that was as perfect as I was going to be capable of drawing. I had an overwhelming feeling that I had finally accomplished something monumental in my life. Not with just my art, but life in general. I knew I was on my way to becoming an accomplished artist. I knew then, that was what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to become a fantasy artist. Or a comic book artist. I knew then that I was capable of doing it.

***Note from Kerry:
Shane, this drawing must mean an awful lot to you, then. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Meet Jaqueline

by Shane
(Seattle WA)

Meet Jaqueline

Meet Jaqueline

This drawing is a rather close likeness of my one true love when I was 13 years old. Everybody I would like for you to meet Jaqueline!

Because of my AD/HD, I was never really capable of paying attention in any of my classes while attending school. I would draw instead and Jaqueline soon became the object of close study for me. I would study every line and every beautiful malformation that made her face. I could not help myself, my 13 year old heart and mind soon fell in love with Jaqueline.

The day she asked me to draw her portrait was one of the happiest moments of my life at that time. My art had brought the object of hearts desire closer to me.

This portrait means a lot to me. As much as a 13 year old boy is capable of loving another human being, I loved Jaqueline. I have one of my wife that trumps this one, unfortunately I cannot show that one to all of you.

***Note from Kerry:
Gee Shane, thanks for sharing such a personal story and drawing with us.

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Heart Break Jaqueline

by Shane
(Seattle WA)

Heart Break Jaqueline

Heart Break Jaqueline

The drawing of the woman above is supposed to represent Jaqueline, a girl I liked, even though it doesn't look anything like her. In the fantasy world I envisioned, she was supposed to fill my world with color.

The usage of red which represents "Love" in that illustration are her lips that I would never kiss, and the sunset which we would never see together. Her eyes held blue which represents dreams that are now shattered in the form of a tear over a rose. A rose which never blossomed into red "Love'. The rose represented our love that never blossomed.

That is extremely corny, I am fully aware of that. You have to understand that I was only 13 years old. It was extremely profound for me at the time. It was very genuine and painful for me to have endured.


***Note from Kerry:
We have all suffered heart break, Shane, and we manage it in different ways. It doesn't matter how old we are, we carry that pain with us, throughout our lives. I think the drawing is very expressive.

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