While I was visiting my mum and dad over the holidays, we came across these photos that I thought it might be fun to share. Believe it or not, this is what I looked like when I was around 18 or 19:
I can't be sure of the exact year, but I know it was before I went to university, as this is at my parents' house. I was commissioned to do a couple of animal portraits for a woman at my mum's workplace, who was potty about her dogs. It's so many year's ago, I had forgotten all about them.
Both drawings were done in black conte pencil I believe, at around A2. I was of course working from photographs, not something I generally do nowadays. I'm not at all sure I would have the patience for all that fine detail now either!
I wonder if the woman still has them on her wall, wherever she is..?