Today I dug up a drawing from the past for you guys. I made this drawing more than 6 years ago in my final year of high school. There were a number of assignments you could choose from, one being titled ‘a pleasant dream’. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I felt an immediate attraction to the subject. To challenge myself, I incorporated some difficult subjects and textures. It wasn’t just a final drawing, but also indirectly a case study on how to draw water, hands, bubbles and fluffy textures.
The drawing slowly turned into a big happy place full of flying cupcakes, chicks with sunglasses, rainbow chameleons, pink elephants and in the midst of this crazy world me as a tiny fairy. The drawing is still dear to me: it hangs in my room above my desk. It was the first piece of art in which I captured part of my colorful and happy dream world.
If you could create your own dream world, what would be in it?
joyce matula welch
July 12, 2013 at 12:44
This is lovely and it speaks of what you would do in the future. That is so cool. My dream world would have the ocean, a big blue sky filled with puffy clouds, and lots of bubbles and sunlight.
July 16, 2013 at 06:50
Oooh I like that. Can I come too?
July 12, 2013 at 22:29
This is such a cool piece of artwork! I love looking back at old sketches or poems I’ve made in the past.
My dream world would have blue skies, a beach, roller skates, cotton candy, balloons and my family lol.
July 16, 2013 at 06:50
Yes! That sounds amazing. I have been pondering about making a second version of this one. Because there is still so much I can think of to put in there!
floating thru fields
July 14, 2013 at 01:48
Wow this is so detailed and so many different textures and elements, your talent is amazing :) Your more recent work is lovely but it’s so cool to see your early work I wish I was as good as you in highschool :P
My dream world would include cute little creatures, fun colors and pretty flowers :)
July 16, 2013 at 06:51
That sounds just perfect. I would love to go to all of you guys’ dreamworlds :)
July 16, 2013 at 14:07
Mine would most certainly a fluffy yellow chick with sunglasses on! ;o)
Beautiful job with this assignment! I admire your artistic talent. That gene set seemed to pass me by completely. I love what a colorful and happy place your blog is!
July 17, 2013 at 21:35
Thank you so much, also for your London advice :)
July 31, 2013 at 10:52
LOVE IT! If you made this into a shirt design I’d buy it. So magical and whimsical.
August 7, 2013 at 11:19
I have wondered if I would make my rainbow zebra unicorn painting into a t-shirt. I would wear that :p
November 6, 2017 at 03:42
Hi! I was wandering if I could buy a licens to use this picture for a small t-shirt line
November 6, 2017 at 11:03
Hi Mathias, I’m afraid I don’t want this artwork to be part of a t-shirt line. Thank you for checking though.