Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I'm in trouble...

Stud is really pissed at me for posting his drawing of Mr. A. He was REALLY pissed when I was scanning more of his drawings, and forbade me from posting any more. I managed to scan about 20 of my favorite drawings from some old sketchbooks, but I'm going to just keep them safely tucked away in a file until I get permission to post them.

After reading the comments left on the last post, he softened up a bit, and said I could post this:

It just kind of a cool pair of headphones he designed and drew a while back. He usually draws characters that are more like the Mr. A. picture. I'm not really sure if they would be categorized at sci-fi, or fantasy, or what. I think fantasy would be the closest match.

Since literally the 1st grade, Stud has been developing a game, along with his two best friends. Most of the drawings he does are characters from this game. I can NOT believe these boys have been working on The Game for over 9 years!! I'm hoping that one day, The Game will allow Stud to support his dear, old Mom. :)

When they started, the game was a bit like Magic: The Gathering. (I don't fully understand this one, either, but the boys were obsessed!) Now that the boys are older, and have incredible skills with computers and the like, they have moved into making this a video game. I believe that's what Stud wants "to be when he grows up," a video game developer. It's probably a ridiculously difficult field to get into, but I bet he can make boatloads of money doing it.

One of the colleges on Stud's "list" is Columbia College, here in Chicago. I would LOVE for him to be able to go here. First of all, it would be a dream program/school for him. Second, he wouldn't have to move away. Yeah, I know, I gotta let him grow up sometime. But I'm not ready!!!

I hope he'll ease up a bit, and let me share some of the drawings I scanned. There are a few that I adore that are simply his version of some Tarot cards he found online. His version is so much cooler! Stay tuned...

Oh, and a couple of you had asked whether Stud has had any classes or training, and the answer to that is a big, fat NO. He's never taken any art classes, he's just self-taught. He was supposed to be in Honors Art this year, on the recommendation of one of his teachers from last year (who used to constantly take his sketchbook away because he would spend her whole class drawing, instead of doing what he was supposed to be doing! Ugh!), but there was a scheduling mix-up, and it didn't happen. We tried to get it on his schedule again for next year, and tentatively, he has Honors Art on his schedule. Keep your fingers crossed that nothing messes it up again!

The literary magazine came out today, by the way, and thankfully, Stud bought a copy. I'm so proud of him. He's now a published artist!


karen gerstenberger said...

THAT'S AWESOME! Congratulations to Stud! Good job, Mom!

Tracey Axnick said...

He has some amazing ability! Tell him to keep that dream alive! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

He is so talented and he should NEVER get mad at him Mama for sharing. (Did YOU read that NEVER GET MAD AT THE MAMA!!!)
I can draw really good stick people.
Oh, that was a lie. I can't.

Has he ever heard about SCAD? Savanah college of art and design??? It is amazing and is for talented peeps like SM.
LoLo was looking into it for industrial design. But they teach so many amazing art courses...look into it!!

Tracey Axnick said...

I second what Suz says about SCAD. In fact, we vacation at Tybee Island quite a bit (right outside of Savannah). SCAD is one of the best schools there is for design.... might be worth looking into. PLUS Savannah is a beautiful town AND your mom could come visit the beautiful South. :)