A picture is worth a thousand words.
I have a rather polluted opinion of the twins’ mother, obviously. She did things to me that I’ll never forget and will forever taint the way I view her.
However, there are times I can see the good things about her. I see those things mostly through the twins. She is very artistic. She could write very well when she actually sat down to do it. She is also a very talented artist.
I was reminded of her artistic abilities when I saw Baby A’s inherited talents on display this past weekend. He is taking an art class this year, and his latest assignment was to pencil-sketch a portrait of Marilyn Monroe.
His teacher had him take the same approach I was taught in school, which is to lay out a grid on the source picture and then again on the medium on which you’ll be sketching. The results for me were less than stellar. Baby A’s, however, were downright amazing. He definitely has his mother’s talent for drawing.
I was floored when first I laid eyes on my son’s sketch. My jaw fell to the floor with an emphatic thud. This turned out amazingly. I only wish that I could draw like this.
Baby A, though he’s happy with the way it turned out, was not so thrilled with the amount of time it took him to complete this sketch. I hope, despite his disdain for everything that isn’t an Xbox, that he keeps up with this talent. If he hones his craft he could eventually find a career in this.