Then, And Now 2
Updated: Apr 12, 2021
While looking through a file cabinet today I unearthed a relic from one of my more memorable childhood artistic phases, centered around a lively obsession with the comic book, cartoon, toy, and eventual movie franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I’m not sure how old I was when I produced this mess masterpiece, but thankfully my skills have developed since that time.
I often wonder, with no shortage of amusement, if the seed of my current deep appreciation for the Italian Renaissance masters was planted as a child by these cultural icons of my 80’s generation.
I find it fascinating, in hindsight, the attention I paid to more intricate anatomical details like veins, even at this young age...
...considering how this focus has remained and evolved up to the present day.