Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Talent I Wish I Had


taken in my grandmother's house on Christmas Eve

My very talented cousin drew this anime inspired Christmas card for the family. Would you believe she drew that from her own imagination and with just markers?? No tracing, no Photoshop. Just her and her markers. AMAZING. And my cousin is only 15 years old! I was flipping through her sketchbook over the holidays and I was blown away by all her drawings. The details and shading of her anime characters are so professional that its hard to believe she didn't have any formal lessons. Yup, you read that correctly. All she did was read books on manga! Drawing is one of the talents I wish I had. All I can do are stick figures and pretty impressive smiley faces.

What talent do you wish you had?

UPDATE: You can check out my cousin's awesome works here!

11 comments:

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Tell no one but I ended studing Law (and I work on that area now), but I wanted to be an architect. What stopped me? Mainly Maths ...

Thanks for the visit. Linked you already.

Riet said...

That is a clever young cousin. You do like I do one step ate the time learning photographing:)))
Happy New Year

Lianne said...

@ferreira-pinto your secret is safe with me! hehe. well i completely understand... math wasn't my favorite subject at all! thanks for the link!

@riet yup, learning little by little. it really takes practice!

glutton Princess said...

i love traveling and always wished i could draw so i could sketch all the scenery i see. :)

Lianne said...

i love traveling too! since i can't draw, i leave it to my camera to capture the scenery hehe :)

hip chick said...

She is very talented. I wish I was able to cross country ski, ice skate, and watercolour paint.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Postcards like this could be easily sold anywhere on the market. Fantastic artwork considering she's 15.

Lianne said...

@hip chick i've never skied before! i'd like to try that out one day

@carlos really? i should tell her to sell her work!

Serline said...

Drawing is fun and therapeutic for me. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

Photo Cache said...

I would have loved to be able to draw, write, sing, dance and play musical instruments. I know that's too much right?

Lianne said...

@photo cache ooooh yeah i'm also not musically inclined at all!!

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