STILL IN EDIT
This is how it started. Alec had a dog he loved die and he wanted to draw a picture of the dog to give to the owner. I explained the process, and how long it would take. He possessed the desire, seemed committed to the process, and was willing to do the work . So I agreed to give him a hand. We worked on it during lunch recess for about 3 weeks or so. He’s probably got 15+ hours in it.
Here is the final piece. It was great fun for me to see Alec work through the process of drawing such a nice finished drawing. If there is anything I would want him, or any other student to realize, is sometimes making art is nothing more than committing to the required work, following through, and not giving up until you reach your desired goal.
I think we both had a great time.
Alec’s Story About Jesse
Hi, my name is Alec P. I had a dog named Jesse. He was a really good dog to me. He was in my heart all the time. When he passed away I thought I was going to be sick. Jess was a championship dog. Why I said that is because he was show dog. He won lots of shows he went into. Tim S. was the owner of Jess. My dad lived next to him for a lot of years. I went to Tim’s house about every weekend to play and practice with Jesse because we had shows to do. Now I think you can tell that I loved Jesse my dog.