My brother works at Hershey's. I drew this for him
Reading and drawing are two childhood hobbies that I still carry with me. Portraits are a huge challenge, though. My first drawings were made using a tracing paper placed on top of a nursery rhyme book. I remember my mom buying me coloring books, tracing books with bonus connect-the-dots puzzles, and the old version of Etch-a-Sketch called the Magic Slate.
A Magic Slate
(image from Google)
I love drawing with colored pencils because they are handy, but I also paint. With a baby, I can't afford a messy project so I have done only 1 painting since. I almost always use colored pencils.
This one I made for my husband who misses In-N-Out burger so much:
I chose to let this childhood hobby stay. Let some things never change.. or maybe my art did -- I think somehow it got better.