Today I found some old drawings and pictures in a box (still left untouched after our move). Most of them are older than 10 years and were made during art classes in school. One of our last assignments was to decorate some wall sections of the school's new recreational area.
Each of us got the same sized wooden board, wall paint and one brush. We had to choose a portrait, done by a famous artist and draw it in black and white on these wooden boards (which then would be put up together).
I really didn´t know which portrait to draw. Most of the students decided to copy realistic portraits. I hadn´t been a fan of Picasso so far but I wanted to do something different and so I chose a portrait done by him. It took a lot of time to draw this painting - specially with the wall color and with only one brush.
BUT: This is when I fell in love with Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso´s work.
While trying to copy the image as detailed as possible I realized how much work there was in all of his paintings. And that opened my eyes to art, artists and their work. ¡Gracias a Usted, Signor Picasso!
"When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” (Pablo Picasso)
I am really glad he became Picasso.