As the title states, this picture is a tribute to a vision that I had 10 years ago, to the day. That was the day that I said to myself, "Self, I'm gonna be a rock star."
I guess I should give some background. March 1, 2003 was the best day of my life because I got my driver's license and went to my first rock concert. On the SAME DAY! While the driver's license bit is kind of an amusing story, I'll save that for another time. I'm going to talk about the concert.
The main act was Bon Jovi. Talk about an amazing first concert! Just seeing the camaraderie between the band members and the energy they put into their performance made me feel excited. I wanted to get the high that they were getting from performing. I wanted to be up on that stage, holding the audience in the palm of my hand. And I wanted to do that for the rest of my life.
Now, 10 years later, I'm STILL not in a band. I actually feel pretty in-confident in my ability to sing and play guitar sometimes. I desperately want to become the person I thought I'd be by now. It's just that everyone kept putting me down. It made me feel ashamed, and that's stuck with me to this day.
But I'm going to change that. I'm going to put myself out there in any way I know how. Even if I don't feel like I'm good enough, I'm going to be brave and advertise my skills anyway. I may not be what the music industry wants anymore, but that doesn't mean I won't strive to be like how I depicted myself in this drawing.
As for the drawing, itself, I started it a year ago, left it to the side, picked it up a couple months later, left it to the side again, picked it up yesterday, and finished it. I know I didn't ink it or touch it up. I was actually kind of in a rush. But I wanted to get it done so I could post it today.
- Sketch paper
- Colored pencils