This was my senior year art project in 2004-2005. I was only in introduction to art and the teacher told me that I could do an art III project after seeing some of the things that I had drawn in her class. The art III project was to paint a table that you brought in. You could put anything you wanted on it, so I picked my favorite video game around that time.
That table took me roughly 6 months to complete. That involved my 45 minute class time (which was about 35 minutes considering 5 minutes to get all my stuff out and 5 minutes to put everything away after class) and any time that I could get out of other classes/study hall to come to the art room to finish it. Hell, I would even finish lunch as fast as I could some days to get to the art room to work on it.
All of the characters and the logo on the table were hand painted with a fine brush that the teacher gave me. Some people, on first look, thought that they were actually stickers that I just put around the table. The teacher confirmed with them that they were all hand painted. I won best in show for the table categories that year.
I used to draw and paint all the time, but I lost it. I don’t know what happened, but it seemed that I just lost the passion. Sometimes I wish I could go back to it, but I don’t even know where to start. :\