this is a painting i did as a thank you present for my piano teacher of 10 years. i can't believe it's been so long, the years go past so quickly! i'll miss her.
i originally wanted to paint a boy with a piano and a bunch of animals and i drafted/sketched a lot of versions, but wasn't happy with any of them. i scrapped the piano idea because pianos are huge and hard to draw- such an awkward shape and hard to position on the page. and i like melodicas, so i did a melodica instead. i wanted to draw a giraffe, but giraffes were too big in relation to a person to fit on the page so once again, scrapped that too.
but yeah, this is what i ended up with. i'm really proud of it and i really like how it turned out. i seem to end up painting a lot of tree trunks these days, haha. but i gotta say, that tree stump is probably my favourite bit of the whole painting.
not too good with animals, so please forgive the problems with the deer. OTL
i gave the original away today, i hope she likes it!
to my piano teacher- thank you for being an absolute inspiration to me, for giving up so much of your time and effort, for putting up with me throughout all these years. you've given me the gift of music, something so important to me. you've gotten me through all those exams, which used to make me sick from stress. i would not have gotten my music certificate without you. i would have given up without your support, you helped me to keep trying and to do my best. thank you so much, you mean the world to me.
The deer looks like it's thinking "I'm not impressed" :9 but so cuteee! And I like your colouring style~
oh my gosh you're totally right! haha! thankyou, i'm glad you like it!
haha, the birds must be very cheeky to the stag! And wow, 10 yrs of piano? Did you finish 8th grade and beyond?
this is really cute ^_^