You see that kid over there? The one with the dour expression. The one with the erupting skin. The one who may or may not be a young Eminem. Yeah, I guess we’re supposed to draw him.
Hmm, I don’t really see how that’s going to put any of us in a better mood. I mean, look at that poor kid. He can’t be more than ten or twelve and he already has frown lines for god’s sake!
I bet his mom is one of those stage mother types. She probably answered some not-quite-on-the-level ad to get him this craft card photo shoot gig. He probably kicked and screamed all the way to the studio. Probably sat in the waiting room praying they wouldn’t choose him so he could get back home and lie around his room brooding and fantasizing about Cheryl Tiegs.
And then they picked him.
He made his way grudgingly down the hall while his overbearing mother repeatedly spat on her hand to wet down his cowlick. He was forced to sit on a hard metal stool like on school picture day, while some guy with a Bob Ross ‘fro combed down his mom-slobbery hair. ‘Okay, now smile.’ he said.
‘Screw you, buddy. Screw you.’
So, um, anyway, feel free to find your own surly kid to draw. Or, if you find today’s youth as frightening as I do, just draw the kid on the card.
If you give this craft a try, please let us know how it turns out by leaving a comment or emailing yours truly at hello @ hello7arts.com (include pictures if you have them) and I will gladly share the results of your efforts with the group.
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