Gr. 6 childhood doodles – my budding career

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Childhood Doodles

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When I was younger, I thought it was important to brand myself and my artwork. As a budding artist at the age of 11, I designed my own logo and signed my art under the pen name “San-Man”.

Yes, my logo was an animated cheerful smelly poop that was sometimes pictured dancing. I even hand painted my own t-shirt because clothing apparel/ merchandise was vital to the success of my artistic career. Of course the shirt showcased my brand, the “San-Man” feces.

I felt it was important to sign all my work, here are some examples from my old sketchbook (these illustrations were from the green drawing book pictured below)

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My “clients”, my fellow gr. 6 classmates, wanted some cute desk merchandise. I sold hand painted sculpted figurines for a dollar a pop. They were made with Super sculpey and took about over 10 hours to make. I hand painted each of these figurines with a double zero brush. As an 11 year old, it was my first “client base” and I was thrilled. I also once set my toaster oven on fire because I tried to support one of my sculpted figures with paper…in an oven…I wish I had a picture of that event. Of course, I had a pig excreting poop as one of my products. I was particularly fond of this one so I never sold it.pigsupersculpey