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amelie
« on: March 20, 2005 08:05:18 PM »

So I was in art class my freshman year of high school and was told I had to create a rather large and realistic self portrait using only charcoal. Not a particularly creative assignment, and realism is not exactly my strong suit. I am caucasian with super-curly hair, which becomes important later in the story. So I work and work on this assignment when my art teacher decides to re-do my work. About a month later I take home the "finished" product to show to my mom, who says "Who is that cute hispanic girl in the picture?"  Huh

The sad part was, that is actually what it looked like!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2005 08:29:44 PM »

hahahha poor you!

*cole*
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2005 09:05:37 PM »

your teacher redid your portrait??  or made you do it??
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2005 04:59:23 PM »

No, she pretty much re-did it for me under the guise of "touching it up", if by that she meant making me look even more unlike myself!! haha, now it's just a running joke in my house!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005 03:14:04 PM »

No, she pretty much re-did it for me under the guise of "touching it up"

How rude!

I once had an art teacher who was legally blind, so everything we did had to have REALLY high contrast and bright colors. Oh, Mr. Stewart.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2005 08:22:26 PM »

Humm...I'm hispanic and have ULTRA curly hair...like Shirley Temple...

My art teachers are aazing--uh, except for this one. The snobbish type artist...

Like with some modern art, like say Pollack style...

"You have to FEEL the art!!"

I have to FEEL the mess someone made on my canvas!

Hmm.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2005 09:39:31 AM »

Do you happen to have a picture of it?  And a picture of yourself?  Maybe? 
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2005 01:37:29 PM »

Hmm... i don't know if i still have the portrait, i'm sure i do somewhere but it will require some digging....I'll try to find it for you!  Grin
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