Metroid II - Return of Samus (age 6)
Created by Danny Poloskei on 1995-01-01
Medium: Paper with pencil crayons
Perhaps my earliest attempt at making a detailed drawing. Using a Metroid II poster for reference (before I ever even played a Metroid game), I tried to draw it as closely as I could when I was 6 years old. Frustrated with the results, I crumpled it up and prepared to throw it in the trash; however, my older brother rescued it, told me it was good, and taped it up on his bedroom wall. For a time, it remained there - just sitting there, mocking my lack of ability. I was about ready to give up on art, limiting myself to doodles of stick people. When I was 10, I gave it another try and copied the poster successfully, leading to a few more years of copying art for practice. The exact creation date is lost to the ages, but I know it was 1995.