None of the kids who were amazing wunderkind at drawing when I was a kid were any good or pursued it later?
I very specifically remember who was good at drawing.
In kindergarten Amanda drew a Clifford that the teachers fawned over and it was out in the hall forever and I tried to copy the way she did hers but mine sucked.
In 1st/2nd grade Logan was amazing at drawing cheetahs but cheetahs were like, the only animal he figured out. They were all muscular and drawn from the side. Although he did also draw a super good lynx, and I was the only other kid doing a lynx report and I worked really hard on my lynx drawing and even showed him my method for drawing the face that my dad taught me. And then he showed up and hadn’t used my method and had a way better drawing. I was bitter. I still remember that lynx method.
My dad would always do his but then add a million piercings and make him talk to me because when I was REALLY little I really liked tough stupid characters with piercings because I was fucking weird.
Man, fuck Logan, I still like this lynx. Too good for my straight on lynx face. Side view lynx.