11.07.2006

13

I watched a film called "thirteen" about evil teenage girls. Makeup, smoking, drugs, alcohol, boys, thongs, peircings, stealing, swearing, self mutilation, the film didn't really leave anything out. The main character transformed from a sweet girl who wore cartoon t-shirts and colored socks, into her mother's worst nighmare (pictured above) when she befriends the "cool girl" in school. It's strange to see kids acting like they are adults, smoking and wearing makeup, it's so awkward. I wonder if most people erase their teenage years from their memory after they survive them....

11 comments:

CHRIS CANN said...

your right i kind of feel sorry for the heards of sheep like teenagers i see couming the streets. things and people dont really mature, they just get older, i realized. i like the, ball to new jean, supposidly rebeleous pen like scribles around the peace. peace for now cc

Kareem Thompson said...

reem likey

Ryan said...

This is a nice sketch, you've got a lot of cool stuff here!

Firas said...

I kept my teen year memories but cant say they were perfect. I like the blue eyes on the greyscale.

D said...

As a kid I respected adults and even feared them until I discovered that they where no different than kids. They where also insecure, they didn’t know it all; they didn’t necessarily know what to do in difficult situation and didn’t do what they ought to do in situations. They where petty, jealous, insecure, had bad judgment, etc.

They where nothing but grown kids. Some how knowing that gave me a feeling of loneliness and insecurity; they where no longer reliable.

I liked that movie, I could relate to the kid’s frustration, anger and self destruction. All the adults surrounding her acted like kids, why should she have to act like an adult? Sure the movie took it a bit too far and her family situation isn’t an excuse but we all are different and we all cope with our problems differently. Her mental health wasn’t the best (self destruction) and she really needed more supportive relatives. But life is never fare.


And I’m just ranting here so forgive me and carry on

:-/

verabee said...

Heeey, Jennie's back! Hi Jennie. :D Lovely stuff.

jennie said...
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Andrew said...

Jennie good to see youre posting again!
Teenagers can sometimes be really interesting subject matter: tough acting on the outside, but internally insecure and extremely self-conscious. I always liked when people captured that duality in artwork or film. Speaking of which, I think I heard about that film a while ago; was it good?

Anyways, keep those drawings coming; always nice to see your work!
Cheers,
Andrew.

Aiden said...

she looks kinda hot...

Ariel said...

Erasing those years would be hard.. but we certainly put them behind us.

Great post.

~ Lu said...

Jennie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hiii! I see that you got lazy like me, I havent post anything since ages ago. I want to hear from you, how are you?

I miss you! I was watching some old sheridan and after-sheridan pics and realized how much i miss Canada (well, the people), so I will try come visit soon!

Luv, Lu