Today, with only two days left of the fun summer vacation, I sat motionless in my chair since this morning.

Alice was drawing a portrait for her art project, and I was modeling for her. I’ve been maintaining the same posture for a while now, and it’s much harder than I thought it would be, and it’s just painful.

“Hey, ……, how’s the progress going?”

“I’m almost done with the draft, I think.”

“Okay, let’s work on it a little more.”

The trouble with this assignment is that you have to draw while looking at the real thing. The burden is on the model and the person doing the drawing feels a lot of unnecessary pressure.

“Why can’t you draw from a picture?”

“The art teacher explained that to us in class.”

“Of course I know that, but I’m just too lazy in this position.”

“Of course I know that, but I’m just too lazy to do it this way.”

The art teacher said that the photograph does not show the detailed colors and shadows, so it will be different from the real thing that you actually saw. So, it is forbidden to draw while looking at the photo, but is it necessary to ask so much from a mere amateur?

While I was thinking about this and trying my best to maintain my position, Alice finally completed the draft and opened her mouth with a look of satisfaction on her face.

“Takuma, look, I’ve drawn a rough draft.”

“…… Hey, who is this?”

“Eh, it’s Takuma.”

“No, no, no, this is too different. I thought he was some handsome actor.”

The draft of the portrait that Alice showed me didn’t look like me at all. It’s not that she’s bad at drawing in fact, I think she’s quite good at it, but the problem is that she’s glorifying myself too much.

“My eyes aren’t that bright, and my nose isn’t that high either.”

“Well, I personally think it’s exactly the same.”

“If you’re serious, I think you need to see an eye doctor.”

If the draft was like this, I wouldn’t have had to work so hard to maintain the same position. Even though I was thinking about this, I took the same pose as before and just waited for Alice to complete the copy.

In the end, the finished portrait was as beautiful as ever, and Alice looked satisfied with it, even though it was a different person. After lunch, it was my turn to draw Alice’s portrait.

“So what do you want me to do?”

“Hmmm, what should I do?”

As I was beginning to think about what pose I should ask her to take, Alice seemed to have an idea and opened her mouth smiling.

“Hey, Takuma. I have an idea for a good pose.”

“I want to see it in person before I make a decision, so just give it a try.”


When Alice finishes saying this, she suddenly begins to take off the clothes she was wearing.

“W-Wait a minute. What are you suddenly trying to do?”

“Eh, I’m just trying to strike a pose, okay?”

“Why do you need to take off your clothes?

“Yeah, because the pose I’m trying to strike is more distinctive in nude”

No, no, it’s too bad if the art assignment at school is a nude drawing of a classmate.. Naturally, I rejected the pose without even looking at it.

“I thought it was a good idea.”

“……, where’s that?”

Alice had a dissatisfied expression on her face as she adjusted her clothes. There’s no doubt that she’s intelligent, but sometimes she does things that don’t even give the impression of being intelligent.

I gathered myself, decided on a pose, and immediately started drafting. I decided to start drawing the face first and took a closer look at Alice, but when I looked at her again, I saw that her features were really well-shaped.

She has blonde hair, green eyes, fair complexion, bright eyes, a high nose, and a beautiful E-line in profile. Why she fell in love with me is a mystery.

“Your hand hasn’t moved at all since a few minutes ago, are you okay?”

“….Ah, I’m sorry.”

It seems that because I was admiring Alice’s face, my hand stopped working on the draft before I knew it.

“Maybe you were admiring me?”

“N-No, I wasn’t.”

“I see, I see, you were admiring me.”

I tried to cover it up in a hurry, but it was obvious to Alice. I continued to draw for a while and finally finished the draft, so I presented it to her.

“I’ve finished the draft.”

“Eh, it’s amazing. It’s really high quality.”

“Of course it is. I’m pretty confident about it.”

Although I may say so myself, I think my drawings are relatively good. I’ve always loved drawing, and there was a time when I wanted to become a manga artist. Well, I haven’t told anyone, including my family.

“Then I’ll do a clean copy, so please take the same pose as before.”

“Yes, and make sure it’s beautiful.”

“Okay, okay.”

I answered in a random manner, but I had no intention of cutting corners. I quickly finished the portraits. Alice was very pleased with my work, so I was satisfied.

Now that I had finished all my assignments, I would not have any unfinished business during the summer vacation. I’m still worried about the supplementary classes that start the day after tomorrow, but I’ll just have to hang in there.

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