I can’t pinpoint exactly when it started happening. I was always looking for fashion figures to draw, but started stumbling across really cute pictures of kids so I’d pin those too. Small disclaimer though – those images you see all over Pinterest of three and four year old children dressed all fashionably like they’re the Kardashian’s or something? Not a fan. Kids need to be kids – let them run around and get dirty.
So. I was freshly onto the blog of Lisa Anchin and loving her illustration style. Inside me beats the heart of a one day children’s book illustrator, I just know it. What I’m waiting for is either a writer needing someone to illustrate for them (universe, I am calling to you!) or children of my own, which I feel will inevitably spark the creative fountain in me to remember the way you thought about the world as a small child, the sheer magic of it, and start creating my own stories.
I painted this little one back in April I think and never got to posting her. I was trying to make her just slightly more toonish than my normal style, to play around. I’ll keep going, but I was happy with her form otherwise – I just need to figure out my own methods for facial features.
There you be! Happy Saturday all.