Tuesday, September 30, 2008

illustration friday - packed


I spend a lot of time with young children and am constantly amazed by how packed their head space is. Just today, from my 6 year old, I have had: How do wheelchair people get into bed? How many seconds until Christmas? Can we also eat the fire when we toast marshmellows? Does God mind if we kill flies?

19 comments:

Vhrsti said...

Wonderful! Great style and colors!

aeneadellaluna said...

Woow..she is really packed full of ideas :)

Katie said...

That's a great take on the illustration. Kids do ask some crazy questions. Mine asked me why do we need belly button for. Try answering that one. I think I tried to explain umbilical cords and that's how they were fed before they were born, but I gave up quickly when they looked so very confused.

Ratlion said...

Nice take on the topic. A really nice style too!

:)

get zapped said...

I really like this and yes, it's so true about children. If only we could be so open and curious!!

Dada's place said...

I like your illustration and your style! You're so right about children! The favourite word of my 7 years old is "why?" :)

Pirusca said...

Very nice, I love the textures!

Finch said...

I love the fact that I work with children. A few of my favourites:

Kid #1: "I have a UTI"
Kid #2: "What's that?"
Kid #1: A urinary trail infection
(To Me) "Please don't give me any orange juice. The acid just won't work for me. Do you have any cranberry juice on you? I think that would be best"

They were 6 years old.

I love your illustration - so full of detail, the linework particularly, is really well done. Glad I found your blog, will definitely be browsing around a bit :)

Juan said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!

Daisy Edwards said...

Gorgeous! I love the colour palette! Also a nice spin on the topic - I definitely know how she feels!!

Kerry said...

That's adorable! My little cousins are always asking a hundred questions... it's so funny :)

Vicki Smith said...

Very sweet illustration, plus I LOVE the comments! I teach art classes for pre-schoolers 2 days a week and they amaze me with their observations.

Sean Ashby said...

Those are pretty insightful questions, actually! Kids are so smart. (My boy doesn't talk yet, but I'm bracing myself!) Wonderful illo! Love the colors!

Sara C said...

Beautiful handwriting, great patterns and layers! Very cute.

sweetwilliam said...

Who says thats the domain of 6 year olds? My head is like that all the time!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!

Shugar said...

hahahha, this is so cute and sweet... really love the colors! :)
kids can sure ask the strangest questions!

Denise Gallagher said...

Beautiful as always!
And such a wonderful take on the topic...

Thanks for your kind comment!

Denise

Mark Cavell said...

My 4 year old niece is the fount of all Knowledge!
Beautiful illust, fantastic line and colour as ever.