So Proud.

Over the past year or so, my daughter has become very serious about becoming an artist, primarily a character artist.  Her work is astonishingly vivid and alive; not just “for a child” but in general.  Here, take a look at what she left lying on the table after school yesterday:

Three black and white sketches of quirky comic characters.

For context on why this is an absolute triumph in a way even she doesn’t fully understand, please see this blog post from 2013, and join me in getting a little misty-eyed over the whole thing.

3 Responses to “So Proud.”

  1. Anne, Cranky Cat Lady

    She’s good! That is so wonderful, watching someone discover they’re good at something.

    • Mishell Baker

      Right? And especially given the backstory, it’s almost miraculous to me. I can look at it one of two ways. Either she didn’t like drawing until she was shown how, or she loved it too MUCH and had to be shown how to forgive herself for not doing it full justice right out of the gate.

  2. Alasdair Russell (Dhericean)

    Only just found this, and … Wow!

    I don’t know how old she is and whether she has any access to social media, but I follow a few animators and designers on Twitter. Particularly Justin Rodrigues has posted his model sheets for Molly and Scratch from Disney’s The Ghost and Molly McGee.

    Molly –
    Scratch –

    You could always pull the images down for her if you don’t want her on Twitter yet. I’m afraid it has to be your call whether these would motivate or demotivate her.

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