Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Budding Cartoonist?

A severe bout of insomnia last night got me to playing Mahjongg long after most normal people go to sleep. Upon winning a game, after about 7 losses, I chose to open one of the "Jewels of Wisdom", and it said that "gentle people demand much of themselves, but the pretty (vain) demand much of others". How true is that? Tonight I was going to post a very ugly picture of my kitchen with the walls smashed out, which I took during the current renovation. But I happened upon this little piece of artwork that was done this past summer by my eldest granddaughter. She had somehow managed to get my youngest granddaughter to sit still long enough to do this little caricature sketch of her. I have always admired artists, and I especially admire those who can draw a sketch of another person, and while it is obviously a cartoon type of drawing, there is enough subtle detail, and hints of the real subject as to make it obvious who the person actually is. That takes a lot of talent and skill. It amazes me that such talent is present in her at such a young age. When I asked her what she would probably do when she grew up, she said that she wasn't sure yet, but she would like to become an animator or cartoonist. It would not surprise me if one day, her artwork was in daily newspapers. She is a gentle little soul, who obviously demands excellence of herself, and already is able to offer something beautiful to others. She was eleven when she drew this with coloured pencils, and the subject was a very busy three year old.
Go for it kiddo!