Sunday, June 21, 2009

Parakeet

Sorry I haven't posted for the last couple of days. I haven't been feeling well, and everytime I sat in front of the computer, I felt like my head was going to explode. So, I thought it would be best to take a little break.

Now, on to the story of this image. This is definitely not my best work, but I posted it for good reason. Awhile ago, my daughter, Kensie, got a childrens' how-to-draw animals book. One day while she was learning to draw from the book, she asked me to draw the parakeet image with her. Though this is not how I would've drawn a parakeet, it was how the book taught you how to draw it.

I ended up giving the drawing to my daughter and didn't really think about it again. Over the next several months, she used the drawing that I gave her to create many variations (by tracing it and doing some freehand copying). I think she ended up doing around 25 different versions - naming each of them and coloring them with different designs and colors (similar to the dolphin image that I just posted).

Yesterday, she asked me to ink in that sketch that I did for her several months ago. Being so close to Father's Day, I think I felt obligated to be a good dad and do it for her. After I inked it, she asked me to color it. I didn't really want to, but she is so cute, I couldn't say 'no'. I had her bring in her pet parakeets and colored this image similar to the colors and designs that were on her birds. The result is this image.

So, while this isn't something I would show off in a portfolio, it reminds me of some fun memories I got to have with my daughter.

1 comment:

Shawners said...

It's pretty cool.