Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her 4-year-old daughter on a series of illustrations that one starts and the other finishes. This collaboration is one of the most unique I’ve come across and I can only imagine how much of an affect it will have on her daughter later in life. Will she become an illustrator or artist like her mom? Or push away from it? Only time will tell.
I really love Angela’s candid comments on the process –
“Sometimes I would give her suggestions, like “maybe she could have a dragon body!” but usually she would ignore theses suggestions if it didn’t fit in with what she already had in mind. But since I am a grownup and a little bit (okay a lot) of a perfectionist, I sometimes would have a specific idea in mind as I doodled my heads. Maybe she could make this into a bug! I’d think happily to myself as I sketched, imagining the possibilities of what it could look like. So later, when she’d doodle some crazy shape that seemed to go in some surrealistic direction, or put a large circle around the creature and filled the WHOLE THING in with marker, part of my brain would think, What is she DOING?!? She’s just scribbling it all up! But I should know that in most instances, kids’ imaginations way outweigh a grownup’s, and it always ALWAYS looked better that what I had imagined. ALWAYS.”
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