Last year I wrote a design tutorial about composition, and I referenced growing up drawing at my grandma’s house. You can read about it here.
Yes, in the early ’80s, scratch paper and pencils were in high demand in Daytona Beach, Florida. Well, my mom tracked down some of those “works” and scanned them for me. The earliest starting at 2 1/2 years old. Enjoy!
Horse – 2 1/2 years old – This is the earliest drawing I have of mine. It’s titled “Horse”. Looks more like a smug alien, but pretty rad, nonetheless.
Cars- 3 yrs. old- It appears I was well ahead of my time with some sort of train/automobile combo? The second one looks like a house on wheels (Cars with door-KNOBS instead of handles; now THAT’S an idea.)
Car #2 – 3 years old – I was fan of VW buses at an early age.
Truck – 3 years old -Looks like a semi-truck with wagon wheels. I must’ve been making a social commentary on the juxtaposition of old world travel and new world commerce. Plus, it has TWO signatures on it!
Robot – 4 years old -I was drawing some inspiration from Transformers on this one.
I’m very grateful I had parents that supported and encouraged me along the way. If your kid loves to draw, create, or whatever- encourage them & have plenty of blank paper around the house!