Friday, October 27, 2017

Artist book, junior division

Just came across this crayon artwork, created by Handsome Son, aged about eight.  He used to make a lot of artwork at home, just his own ideas, nothing to do with school.  And this is a form of book -- note the faux spine drawn down the back.

Back view

Front view

Better grasp of perspective than many adults I've taught, and good color balance, too.  All in all, a mom gives it a thumbs up!  Just thought you'd like to see it.   I had never talked with him about artist books, anything like that.  This is just what he fancied doing, and there's a narrative behind it which I don't know, since he also did long serial comics about various toys doing various adventures, and this is probably part of one of them.

Just a little tangent off the usual mad dash of this blog.


  1. this is charming, Liz; and yes, the perspective is spot on--considering his age at the time, this definitely shows a natural talent and a good eye. Im also pleased to know you were the kind of mother who Saved Things.

  2. This is so cool! Better than what I can accomplish myself at any age! Thanks for sharing.


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