Friday, April 27, 2007


No, not really. It was the summer of 1971 according to my mom’s handwriting. I was 6. Funny how mom’s save all this stuff. She has an apple tree that I painted when I was 4.

The other funny thing is, my art hasn’t changed much in the last 35 years. Only I didn’t stress over it so much then. Didn’t worry about style or composition. I just painted. Someday, I’ll get that back. Check back in another 35 years. :P


Ginger*:) said...

You did this at 6? No wonder we love your art, the child in you still shines through , and isn't that what being a children's illustrator is all about? Great illustration little Ian. Your mom must have been so proud...and still is, I am sure.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is amazing for an illustration done when you were six! Very nice colors, and I really like the shadows on the ground. So glad your mom saved it for you!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Kudos to your Mom for recognizing your talent at such an early age! There is a lot of artistic precocity here...wonderful!

arvindh said...

like your style!