We have a blackboard wall in our new kitchen. Last week, whilst attempting to entertain my best friend's little girl, I handed her a piece of chalk and she became totally absorbed in her drawings. It wasn't until about halfway through our little art session that I realised the possible negative consequences of teaching a toddler that it's okay to draw on the walls! There were a few times I had to prevent her from wandering into our hallway and decorating all our walls with her scribbles, so I'm hoping she won't be left unoccupied with crayons at home!
This week's theme for Illustration Friday is children. This is an image that was originally created as part of my children's book I'm A Little Bit Scared Of... The creativity of young children has always inspired me, as their drawings always show such incredible imagination, and I really enjoyed creating characters and drawings in a child-like style.