Last week Jillian won the Halloween giveaway I was having. She promptly sent in a picture her daughter had drawn.
"I think this is one of my favorites. It's supposed to be herself, but it kind of looks like a ghost or a penguin. She just turned three at the end of July, and she's starting to make blob type drawings with faces and limbs. I love that stage of a kid's development. :) "
Since this was a Halloween giveaway, I went with the ghost interpretation. Since this is such a simple design, I made it fit a 5x7 mat. I reworked it to include 2 ghosts (the little one is the same as the big one, just smaller and reversed). So, now it is a picture of Mommy & Daughter ghosts. The little ghost pops out a bit, as you can see in the picture taken on an angle.
These very simple drawings are the most challenging for me. I don't want to alter the picture too much, because I want to capture "that stage of a kid's development" as Jillian said. That's what makes it so special. So, I try to enhance it without taking anything away from the original picture. I loved working on this one.