I’m posting this one again because I am feeling nostalgic. Enjoy!
When I was a little girl, my mom would read to my sister and I before bed and it was usually from A.A. Milne’s, “Winnie The Pooh” or “Now We Are Six”. I simply loved the stories and assorted poems. For me, Shepard’s simple black, ink drawings were perfect, and I couldn’t wait for my mother to turn each page to reveal the next one! I truly believe these drawings influenced the way I draw today.
Shepard seemed to draw children so simply, yet the form and actions of the children he drew were so life-like. Whether it’s Christopher Robin kicking up leaves in his high boots as he walks along with his nanny, marching to the pond with his fishing pole, skipping rope or just sitting up in his bed with the “sneezles”, it’s so innocent and real. He’s captured everything perfectly in a tiny black sketch, that I…
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