My Budding Artist

A gallery of selected works from my daughter, starting at age 3 and a half (and now almost 6). With an occasional guest appearance from her younger brother (now 4).

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's like preschool...on TV

Created December 18, 2007

So, this is a little out of order with the rest of the Budding Artist's art, but I wanted to get it scanned in saved before it potentially disappeared.

For those who are Noggin-impaired, Noggin is a cable channel that is run by Nickelodeon. You can see their overly abundant flash-tastic (sarcasm inserted) site here, assuming you have a ridiculously fast computer and fast internet connection that only NASA could possibly have.

Anyway, the station features a lineup of their pre-school/young kids animated shows in a commercial-free format. However, since all shows are designed to have about 12 minutes of commercial airspace in them, this leaves a huge chunk of airspace in between shows. So what do you do with that air time?

Well, you hawk your own shows, you play kid friendly music videos, and you create a lovable cartoon host. Or in this case, two of them; Moose E. Moose and Zee the bird.

And that is the two characters drawn by the Budding Artist in the artwork off to the side here. Free-hand. With no style guide or helper artwork to guide her along or copy from. (Moose E. Moose is the moose-like thing on the bottom). Rather impressive!

Apparently in one of the little vignettes, Moose E. Moose is looking for candy canes or something. So that's what they are holding.

For comparison sake, here are the two hosts of the channel.

Moose E. Moose would be proud!

Friday, December 07, 2007

No Respect

Created Mid November, 2007

Probably the best charactiture of Rodney Dangerfield you'll ever see from a four and a half year old girl.

Hand Turkey

Created Mid November, 2007

Just in time for Thanksgiving. Finger paints, with googley eyes.

Oh, Happy Day

Created Early November, 2007

Oh happy day, indeed! Even though the sun needs a good shave.

Celebration of Fire

Created Early November, 2007

This is Avery. With a rainbow crown wig right out of the 80's, watching fireworks.

Flamingo Rumba!

Created Early November, 2007

This is actually a card, with a flamingo taped to it.



Created Mid-October 2007

After school one day, Avery decided to go up into her room with some crayons and paper. Later, she came down asking for some scissors and tape.

Finally, she can downstairs a little bit later wearing this mask. Apparently, all ready for a ball in King Louis XIV's court.

Riding the Fire-Breathing Giraffe

Created October 27, 2007

Terror of the Undead

Created Mid October, 2007

Mister Peanut and the Ghosts

Created Mid-October, 2007

Festival of the Insects

Created October 13, 2007

These are actually two different pieces of artwork: Dancing with the Ladybug, and the Angry Fly, which were cut out as separate pieces as Avery has now included scissor-work into her artwork.

However, cut out circles don't scan very well.

Giraffe Rider

Created October 10, 2007