I love nothing more than drawing popular characters for my kids to colour in. It encourages them to be creative, keeps them entertained for hours and doesn’t cost a penny – not to mention being a great distraction for me from the day-to-day work. The only downside can be the subject matter!
Whilst my son asks for a varied mix of cool characters: Ironman, Spiderman, Sonic, Transformers (the list goes on), my daughter insists on just 2 – Disney Princesses and Hello Kitty!
It’s not that I have anything against Disney Princesses or Hello Kitty, in fact I admire many different illustration styles and these characters are no exception. But I do find the sickly sweetness of each drawing a little tedious. Unfortunately it’s tough for a doting dad to say no. So amongst the latest suite of flowers hugging, cloud riding, gut-wrenchingly cute Kitty drawings, I slipped in an illustration more to my own tastes.
(Don’t worry – I didn’t share it with my daughter, she is blissfully unaware of teddies demise!)