Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Doing some 'dooring' with a two-year old the other day, it was interesting to see how much, or how little, detail needed to be added to a picture before she recognised it. Adding a stalk to a blob turns it into an apple; gills are needed before a fish is a fish. Ears are the most important part of an animal's head. And in the case of a 'wa-wa', the exact shape of the ears determines whether it's a 'Heidi' or a 'Peanut' (or whatever your dogs happen to be called).
'Dooring' is a great way to remember what a splendid magic trick drawing actually is. And how good it can feel to be regarded as a magician! It's easy to forget.
Try to find a small accomplice for some 'dooring' soon, if you can.