Monday, July 7, 2014

Dreams WIP Completed

The idea that I hope to convey is to dream big, believe in your dreams and they will become your reality.  

Each of the elements in the drawing represent something from my childhood. 

The Moon. As a child, I daydreamed about someday meeting the moon. I talked with him often and thought that the moon was special to me because everywhere I went, there he was. He was there when I looked out of my bedroom window before falling to sleep, he was there when I played outside at night whether in my own backyard or somewhere else, and he was there when I looked out the window from the backseat of my parents car while riding home from the days activities. The moon was a huge part of my childhood. He was my friend. 

The Giraffes. I wanted a pet giraffe when I was little. Ah, who am I kidding, I want a pet giraffe now. :)

The Monkeys. They are from the game, Barrel of Monkeys, and I used them a lot in play but I don't think I ever used them as intended. They made great "ropes" for my toy soldiers to escape from impending doom.  

The Mushroom Village. I was a smurf lover. A dedicated watcher of the television cartoon series in the 80's, the little blue creatures found their way into my heart, and into my drawing. 

Teddy. My teddy bear went everywhere with me. We walked, talked, and ate together. He was always close by. In fact, I still have him. ♥ He is an old timer now but as loyal as ever.

The Creatures or Aliens. These guys were my protectors. As a child, I scared easily and I was anxious. My bedroom was on the second floor and my parents bedroom was on the first floor. This posed a problem because when I would wake up from a nightmare, which was often, I was too scared to walk into the darkness through the long hallway and down the stairs to my parents bedroom. So, I created these guys to watch over me. They "lived" in my bedroom window and when I would wake up terrified from a dream, I would "hand" it to them and they would take care of it for me. 

The Tree. I have always had a fondness for trees. They are strength, beauty, and providers. If you look closely in the drawing, you will find faces in the branches and trunks. 


Time spent:
150+ hours

12"x18" drawn on smooth bristol board

2H, 2B, 4B mechanical pencil
kneaded eraser

Original available:
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“Dreams are illustrations...from the book your soul is writing about you.” 

-Marsha Norman


  1. Amazing. Fantastic. Whimsical.

    1. Thank you so much for your comments. It is so appreciated. :)