For those parents with daughters, I think you can recognize this character. It took about three crayon stokes before Layla yelled “RahPuunzoool”! For about a year, she just wanted to watch Eugene and Maximus run around the TV while Rapunzel sung her favorite songs.
I actually started my warm up during breakfast. Funny how several hours can improve a sketch.
When you go out to lunch or dinner with the kids and don’t bring your own crayons or art pens, you are left with whatever the establishment offers. Most of the time, it’s about 3 or 4 basic colors.
If you can simplify shapes and features, you can get away with a drawing that is not as color accurate. And if you can do it efficiently, you can prevent a meltdown in about 25 seconds.
This is a tiger that Layla loves on PBS. His colors are tan and orange-brown with some shading in between. Rarely are we offered a brown crayon. Here I did a quick rendering in pen showing the important features, then an orange-blue palette followed by a strange yellow-red combination.
As long as you stay true to the simple shapes, use contrasting colors, you can satisfy a 2 year old and keep her engaged before the appetizer arrives.
Right before the food came out, Layla was getting fussy. Luckily, we always have a set of crayons in our bag. Since the placemat didn’t have cookies on it, I figured Jinro Soju would be a good prop to match his shifty eyes.