Mount Sinai Hospital 1/16/19
I started off with Frosty and Olaf. These two characters helped me demonstrate all kinds of fun aspects of character design: costumes, perspective, and background setting.
Then one of the kids called in, requesting a snow queen, so as I drew, we talked about traditional portrayals of pretty princesses and how we might use new colors, shapes and personalities to reimagine traditional roles.
One girl texted in her own drawing that she was making along with us from her room: it was a fabulous, action packed portrait of a girl, moving in front of other figures. I guess my lessons in perspective and character design got through because she incorporated all of it into one fantastic scene!
After the show, I bumped into two of the art therapists who had been working with kids as they watched our show. They told me how much everybody enjoyed it and so that was the perfect end to a marvelous night. Thanks, kids, for watching and we’ll see you next month! ~Elana Amity, IWF Event Director