These are collaborative animal paintings by my 4-year old daughter and me. I start by drawing an animal head. Next step: My daughter (who LOVES to draw) hastily snatches my sketchbook from me and draws a body and sometimes additional things. Later, I go back and add highlights and details in acrylic paint, colored ballpoint pen, and marker. Together, they create a beautiful collaboration…as well as an exercise in patience (on both our parts).


  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moore9 months ago

    This is just so adorable! I love it all the more after reading about your collaboration with your young daughter. And I never would have seen it if it were not on RB’s home page today (Nov 1, 2013). Congratulations!

  • LKBurke29
    LKBurke299 months ago

    I just saw an article somewhere about your collaboration work with your daughter!! What an absolutely fabulous idea – I wish I had done something like this when mine were little! Whimsical and wonderful – I love the tiger!

  • Riko2us
    Riko2us9 months ago

    great work !

  • Jeff Kingston
    Jeff Kingston9 months ago

    Great idea and results the collaboration, love the element of chance combined with the wonder or a child’s imagination and sophistication of the adult artist :)

  • tori yule
    tori yule9 months ago

    Wonderful a loving collaboration

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