Illustration Friday - Simple

When I saw the new assignment for this week this drawing came to mind. It's drawn on watercolor paper because my initial intent was to paint. I ended up changing my mind and using a little bit of everything: ink, pencil and charcoal.

I drew it when I was in college. It was a lazy afternoon and I happened to see a photograph that inspired this drawing. I saved it thinking that someday it would make a great father's day present. I don't even know why I thought that. I was single and I didn't get married until 4yrs later. When hubby and I celebrated our first father's day together, little D was 5 months old. I gave Daddy this drawing and a framed black ink handprint of baby D.

What could be more simple and pure as the love of a parent and child?

By the way, Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


  1. This is beautiful, capturing a moment of such sweetnes!

  2. Love your illo and your sweet story.

  3. this is so beautiful! i love it!!! great work! love that daddy received it!

  4. Love the drawing, so precious! Happy Valentine's Day Patricia!