Dad with baby

The For and the Aft (two views of life)

Have you ever stood behind a parent with their baby thrown over their shoulder? The baby is getting an entirely different view of life than the parent. As an artist it is nice to get a fresh pair of eyes to take a look at your painting or illustration. Sometimes they see things that you have missed. Even an untrained eye can comment and send you in a different direction on your painting. You can also take a look at it in a mirror or take the color out so you can see if you’ve caught the values. Looking at your painting in a different way or through the eyes of someone else can help you see what’s going on and improve your art.


About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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4 Responses to Afterwords

  1. Paige Keiser says:

    This is lovely, Sherry! I love it. Your link isn’t working on Illustration Friday unfortunately, although it does bring you to your home site.

    • smeidell says:

      Thank you Paige. I’m technologically challenged. I double check my post before I upload my illustration for Illustration Friday. I think I’ve got it just right and baboom it doesn’t work. I’ll keep trying and eventually I’ll get it or maybe I’ll just keep trying.

  2. Kathy Hare says:

    Love this idea… it is so true, children have such a different view of the world…

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