One day Mica Angela Hendricks, illustrator and graphic designer, handled her new sketchbook with unfinished drawings to her 4-year-old daughter. The collaboration brought out something unexpected – the heads from old black and white movies drawn by Hendricks got new bodies by her daughter – they become beavers, dragons, bugs – girl’s imagination has no limits. Two contrasting styles emerged intoa unique one of kind drawing. And mother-daughter special idea quality time is just precious!
Sometimes I would give her suggestions, like “maybe she could have a dragon body!” but usually she would ignore theses suggestions if it didn’t fit in with what she already had in mind. But since I am a grownup and a little bit (okay a lot) of a perfectionist, I sometimes would have a specific idea in mind as I doodled my heads. Maybe she could make this into a bug! I’d think happily to myself as I sketched, imagining the possibilities of what it could look like. So later, when she’d doodle some crazy shape that seemed to go in some surrealistic direction, or put a large circle around the creature and filled the WHOLE THING in with marker, part of my brain would think, What is she DOING?!? She’s just scribbling it all up! But I should know that in most instances, kids’ imaginations way outweigh a grownup’s, and it always ALWAYS looked better that what I had imagined. ALWAYS. – Hendricks says.
The artist has her work available on Society6.