Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Masterpiece of the Week

The Tooth Fairy

Jacob lost his first tooth last week. Then he lost another. This is the picture he drew on the envelope that he placed under his pillow for collection the second time around.

The fairy has wings, but walks through the room while happy little Jacob appears to float in his bed. Speaking of the bed, please notice that the legs have an M.C. Esher-esque structural illusion to them where the front bottom leg becomes the top back. Absolutely adorable. I never much cared for the teeth; it's gifts like this one that make being the tooth fairy worth my while.

8 comments:

E Caughron said...

That is too cute! You have another budding artist in the family.

Cheryl M. said...

Too cute! :)

Beck said...

That tooth fairy is HUGE! I always pictured her as a little thing, but apparently I was wrong.

mopsy said...

Adorable---the toothfairy looks like she is tiptoeing in the room. Amazing, since it is just a stick-figure.

Suzanne Temple said...

Mopsy, You are so right. She does look like she's tip toeing and without toes! I suppose it's that long, high step she taking. Ha! You really should be an art critic. You have such excellent taste. Ha!

Kimberlee said...

Does the Tooth Fairy pay extra for fine art? Thanks for sharing this delightful drawing! So sweet.

Elizabeth said...

Precious! Now I regret that we've got a pot for teeth, instead of an envelope.

Abigail said...

Lovely use of perspective in his drawing! All of those "art days" are paying off.