It was a crazy bedtime tonight, but we did find a few minutes to sketch Cate’s pick … Animal from the Muppets! Perfect timing as Grace brought a biography of Jim Henson home from school. (Proud Poppa moment!)
My brain is curdling. I completely forgot to put up this amazing sketch of Kermit as Captain Smollett by illustrator, Philip A. Buck. Philip graciously sent this to us after we drew Kermit for him when he became our 900th follower on Twitter. You can follow him at @philipabuck and you can follow us on Twitter here!
Muppet Mania continues in the Miner household. The girls begged to draw Ms. Piggy tonight to great result. Cate did a terrific job, but hates to ink her work, so it’s not scanning well. But, I have to saw, at 6 years old, she’s able to capture the essence of a character in very few lines. We’re hoping to get her drawing more and more.
So, we’re full on crazy for the Muppets in the Miner househod right now … and, as a child of the 70s and 80s, I’m thrilled about that. It’s truly sad that Jim Henson’s miraculous Muppets have slumbered for nearly a generation. But, I’m hopeful that the new movie will breathe much deserved life into Kermit and Kompany. The girls’ interest in the Muppets started with our trip to Disney this fall. Instantly, Beaker was a favorite, so picking characters to draw tonight was easy.