A visitor

Damion and Luke

We had a visitor this evening, or mostly our dog had one. It is the night before the first day of school for our neighbor and there is a lot to think about. Just now thoughts of school, finding friends and possible humiliation are filling the minds of children and educators everywhere. Many will sleep fitfully as they ponder the coming day. I wanted to convey the complexity of what a child might be experiencing on the night before school starts in this sketch. The child’s body language says so much, I hardly made any changes. I used a subdued color set, kept the focus on the boy and our dog, and only suggested a background. If only we humans were as good at unconditional acceptance as our dog is.

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2 Responses to A visitor

  1. Sheila Polk says:

    Perfect picture that captures it all! I love how the dog becomes the receptacle for the boy’s emotions.


  2. Thank you Sheila, that would have been a good observation for my text.


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