From the ages of about 8-14, I was obsessed with pausing Disney VHS tapes and sketching the characters I loved. I was about 12 when I sketched this Phillipe from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
At the time, we had an older man who was retired as our neighbor. He was very good with creating scenes out of wood. I made the wooden version of my sketch in his shop. What a wonderful soul for helping me.
The photo’s aren’t great, but serve as a reminder to me of how much I love illustration.