Animated Joopsy

Studies for a little animation I’m working on of a child running with a ball – used Joopsy as a model and it’s making me teary-eyed drawing her tender little body.

She reminds me of old-timey illustrations in children’s books from the twenties, the curve of her neck and the way her hair frames her face, her perfect red lips. I’m not sure exactly where Joopsy came from (when I ask her, she reminds me in all seriousness “I came from your vagina, Mommy!!!”) but she is a gift. I have never been in contact with such a joyful spirit and I am so grateful she is in my life.


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