DAVID + ELLA | AGES: 12 + 9
After looking at the gallery above, I think that you can agree when I say that David and Ella's relationship is a good one is an understatement. They have such a beautiful bond and that is what was the most apparent to me when I got to hang out with them for a few hours the day I took their photos. They support each other artistically : Ella sits as David draws her, isn't that the sweetest thing? Getting to be in the room and watching David and Ella at work really was special. Then just getting to hang out with them and talking to them was SO MUCH fun! They are two talented and cool kids with radiating personalities! Can we also talk about the fact that they have a handshake?! Heart melted.
Also, David shared with me that he prefers to have the subjects he draws be present instead of using a photo for reference which if you ask me is advanced ... the thought of drawing someone in person still gives me a grown woman, nerves! Ella shared her love of drawing cute things and writing stories to go along with her illustrations. David and Ella's parents are doing an amazing job nurturing not only their kids natural creative talents, but their best friend sibling bond and that is VERY inspiring! I can't wait to watch David and Ella's journey independently and together! Keep an eye out for these two! They are world changers in the making!!
Here's a mini Q & A between David + Ella's Mami and Daddy and David + Ella.
Q: by Mami and Daddy
A: by David, then Ella
• DAVID •
Q: DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHEN YOU CREATE? IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG TO LISTEN TO?
A: No, I don't like to listen to much while I draw I find it easier to concentrate in a sunlit room with minimal noise.
Q: WHAT TIME OF DAY ARE YOU MOST INSPIRED TO MAKE ART? ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON, NIGHT OWL, OR DO YOU FEEL CREATIVELY INSPIRED ALL DAY LONG?
A: I feel most inspired in the morning when light floods the room and I'm awake and refreshed.
Q: DO YOU TAKE ART CLASSES OR DO YOU PLAN ON TAKING MORE IN - DEPTH COURSES TO GROW ARTISTICALLY?
A: I do take art classes this semester and I plan on taking art as many years as I can. I might take it through college if I can. :)
• ELLA •
Q: IS THERE A PLACE OR A PERSON THAT INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE?
A: Loral Birch, I think of my cute stuffed animals and also I love animals so I like to write stories about them.
Q: IS PENCIL DRAWING YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO DRAW OR ARE THERE OTHER TOOLS YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO USE?
A: I want to learn how to use oil pastels. I also enjoy using my gel pens, colors and markers. I also love creating pretty things from nature.
Q: I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A GIFT FOR ILLUSTRATING YOUR OWN HANDMADE BOOKS, WOULD YOU EVER LIKE TO HAVE ONE OF YOUR STORIES PUBLISHED?
A: Yes, I like to make funny stories and read them out loud to my family and friends. :)
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DAVID + ELLA'S OUTFIT DETAILS:
• DAVID •
SHIRT: H & M
PANTS: H & M
• ELLA •
JACKET: H & M
SHIRT: H & M