Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ed Emberley, Doodler Extraordinaire

Who knew artist Ed Emberley was as charming as his little thumbprint drawings? I recently stumbled upon a video of Emberley discussing the unexpected success of his first drawing book, the one where artists and non-artists alike can create cute animal drawings with six simple shapes. I remember making thumbprint characters from his book when I was younger. The skiing thumbprint was my favorite.

Emberley has now written and illustrated over 80 books, a true accomplishment.