Thursday, April 10, 2014

Milt Kahl's Great Granddaughter has Talent

Her name is Zoe, and it sure looks like she inherited some of her great grandfather’s artistic ability.
I met Zoe in April of 2009 when she and her family visited Disney Animation (a day before the Milt Kahl Academy event). At the end of the tour I gave her an oversized stuffed toy of Disney’s Bolt. She loved it.
Later I received a thank you note and this lovely drawing, Zoe was 4 1/2 at the time. 
For a little while we exchanged drawings through the mail, and when I sent her a copy of my animal sketchbook, Zoe created her own and mailed it to me.
What charming drawings, I love the way she paired animals on one page. Beautiful colors, too.

About a week ago Zoe emailed me these more recent drawings, that clearly show her artistic progress at 9 1/2 years old. Her love for animals comes through in these well observed sketches. 
It’s interesting that Zoe also chose a Diet Coke can as a drawing object. It reminds me of art school assignments. Beautifully done. 

I think we can all agree that Zoe has a big future as an artist!
And I know that her Great Grandpa would be very proud.