Today we have another quick little doodlewash (pencil sketch straight to watercolor) of a cool little character from Toy Story. This is Rex, and he was a request from Jacob over at Jaywalks. Although I was out of college when this movie first came out, I still remember seeing it in the theater and loving it. It was like a wonderful affirmation that toys really do coming to life when you leave the room. I knew it!
The movie was really fun at any age as long as you had a bit of that child inside left over to play along. I had more than my far share of inner child so I adored it. Although the main characters were really Woody and Buzz Lightyear, I preferred all of the characters who were animals best. Like Rex here, the adorable little coward. But no matter what the toy was, the fact that it was coming to life made the experience truly magical. It was something we always talked about as kids and nothing we could ever actually prove.
Though many sequels came after, the first movie is still my favorite and a classic. I love Pixar movies and this one had all the wonderful elements that make their movies shine above the rest. I’m still running super short on time, so I’ll keep this one brief. Instead of rambling on at you, I’ll just let you go back in time and enjoy that moment when your favorite toys magically sprang to life. A time when anything was possible and the only limit was your imagination.
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M. Graham watercolors: Permanent Green Pale, Sap Green, Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Teal, and Neutral Tint in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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