Lois Cordelia's early artwork: aged 2 and a half, to 19

May 19, 2015  •  3 Comments

It is interesting to see how a child's visual awareness gradually increases, as manifested through their drawing and draftsmanship skills. Included here is a chronological series of Lois Cordelia's early creative efforts, the earliest dating back to May 1985, when she was not yet three years old, all the way up to 2001, when she was 19. Included below, towards the end of the series, are a few of Lois' first paper-cuts.

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11th May 1985 (aged 2 years and 8 months) - Portrait of Grandma

 

October 1985 (aged 3 years and one month)

 

16th July 1986 (aged 3 years and 10 months)

 

24th September 1986 (aged 4 years)

 

1987

 

1987

 

October 1987 (aged 5 years and one month)

 

1988

 

22nd January 1988 (aged 5 years and 4 months)

 

February 1988 (aged 5 years and 5 months)

 

February 1988 (aged 5 years and 5 months)

 

20th February 1988 (aged 5 years and 5 months)

 

25th February 1988 (aged 5 years and 5 months)

 

 

14th April 1988 (aged 5 years and 7 months)

 

 

4th October 1988 (aged 6 years and one month) from imagination

 

22nd July 1989 (aged 6 years and 10 months) - Portrait of my father, from life.

 

22nd July 1989 (aged 6 years and 10 months) - Portrait of my mother, from life.

 

 

22nd August 1989 (aged nearly 7) from imagination

 

16th September 1989 (aged 7) from imagination

 

 

12th November 1989 (aged 7 years and 2 months) from imagination

 

29th December 1989 (aged 7 years and 3 months)

 

1989 from imagination

 

1990 from imagination

 

1990 from imagination

 

May 1990 (aged 7 years and 7 months) - from imagination

 

10th February 1991 (aged 8 years and 5 months) - portrait of my brother, from life

 

17th February 1991 (aged 8 years and 5 months) - from imagination

 

18th February 1991 (aged 8 years and 5 months) - self portrait, from life, using a mirror

 

20th June 1991 (aged 8 years and 9 months) - from imagination

 

3rd September 1991 (aged nearly 9 years) - Portrait of my father, from life

 

3rd September 1991 (aged nearly 9 years) - Portrait of my mother, from life

 

8th January 1992 (aged 9 years and 4 months) - from imagination

 

12th January 1991 (aged 9 years and 4 months) - from imagination

 

10th September 1992 (aged 10 years) - from life: portrait of my brother

 

27th May 1993 (aged 10 years and 7 months) - from imagination

 

June 1993 (aged 10 years and 9 months) - Family Portrait of my parents, my brother and myself, from life, and using a mirror

 

July 1993 (aged 10 years and 10 months) - from imagination

 

29th July 1993 (aged 10 years and 10 months) - Pegasusfrom imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) - pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) - pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) - pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) - pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (illustration for Tales of the Little Hedon Dragon, by Norman Newlove) - pen and pastel pencil, from imagination

 

1994 (from imagination)

 

19th February 1994 (aged 11 years and 5 months) - Portrait of my brother David and myself, from life, and using a mirror

 

30th March 1994 (aged 11 years and 6 months) - from imagination

 

1st September 1994 (aged nearly 12 years) - Portrait of my Grandfather (from a photograph)

 

7th September 1994 (aged nearly 12 years) - Portrait of my Grandfather, from life, taking 20 minutes

 

2nd October 1994 (aged 12 years and one month) - Portrait of my Grandmother, from life

 

4th January 1995 (aged 12 years and 4 months) Galimimus

 

Preliminary anatomical sketch for above drawing

 

5th January 1995 (aged 12 years and 4 months) - Troodon

 

Preliminary anatomical sketch for above drawing

 

13th March 1995 (aged 12 years and 6 months) - Kentrosaurus

 

13th March 1995 (aged 12 years and 6 months) - Tyrannosaurus rex anatomical sketch

 

25th October 1995 (aged 13 years and one month) - coloured pencil

 

9th December 1995 (aged 13 years and 3 months) - still-life studies, in various media

 

1996 - drawing of my room, from direct observation

 

29th February 1996 (aged 13 years and 5 months) - Redwings in Winter (Watercolour)

 

25th July 1996 (aged 13  years and 10 months) - Jasper the cat, from life

 

14th November 1996 (aged 14 years) - Portrait of my father, from life

 

1997 (drawing from direct observation under a microscope - wings of a wasp)

 

1st February 1997 (aged 14 years and 5 months) - from imagination: a flower fairy landing

 

16th April 1997 (aged 14 years and 7 months - Portrait of my brother David, from life

 

July 1997 (aged 14 years and 10 months) - sketches from life of animals in Bristol Zoo

 

July 1997 (aged 14 years and 10 months) - sketches from life of animals in Bristol Zoo

 

July 1997 (aged 14 years and 10 months) - sketches from life of animals in Bristol Zoo

 
 
7th July 1997 (aged 14 years and 10 months) - pen and watercolour study of garden flowers
 
 
18th July 1997 (aged 14 years and 10 months) - sketches of sleeping dogs, from life
 
18th July 1997 (aged 14 years and 10 months) - sketch of sleeping dog, from life
 
 
3rd August 1997 (aged 14 years and 11 months)
 
 
5th August 1997 (aged 14 years and 11 months) - drawing based on a dream vision, coloured pencil
 
 
1st October 1997 (aged 15 years) - self portrait in torch light, pencil
 
 
22nd October 1997 (aged 15 years and 1 month) - Wood Nymph with Harp (my first paper-cut)
 
 
1998 paper-cut
 
 
1998 paper-cut
 
 
1998 paper-cut
 
 
1998 paper-cut
 
 
 
August 1998 (aged nearly 16 years) - paper-cut
 
 
 
August 1998 (aged nearly 16 years) - paper-cut

 

2nd February 1999 (aged 15 years and 5 months)

 

4th June 1999 (aged 15 years and 9 months) - paper-cut

 

2001 Portrait from life of my father - charcoal

 

2001 Portrait from life of my mother - charcoal

 

2001 Self-portrait, using a mirror. Pastel on black paper. (Unfinished)


Comments

Claire B(non-registered)
Fabulous collection. Well done to the family for saving. My grand-daughters works will be similarly treasured and stored!
Linda Bilton(non-registered)
Astonishing how an artist develops unpredictably by leaps of the imagination all the while gaining mastery over her medium.
Angella Horner(non-registered)
What an incredible journey by a true artist
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