What goes on in the head of a child when given the free reign to create a new soft toy? Do they go nuts and create something unique:
Do they try and recreate an animal that they know already (a tiger?), but get the perspective and proportions all wrong:
Or do they go for a bit of both:
It seems there is much logic to a child’s mind and process when creating these wonderful toys. The ‘tiger’ one has been given four legs – as the child knows it has to have four legs – but can’t figure out how to draw them properly and so, just drew them in a line. Each leg is in a perfect line, however, resting on an imaginary floor, so there is awareness of how the animal needs to stand.
The task: To become young! To enter the mind of a child and describe what he / she was thinking when they created one of the Ikea soft toys.
This is my muse:
The Scat (Skunk / Cat)
I don’t like cats. They stink. That’s why I made it look a bit skunky. I don’t trust cats either cos you never know if they’re gonna scratch you of stroke against you, so I gave it a sneaky looking face. And it kinda looks like it’s got a burglar jumper on that I saw in a book, so it’s a stinky, sneaky, dodgy cat.
I don’t know the real reasoning behind the design, and I quite like that fact; preferring to allow my own creativity to take over and make up stories for myself.