I had to admit, he looked creepy. However, I explained in soothing tones, he was a good fellow, he just looked different. He probably had friends and a job, I said, and maybe even a girlfriend. With wary curiosity, she asked: "What does his girlfriend look like?" And thus my aimless doodle became a serious project with an impatient audience awaiting and a potentially fussy art director.
I pondered a girlfriend for the creepy fellow, and – after a rough sketch and a few refinements – my daughter's tone changed; she approved of the pairing and regarded them both more kindly. My daughter argued forcefully that the girlfriend should be all pink, every bit of her – horns to shoes! I suggested that pink skin could be enough pink, and I pointed out that the front of her dress kind of looked like a tulip. That was met with approval and did the trick!
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As I worked on the finishing touches my daughter said to me, "Be sure to put a heart up in the air above them!"
Puzzled by this sudden introduction of more work, I asked. "A heart? Up in the air? Why?"
"You have to put a heart above them so everybody knows they love each other!"
"Hmm," I said. "Good idea!"
And just so you don't think I'm a completely horrible father, the finished drawing – as I showed to her – is below.
Drawn in Clip Studio Paint EX and Photoshop.