Disney-Pixar has been hiding Easter eggs in their movies for years, and so have I (in my art). Sometimes I hide a character from an old TV show, like Major Adams from Wagon Train, or an animated character, like Hank from Finding Dory. Other times I sneak in references to my future books.
My family and friends have become professional Easter egg detectives. However, the hidden objects aren't merely for their own entertainment; I hide them to amuse myself. Drawing backgrounds can be as boring as snapping photos of the grass. Easter eggs liven it up. Maybe that's why Pixar hides stuff. I could just see them thinking, Ugh, I've worked five hours animating this tree. Hey, let's make one of the leaves shaped like Buzz Lightyear!
I hope you enjoy finding my Easter eggs as I much as I do hiding them. I try to hide at least one thing in every pencil drawing, but sometimes that's not practical. Ever try playing hide-n-seek in an empty room? Yeah, it's not possible. Anyway, so you don't strain your eyes looking for eggs that aren't there, I'll make a note of the drawings with Easter eggs. But so that I'm not too easy on you, I won't tell you what, who, or how many things I've hidden.
Mariposa is a self-taught artist and aspiring children's author who captures the glories of God's creation on paper. She has a Ph.D. in creativity and a master's degree in imagination.
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