How fascinating to stumble across old drawings tucked away from the past!
This happened to me as I was cleaning out a file cabinet recently, and lo and behold I discovered some demonstration drawings I had done for a children's drawing class I was teaching a loooonnnng time ago, in 1987!
They were learning to draw the basic line shapes, and how to combine those elements into images.
You'll notice the two keys to good design being used:
variation and repetition
To teach them this, I used simple elements like circles, triangles, spirals, curves lines, dots, squares, etc.
When I found this drawing, I stopped and looked... remembering. And could see that more of me was revealed in that simple drawing that I had realized at the time.
Here is it, a little faded, since it was done with inexpensive colored markers on cheap school paper. I wonder if anyone can identify with the longing in the carousel horse's dreaming??
(can click to enlarge)