I went through a children's book phase this week. This image is done by the artist Natalia Ninomiya. It's simplicity and content is what drew me towards this image. I like characters that are developed out of large broad shapes, the boys head being ovally shaped, and the parent blob looks like an oversized kidney. The texture to this piece is also very pleasing. You can clearly see the fluid long brush strokes throughout the whole painting. All except for the kidney parent who is decorated with a heavy grain-like texture, making it feel like the only “real” physical thing in the image. There is lack of attention to perspective, the frames are all uneven, there are hardly any straight lines at all. This creates a lax, carefree air to the image. Also, obviously the only color used is red. What the image is trying to communicate, however, is sort of unclear. The parent kidney looks upset, but you don't know exactly why. Maybe the kid fell asleep half-way through the bedtime story. Though the image is very childlike and simplistic, the use of objects and attention to certain aspects of detail create a complete, finished product.