Four-Year-Olds are Assholes


Generally, an artist’s toughest critic is him- or herself.  Not so for Bill Zeman.  His four-year-old is consistently ripping him a new one.  She tells him what to draw, he draws it, she tears it to shreds (or more often, erases it completely).  And Zeman posts it all on his blog, Tiny Art Director. My favorite critique has got to be

You just don’t draw so well. Why do you think that is? It turns out that I’m the good draw-er. It turns out that you’re the art director.

Or maybe “It’s dumb Daddy. You should erase it. Grow up Daddy.”Interestingly, her request for a “poo poo airplane” (above) results in one of the few drawings she actually likes.

Zeman insists that “although she is a very outspoken critic of my artwork, my daughter is really a delightful and well behaved girl”.  I don’t know – the photo of her on his website scares me.  And I can’t help but draw comparisons to Louis C. K.’s four-year-old.


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