Illustration Daily – Day 151: Ball

One of the most ubiquitous playthings, the ball is one of the most versatile toys around. And the only thing better than playing with ball with a friend is playing in a ball pit. The first ball pit (or ball crawl) was designed by Eric McMillan and installed at the San Diego Sea World in 1976. It is possible that McMillan took his inspiration from a therapeutic device for children with physical disabilities but no matter where the idea came from, the ball pit has become a fixture of the childhood experience.

151Ball

Ball, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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