My family frequently goes to family/community events in Long Beach (I say community- because it's the Laotian community that I'm talking about) - and, if it's a birthday, without fail, I will hear my mom say these words:
"Hey Sarah, can you make a birthday card?"
And almost always, it's about 20 minutes before they have to leave out the door.
Now, I know making cards isn't such a big deal, but I care about the things I make, and it takes me a bit of time to think of what to do. I always wish she would give me an hour or something, but that is never the case.
Anyhow, I was able to conjure this up - it was for a girl turning 5 years old. I think I made the character too young, but whatever.
And then I quickly scribbled color on it with whatever markers I had (added white gouache in the hair).
Turned out better than I expected.