VSL:WEB // Meet the world’s toughest art critic

If you think your boss is a brutal taskmaster, get a load of Bill Zeman’s super-demanding overseer: Her name is Rosie, and she’s 4.

Zeman is a Brooklyn-based artist and Rosie’s father. His blog, Tiny Art Director, is a running account of their working relationship, which began when Rosie was 2 and requested specific illustrations, like “A dinosaur. Not too scary.” He obliged, only to receive a devastating critique. “He’s a ugly one!” Rosie said. “I hate those kind of dinosaurs!” And while Rosie’s tempered her critique a bit in the intervening years, she still has it in her to cut straight to the bone. “You just don’t draw so well,” she said last week.

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VSL:WEB // Meet the world’s toughest art critic