Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories
from Nature, about the primeval forest. It was a
picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an
animal. Here is a copy of the drawing.
In the book it said: "Boa constrictors swallow their
prey whole, without chewing it. After that they are not
able to move, and they sleep through the six months
that they need for digestion."
I pondered deeply, then, over the adventures of the
jungle. And after some work with a colored pencil I succeeded in making my first drawing.
My Drawing Number One. It looked like this: