My five-year-old son loves to draw – and he spends several hours engaged in drawing. Most of his drawings come from inside his head somewhere, but I’ve noticed that he really craves examples of drawing to imitate. The problem is, I never took art (not even at school, apart from one very cool sculpture class in college), so my knowledge of art for kids is pretty scarce! We have a few of the standard how-to-draw x books. Is there a sketching/line drawing resource for young kids?
A few weeks ago I was watching this youtube video. Johnny came over to see what was playing on the computer, and begged me to pause. I did, on this shot:
He ran for a paper and pens, and started sketching the photo at the top of this page, and then something happened that interrupted us and the drawing was left unfinished. But it got me thinking – what resources would you share with a child who loves drawing this much and is so anxious to find references to learn from? Do you have favorite art resources (books, sites, or child-friendly YouTube videos) to recommend?