Emma and Johnny both LOVE to draw. They probably spend an hour drawing every day. I’ve taken to scanning their masterpieces into the computer, and I thought we’d run a virtual art show with some of my favorites:
Emma drew the above picture yesterday morning. It’s a ink drawing of her (complete with her name), a house, a (very large) key to get into the house, and stone steps leading up to the house. I was very impressed by the perspective with the stones getting smaller as they approach the house, although I have no idea if it was intentional. The house has a (mostly detached) chimney with smoke coming out, and sun overhead. She was apparently practicing the numbers one and seven, and she wrote “zoo” and “Emma” – two words she can consistently spell on her own.
I decided to get Emma a couple of step-by-step drawing books after watching her follow step-by-step instructions to draw houses and cars. We borrowed a couple from the library, but an Usborne “I Can Draw People” book was the only one at her level. Emma followed the directions in the book to draw a queen, two horses, a surprised face, and a few other things that she wasn’t happy enough with to identify for me.
One of Emma’s friends gave her an art set with crayons and watercolors for her birthday. Emma used it to create this crayon-and-watercolor drawing several weeks ago. I really like the cat in this picture, but Emma has never drawn a cat like this again.
This final picture is my favorite of Johnny’s recent drawings. It includes all of his favorite techniques: jagged lines, scribbles, circles, and spirals. A lot of his drawings are monochromatic, but I really like the different colors in this picture.