Our Childrens Art
May 18th, 2010 by Craftylocks

I am in awe of the art that our children create!

cartoon-airlifeAll their lives our children have drawn, we have always had lots of paper available for them and our son probably draws for about an hour a day on average. When he was pre-school age it would be for a couple of hours! It has been fascinating to watch as their art develops over the years, and they both have quite different styles. Our son is very detailed and had moved naturally to cartoon or comic style drawing. Our daughter makes bigger pictures and uses more texture.

cartoon-creatures-sA couple of recent things have had an impact on their individual work. Although I have never been a fan of ‘how to draw books’, as in my experience they just give you something to copy, our son has always loved them. But one in particular has made a big difference and helped him with the development of his artwork – it has given him excellent tools to use. The second cartoon is using tools from this book and even putting aside the proud parent angle, I think it is fantastic. I link to the book used below.

drawing-bearOur daughter has always created what I thought are fabulous art works but has often been frustrated that she cannot draw what she has in her head. So she asked if she could do some art lessons. Wow! I was worried that she would find them frustrating but at her very first lesson she started the bear pictured here and finished it in her second lesson. She absolutely loves the lessons and is justifiably very proud of her art work now.

Our son is 10 and our daughter is 8!!

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Hannah writes:
January 16th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Just came across this picture on google search while searching ‘how to draw a bear’ – and have to say what a beautiful picture of a bear! He looks lovely and friendly. Just thought I’d let you know!

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