It’s been a few days since the last time we posted, but we have been drawing … promise. I’ll be putting up a lot of work in the next few days, but, tonight, we squeezed in the youngest member of The Incredibles before bedtime.
This one’s been a long time coming. Cate has been talking about drawing Nemo … and then deciding not to draw. But, I think it was worth the wait. When she does draw, Cate is attentive for both shape and detail. Her Nemo has all the necessary tags and really shows she understand how our favorite clownfish is constructed. I can’t wait to see how she continues to develop as an artist.
She’s been drawing more and displays great understanding of shape and lots of patience, particularly when inking her pencils. When she wants to … Cate can draw. But, she needs to want to do it. She’s gotten into a great book we got on drawing classic Disney and Pixar characters. It’s not overly “step-by-step,” but it does break characters down into their basic shapes in helpful ways.
Thanks to the lazy days of summer, Grace and I have been drawing but not posting. That ends here! In honor of Toy Story 3, which we have not seen yet, Grace wanted to take on the bestest buddies in the universe, Woody & Buzz Lightyear.
I really love the work Grace did on Woody’s face. And, she’s really starting to understand the use of shapes in drawing. She defined Buzz’s head as a “peanut shape” and Woody as a “pickle.”Good stuff. We’re spending the summer working on sketching first with shapes. She’s off to a good start.