Friday, December 18, 2009

Drawing Explosion

Hunter has experienced a drawing explosion recently.

It's funny because, up until this point, he did not like to draw.

Ok, maybe I'm being a little too harsh on myself (or on him). It's not like he hated drawing or would never draw, it's just that he never really wanted to draw or, at least, not long enough to finish much of a picture.

I have been talking about the book, Drawing with Children, for quite some time now. I have loved the idea of the book (that is, that any child [or adult] can draw and draw well, even very young ones, without some special genetic gift) but Hunter hasn't really seemed "ready" for it up until now. I hate using that term because it's not that he wasn't capable or couldn't learn or couldn't enjoy it, just that we were focusing on other things.

But recently, he has been drawing a lot. Maybe it's because he doesn't have as many toys here or other distracting factors. Maybe it's just because he suddenly became interested. Either way, he's been at it a lot and more importantly, really focusing on detail unlike he ever has before. The picture above (of the phone) was taken a while ago when he sporadically decided he wanted to draw my phone, which he had been doing with similar things quite frequently.

So it seemed like the perfect time to get the book from the library and start implementing some of the simple, easy lessons. The bookmark to the left was made for Brandon's birthday, and he was able to draw this well after just one lesson (no kidding).

More on this coming soon, I am pretty excited about it.

"And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them." 
Isaiah 10:19

Hunter is 4 years, 9 months old

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