Sunday, September 28, 2008

Budding Artist

We recently discovered that Snow White cannot draw a person very well at all. She draws a couple of long lines sticking out of a skinny potato sort of like you'd expect a three year old to draw. We decided to remedy that this week. I've been having the girls line up and practice drawing people using basic shapes (circles, squares, rectangles). We also work on examining each other's faces to see how much space should be given for the forehead, where the nose actually begins, and how wide the mouth should be among other things. We've discussed proportion in body parts as well. She's already improving tremendously.

Danya and Gloria, of course, have heard all this from me before, but it helps for Snow White to see the girls doing it. Gloria has been improving by leaps and bounds in the last year. We've worked with a couple of different art books, studying line shading, shadows, and perspective. She drew this picture on the dry erase board last Thursday night. The work she's been doing with pencils is even better. I think, for a six year old, she's pretty good.

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