Sunday, December 30, 2007

Learning to draw

I've been meaning to learn how to draw for a while now. I bought a book with my Christmas money, Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes.

It might seem odd for me to buy a book intended for teaching children, but I never really learned much about drawing as a child. I loved art, but unfortunately was discouraged because I didn't have 'natural talent' and never was taught well. Being a self conscious child and teen, I just avoiding drawing so that noone else could discourage me. But now that I'm a confident (cocky?) young adult, and a little constructive criticism isn't going to hurt, I'm looking forward to the experience.

I also desire to teach my babe and future children to draw, so I had better get crackin!

Babe got her block crayons from Three Sisters Toys the other day. She needs a little practice, and mostly likes to put them in my hand and watch me draw. She did get some of her own scribbles, which I think are beautiful! :)

This is my first drawing, a practice exercise from the Drawing with Children book.


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