Kid's Art

Bulletin Board Art

In our mobile home's long hallway hang the bulletin boards that I used both for lesson displays when I was home schooling, as well as a personal board for each child (well, except Levi, but he'll get his own soon, I'm sure) to display their artwork and other things they are proud of. (If you ever see how full my fridge is, you'll know why I decided that bulletin boards were the way to go, here.)

Lately, Jude has been doing a lot of "Angry Birds" art--I find this interesting, since he is not nearly as infatuated with the actual game as his two next-younger brothers. But he does like to draw.

I believe most of these were drawn free-hand while either looking at a colouring book page, a T-shirt, or a still from some version of the game.

This one is a Jude Winters original. I love it!!

When I was twelve, I spent hours with the VCR paused so I could free-hand draw about four to six scenes from Walt Disney's "The Little Mermaid". It taught me a lot about proportion, colour, and more. So I think it's great that Jude is copying these images. I can't wait to see what he will come up with next.

Even Leonardo Started Somewhere

Noah's teacher's comment on his report card about his artwork expressed concern that he only draws stick figures, and doesn't put a lot of detail into his art.

Well, given that his main form of art and literature intake is in the form of various comic strips and books, I guess I'm not surprised that he draws only stick figures. Fine motor skills have never been his strong suit.

But just because it's a stick figure, I don't think it means that detail is lacking.

Get a load of the expression on the face of the guy in the barber's chair in the last frame of this strip Noah drew in October:

I say, if he can do that with a stick figure, let 'im do it.

After all, some cartoonists have made their entire living drawing no better than a "rabid squirrel addicted to cocaine", as I heard Scott Adams quote a critic once.

If only he would write a little neater (no interpretation required), he may really have something going, here...