He is Really Interested in Learning How To Draw
In the past two or three weeks, I have been drawing a lot using Medibang Paint. One of my unmet dreams in my life is to become comic book artist.
While doing it, my five-year-old son have been watching me. Then he nagged me several times that we wanted to draw as well.
Greetings once again, my wonderful read-cash family. It's almost the end of July already. Wow! time does fly really fast!
In the last three days, my son has been nagging me to let him try drawing on my tablet.
Since, he once cracked the screen of my old phone, he knew he is off-limits to my new tablet.
But he promised to be careful and will just do it while in the room. I thought, this is much better than letting him play mobile games on my phone.
He asked me if he can draw the alien that I was working on at that time. I created a new sketch, turned the sketch to blue and created a new layer for him to draw on
Observing him, I see him having a problem making long lines straight. His hands are still jittery.
I remember doing that often when I was a child. Every Sunday, I will go to the section of the Sunday newspaper and find the kiddie and comic strip section. Often, there is always a connect-the-dots activity. I guess, that helped me develop my drawing skills when I was young.
So I created another Spiderman drawing. A simpler version and I added dots on it. And to make straight lines, I taught him how to use the "line path" tool.
After he finishing the Spiderman drawing he asked me for another one. This time he want's to draw another Marvel Superhero... Thor. Complete with his hammar Mjolnir and some lightning strikes,
This time though, I did not put the dots. Though he still makes squidgy lines, I thought it will also help hime develop his skills without relying on lines.
I don't have a printer yet. But I was thinking it will help develop his drawings skills if I printout some light sketch and some connect-the-dots activities on paper. Maybe I can make them available for download soon.
Most kids today are hooked to cellphones and gadgets. I'm always looking for some activities that will keep their thoughts away from using these devices.
So when they request for toys that require physical activities (and as long as I can afford them), I would buy them.
Drawing is just one of the activities that would do that. Moreover, they can develop some skills that they can use when they grow up.
I have observed that kids will get interested on the activites of their parents and those who are around them. If they see people around them are hooked on their devices, they too will soon be interested and get hooked to cellphones and other devices.
I supposed, the best way to get the kids interested in something is to show them that you are interested in them too. For now, my interest is on art, particularly creating illustrations. But I'm also interested in learning how to play the guitar. It's never too late to learn something new anyway.