Remember when I posted a few weeks ago about the project Judah and Tilly were busily engaged in?
Well, they were working on learning to draw realistic portraits using some new books and art supplies (I’ll get to those in a minute).
For a bit of perspective, here’s a drawing/painting Tilly did earlier this year. She was rightfully proud of this piece of artwork and chose to save it in her portfolio.
Now look at what she’s producing:
Here are two portraits done by Judah:
Here is a picture done by Adalia earlier this year:
And here are some of her practice drawings:
And, it’s not just for the older crew. Remember when I asked who could guess the artist who created this picture?
Here’s an eye he was working one from on of our books:
Not too shabby for a kindergartener.
So, what’s our big secret? Did I send the children to a fancy-smancy art school in Paris? Did I hire a private tutor? Did I get new children? No. We just bought some awesome art books and the proper (and inexpensive) art supplies.
Resources to Teach Drawing
These are hot objects in our house these days.
Now keep in mind, my children have been working through the lessons in these books for less than a month. I can’t wait to see what they are producing a year from now!