Friday, January 9, 2015

When I Grow Up

My daughter is doing charcoal drawing for the first time in art class at school.  The teacher tasked the students to create their own still life arrangement from items he had in the classroom.  I've asked my daughter what direction he gave them.  "You know; just follow the gird lines on the picture and your paper", was all she said.  HA!  I'll bet there's some super duper secret she's not sharing because this is what she's done so far:

A teapot, with a bit of a creamer and skull visible behind it
The spout; I don't know how she controls the charcoal to achieve such detail
The handle; I confess I love the different intensities of charcoal here

I'm very impressed and think this is great, despite the fact she's my child.  I'm guessing there's more to this than "just follow the gridlines".  I want to know what it is so I can draw like my daughter when I grow up.  Until then, I will be thankful this school has a GREAT art program that my daughter can participate in.