Drawing Book Recommendation
While my daughter has always shown some talent for drawing, I haven’t really known how to help her develop. My friend who was an art teacher pre-babies recommended the book, Drawing With Children by Mona Brookes. I just handed it to my daughter and she read through it and did the drawings on her own. In 2008 (age8) she produced this:
A year later she did the same drawing (age 9):
These were made from looking at this painting in the Drawing With Children book.
Now this is the picture she just made today, 2010, still age 9 (10 in March):
She did it from this drawing:
This is in the book, The Art of Drawing. She just received it as a gift this month. That girl was only the second thing she had drawn from it.
On the first day she used the book, she made these:
This book really seemed to inspire a new level of drawing immediately. We’ll see how she progresses. Anyway, I thought I would share in case there are others who don’t know how to help your artists continue to improve their work.