Thursday, February 20, 2014
Learning to Draw
It's hard to learn to draw on your own, but with step-by-step tutorials, drawing simple designs is very doable. Here are some of the simple drawing books that we've collected over the years, and you can find many more tutorials online. When one of the kids wants to learn to draw something, like a cat, we simply google "how to draw a cat", then look at the images 'til we find one we want to draw. When my daughter started her craze over Hello Kitty, we headed straight to google to learn how to draw Hello Kitty.
The result? A bank of simple images that your child can draw. They can use the talent to impress their friends, doodle in a notebook, or make thank you cards. But there's more. Following these tutorials is a simple and strategic lesson in following directions - the better your follow the directions the better your drawing will be! And there is an immediate gratification for following those directions! Shhh - don't tell my kids!