thoughts and info about coloring, drawing, and the role of art in the lives of our kids
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
For fun, here's an illustration of the ideas I discussed in the last blog, below. Start with a drawing of a princess. It might just be colored, for the pleasure of choosing colors and enjoying the fantasy.
Or, to make the picture more interesting, colors could be blended.
Finally, girls might want to experiment with form modeling-- suggesting shapes by deciding how light would play off the form.
I think coloring books can be fun, relaxing and interesting for every one old enough to grasp a crayon, including grandmothers. It would have been fun to give this princess a red dress, a pink dress, a bright turquoise dress, a black dress with pink roses... But I am getting carried away. I love coloring.