Sunday, March 20, 2011

Drawing a cow really isn't that hard.

On Saturday I got to hang out with my little cousin Lexi.  Every time she visits Lexi wants to break out the paper and colored pencils so we can draw and color together, which I personally think is fantastic.

First Lexi taught me how to draw a cow. Can you tell which one is hers and which one is mine? Apparently drawing a cow is one of the easiest things ever to draw (or so I was told). Thanks to Lexi I am now a qualified cow-drawing teacher, so if anyone needs lessons just let me know.

After drawing a couple of cows, we moved on to paints. Lexi wanted to make a birthday present for her mom and I needed to work on an illustration for the Folio Society, so it worked out quite well. We set up my "special paints" (acrylics), found some "hard paper" (illustration board), grabbed my palettes (styrofoam plates) and spent the next hour making pretty pictures together. Lexi really got into her painting and discovered that she loves mixing colors (a girl after my own heart). It was so fun to watch her concentrate on mixing and painting.

Her painting turned out really well, don't you think? Needless to say, her mom loved the painting. I loved spending time with her and wish she could be my studio buddy. Too bad she has to go to school every day.


tappens said...

Can I just say that I love how active you've been on your blog lately? Keep it up!

Greg Newbold said...

Drawing with kids is so fun! Thanks for sharing.