This week I thought of featuring some of the drawings of my son. He is going to be 10 years old this year. Below are some of his drawings. There is special about these drawings. He shows his drawing skills when he looks at some object or another drawing.
Is this called ‘copying a drawing‘?
I have this doubt in mind. Is it good for him to draw such pictures by looking at another artwork or photo or even an object?
He started showing this skill or attitude when he was a preschooler. Those days he looked at his toys and drew those. I was surprised because the drawing is almost similar to the toy he referred and I understood he has some skills.
Sometimes, he spends time following YouTube videos that teach him on drawing popular cartoon characters and similar drawings. He follows the steps until he completes his drawing.
But, when it comes to creative drawing, he is a little lazy. 🙂
The below drawing of a smoothie is for T Tuesday this week. But it is a funny fruit smoothie as per my son 🙂
Sometimes he likes to surprise me with drawings such as below.
I experienced some benefits of such drawings for him. This is a good activity for him when he is bored. He spends his screen time watching how to draw a character. He improves his concentration by carefully drawing these which I believe is good for his attention span.
Now I want your advice. Is it good for children to draw by looking at other drawings? Or characters?
Or, do they only want to be creative with their artwork?
Anyway, recently I asked him to add his imagination and creativity to such drawings too to make them more beautiful! 🙂
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