I took a photo about a year ago that I’d like to turn into a painting. This is a first sketch so I can do a few rehearsals. Originally I wanted to use oils, since that’s what I’m most comfortable with, but I know watercolours would be better for the look I want – if I can get the sketch right. Lots of practice required.
Today my boss/ toddler asked me to draw “taco dragon”, her toy that came with “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri.
Art versus bored toddler
I know she’s too young to actually learn technique, (the red scribbles are her colouring in), but you’ll try anything to stop a tantrum while waiting for food. Well done Franco Manca for providing pencils, paper and food in quick succession, before my little art critic could kick off.
Look at that face. “Mummy, this is not art. Where’s my juice?”
Collaborating with a toddler
I’m recycling old notebooks and introduced Toddles to “sticky” today. She just needs to work out that the side you put glue on has to go on the page – not your hand, face, dolly, or mummy.