Summer Sketching

We are back to participating in Sketch Tuesday hosted by Barb McCoy over at Harmony Art Mom. We all took a break for the month of June, but the kids are drawing again and having fun!

First, we were given the task of sketching something to do with a bird…

 

LegoFan decided to sketch a feather. But it’s not just a feather – I love that he added the pieces of tape to show that he had added it to his collection. Even the tape has the jagged edges to make it look more realistic. Love it!

 

Diva’s favorite bird is a cardinal. She loves the male’s bright red color; and adores the male and female pairs we see frequently in our yard. I even like the fact that she added the sunglasses on the sun. She does a really good job at sketching, but she also has that whimsical side!
Next, we were given the assignment of something to do with a pond…

 

LegoFan was a little rushed this time. But, he did manage to sketch a frog and a lily pad.

As I mentioned, Diva really likes birds; and the Heron is another favorite. She and I looked them up online and found an outline of one with a description of their coloring. She sketched and colored this just by looking at the computer screen. It’s an amazing sketch!
I love that they are participating in this activity. It fits really well with our art plans for the upcoming year, as we will be focusing on the elements of drawing. I anticipate seeing changes in their Sketch Tuesday drawings as they progress through the year.

By the way, you do not have to home school or even be a child to participate. You can head to Barb’s site and submit your sketches each week – it’s fun! Why not give it a try?

Harmony Art Mom – Sketch Tuesday

Yes, I know it’s Wednesday… I have been watching Harmony Art Mom’s Sketch Tuesday program for a while now. I kept telling the kids we were going to start participating, but we never did. Until recently.

The idea is that each week Barb will post a simple idea for people to sketch. She collects the sketches and puts together a slideshow for everyone. It’s a great idea and a lot of fun. We dedicated a couple of sketch pads to Sketch Tuesday and began sketching. We’ve participated twice now and both Diva and LegoFan have enjoyed seeing their work in the slideshows.

The first time the topic was ‘something associated with the word athlete.’ Here’s what they did:

Diva drew four girls playing tennis.

LegoFan sketched Gold’s Gym.

This most recent week, we were to sketch ‘something that bends.’

LegoFan got creative and chose several things that bend.

Diva chose to sketch an arm.

Here’s a link to this week’s slide show. Check it out and join us – adults are welcome to sketch along with their children. Perhaps this summer I will pick up a sketch pad of my own and try a few.